Excited Horses

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© Melissa Hearle
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Photo Info
UploadedOctober 15, 2008
TakenOctober 12, 2008
Exposure1/30 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
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It was cold and starting to snow, so the horses were anything but standing still. They had to get warm, and so did I. I ran back to the car like a wuss shortly after! Otherwise I might have gotten some better shots of them, and possibly lost my fingers due to frostbite!

51 responses

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    You did your day work very well, Melissa!

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (15 Oct 2008):

    Thanks, Mykola!

  • john elliott

    john elliott said (15 Oct 2008):

    great shot i can feel the picture.love it. john

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    very very nice, good composition and color......captured the moment well

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Great work Melissa, the lighting and timing captured a perfect moment.

  • Jerry Carpenter

    Jerry Carpenter gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Love the sky. I can feel the cold!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    very good job Melissa.

  • Kathy Hardin

    Kathy Hardin gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    this is wonderful

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    So beautiful, words fail me.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    a beauty!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    Wow, what a great photograph, It could do well in the Severe Weather theme.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    I'll be showing this one to my daughter tomorrow... she'll definitely dig this.

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Damn this is gorgeous!!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Excellent ....

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Ok, Eric, I will submit it to severe weather and keep it there unless I get pictures of a bigger storm coming, though ... not likely to happen where I am before this theme closes. Now, watch us get 18 feet of snow!

  • John Beamish

    John Beamish said (17 Oct 2008):

    I don't see how you could have gotten a better one then this...excellent.

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Really beautiful!

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (17 Oct 2008):

    Very nice capture!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Great idea to submit it to this category. My vote.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Andrew Bowman

    Andrew Bowman (Deleted) said (20 Oct 2008):

    Great capture!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    From foreground grasses blowing in the wind to distant, cloud-covered mountains... OUTSTANDING! Even the particular horse colors were to your benefit, Melissa, as others would not provide the same level of drama and/or contrast.

  • Melissa Alicia Cavero

    Melissa Alicia Cavero said (21 Oct 2008):

    amazing shot!!! you live where i dream of living everyday. :]

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    cool! yes from me.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    perfect for the category..got my vote!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Dramatic activity here from front to back... from the primary characters who've been startled... to the storm arising out back. Massive cloud blankets those mountains so ominously, as we see in the dense shadows cast upon them! STUNNING and VERY well composed!!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2008):

    If a painter were to copy this onto a large canvas, he'd command big money from any well heeled rancher! Wouldn't this be "sweet" over that massive ranch home fireplace??!!!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Nice Job!!

  • Hannah DeYoung

    Hannah DeYoung gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    gorgeous action shot. its so stormy!

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle said (22 Oct 2008):

    Thanks, ya'll ... and Rob, you're too sweet. I actually do plan to paint some scenes like this, ironically enough. I don't have many art supplies at the moment, but I have a camera to record some of the inspiration! :-)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Wonderful shot, Melissa!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    You didn't tell me you paint! How cool is that! This definitely gets my vote.

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    beautiful photo with great mood!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Happy to see this one entered in the theme, had to cast my vote :)

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Got my vote as well. And what Rob Roy said goes for me too.

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Awesome capture. My vote!


    LAM KHIN THET said (9 Nov 2008):

    Nice shot.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (9 Nov 2008):

    Love this! got my vote

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    Great shot, my vote

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (21 Nov 2008):

    great piece.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Awesome shot, I glad that you did not get frostbite.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Wow! Melissa this is fabulous! You got THE shot, and didn't have to lose your fingers! :-)

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    oh my goodness! i love this! best of luck! :]

  • Christina Atik

    Christina Atik gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    this looks like a scene from a western movie...nicely done :)

  • Lizzie King

    Lizzie King gave props (15 Apr 2009):

    great!! love the motion in the horses!

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (21 Apr 2009):

    nice tones..

  • A G

    A G said (12 May 2009):

    wild and natural, light like it was then, beauty

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (28 Jan 2010):

    ..cool capture..well done.

  • alex fowler

    alex fowler gave props (14 Feb 2010):


  • Chelsea K

    Chelsea K gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    ahh Lovelyyy!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Jan 2015):

    great entry....

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