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Felt well enough for a trip out in the car today, so we drove over to the Brecons in Wales for a few hours with the excuse of maybe taking a few landscapes with the cameras. Like most best made plans, that went completely out the window as soon as I spotted some of the mountain ponies and I just couldn't resist firing off a few images of these hardy little creatures. Everything was going really well until the local hunt turned up without so much as a care in the world to anybody else that was enjoying the fresh air and started galloping around the place with in hot pursuit of the hounds that were way ahead of them. I'm all for country pursuits, but how can the master of the hunt be in charge of his hounds when they're half a mile in front of him I've no idea???......What made it worse was the hounds just ran around the car park upsetting all the children and other visitors to the the area and the riders couldn't have give a s*** about anyone, not so much as a sorry or an apology to anybody, they just galloped through like they owned the hills, looking down their noses at anyone that dared to even show them any disdain. Certainly re-enforced my views about fox hunting, even if they didn't appear to be chasing a fox at the time, not that the master could have done anything if the dogs had gotten scent of a fox, the dogs were to far ahead for him to have done anything......Shameful behaviour!

Rant over & a chill pill taken, dunno why but this image just seemed to lend itself well to a mono conversion, well I like it anyway and that's what matters really, at least I got the frig out this weekend Tongue

Ade

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2013 - 1:26 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
ISO:100
Title:Forlorn
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:16 Feb 2013 - 9:45 PM
Tags:Black & white, Digitally manipulated, Flash / lighting, General, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
Votes:45

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 9:51 PM

Up close and personal. Sharp at 1/15sec despite the windblown hair.

Dave

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 9:56 PM

I don't know about forlorn but I do know this is a beautiful animal and so well captured on cam by you - I do however agree totally with your intro re the hounds etc.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 10:48 PM

As the great Michael Winner would have said, ''calm down'' a great image though. - gary

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 11:14 PM

Looks much better than a hunt master !! any day Ade. ( they don't chase fox's either Smile)
Ron.

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achieverswales
17 Feb 2013 - 12:56 AM

With you all the way Ade, if they like hunting that much take them to Longleat and put them in with the Lions on foot, and let them be torn apart, my rant over as well, fantastic capture mate and perfect in momo, glad to see you uploading again.

Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:54 AM

Cool pony! Sounds like I never want to see a "Hunt."

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 6:34 AM

A delightful image, Ade, glad he has a thick woolly coat on Smile. Much as I love Somerset and its people, I disagree totally with hunting, especially stag hunting, which, regrettably, to the locals is part of their way of life. These people seem to think they are a cut above the rest of us, behaving exactly as you have described above, and I am all out for a total ban on both fox and stag hunting throughout the UK. Carol

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 6:52 AM

A lovely sensitive image of wonderful animal Ade, I like it a lot

David

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64345 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 11:29 AM

I love this little pony, all warm in its thick coat. A lovely in-situ shot and excellent in b/w. This looks a superb place to get out and about in. Smile
Flamin' hunters - damn the lot of them!
x

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 12:20 PM

A fine portrait of this shaggy little fellow Ade, good to see you getting out and about again. It was a good job you didn't catch up with the hunt master as his nose would have ended up as red as his coat!Tongue

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 12:53 PM

A great shot of this most appealing looking pony Ade.
Ron

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:39 PM

This is absolutely lovely Ade - a gorgeous capture, sharp and love the composition and mono.
Ann

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gingerdelight
17 Feb 2013 - 2:28 PM

A superb mono shot Ade, well captured.
Shame that the hunt spoiled your day (and other people's too, by the sound of it). Don't get me started on fox-hunting though - Sad
Carol

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
17 Feb 2013 - 3:25 PM

Cracking shot Ade, so glad to hear you are feeling a bit brighter. It was obviously a bad hair day for this little one. Lou

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 432 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:11 PM

What a fabulous creature - sure looks hardy and I guess needs to be - with you all the way on the hunt Ade
Jason

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

Aaaawh, you give us a charming image of a delightful pony in an environment of peace and tranquility.....then you tell us the story of the outrageous hunt and destroy the atmosphere completelySad.
Seriously, Ade, love the pony picture, shame about the hunt, but so glad you got out and about.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

What a well dressed horse with the thick fur

Peter

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43818 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 6:11 PM

My Little Pony re-visited, Ade.Grin
Good to hear you got out and about. The Brecons is a blooming marvellous area. As far as the hunt brigade is concerned, remember your schoolboy latin..."nolli illigitimi karborundum"..don't let the barstewards grind you down!

Malc

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