Monday, January 05, 2009

I couldn't decide...

... which photo to post today, so I picked my favorites of today's bunch. Each one has something going for it, and each one has a problem. Sigh... Low light situations are my biggest challenge -- I HATE using flash, but it's so hard to get everything into clear focus without it.

This little heifer was born so fast that even Jake missed the birth. (Darn it -- too late again!) The mom knew what to do though, and all is well. I wouldn't climb down into the maternity pen to take a picture of just any calf, but this mom is a calm cow, and once she gave me a good look-over, she ignored me and let me get on with my pictures.



Awwwwwww, mom!



Hello world!



And, by popular request, a full body picture of our wild white heifer.

13 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

the white heifer reminds me of drawings I have seen of cows in ancient egypt.

Linda Fleming said...

Oh Judi! Great photos! Nothing thrills me like the sight of a new born experiencing those first minutes of life.

Cheryl said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW how sweet is this?

HElen said...

Welcome to this world, little one! Great pictures and thank you for sharing part of your world!

Serena said...

Judi, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pics...I got quite emotional seeing this new 'baby' meeting the world around it for the first time. The wild white heifer is beautiful too!

Barbara said...

Oh these are wonderful, love the second and third one....my favorites. NOT fair you have cute animals.

MaryO said...

Awwwww, how precious that is. I know they're a lot of work to care for, but cows have a great calming effect on me. They have such a serene presence in the fields. Yours are beautiful

Bear said...

THANK YOU!
I love this pics series- oh and isnt bub and Mom beautiful- what a lovely Mom letting you take the pics of her new born as well. I gather then not all cows are ladies then Judi??
and thanks also for the full pic of the wild white- I adore her- at least with her black nose and ears she wouldnt have problems with sunburn etc so many white animals do
love you girl thanks again
love n hugs bear xooxoox

Nicole said...

Awww look at that babe... I love baby animals and this one is sooo cute. The white hiefer is so beautiful, I've never seen one before. Thanks for sharing such precious photos. Blessings, Nicole

BumbleVee said...

great shots...love the first one of Mom's face......

Kerry said...

Great shots! there is just something about cows that is just calming, what a sweet little one and I love mom too!!

Karen Becker said...

Awww Judi, love the new baby!!! Karen Becker

Sandy said...

Oh, how wonderful!! Loved these photos.