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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.

Lillian

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

Voters: Pete,

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Comments


31 Mar 2013 8:16AM
Wonderful capture! A really good group with great background colour.
janlea 9 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:17AM
An absolutely breathtaking shot Lillian, love it Smile
Jan
31 Mar 2013 8:20AM
Lovely eye contact of the galloping horses, a very well timed shot.. very well taken and presented nicely..

Samar..
S_Psharma 9 1 India
31 Mar 2013 8:21AM
Exceedingly beautiful picture.
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
31 Mar 2013 8:22AM
Totally excellent Lillian !!
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:26AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
31 Mar 2013 8:27AM
Great capture, love it.
31 Mar 2013 8:30AM
Superb,
Fred.
johnke Plus
8 231 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
Effrossini
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 8:37AM
Brilliantly timed and composed image. Excellent eye contact.

Ann
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:40AM
Outstanding shot Lillian, excellent timing and composition, love it Smile

Hugh
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
Erica
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 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.
Ronnie.
ColinEJ 15 21 17 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:58AM
They are beautiful and quite magnificent Lillian.
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:58AM
Magnificent!

P.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
31 Mar 2013 9:00AM
Captured the action Lillian !! b/g perfect !!!
Ron.
Lillian Plus
12 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
Lillian
31 Mar 2013 9:02AM
Lovely detailed action shot Lillian.
31 Mar 2013 9:04AM
adore this pictureGrin
NaturesHaven 10 283 6 England
31 Mar 2013 9:04AM
Love your POV..............love the action of the horses....................Quality with a capitol Q................GrinGrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:05AM
Truly outstanding!! GrinGrin


Ken
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:09AM
magnificent shot
canonfan 11 7 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:11AM
This is stunning work Lillian. Great action and well presented. I love it
Jim
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
31 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Waaaaaaaaw!!!!!!This is FANTASTIC Lillian ,I love it.
You take care with your back.
NettaSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
13 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 15 199 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 !
George
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:43AM
Scene from a film. TremendousGrinGrinGrin
Herge88 14 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
Jennixx
jdinne 18 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

John
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 10:21AM
Those wonderful horses and water, what a combination.Smile

ivor
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 10:33AM
A wonderful capture Lillian.

Lucien.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
31 Mar 2013 10:50AM
Stunning shot Lillian. Well worth the visit.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
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
9 500 7 Australia
31 Mar 2013 10:53AM
Wow wow wow wowGrin simply stunning
GarrathE 13 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:01AM
Well jealous of the location!
almiles 12 38 102 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:08AM
Love the spray and the eye contact with the dark background. Very dramatic effect!
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
31 Mar 2013 11:08AM
wonderful love it have another

Graham
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:12AM
Well composed/framed. Excellent image.
Derek
teocali Plus
13 442 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
Sylvia
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:18AM
Just perfect Lillian, congrats for all your awards you deserve them all.
Brian
PhillipMinnis 11 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!


Cheers

Phil
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 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.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
31 Mar 2013 11:26AM
Great capture
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:31AM
IMPRESSIVE!


Happy Easter Lillian


Adrian
31 Mar 2013 11:31AM
Awesome Lillian. An amazing capture. You have an amazing talent and and truly are an inspiration.
Happy easter Grin

Kathryn
Alda 9 70 30 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:34AM
Absolutely superbly wonderful GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:42AM
the awards say it all ..........
31 Mar 2013 11:44AM
A cracker....Well done.

Jeff
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 11:55AM
Stunning in every respect, Lillian and thoroughly deserving of all the awards.

Ray
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 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.
Ronnie.
Rende 14 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
Rende
Trev_B 14 151 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.

Trev
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 12:27PM
A super dramatic action shot with that sky.
Ju
CaroleS Plus
11 442 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.
Carole
achieverswales 11 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!

Regards

Trev.
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
31 Mar 2013 1:43PM
I have never seen so many awards !
What a wonderful capture.
So very well done Lillian.

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

excellent capture deseves all the awards and plenty more

David
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
31 Mar 2013 2:25PM
Lillian I love, love, love this and so does everyone else.........Sandy
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
31 Mar 2013 2:29PM
Splendid! just SPLENDID!

congrats for all the awards!
John_Horner 16 12 2 England
31 Mar 2013 3:06PM
Stunning shot. Fabulous work.

John
saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 77 Norway
31 Mar 2013 3:09PM
The first image today where I truly can say I wish I had taken this.

Malc
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 3:27PM
Absolute magic

Bob
User_Removed 9 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

Bob
johnjo58 11 2 5 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 3:59PM
Amazing photography

David
LesF 15 182 9
31 Mar 2013 4:43PM
A wonderful image, congrats on all your awards

LesF
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 5:04PM
And one from me Lillian
pks 17 2 England
31 Mar 2013 6:02PM
wow awesome !!

peter
stu8fish 9 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 6:15PM
Awesome shot Lillian.
GrinSmile
ValSaxby 16 146 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 6:20PM
Stunning Lillian, glad you had a great time.
Mike_Smith Plus
14 829 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
15 37 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.
Congratulations.
Joline
John_Horner 16 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.

John
johnke Plus
8 231 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
14 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 7:44PM
Superb capture - well deserved awards Lillian SmileSmile
BarbAnna 11 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.

Ruth
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 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.
Ronnie,
Glostopcat 15 255 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 9 382 2 Wales
31 Mar 2013 9:17PM
Just popped back Lillian,and seen all these Awards,You deserve them all Lillian ,Smile
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NettaSmile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
31 Mar 2013 9:19PM
Stunning
Tom
ali63 9 791 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 Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 9:54PM
BRAVO Lilian. Have my UA too.
johnke Plus
8 231 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
14 374 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
Helen
31 Mar 2013 11:53PM
Another great shot of these wonderful animals Lillian. So beautifully captured.
Don
annettep38 10 220 42 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
9 500 7 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 11 207 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!
Ann
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 10:55AM
Yes, I think it also deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

Lucien.
User_Removed 17 386 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

Lucien.
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 11:03AM
Fantastic capture Lillian .
Rob
parallax 12 204 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 11:15AM
Top notch.
sable 13 9 7 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 1:03PM
Oh WOW Lillian it takes my breath away - Elizabeth xx
FeatherFriend 13 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
Regards,
Geoff.
Mrsbass 9 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 2:13PM
Wow - Lillian - what more can I add - Simply Stunning photography.
Humblebee 9 1 England
1 Apr 2013 2:24PM
A super capture of these beautiful beasts ... Carol Grin
MickyMc 14 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

John
Mike_S 10 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2013 6:01PM
Amazing and a joy to see.
Mike.
marktc Plus
11 101 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
OUTSTANDING Lillian..Lin
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 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

Dave
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
1 Apr 2013 8:04PM
Well done again Lillian.......
danbrann 17 640 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
15 1.6k 2238 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 11 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
16 2.5k 51 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
Brian.
gary_d 13 576 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.

gary
NeilWigan Plus
11 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 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:21AM
Absolutely superb photograph, a real winning shot. Love it!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
2 Apr 2013 8:59AM
Excelletn Lillian and congrats on all the Awards
Regards Richard
danbrann 17 640 17
2 Apr 2013 12:41PM
Do you realize you have got more awards for this than I get votes on a normal day..................
3 Apr 2013 11:10AM
Una foto magnètica...
xwang 12 56 8
3 Apr 2013 9:39PM
Great images, Lilian. Superbly taken.
3 Apr 2013 10:04PM
Beautiful image
Maurice
PaulLiley 12 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
17 257 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.
Sue

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