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Mountain Moo...

By Scottishlandscapes  
ůmany of you will be used to Swiss cows climbing mountains, well on Skye the Coos do it too. Blaven forming the backdrop.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Isle of skye Lochaber Landscape and travel Humour and fun Skey

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
24 Oct 2013 5:05PM
Wild beef !!! Dougie.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 5:27PM
Wandering out of the side of the frame. That's against the rules you know... Wink
The little house bottom right looks surprised.
Lovely balance between the two.
She's not wandering Moira she has purpose in her stride.
24 Oct 2013 5:59PM
Dougie that's a Belter. Do they fit them with crampons in the Winter?

It was a toss up btwn you and Bill for the UA, but he got mine recently, so that tipped the scales.

Great stuff.

cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:13PM
Another top notch image

Thanks Very Much Alan, very kind indeed.
I'm sure Bill won't mind. TongueBlushTongue

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 6:35PM
The beast is climbing of its own accord, in a bid for Scottish Bovine Independence, rather than (as in France, Switzerland etc) being shifted up to higher pastures (transhumance).
I love the rule-breakingGrin
In other words, superb composition.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 7:06PM
An opportunity well taken Dougie.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Oct 2013 7:11PM
You know I have not been to Skye Dougie,
but believe it or not I have been to Switzerland.
A beautiful country but I fear the Swiss folk were a dour bunch and lacked the Scottish humour.
I did see a few cows however,but I never did see that Swiss Milkmaid !!
A fine shot here.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Oct 2013 7:15PM
A good arrangement Dougie and I hope you didn't have to wait too long until i that coo got between those two trees.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Oct 2013 7:40PM
Well worked opportunity here Dougie
24 Oct 2013 7:48PM
Lovely image, Dougie with my favourite Scottish mountain as a backdrop. Last time I went up the river was almost dry so after stomping through the heather, climbing fences and getting to the top, I returned empty handed but with a light heart.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
24 Oct 2013 7:57PM
Damn! Bill has used 'my' word. I was going to write about transhumance, oh well, another time.
The moo does seem determined, as if putting as much distance as possible between itself and the house...perhaps it deposited 'a present' there?

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 8:19PM
Are you sure the coo is kosher - it's not the Highland variety. Smile I do like the house nestling in the bottom right. All in all a great scene and so well composed!
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 8:23PM
Outstanding image.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 10:12PM
Like the composition Dougie
and rules in photography are there to be varied
and played around with
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 10:55PM
If only the cow was a stag.WinkSmile

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 10:56PM
Now... are you pleased? Knowing that I'm homesick? Look at that wee cottage down there.... And Bla Bhen looming over it. Can anyone ask for more? And a wee coo to answer the call... Ah... aye.
Excellent picture, perfect in every sense.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 10:51AM
Uh.... love it! Had to have another view. Smile
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
25 Oct 2013 10:53AM
Love it !
Clever composition, ignoring 'rules'.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2013 7:44PM
Cracking shot !!......I never fail to be 'lifted' by that Blaven outline !!!!!!!!!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
27 Oct 2013 10:17AM
I love the composition and format Dougie; wonderful image!

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