☆ February 26, 2013

We’ve had a few more calves….


Pictured above is Tino, aka love child.
(thanks for the name suggestions. I’m going with ‘Tino, short for Valentino)
He looked pretty big and full of attitude in his portrait,
but next to his mom, you can see he’s a tiny Tino, at least for now.

Cow moms are the best moms.


29 Responses to “Pairs”

  1. TomT
    February 26th, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    I love it! It will be fun to see the adventures of Tino over the years.

  2. hello haha narf
    February 26th, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    these photos gave me chills. not sure if it is the bond between mother and baby, the gorgeous photography, or the stillness of winter. regardless, i love these images. thanks for sharing.

  3. Sandy
    February 26th, 2013 @ 9:05 am


  4. Terry V.
    February 26th, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    Your farmily is magnificant! Thank you so much for sharing these darling babies, mommas and tales. I appreciate your efforts very much.

  5. marg
    February 26th, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    I love the backgrounds in the first and last pictures, especially the last. The animals are so dark it’s hard to pick out their features. Beautiful as usual Shreve.

  6. FG- Elaine
    February 26th, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    LOVE the colors and composition in the 3rd picture – beautiful!!! Happy you picked ‘Tino was a precious baby he is. Love to the farmily!

  7. MJo
    February 26th, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Breath taking!!!

  8. Patr
    February 26th, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Great photos! Love the 3rd one the most.

    Tino is a real cutie pie!

  9. Deborah
    February 26th, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Welcome to the world, Tino. You are precious!

  10. m.v.
    February 26th, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Luv the name Tino. I suspect that tiny Tino won’t stay tiny for long.

    Those are fabulous photos.

  11. Torchy
    February 26th, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    Shreve, looking at today’s Charlie photo, and the first one of Tino, I’m wondering if you wait for the right photo, or take a bunch in a row. Figure you must take aa bunch cuz how could you get the tongue or the sniff of the ground. I know, I know, technique, artistry.

  12. wright1
    February 26th, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    That last image is so compelling: their dark contrast with the snow and huge trees, the cow’s alert posture; not alarmed, just very aware.

  13. Jo Davis
    February 26th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    love all three pic’s and the cows too!!! hope you are having a wonderful…you always enrich mine and I thank you for that! :)

  14. Dana
    February 26th, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I am curious if Tino’s destiny is to be an entrepreneur for star brand beef?

  15. Claire
    February 26th, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    Just beautiful!!! From someone that lives and loves the desert…burrrr. Nature is wonderful how it equips her creatures to live in all kinds of weather.
    Dana—I had the same thought as you about Tino.

  16. pam
    February 26th, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    it is always such a pleasure to come home after a long, hard day at work and find such a lovely, peaceful, happy story.
    I have said it many times,,,you are quite the fabulous artist with your camera.
    thanks, Shreve, for EVERYTHING!!

  17. z
    February 27th, 2013 @ 12:21 am

    how many are you expecting this season? is there more than one bull or is sir baby the main man?
    (they look adorable and i’m sure will be delicious by the way)

  18. Po
    February 27th, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    What strikingly beautiful pictures! I love the contrast of black animals and white snow.
    ‘Tino’s name is great! On my grandmother’s dairy farm the main breeding bull was named Valentino. I always thought it such an appropriate name :-)

  19. CeeBee
    February 27th, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    I want to fill my walls with these photos! Breathtaking!!! — and my first stop every morning after I turn on my computer (even before I take a first sip of coffee).

  20. Mishka
    February 27th, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Those are amazing shots. I love how they are both so starkly black against that snow. Tino does look like a little guy compared to Mom…

  21. Maggie
    February 27th, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    I especially love the last image. That grove is gorgeous and with mom and baby in the shot… magic.

  22. Sterling
    February 27th, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    LOVE THE NAME TINO haha! Another cow to see grow throughout the years!!

  23. Holly
    February 27th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    Little bubbas…beautiful…

  24. Torre
    February 27th, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Very sweet! Love the too graphs – very serene :)

  25. Laura
    February 27th, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Beautiful pics and beautiful mom & Tiny Tino :)

  26. Erica
    February 28th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    I do not understand how someone who has such love and respect for cattle can advocate their slaughter. Cows are the best moms. Protective and loyal all the way.

  27. mlaiuppa
    February 28th, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

    Sir Baby is spooning with the B & W Holstien?

    Well, he may have a harem but he obviously has a favorite.

    Does she have a name? Or just #1 wife?

  28. Terrry
    March 1st, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    I love the negative spaces in these photos! The stark, black forms of the cows against the minimal colours of the background is striking.

  29. Sherri
    March 1st, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    Love, love, love these. The background in the first one reminds me of works of art by Bev Doolittle.

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