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By alexnail  
These ponies were up earlier than me on this cold December morning. Initially when I approached them to photograph they retreated, but once I was lying down on the frosty ground, they started to approach until eventually one had a nibble at my boot.

Tags: Morning Devon Frost December Sunrise Dartmoor Ponies Landscape and travel

Voters: imander, mcsimeyb, SlowSong and 17 more


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mcsimeyb 14 100
28 Sep 2008 10:47AM
A beautiful pic, love the colours and the eye contact

Simon

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SlowSong Plus
11 8.2k 30 England
28 Sep 2008 10:48AM
Lovely ponies - I like the selection of colours. The moors look vast in the background.
Chris
Nigel_95 Plus
13 262 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 10:51AM
Lovely hues in the sky.

Nigel
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
28 Sep 2008 10:51AM
Very nice capture.
John
janetj 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 10:51AM
Nice shot and brave to lie down in the frost
28 Sep 2008 10:51AM
Lovely shot, great composition and colours in the sky. You're very brave to be lying down in all that frost - rather you than me. Hahaha...!!! Tracey
DSherfield 12 1 England
28 Sep 2008 10:55AM
Nicely done Alex, great light.
Regards
Dave
taupo 11 66
28 Sep 2008 11:40AM
That is a beautiful composition, wonderful light and I like the way the grey is looking at you.

I've learnt something new today, the ponies you've shot didn't look like the typical Dartmoor to me, they looked like Shetlands, so I've just been on the Dartmoor Pony Heritage site and found that all ponies born and bred on the commons of Dartmoor are called Dartmoor Hill ponies but there are three types:

Indigenous type (both wild and pedigree)
Shetland type
Coloured type

Sorry to take over your thread, but your photo inspired me to do a bit of research as I like horses.

Lisa
iancam 11 23 England
28 Sep 2008 11:50AM
Great shot love the colours.

Ian
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 3:31PM
Great composition, the light is wonderful. Fantastic colours.
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2008 4:17PM
a lovely grouping and superb exposure,
Phil

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