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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner by catch---22 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner by catch---22
I got lucky and one of the alphas led his harem near where I was sitting as they headed to bed down for the evening. after making myself very small and invisible, because he looked like he might grind me or anything else to dust given half a provocation, I watched the cows trail along behind.

this mother stopped to give her calf from this spring some dinner. after maybe 30-60 seconds here comes her yearling from last year... without hesitation he trotted right up to mom and butted her right in the... well, butt. He finally butted his head between her hind legs and got some love. she was patient and tolerated the intrusion even though she had a look of, "oh damn it, not you too!" on her face.

I thought it a cool curiosity. this yearling is in for a hard lesson later this summer when mom kicks him halfway into next week for trying the same.

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american bison - wichita mountains wildlife preserve.

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:iconjustmary15:
Justmary15 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Brave of you to be so close. They are such intimidating animals, give me a big ole bear any day.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
bears make me scream like a girl.
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:iconjustmary15:
Justmary15 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
You and my husband are cut from the same cloth! Me, I love bears when they are busy doing something other than eyeing me of course.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
alol

I think you will always be the deer whisperer to me.
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davejsy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Wow how cool D.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you D!
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Very nice
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank ya' bro :)
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
New season:love:
Thank u for sharing ur experience dear Dennis:))
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you enjoyed Rezzan :rose:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Makes a great bw! Lovely scene here, Dennis. :aww:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Tea! :)
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:iconwolfcreek50:
wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Grand shot and work Dennis...
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Steven :)
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:iconwolfcreek50:
wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Your always welcome Dennis...
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:iconmiirex:
miirex Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great view
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Thank you for sharing such precious moments :hug:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
you're most kind... thank you for your kind words :heart:
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
awesome :D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Jeff :peace:
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:iconzakily:
Zakily Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Writer
another awesome scene..very effective in BW! :clap:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you enjoyed... thank you Zakily! :bow:
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:iconbarcon53:
barcon53 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Wow, great capture!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconbarcon53:
barcon53 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
It is my pleasure. :)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a mother of a shot. The 85mm brings them in a little but that's still pretty close.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you David... and lol it was close enough.
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:iconbrunette-from-oz:
brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful...and so fit the landscape it boggles me!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
perfectly evolved to fit one another... thank you Twiggy :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
A wonderful portrait of unconditional love. But, you're right! That opportunity won't happen for too much longer! hahaha
I've been chased by cows and a bull. I don't think I would want to be chased by one of these guys!
Beautiful work Dennis:rose:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Holly :rose:
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome:)
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:iconla-vita-a-bella:
La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Photographer
That just looks wrong. lol! :giggle:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:laughing:

that's what she said.
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
:iconthatswrongplz:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:iconthomasplz:
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:iconfanplz:
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Photographer
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
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impressive
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beyzayildirim77 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful work.....!!!!!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you !!! :heart:
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beyzayildirim77 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome...:)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:rose:
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Her judgement cometh and that right soon :nod:

Great shot, Dennis :thumbsup: It's good to see another kind of slice of life with buffalo (bison...samey same) rather than the solitary creature--calves are the coolest and the most animated. Your comments harken me back to the days when we had bucket calves on the farm and having the little @#$%!ers butt the bottle--always when I was half asleep and holding the bottle near my groin :doh:

Well and patiently caught :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
lol, I bet it is swift and decisive when it comes.

the calves were out and out cute this time around... a ruddy redish color and jumping around. the prairie was at it's peek. they all seemed fat happy and mellow.

and :laughing:

nothing like a cow or calf to F you up when you're just minding your own business.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Oh yeah! :matrixfight:

I might have to take a trip down to Custer State Park and see if I can find the buffalo herd there tomorrow
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
well don't try and roller skate when you find them!

good hunting.
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