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I had the pleasure of photographing this epic animal the Heavy Horse, or Brabant; a horse breed that comes from the West-Brabantian region of Belgium.

They are one of the strongest of the heavy breeds. The world's largest horse was a Brabant named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 pounds, and stood at 19.2 hands. On average the Brabant will grow to be slightly over 1 ton or 2,000 pounds. Colors normally are a blond with a brighter mane, or a sorrel/ chestnut coloring.

In history their main use was to work farms. They are able to pull tremendous amounts of weight-up to over 4,500 pounds for a pair.

I hope I've done him justice. This was taken on a stud farm in West Flanders, Belgium.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:17-40L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Epic horse
Username:paul_indigo paul_indigo
Uploaded:17 May 2010 - 6:26 PM
Tags:Belgium, Black & white, Brabant, Flanders, Horse, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism
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User_Removed
17 May 2010 - 6:27 PM

What a beautiful creature, pure magisty here Paul Smile

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rach_h
rach_h  4 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 - 6:40 PM

Think it works really well in mono this Smile Got a nice glow behind it.

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Murfyzmum
Murfyzmum  4 United Kingdom
17 May 2010 - 6:45 PM

This is beautiful!

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VINAI_OF_THE_BOSTON_RED_SOX

Incredible animal and well captured. Thanks for the narrative too!
A good mono capture with good dof, and the overcast sky adds to the picture too.

Vinai

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Jo12
Jo12  4 England
17 May 2010 - 6:51 PM

Brilliant shot!
Jo

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 6:51 PM

Stunning mono shot,very well taken.
saeid

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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 6:55 PM

wow...you have captured strength here for sure!! good job.

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 7:00 PM

I do agree with VictorHabbick, indeed a beautiful creature and so well presented, well done
Astyag

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andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 7:36 PM

and amzaing shot great work

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digital_boi
17 May 2010 - 8:03 PM

what a great animal well composed and captured love it

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Anthony
Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 8:06 PM

wonderful image Paul, just one niggle. There is nothing to give the image any scale, so its hard to feel the size of the horse to match the text.

I hope that makes sense, lol

Perfect processing, lovely mono, no complaints at all there.

Anthony

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paul_indigo
17 May 2010 - 8:19 PM

Thanks everyone. Anthony, I hope the bits of straw and the churned mud plus the low angle give a sense of scale.

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Anthony  125645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2010 - 8:21 PM

now you mention it, the straw has exactly that effect Paul, cant work out how I missed that. Sorry

Smile

Anthony

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chazcherry
17 May 2010 - 9:09 PM

Cracking capture and the mono treatment really accentuates the horse detail. Chaz.

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KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2010 - 8:33 PM

That's a very impressive animal and a superb photograph. As far as I'm concerned the image does have a sense of scale but maybe you need a little knowledge of horses to appreciate just how powerful he is?

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ovi  10 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2010 - 10:12 PM

Excellent, Paul! Its posing does remind me of the legendary Trojan horse somehow Wink.
Best regads and congrats on HC award.

ovi (click)

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