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Registered: November 2008
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Just got back from our dream photography trip to France. Taken from a very low level sat in water on the marsh in the Camargue France. Such an exciting shoot all action and we were told to just keep still as the horses WILL run round us.. as you can see I am here to tell the tale so they did run past.
· Date: Wed June 15, 2016 · Views: 417 · Tags: 1 ·
Keywords: Wild, white, Horses, Camargue
Camera Make / Model: Canon 70d
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 70/200 f2.8 L IS
Filters / Type Used: n/a
Flash / Type Used: n/a
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: Wild white horses shoot
State / County / Area Image Taken: The Carmargue
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Wed June 15, 2016 5:53pm

I think I would have been a little unnerved in spite of being told to stand still to allow the horses to run around one. Your low level perspective works to enhance the sense of energy with most of the horses' bodies set against the lightness of the sky. I like that sense of energy, the clarity of detailing and just the beauty of the horses. An image to enlarge,frame and hang in a prominent location. Great capture.


Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,763
Wed June 15, 2016 8:21pm

Wonderful shot - I hope you have a camera that can take continuous pictures so you have more than one. Did the camera get wet???
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Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Thu June 16, 2016 1:33pm

Thank you Jan and John I was not nervous as I have always felt much braver behind the lens. For example I can get right up close and personal to shoot a macro of a spider but if one walks in the room I generally leave via the nearest exit Smile

Yes John i had the camera on servo mode, when shooting horses the prime point for the shot is as they lift their front legs and of course with a group its nice (although not always possible) to shoot them when they are all in this or a similar position.

I shoot with a 70d now and that and my lens are both reasonably water tight but the camera lens and I did get soaked. We all took chamois clothes with us and lens cleaning gear so after each run the horses rested and we cleaned our cameras.

kind regards Helen

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 445
Fri June 17, 2016 5:35pm

Tremendous shot--all 3 that you have posted are wonderful and this was is so full of action I jumped back in my seat!

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Tue June 21, 2016 11:07pm

An excellent action shot. I immediately recognised the horses of the Camargue (from TV) and wondered if they did a pre-arranged drive of the famous horses. A wonderful opportunity and you made the most of it.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sun June 26, 2016 2:41am

What a wonderful opportunity you had to take this wild and wooly action shot - I think if it had been me I would have needed a dry pair of trousers Smile You should submit this to a prominent photo contest - it would take first price with no problems. Amazing and daring shot - and you nailed it!

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Mon June 27, 2016 12:10am

Super shot Helen, I love the horse to the right of frame,

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