Holly is a Highland Pony mare, nine years old, photographed in her stable just before her first experience of a dentist. Friendly, and gentle with strangers, she has had two foals and is a great mother.
The lighting was somewhat problematic - 1/25th - typical of stables, but the fast lens and IS did the job.
Though the image looks somewhat like a toned black-and-white, it is actually in colour as you can see from the lead rein. I was tempted to clone out the green rope and its brass connector, but it seemed an unnecessary step
Tags: Pets and captive animals