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photoblog image The Grand Finale

The Grand Finale

It wasn't until I uploaded this pic that I saw the "hug."  I couldn't believe my eyes!  I had just watched the most spectacular animal dance of my life that ended here. 

After this pose, the two fillies went off on their own to graze in the pasture.

End of series.



The Grand Finale

It wasn't until I uploaded this pic that I saw the "hug."  I couldn't believe my eyes!  I had just watched the most spectacular animal dance of my life that ended here. 

After this pose, the two fillies went off on their own to graze in the pasture.

End of series.



comments (22)

  • dotun
  • 22 Feb 2007, 00:19
lol...I stuck between yesterdays and todays....Nice one too.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, me, too, Dotun. Thanks. I think yesterday's my favorite but this was my biggest surprise. smile
they are having so much fun apparently, I hope it's just fun and you won't show more, kids are watching you know ;-) cool shot !
Ginnie Hart: HaHa, Dafredo. Tell the kids that these are 2 girls having fun and this is as far as it goes. smile
  • Clint
  • 22 Feb 2007, 02:14
This is one of those shots that if someone was going to pay a million dollars for you to capture, you would never get. Chance favors the prepared. Good photo.
Ginnie Hart: You are so kind to say that, Clint. I really felt lucky to be in the right place at the right time.
A very nice series indeed.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks so much, Thomas.
is that horse foreplay! someone should tell those animals to stop horsing around, someones gonna get hurt wink lovely series ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think these are 2 young girlfriends (fillies) horsing around and having lots of fun. Thanks, Genevieve.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2007, 05:42
This is great stuff, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Martin. It sure was fun for me.
Oh Ginnie, this is a great finale, indeed! You see what I mean when I say that you don't need any more dare than exactly what you have, in order to take awesome shots?!
Ginnie Hart: Well, Samira, you are way too kind. This wasn't experimentation at all. More like just point and shoot and hope I get some neat stuff!
This is a great one !! Ginnie you get a likey's smile

Seems to be an horse day today smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You honor me, Zeb. Thank you kindly. I think it's been a horse week for a lot of us. smile
What a hug! Great shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kedar!
playing around.
Ginnie Hart: I think this is where we got our "horsing around" phrase. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 22 Feb 2007, 11:05
Well, I don't know how Brownie got there, but I'm glad they enjoyed the spring sunshine. It's been a memorable series, and this finishes it brilliantly!
Ginnie Hart: The one shot I never got, Ruth, was the 2 or 3 times when they were both vertically facing each other on their hand legs. They were too fast for me because I never knew when they were gonna do it. I think this was immediately after one of those and Brownie obviously came done just after Goldie for the embrace. So glad you enjoyed the series!!!
What a way to end a series ! I'm close to saying this is perfect and this almost makes me want to learn to ride, but not quite ! You've been a revelation young lady. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA. We'll get you on a horse yet, Johnny. Sadly, I can't ride any more because of a very bum left knee. The last time I rode was in St. Croix about 8 years ago, for 2 hours, and I was in misery. I had cartilege removed 30+ years ago, and now it just can't take stress. You don't realize how much you use your knees while on a horse, so make sure yours are okay. If they are, just do it! You'll have the time of your life. smile
A lovely set of photos...its as if they are performing for you...good capture
Ginnie Hart: HA. I don't think they had a clue I was there, Neil, but I totally agree. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Louis
  • 22 Feb 2007, 13:58
Great series and everyone an excellent picture. Love it, love horses.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Louis, you certainly do love horses. I think this was National Horse Week, based on all the SC posts on horses. smile
là! je suis époustouflé! quelle qualité de photo!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheat, O-P. Thanks!
Great series, Ginnie. You captured so much action and emotion!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Josie. That means a lot from you.
Super capture Ms. Hart!! As you know, I am not a great fan of centralised subjects and would have preferred if you had gone closer to the rule of thirds, but hey, it's your choice Ginn!! A very good photo despite my personal preferences!! Warmest wishes and kind regards to you and the family, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: I usually feel the same way about the rule of thirds, Neil, but since this series was a segue from the other circus, I wanted to treat the subjects as being in the center of the ring. Thanks, as always, for expressing your preference. This is what makes the world go 'round. smile
I used to draw horses a lot when I was a teenager (preferred to draw them than to ride them) and I always thought they came out very stiff looking. But what I see here is a natural pose caught with your camera that looks similar to the way I used to draw horses. I guess this really doesn't have a lot to do with your capture, except that it vindicates a lifelong misconception.

Oh, and it's a beautiful photo!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you've been vindicated, Karen. That's so funny because every time I look at Goldie, she seems more like a toy than real! Yes, very stiff. LOL

Glad you liked this series. Thanks. smile
This is a wonderful capture, Ginn. An image any wildlife photographer would be proud of.
Ginnie Hart: You're way too kind, Andrew. Thank you so much.
Ah, the grand final! Gorgeous! Really a great shot. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Julia.
Placing the horsee in the middle of the pic works fine with me. I saw your answer here to someone, and it made me smile, because the first thing that got stuck was...the light brown horse looks just like a toy. That adds a little extra to the pic, and it makes the pic very interesting and in a way, a good way, out of this world. Hard to explain but... smile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Aksel. And I think it's an appropriate way to describe it. Thanks for your thought.
A very nice shot too Gennie... But I prefer "the kiss".... (french or not).
Ginnie Hart: HA. I agree with you, Roland, because that's my favorite, too. Thanks. smile

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