My reindeers

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I guess Rudolph now must have visited, hopefully with a lot of gifts and happy moments. He is always in my home, and some years ago there were also reindeers behind the house for months during winter.

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And some photos of my real friends. From back then. My Rudolph friends. More photos of reindeers with this link.

Young reindeers

Young reindeers

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48 thoughts on “My reindeers

  1. Nice photos, including the album.

    One comment . . . probably just me, but I have a predisposition when I see an animal with the white of the eyes showing, half-way around or more, to think of it as being fearful, mad (as in crazy), or both. It seems a lot of the shots have the reindeer showing the white of their eyes. Probably a byproduct of the architecture of their eyes, as they do not seem frightened or in distress. Still gives them a disconcerting look (for instance, the last photo above).

    Like I said, nice photos, regardless how they come across. As for the little models, I’m partial to the plain wood carving.

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    1. Not mad, not fearful, Disperser. Since I was mingling with these two (and one more) many times a day, for months. Maybe curious, since normally you normally don’t go just in front of a reindeer staring at him or her. With these I could crawl over or under or harnass or anything. But they are watching of course, with their big, round eyes.

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    1. Not really fearful, Hausgeist. Here is my answer to Disperser: Not mad, not fearful, Since I was mingling with these two (and one more) many times a day, for months. But maybe curious. You don’t normally go just in front of a reindeer staring at him or her. With these I could crawl over or under or harnass or anything. But they are watching of course, with their big, round eyes.

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  2. Hi Bente. I made a comment on this post but don’t see it and wonder if you took it the wrong way. I saw your reflection in the reindeer’s eye and could see that you were lying down so I made a little joke. I hope you did not think it was a criticism.
    Take care and happy New Year.

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    1. Hi, Steve. Strange thing, don’t see it either, but I certainly didn’t take any comment away. And I did get the notice (email)… Absolutely no bad feelings. A couple of people see the reindeers as fearful. If they were they would run away, reindeers are made to react upon danger instantly. Happy New Year! 🙂

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  3. I love your collection. Of course I love the animals you collect too. I just read a little article how some reindeer are having trouble getting to their food because of the weather change. Oh, I tell you. What are we doing to the beautiful earth. Happy New year.

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    1. Thanks Karen. The biggest problem for the reindeers in the meager winter time is when the weather change between rain and freezingly cold. Snow they cope with fine, but ice make it hard to get to the food, that is the little food there is on the ground.

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  4. A fantastic collection Bente. If they had reindeer here, I’d surely have some as well. Love how you captured them. Thanks for being such a fantastic blogger and I look forward to wonderful things in 2013. Happy New Year!

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  5. Have been amazed and enchanted by the insight into reindeer life – presented through your blog. This is a lovely collection. Love the simple wooden one and all the others too. Your music posts, plant posts and insights into local life have also held me captivated. Thanks!! Best of luck for the New Year ahead.

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  6. I love these images, Bente! Deer are very special to me and I enjoy seeing your reindeer which are different from the white-tailed deer we have here in North America. The close-ups are amazing!

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  7. I love that you collect/photograph the reindeer! I’m the same about owls, Bente. Love your images and winters (boy, do I miss winters). Thanks for liking an older post of mine, “Sheepish”. (I wonder if reindeer would like the southeastern U.S. I kind of doubt it.)

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