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The Race is On

By Lillian  
Against the most dramatic background we had!
and more importantly it did not rain, these are just four of the stallions of over twenty at a time that 'ran'
in the water, but I chose to single out these ones for the angle here...very close to us in the sea here

They start off white...and after several runs in the water are very dirty!

Thank you all for commenting so pleased you enjoyed the stallions playing and thanks
to Lynne, John, ****, Steve, Brian, Trev, Mike, Danny and Bob for your User Awards

Am slowly catching up...with a really difficult back, so limited on here.


Tags: France General Sea Wild horses Wildlife and nature Carmargue Stallions

Voters: Pete,



31 Mar 2013 8:16AM
Wonderful capture! A really good group with great background colour.
janlea 11 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:17AM
An absolutely breathtaking shot Lillian, love it Smile
31 Mar 2013 8:20AM
Lovely eye contact of the galloping horses, a very well timed shot.. very well taken and presented nicely..

S_Psharma 10 1 India
31 Mar 2013 8:21AM
Exceedingly beautiful picture.
Hermanus 10 4 South Africa
31 Mar 2013 8:22AM
Totally excellent Lillian !!
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:26AM
31 Mar 2013 8:27AM
Great capture, love it.
Badgerfred 16 39 Wales
31 Mar 2013 8:30AM
johnke 10 232 17 England
31 Mar 2013 8:36AM
Wow Lillian what a superb image, lots of good action, pin sharp and against a fantastic back drop, absolutely first class...John
31 Mar 2013 8:36AM
Great capture. They are so beautifulSmileSmileSmile
EAS 14 1 13 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 8:37AM
Brilliantly timed and composed image. Excellent eye contact.

morpheus1955 16 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:40AM
Outstanding shot Lillian, excellent timing and composition, love it Smile

31 Mar 2013 8:49AM
A fabulous action shot of these fine horses, Lillian!
Such good timing!

31 Mar 2013 8:53AM
Really well captured and composed
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 8:55AM
What a delight to see these Camargue stallions galloping around with such gay abandon in this natural setting for them, Lillian.
And what a superb shot, the action completely frozen at 1/800 but surprised you had too up the ISO so much to achieve that shutter speed, but as ever, your Canon has coped admirably.
ColinEJ 16 21 17 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:58AM
They are beautiful and quite magnificent Lillian.
Philip_H 11 1.5k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:58AM

rontear Plus
20 23 9 England
31 Mar 2013 9:00AM
Captured the action Lillian !! b/g perfect !!!
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:01AM
Thank You everyone,
Ronnie shutter had to be up as was very dark
due to the rain and anything lower just would not work fast enough
as this action was only one minute long each run
callaby 10 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:02AM
Lovely detailed action shot Lillian.
sierrastar 10 5 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:04AM
adore this pictureGrin
NaturesHaven 11 283 6 England
31 Mar 2013 9:04AM
Love your POV..............love the action of the horses....................Quality with a capitol Q................GrinGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
20 5.7k 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:05AM
Truly outstanding!! GrinGrin

sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:09AM
magnificent shot
canonfan 12 7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:11AM
This is stunning work Lillian. Great action and well presented. I love it
netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
31 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Waaaaaaaaw!!!!!!This is FANTASTIC Lillian ,I love it.
You take care with your back.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:17AM
Magnificent! I want to go there so keep me in mind for your next trip.
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
31 Mar 2013 9:27AM
Fantastic, Lillian, I would so love this enlarged and hanging on my lounge wall Smile Carol
31 Mar 2013 9:27AM
Beautiful like a dream !
RLF 13 18 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:43AM
Scene from a film. TremendousGrinGrinGrin
Herge88 16 40 6 England
31 Mar 2013 9:51AM
Fabulous image Lillian, certainly deserving of all the attention.

Best Matt
31 Mar 2013 10:01AM
Another stunning image Lillian
jdinne 20 16 England
31 Mar 2013 10:12AM
Lillian all been said above and all the awards absolutely deserved. Stunning.

Saw your comment re Venice, looking forward Smile

capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 10:21AM
Those wonderful horses and water, what a combination.Smile

User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 10:33AM
A wonderful capture Lillian.

