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Watching Over Mum

By johnjo58
Another photograph from my working trip to Return to Freedom wild horse sanctuary in Lompoc CA.

These mares are all part of the Hart Mountain herd. The two mares on the right are watching over the resting heavily pregnant mum to be. She gave birth two days later (pictures of the filly to come). As you can see from the clear blue sky this was a very hot day so the herd had moved to the top of hill to get the cooling breeze. I have deliberately left a little overexposure of the back to create the atmosphere of heat.

V2 is a sepia version and V3 shows the terrain the horses live in.

Thanks for taking a look and as always all comments, clicks and critiques welcome. This is a very new domain so all constructive criticism, modifications especially welcome.


Tags: Wild horses Mustangs Wildlife and nature Return to Freedom

Voters: Silverzone, Glostopcat, RonnieAG and 19 more

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
8 Jul 2012 1:56PM
Well chosen viewpoint to set the trio against the sky, and of the first two I do prefer the original to the sepia version, David: also good to see V 3 with the horses captured in their natural terrain.

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
8 Jul 2012 3:36PM
Gosh. What harsh and hot terrain. Such beautiful horses, and I'm glad baby popped out OK. Gorgeous pictures.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2012 3:43PM
Must have been a joy to be present at this location

8 Jul 2012 3:49PM
Wonderful trio David,excellent work as always mate.
8 Jul 2012 11:07PM
V3 is superb .
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
9 Jul 2012 12:27PM
Like your comp here and the underexposure work to give the feeling of heat.
V2 works best for me
regards Richard
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
9 Jul 2012 8:36PM
V2 for me David. Must admit that's an excellent image showing the terrain in V3.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Jul 2012 9:59PM
v2 for me too, has that nostalgic touching beauty.
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:52AM
Great set - V3 for me - great write up


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