Switzerland has been noted as a cheese producing country for many years, and in the summer many of the dairy herds are taken into the mountainous regions and are grazed on the abundant pastures and meadows that result from the heavy rainfall. Cheesemakers and caretakers of the cattle accompany the herds to the mountains during the summer months, but as fall approaches, the cattle are returned to the lower lands where they are stabled or housed for the winter.
The Brown Swiss originated on the slopes of the Alps in Switzerland; and because they were bred in this harsh climate, they are resistant to the heat, cold and many other common cattle problems. Normally large with large ears, they have a docile and kind nature, and can survive with very little care and attention.
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batalay (39149) 2014-08-09 8:27
What a spectacular view! The composition, colors, resolution and the depth-of-field are first rate, with a succinct note furnished as an accompaniment. Are you in Switzerland now, or back in Malaysia, and when will you visit the US.
dta (79130) 2014-08-09 8:34
Hello May ,
Beautiful swiss cows in a splendid alpine scenery . I like the contrast between the grassy FG and the impressive , almost dramatic BG .
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-09 10:33
This is an amazing scene and you have captured it masterfully. The snow covered mountains in the BG provide fine contrast for the lush green FG. The addition of the cows add nice points of interest for the shot.
lousat (92964) 2014-08-09 15:01
WAAW May! Absolutely fantastic this pic! The choice of point of view makes the difference,a magnificent scenery caught in a great 3D effect and fine detail everywhere despite the distance,and the cows are like the cherries on the cake,perfect to complete the magic composition,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
daddo (26904) 2014-08-09 17:13
Splendid view May. The solid foreground and the dreamlike background combine to create a memorable composition.You have handled the exposure admirably capturing the special light and atmosphere. Regards. Klaudio.
dkmurphys (60097) 2014-08-10 2:47
Spectacular bucolic image from the alps. I like the separation between the foreground and the amazing background.
Well taken, enjoy a fine Sunday afternoon.
Tue (38772) 2014-08-10 13:22
A fantastic view, I particularly like that you didn't included any sky, the cows on the other hand are of course a great inclusion.
macjake (69223) 2014-08-14 4:59
i like the note you provided too, because i know very very little about cows. Now at least i know this :)
Love how you created a separation between the fg and bg areas, the mountain scape in the bg seems far off and apart from the lush greens.
Lets just hope the cows are smart enough to NOT walk along the cliff edge there!!!