Maiwand 16 3 73 England
31 Mar 2013 10:50AM
Stunning shot Lillian. Well worth the visit.GrinGrinGrin
31 Mar 2013 10:52AM
What a wonderful comp' Lillian, lovely lighting with the dark threatening Sky as a back drop. A truly amazing picture, and I have a feeling that this series is going to be just awesome.
Please don't feel that you have to thank me for my award every time Lillian, as I'm sure that over the coming Weeks, you will be receiving MANY from meSmile
Well done,

John Smile
ColleenA Plus
10 508 11 Australia
31 Mar 2013 10:53AM
Wow wow wow wowGrin simply stunning
GarrathE 14 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:01AM
Well jealous of the location!
almiles 13 38 102 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:08AM
Love the spray and the eye contact with the dark background. Very dramatic effect!
31 Mar 2013 11:08AM
wonderful love it have another

derekhansen 14 210 24 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:12AM
Well composed/framed. Excellent image.
teocali Plus
15 442 18 England
31 Mar 2013 11:16AM
Beautifully composed dramatic action capture, Lillian. Is this a full frame capture? I believe they drive the horses in very close on these workshops - would love to go on one myself.
Congrats on the GEA and other well-deserved awards Smile
Brian65 14 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:18AM
Just perfect Lillian, congrats for all your awards you deserve them all.
PhillipMinnis 13 94 4 Australia
31 Mar 2013 11:21AM
Hi Lillian

I left a comment before, however, it seems to have mysteriously disappeared! Tongue

After seeing yesterday's image, I didn't think you could come up with a better one. What did you do? Come out with a better one! Wink

This is just amazing! You are one extremely good and talented photographer, Lillian!

I find it strange that your images don't receive E's or HC's. IMHO, a number of them deserve to!!!

Enjoy what's left of Easter, and get well soon!!!

Take care!


Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:25AM
Hope to add my UA later - these Camarque horse images are so beautiful.
This one so well captured to depict the speed and no distractions to spoil the image.
lonely_oryx 15 61 55 England
31 Mar 2013 11:26AM
Great capture
tomcat 17 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:31AM

Happy Easter Lillian

kathrynlouise 11 423 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:31AM
Awesome Lillian. An amazing capture. You have an amazing talent and and truly are an inspiration.
Happy easter Grin

Alda 10 70 30 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:34AM
Absolutely superbly wonderful GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:42AM
the awards say it all ..........
Jefflor 10 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:44AM
A cracker....Well done.

rayme330 11 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:55AM
Stunning in every respect, Lillian and thoroughly deserving of all the awards.

RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 11:59AM
Came back for another look, Lillian: so glad that so many have recognised your talent in capturing this shot.
Many congrats. on all these so deserved awards.
Rende 16 38 4 Netherlands
31 Mar 2013 12:18PM
What a great shot Lillian! I was going to give my UA, but there wasn't any space left for it Wink
Trev_B 16 151 68 England
31 Mar 2013 12:24PM
This takes me back to the White Horses TV series and the theme song By Jacky....

On white horses let me ride away
To my world of dreams so far away

A wonderful image Lillian.

JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 12:27PM
A super dramatic action shot with that sky.
CaroleS 13 442 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 12:51PM
The dramatic sky was definitely to your advantage here, well controlled exposure. A superb shot in every way.
achieverswales 12 8 101 Wales
31 Mar 2013 1:37PM
One of the best I have seen on EPZ Lillian, congratulations on all the awards, but what can you expect from such an awesome capture!


BarbaraR 17 1.3k 1 England
31 Mar 2013 1:43PM
I have never seen so many awards !
What a wonderful capture.
So very well done Lillian.

picture of the week .........

excellent capture deseves all the awards and plenty more

Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
31 Mar 2013 2:25PM
Lillian I love, love, love this and so does everyone else.........Sandy
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
31 Mar 2013 2:29PM
Splendid! just SPLENDID!

congrats for all the awards!
John_Horner 17 12 2 England
31 Mar 2013 3:06PM
Stunning shot. Fabulous work.

saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
31 Mar 2013 3:09PM
The first image today where I truly can say I wish I had taken this.

cabbie Plus
16 31 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 3:27PM
Absolute magic

