Landseer would be very proud to be remembered here dear Ian, and I raise a toast to you - Glenfiddich of course!
Every time I try to get photos of deer, the turn tail and run. You have my utmost admiration.
Warm greetings from Shropshire, Amelia
Dear Amelia. Perhaps I should change the title to Monarch of the Glen! Thanks very much for both the admiration and the toast!! This family certainly deserve the very best of Scotch whiskey. The thistles have certainly taken to their role of authenticating the scene!
Back in Shropshire? Hurried home, perhaps, when you saw the latest ash cloud drifting south!
Warmest greetings from Brisbane. I am home again today.
Beautiful shining healthy looking animals, Ian - and posing so proudly too. That stag is magnificent, and he knows it!!!
Thanks for sharing your Monarchs with us - they really are grand!! --- and welcome home again!!
Warmest wishes, Hazel
Not quite one of your Big 5, but impressive animals all the same.
My Scottish born grandmother had an embroidered cushion cover with Monarch of the Glen on it, and I think I also remember seeing an image similar to this on a Scottish Shortbread tin. As she didn't have any whiskey in her house, it haven't carried the Glenfiddich image in my mind.
I must admit that as they were standing in a field of scotch thistles, I made sure that I did not include anything in the image that would identify this as taken in NZ!
It is good to be back home for a few weeks. I'll try to catch up on uploads while I am here.
Thank you, Gab Silva.
And good morning from Brisbane.
Very nice photo
Greetings, / Bedri
Thanks José Carlos and Bedri.
Warm greetings from Brisbane.
It is an affirmation and encouragement to have your kind visit and great support to my photo. Thank you so much.
Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff
I am very happy to encourage your photography, *Jeff.
They were introduced from England, I guess. Lovely capture, Ian.
They were, or maybe from Scotland! You may not have known that NZ had no native animals except for one lizard! So the European settlers introduced their deer, sheep, cattle, cats, dogs, ferrets, possums and stoats! The stoats are causing the most severe damage to the remaining native birds. As there were no animals several of their birds (kiwi, all the penguin species and weka for example were ground dwellers and unable to fly).
That aside, I am pleased that you appreciate this photograph that this deer family offered me!
Thank you for sharing this great shot.
I appreciate your comment, Finn. Warm greetings from Brisbane.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!!! Greetings from
Thanks for your Christmas greetings, Branimirz.
May 2011 be a wonderful year for you.
great capture of that nice animals Ian! Greetings from Spain, saludos! diego
I am pleased too that I was able to photograph this group, posing wonderfully for me! Thanks for your appreciation too Diego.
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