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By Ade_Osman    
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


Tags: General Black and white Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Feb 2013 9:51PM
Up close and personal. Sharp at 1/15sec despite the windblown hair.


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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:56PM
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.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
16 Feb 2013 10:48PM
As the great Michael Winner would have said, ''calm down'' a great image though. - gary
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Feb 2013 11:14PM
Looks much better than a hunt master !! any day Ade. ( they don't chase fox's either Smile)
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Feb 2013 12:56AM
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.


taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2013 1:54AM
Cool pony! Sounds like I never want to see a "Hunt."
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Feb 2013 6:34AM
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
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 6:52AM
A lovely sensitive image of wonderful animal Ade, I like it a lot

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
17 Feb 2013 11:29AM
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!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Feb 2013 12:20PM
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
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Feb 2013 12:53PM
A great shot of this most appealing looking pony Ade.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 1:39PM
This is absolutely lovely Ade - a gorgeous capture, sharp and love the composition and mono.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 2:28PM
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
17 Feb 2013 3:25PM
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
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 4:11PM
What a fabulous creature - sure looks hardy and I guess needs to be - with you all the way on the hunt Ade
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 5:36PM
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.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
17 Feb 2013 6:07PM
What a well dressed horse with the thick fur

saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
17 Feb 2013 6:11PM
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!


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