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Well Over

By jholmes
I got this yesterday at a fox hunt in West Clare, the wether was pretty misty. Before anyone asks, no foxes were injured, I understand its been two years from a fox was caught, they are canny foxes in West Clare.

I would really appreciate feedback.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Sports and action

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cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
18 Feb 2011 2:13PM
wonderful action..and not even bothered about you!! Wink
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 2:15PM
Bloody superb! One of the most dynamic hunt shots I've seen for a long time. As you've posted for critique, I'd maybe lighten a touch and add a little sharpening. But nothing else. Well Done!
Horse looks to be enjoying things as well, ears are well forward.
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 2:23PM
If you know the name of the rider, have you thought about sending this to Horse & Hound. They pay for submissions and might like this one.
jholmes 14 8 Ireland
18 Feb 2011 2:26PM
Cats-123, Whipspeed, believe me, I was more worried about the horse than it was about me. These animals are breed for this, when you see the excitement in their eyes and impatience to get started, it makes it all worth while....
Bit_Blurry 12 79 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 2:29PM
What a fantastic shot! shame the sun didn't come out to play but it's a fantastic image.
Love the energy, but I wouldn't have fancied standing where you were!
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 2:38PM
They do love it don't they Smile I remember one Boxing day one horse having to wait behind as a strirrup leather had broken, it couldn't wait to be off & was spinning round like a top.
Grampy 12 507 71 England
18 Feb 2011 2:42PM
A super and dynamic shot, you wern't very lucky with the weather ! I agree with the other comments but I think you could go even further with the lightening of the horse , so I've done a mod that way also pherhaps darken the sky at the top to increase the drama.
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4321 Canada
18 Feb 2011 2:53PM
Excellent shot indeed. My sister in law lives in Moveen so I know about the canny people and animals there! Perfect camera settings resulting in a really dynamic action shot from a great perspective. A little positive exposure compensation may have lightened the horse against the sky, however would also have slowed the shutter speed, requiring an ISO increase but its a small point.

Ive loaded a mod with the horse and rider a little lighter; sharpened a little more; and Ive cropped to bring the horse more to the right and a little lower to place them further from the edge of the frame on the left.

Hope you find this constructive,


JackieB 12 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 8:05PM
Great action shot....well done

paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2011 5:40PM
Considering conditions, this is good. This is VERY good. Superb viewp[oint, excellent. What decent sports photography is all about.

trevmsklly 13 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2011 9:25PM
very good

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