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Mongolian Horseman

By Henchard  
Another from my series on the Eagle hunters in the far west of Mongolia (see the current exhibition Member's Exhibitions). Mongolian horsemen compete to gallop at speed and collect items from the ground (in this case plastic flowers). This rider lost his dignity, the flowers went flying and the horse cast a shoe. The horse was ok.

Photography was not easy (least of all getting there via Siberia) due to the location, dust and cold at night. I was also limited by what equipment I could carry.

Tags: Photo journalism Horse General Rider Landscape and travel Mongolia

Voters: DOGSBODY, Leightonhs, BillyGoatGruff and 104 more

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DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
26 Nov 2008 10:58AM
Brilliant. Andy

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jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
26 Nov 2008 11:14AM
Amazing capture !
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2008 11:17AM
fabulous action shot...before I read your `blurb' I thought his false teeth had shot out! lol Smile

26 Nov 2008 11:24AM
Fantastic Shot - Love the horseman's expression.
Cheers, James
ginz04 15 281 20 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 11:40AM
fantastic - excellent - deserves an award of some kind so ive given you mine - deserves more.

26 Nov 2008 11:49AM
Just great,what a action shot,well done.
26 Nov 2008 11:55AM
WOW! Superb shot. Incredible timing Smile
thewaiter 18 1.2k 9 England
26 Nov 2008 12:25PM
super capture .....
scoff 12 13 2 Ireland
26 Nov 2008 12:25PM
Right place,Right time,brillianr shot and subject !!
The horse shoe and the flowers were caught perfectly.
You should have asked him to do a re run without the other horse in the background !!! Only kidding........Smile
jenquest 17 561 1 Tokelau
26 Nov 2008 1:13PM
Wonderful capture.
NevP 14 853 13 Canada
26 Nov 2008 2:52PM
Outstanding, I love this.
SurreyHillsMan 12 27 2 England
26 Nov 2008 3:40PM
Brillaint timing.... have an RC

26 Nov 2008 4:22PM
Superb action shot. Sylvia
crash39 14 24 England
26 Nov 2008 5:40PM
Wow! Perfect.

LesF 13 182 9
26 Nov 2008 6:48PM
Superbly captured

Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 6:58PM
A superb action shot and an excellent record of another culture's way of life.

Take-a-View 15 293 5 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 10:08PM
Excellent capture and well-deserved HC.
RogBrown 12 3.1k 10 England
26 Nov 2008 11:55PM
Brilliant shot.
biggus 15 6 England
1 Dec 2008 6:33PM
Excellent capture and detail. You can even see the shoe that the horse lost!!
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
3 Dec 2008 8:44PM
what an action shot.lesley
Photogene 13 176 Wales
6 Dec 2008 11:13PM
Outstanding capture and excellent timing

Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 10:43AM
StevenPrice 15 30 2 England
18 Dec 2008 10:42AM
a cracking capture
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
2 Jan 2009 3:16PM
A fantastic capture. Carol
Boagman65 12 2 1 Scotland
2 Jan 2009 3:23PM
A superb capture really well caught.

matt6t6 10 4 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2009 6:02PM
So why did I join this site, when I have got enough to do !! The reason was this Photo !! Thanks I needed that, I have lost my way and my passion and starting digital last year has left me confused everyone wants to sell you STUFF theses days and tell you there way is best, and sell you a course or a book I just want to have my passion come back and punch me in the face and say get out there and shoot what you like again.This Shot along with so many of your shots reminds me why I started. The horse shoe is just fantastic !!Thanks Matt
Henchard 14 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2009 4:27PM

Quote:So why did I join this site, when I have got enough to do !! The reason was this Photo !!

Crikey I don't think anyone has ever said anything as kind about a photo of mine before!
jonathanbp 11 99 Thailand
8 May 2009 10:49PM
Absolutel fantastic! - Jonathan
User_Removed 15 4 11 England
19 May 2009 9:18PM
Fantastic and glad to make it 100. If it had another nought on it, it would be about right,Sylv.
24 Sep 2009 9:33PM
Cor 10 Belgium
27 Jan 2010 10:38AM

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