16 Dec 13. As the Daily Image will be taking both Christmas Eve and Christmas off, we are at the start of the last 10 images for 2013. Funny how fast 8 years can pass when you are doing something pleasurable; 2014 will begin year 9. So, for the remainder of this year's offerings I'm considering grabbing something from a different month for each day and we'll start with a very pastoral image from late summer. Whenever one hears talk about big game, we always think about the wild things, but what if we were to consider all creatures above a certain size as big game. If we did, one of the first that comes to mind is likely on your dinner table in some form throughout the year, and I'm think of beef cattle. While they may not be as large as a full grown elk or bison, they are certainly much larger than deer, sheep, and most of the antelopes. Even better, they are often quite friendly, especially when hand raised. Take Ruthie for example, a good look'n chunk of beef that hangs out on my cousin's farm. She is reasonably friendly, very photogenic, except for those winged pests giving her a bit of grief, and a good mom. And bigger than you might think at first glance when enjoying a good chew of her cud. So, the next time you hear talk about big game, think about a few of those critters that might be just around the bend. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f / 9.