User_Removed 10 4 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 3:33PM
absolutelty brilliant, I feel another photo album coming on. Smile how many awards is this I can count, blimey

johnjo58 12 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 3:59PM
Amazing photography

LesF 16 182 9
31 Mar 2013 4:43PM
A wonderful image, congrats on all your awards

KBan 18 512 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 5:04PM
And one from me Lillian
pks 19 2 England
31 Mar 2013 6:02PM
wow awesome !!

stu8fish 10 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 6:15PM
Awesome shot Lillian.
ValSaxby 17 146 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 6:20PM
Stunning Lillian, glad you had a great time.
Mike_Smith Plus
15 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 6:23PM
WOW What a fantastic image Lillian, this has to be one of your very best
Joline Plus
17 38 59 United States
31 Mar 2013 7:00PM
My goodness....you have really gotten some well deserved recognition with these horses. I like this one even more than yesterday's, the action is nearly palpable.
John_Horner 17 12 2 England
31 Mar 2013 7:13PM
This is a MUST for a Salon Entry both here and International.
A must win comp entry.

johnke 10 232 17 England
31 Mar 2013 7:30PM
Hi Lillian this is an awesome wild life photograph. But I have problems understanding how a photograph like this gets 25 UAs and is only awarded a GEA. This is not a digital manipulated plastic lady bird or a wolf in captivity entered in the wild life section of EPZ, I see things like that get GEAs with some of the other rubbish and Crap. My question is, what chance does any genuine photograph have of getting an Editors award when I think the members have spoken in no uncertain terms. Must we give up photography and start manipulating silly images of rubbish to be able to get a higher award than a UA or is the criteria for the award system also being manipulated like the so called photographs. I am a little disappointed in the whole system Lillian and am thinking of throwing my Camera in the bin and purchasing a new computer and a copy oy Photo Shop so I can give EPZ some quality manipulated work and achieve at least a GEA, as I see no point in taking real photographs????
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 7:44PM
Superb capture - well deserved awards Lillian SmileSmile
BarbAnna 12 1 England
31 Mar 2013 7:50PM
Congratulations on all your awards, so well deserved - A real stunner Lillian!!
31 Mar 2013 8:24PM
A wonderful image Lillian, superb capture. Congratulations on all your awards, I'm sure you will get more.

RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 8:27PM
WOW!!!!!!! Gosh, what an array of awards, Lillian, and like 'johnke' I am surprised that it has not received an HC or higher.
Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
31 Mar 2013 8:40PM
Simply wonderful Lillian, what a spectacular action shot which fully deserves all the accolades it has received. It was a close call between you and Jenni for a user award, what a shame I could not give you one each
netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
31 Mar 2013 9:17PM
Just popped back Lillian,and seen all these Awards,You deserve them all Lillian ,Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
31 Mar 2013 9:19PM
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:31PM
An utterly amazing picture very well done Lillian I love it, I hope you feel better soon,

Ali SmileSmile
31 Mar 2013 9:45PM
Hi Lillian, superb shot, tried to give award but wont let me, so here's a gold star and a tick.
All the best, Tony
tonyng 13 13 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:54PM
BRAVO Lilian. Have my UA too.
johnke 10 232 17 England
31 Mar 2013 10:02PM
Well that didn't take the editor long, Maybe I opened up a can of worms and that is a guilt award. But whatever Lillian dam right you received the proper recognition at last. Now the rest of the awards for the other rubbish can maybe given to REAL photographers not software freaks. Congratulations Lillian its a stunning photograph
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 10:23PM
So pleased to see that EC Award at last SmileSmileSmile
Now how on earth are you going to follow this one Lillian WinkWink
31 Mar 2013 11:53PM
Another great shot of these wonderful animals Lillian. So beautifully captured.
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
31 Mar 2013 11:59PM
Yes , the first 'E' images that really deserves it.
Can only say you would have another UA if I could..
ColleenA Plus
10 508 11 Australia
1 Apr 2013 7:32AM
Wow Lillian, just popped back this morning to look at all your awards....needed to view with my sunglasses on....lol... Well done this must be an all time record on epz...Congratulations!!!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown 13 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:39AM
Many congratulations Lillian on this most beautiful image and all the awards which are so well deserved! I'm sitting in a carpark in Lochinver (using my ipad) where we get 3G and the sun is shining and the scenery stunning! Looks as if you had a successful trip to the Carmargue!
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:55AM
Yes, I think it also deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:57AM
Wow, 35 User Awards, that must be the most anyone has ever had for one picture, very well done Lillian. Smile

