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Contest Finalist in Shades Of Brown Project
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Contest Finalist in Shallow Depth Of Field Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Power and Grace of Horses Photo Contest
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The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Stunning POV Photo ContestTop 20 class
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A Single Horse Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fill The Frame Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Animal Eye Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class
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The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Power and Grace of Horses Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Power and Grace of Horses Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Animal Eye Photo ContestTop 20 class
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14 Comments | Report
plntgrl
 
plntgrl August 01, 2015
I love this. It's almost as if you can see what the horse is seeing. Great detail.
iwalker5
 
iwalker5 October 04, 2015
That is stunning!
nanetteankerlarsen
 
nanetteankerlarsen May 07, 2016
WOOOOWWW ;-). Amazing shot
maryburrbaldwin Platinum
 
maryburrbaldwin July 11, 2016
Passionate!
deborahschillbach PRO+
 
deborahschillbach July 11, 2016
Gorgeous. Phew... struck a cord. Can't stop looking at this beautiful shot of a beautiful animal. Nicely done!
Kayay23
 
Kayay23 August 11, 2016
Such a beautiful girl!! Love this picture! I could smell horse when I saw it, thank you!
Tiff
 
Tiff August 16, 2016
Beautiful Shot, Well Done! =)
durlabh_DRL
 
durlabh_DRL February 09, 2017
And i thought only toads have this type of eye patten
abpab1 PRO
 
abpab1 February 09, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
abpab1 PRO
 
abpab1 February 09, 2017
Amazing image composition and feel
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury March 12, 2017
Bravo !! This is a heat shot !
Millie08
 
Millie08 June 16, 2017
Amazing capture
Niqueki PRO
 
Niqueki February 03, 2018
Beautiful capture!
BessieV
 
BessieV February 07, 2018
Amazing capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken just around the corner from my house. I live in a village and it's semi-rural, the horses are in a field about 30 metres away!
Time
It was taken at about 10.30 on a cold January morning. I'd been after a shot of the frost and needed to be quick because my fingers were so cold!
Lighting
It wasn't an especially bright day but there was enough light for what I wanted, and I didn't want anything being reflected in the eye.
Equipment
I had a 35mm macro lens on the camera as I had originally been intending to shoot some close-up frost patterns as the morning was so cold. No tripod or flash were used - the horse came over to see me over the fence as I was heading home and it made me change my thinking and forget about the frost!
Inspiration
I love horses and love their expressive and beautiful eyes. I had already taken many shots of different horses but not with a macro lens as I had only just bought mine two weeks before this shot was taken. I wanted to get the detail of the actual eye without catching my own reflection in it and wanted to capture the horse's view without me appearing at all! I was also keen to capture the soft nature of the horse and had a wide aperture so it would throw a softer focus on the rest of the picture.
Editing
I cropped this and boosted saturation to bring out the different brown tones.
In my camera bag
I normally carry a 35-70mm kit lens, a 70 - 300mm zoom, a 50mm prime and a 35mm macro - these usually cover most of my needs when I'm out and about. I also usually carry a monopod.
Feedback
I was lucky that this was such a friendly horse. I had to get up close to its eye since my macro lens is only 35mm! It didn't seem to mind as long as it got plenty of attention! Maybe a longer lens would be advisable for anyone trying something similar as you can never tell with animals how they'll react! I was just lucky!

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