Oeschinensee is a bowl like alpine lake high above the village of Kandersteg. The lake is fed through a series of mountain creeks and drains underground. For that reason water level has high seasonal variation. Area of the lake is just above 1 square km, but against massive mountain peaks it actually looks smaller.
Oeschinensee is a popular destination for hikers, but these cows have a privilege to really live there.
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skalian (118) 2010-09-15 0:01
Very classic shot! Colors and sharpness are very well balanced throughout the picture. And the sunlight makes the best out of the beautiful brown/white fur. Personally i would have captured the whole shadow, but that's a matter of taste.
When you see Swiss cows in such environment it's not a suprise why the whole world is praising the mountain cheese from this country.
danyy (0) 2010-09-15 0:07
un bien bel endroit, je connais déjà une grande partie de la Suisse, mais pas cette région qui est aussi attirante que le Valais par exemple.
Couleurs et lumières d'un grand naturel.
yeln (11504) 2010-09-15 4:33
dober dvojni portret v idiličnem gorskem okolju.
lepe in tople barve. TFS!
lep pozdrav, vojko
saxo042 (37568) 2010-09-15 11:04
A fine cow view! This is also a well composed picture where there is a clear harmony between the cow line and the mountain line behind. How many cows were there here?
marietom (34607) 2010-09-15 13:01
j'aime beaucoup ce "portrait", de vaches qui semblent bien intéressées par le photographe. Bien vu.
Kielia (23581) 2010-09-16 11:07
the colors and the light are really beautiful! You have composed a wonderful impression of these charming creatures taken from a very well working POV. My compliments!
delpeoples (53009) 2010-09-17 4:49
Hi Kari, looks like you;ve made a new friend here! What a view these lucky cows enjoy. The blue water is spectacular and you've captured such an impressive depth, every detail in those mountains is present and accounted for. The photo is immaculate. Congratulations and I wish you a good weekend, Lisa
Budapestman (82620) 2010-09-17 14:22
a splendid photo with beautiful details and colours, the composition is very attractive, the atmosphere of the photo is charming, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
bobocortis (15946) 2010-09-18 5:43
The photo has a great depth and realism, with beautiful colors.
The nice cow, the sky, the mountains deflect attention from the ground that hasn't a good look.
Aviller (3866) 2010-09-18 14:41
Beautiful shot with a stunning background. The quality of the shot is amazing, you're almost able to make out the hairs of the cow. Decent dof as well which allows us to admire the background too.
gunbud (34066) 2010-09-21 20:15
That is one healthy looking cow enjoying her beautiful summer pasture.
Very clear chrisp colors and sharp details to this fine alpine capture.
Waylim (25352) 2010-09-27 23:32
A typical scene up in the moutain of Switzerland, where the farmer take the cow up to the higher area. Great light, beautiful colors fo the lake, the mountain is in good visibility. the cow served as a very strong foreground element with it's rich brown warm tone. Thanks.
pierrefonds (57033) 2010-09-28 17:17
The cows are helping to frame the scenery. The point of view is sending my eyes toward the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. The reflection of the light on the snow is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.
leo61 (0) 2010-09-29 11:39
I just wrote a critique to Cheuk`s donkey picture,but this is deffinetelly a COW!!!!
Great POV and light.
This is sooooo swisss!!!!
pablominto (53744) 2010-10-04 23:47
I'm sure they are happy cows living in surroundings like this!
Hopefully they can find something to eat nearby hehehe...
A pleasant composition with this beautiful landscape!
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM, HOYA 72mm circular polariser
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2010 Summer Holiday
- Theme(s): Cows! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-14 23:10