bobsblues 13 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 11:03AM
Fantastic capture Lillian .
parallax 13 204 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 11:15AM
Top notch.
sable 15 9 7 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 1:03PM
Oh WOW Lillian it takes my breath away - Elizabeth xx
FeatherFriend 15 38 217 England
1 Apr 2013 1:48PM
Hi Lillian, justice prevails, congrats on all the well deserved awards and especially the EC, really well done,
(sent from my sick bed).........cough, cough, cough Sad
Mrsbass 10 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 2:13PM
Wow - Lillian - what more can I add - Simply Stunning photography.
Humblebee 10 1 England
1 Apr 2013 2:24PM
A super capture of these beautiful beasts ... Carol Grin
MickyMc 15 8 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 3:11PM
Absolutely Beautiful.
Mavis x
WOW O WOW great shot and look at all those awards.......well done indeed . congrats on all the well deserved awards

Mike_S 12 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 6:01PM
Amazing and a joy to see.
marktc Plus
12 101 15 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 6:41PM
OK Officially the awards Queen, and very well deserved I might add, the thing that makes this image stand out for me is the drama created by the the movement, the fact that you have caught eye contact with each animal and the dramatic contrast between horse, sea and that threatening cloud. Superb in every aspect and a well deserved E award, something only us mere mortals can ever dream about.
1 Apr 2013 6:57PM
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 165 England
1 Apr 2013 7:30PM
I take two days off and this is what I nearly miss! Not a lot I can add to all the above superlatives.. just add me to your list of admirers Smile

Ade_Osman 20 4.5k 36 England
1 Apr 2013 8:04PM
Well done again Lillian.......
danbrann 18 640 17
1 Apr 2013 8:51PM
Just came back for a look. Couldn't believe it. I thought no not another glitch like all of those smileys we had. Congratulations Lilian.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 8:53PM
My goodness, Lillian, I've never seen so many awards on a picture, but they are so well deserved, this is just wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!
moiral 13 12 Scotland
1 Apr 2013 8:58PM
Have never seen so many awards on one page, but just had to add mine too. An editors and a GEA too - wow you must be so chuffed. Moira
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
1 Apr 2013 9:37PM
Stunning - magical capture Lillian - you should be so proud of this one - it's a gem.SmileSmileSmile
I'm moving out of the way before I get trampled on.Grin
gary_d 15 576 13 Wales
1 Apr 2013 11:26PM
Glostopcat was telling me all about this image while we were out today but its even better than I could have imagined, I have to add my user award along with half of EPZ, this is more than special and deserves the attention.

NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
1 Apr 2013 11:36PM
You really have launched into it over the last 12/18 months and this is as good as it gets,top work Lillian.
stevie 19 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:21AM
Absolutely superb photograph, a real winning shot. Love it!
Richsr 16 91 224 England
2 Apr 2013 8:59AM
Excelletn Lillian and congrats on all the Awards
Regards Richard
danbrann 18 640 17
2 Apr 2013 12:41PM
Do you realize you have got more awards for this than I get votes on a normal day..................
Vilaliv 10
3 Apr 2013 11:10AM
Una foto magnètica...
xwang 14 56 8
3 Apr 2013 9:39PM
Great images, Lilian. Superbly taken.
3 Apr 2013 10:04PM
Beautiful image
PaulLiley 14 2 13 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 11:34AM
A brilliant shot Lillian. So sorry I missed this one. The bg makes them stand out so well. paul
suejoh Plus
18 260 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2014 5:05PM
Hi Lillian. I totally love your pictures of the Camargue horses but maybe this one the best - HMmmmm. Maybe.
I love horses and we just had a fantastic week in the Camargue.

We only went bird watching and did not see any horses or bulls although December is probably not the best time but what a fantastic place - even in winter.

Your portfolio is lovely. You are very talented.

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