Friday, 19 August 2011

Grey beauty


Even when they're stabled, horses move!  But not necessarily when or how you want them to.  And they rarely grant you that all-important 'ears forward' position.  This study of a grey horse is pleasing though, I think, and it did oblige with the ears.  Horses, like humans, seem to possess varying degrees of attractiveness.  I thought this one looked rather appealing, with its long eyelashes.

22 comments:

  1. A good portrait, Jenny. You sure are having fun with your new DSLR.

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  2. This is a superb photograph, worthy of a frame in my opinion! Such a lovely animal with gentle eyes.

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  3. Very nice how you took this picture. I would never have thought about such a shot. Great.

    Filip

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  4. a fabulous, portrait! i like it very much!

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  5. The Nikon is certainly proving to be a good investment.

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  6. Original well-executed photograph!

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  7. Love the eyelashes and the detail.

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  8. Yes, the lashes were the first thing I noticed!

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  9. Nice detail, Jenny. What lens were you using? Jim

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  10. Good detail in the shot, did you get one with the full head? Animals and kids, difficult to work with.

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  11. Jim - I only have the 18-55mm kit lens that I bought with the camera. Here I had it at 50mm, 1/400, f5.6 and ISO 400.

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  12. The detail and texture are beautifully captured. Makes me want to reach out and stroke him.

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  13. Yes, beauty personified... you've captured him/her well... oh and those ears are soft.

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  14. I had exactly the same trouble with a Llama earlier on today; ears up, ears back, ears up, head turned away, small boy with bag of food and off I go... Grrrr

    Your grey beauty's ears look so soft and the hair so smooth that I want to stroke her very gently.

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  15. A beautiful face - I didn't know about the ears forward position - but it makes for a prettier look!

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  16. This photo is captivating...look at those beautiful eyelashes!

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  17. That really is an amazing photograph.

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  18. What a beautiful close-up! Love the way you cropped this image.

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  19. This b+w horse portrait works for me. Very crisp around the face.

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  20. What a superb portrait of a very handsome horse!

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  21. I love this one. Such a great portrait of this beautiful creature. ~Lili

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