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Horses, very athletic horses

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by StL_Don, May 6, 2007.

  1. I made my main posts of this shoot in the Sports category but just in case some horse lovers never venture
    into that area here's a few to entice you to come have a look... please.:smile:

    NIKON D2X    ---    200mm    f/5.0    1/750s    ISO 200

    NIKON D2X    ---    116mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    ISO 200

    The famous Thoroughbred race horse, Cigar
    NIKON D200    ---    112mm    f/7.1    1/40s    ISO 200

    NIKON D2X    ---    80mm    f/5.0    1/1600s    ISO 200

    NIKON D2X    ---    130mm    f/5.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    Thanks for looking!

    If you want more check the Sports category or come to my Pbase gallery

    Last edited by a moderator: May 7, 2007
  2. SRA


    Jul 29, 2005
    Orem, Utah
    Those are absolutely beautiful in both composition and technique. Numbers one and four are my favorites.
  3. truly outstanding series Don. The grace and power stand out
  4. A great series Don. I like them all, but #4 is unique.
  5. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Magnificent animals Don and excellent images.
  6. Scott, Dave, Frank and David,
    Thanks for the nice comments.
    I had a blast at the event and was lucky to have such good access for not being credentialed.

  7. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    Stellar work, Don!
  8. Thanks!
    Sorry we couldn't have hooked up, but there's next year to look forward to.

  9. supermom

    supermom Guest

    Wow, I love these shots!!!

    The 4th shot tops my list... it's uniquely great considering most loved-jumping photos are photos taken just a split second after take-off like this one...

  10. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice work
    Beautiful animals
  11. Thanks!

    One neat thing about eventing, photo wise, is that the people often like photos with more drama which lets me get a little more adventurous.

  12. Well, Don, not much to say that the others haven't. I, personally, prefer Dog Agility, but that is simply because horses just flat out hate me. Not quite as much as Camels do, but horses are pretty darned close, give me a motorcyle to ride any day, at least it doesn't bite me and give me a ration of "you-know" when I want it to do something :biggrin: :biggrin:

    That having been said, what I really like about these type of event shots you post is that you show more than just the "stock" images, you catch the emotion of both the horse and rider. Oh, yeah, I have never understood the funny hats and trousers, either .... nudge-nudge-:wink:-:wink:

    And one last plug for Don. To those of you who have never tried to shoot an event like this, it takes a lot of patience to learn what each participant does, how they react, and to pepare to capture peak action.

    Well done, Don, these are right there in the "way cool" category, even if they ARE smelly old horses .... :wink: :wink: :biggrin: :biggrin: :wink: :wink: :tongue:
  13. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    nice work Don, you done good!
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