I delivered some dinner to a couple friends the other night and couldn’t help but go visit the horses on the adjacent property. When they weren’t staring me down, wondering what I was up to, or eating, they were literally kicking up their heels in play. Wish those photos had turned out … I’m still learning animal photography 🙂
I kinda liked these though.
And then there was this spider …
Beautiful! Even the lady spider.
Great color on that spider! Thanks!
Horses are beautiful animals. Not so sure about the spider though. Gave me the creeps. But the photos turned out great!
Sorry about the creeps … to be honest I was hoping to get some cool web shots, but the colors of the spider were too pretty to be ignored. Now those horses? True beauty!
Beautiful shots, very nice work.
Thanks so much, Joe. I had my pants rolled up to my knees and still was wet from the dew 🙂
Beautiful photographs, although I must admit the horses resonate more with me than the arachnids, I know they are also god’s creatures, but they give me the creeps, I can’t help it! 😉
I hear ya! and you are not the only one who feels that way!!
Absolutely gorgeous. What kind of camera are you using? The colors are so vibrant! Thanks for sharing. Those horses – and even the spider – are breathtaking.
Thanks for making me smile! I am still using my Canon sx40 – it’s not a SLR. I bought it when I wanted to improve my photography but wasn’t ready for changing lenses. Plus I wanted an easy camera to use while biking. Now though? So ready for an upgrade!!
You totally should, when you’re ready. I think you’re gifted! I love taking pics too, but only have my phone. Maybe I’ll upgrade to your type of camera. 🙂
Upgrade for sure! My camera is one of the “super zoom bridge” cameras ,,, in between the pocket point & shoot and the SLR. Canon also has one with a 20x zoom that is smaller in size and now a 50x. I’ve seen the 40x for as low as $280 (I bought it for $350 @18 months ago) and I have loved it! A friend of mine who has all kinds of fancy SLR equipment added the 50x to his collection for when he doesn’t want to carry all the lenses around. It’s such a fun camera and truly has been a great bridge – I’ve learned alot and am ready to move up (kind of like what I did with my motorcycles; start small / move up). okay that was long winded … 🙂
I really appreciate the info!
I loved the horses coloring. The trick for taking animal pics is having your shutter speed high enough…looks like you did a great job.
Thanks Laurie! I’m still investigating a weekend photography course 🙂 until then, I’m just having a blast!!
It’s a love/hate thing LOL. Love the swooshy tail in your 4th horse photo. I also love pet photo’s that leaves something to the viewers imagination, so your last horse photo is my fav. As for spiders OMG…..I’m half way across the yard when I see one…..and never that close
As you can tell by the comments before yours (and verbal comments from others) you are not alone in the love / hate for this post! One of the women in my office wouldn’t even look at the photo 🙂 I’ve had many comment (in a love way 🙂 ) about the swooshy tail and the head shot. Thanks (by the way …raining here …)
Rain can be soothing….both for the earth and personally. It’s kind of awesome when your photographs elicit such strong feelings, even when they aren’t positive. ‘yikes, eek, gasp, holy sh@t, LOL…… Way to go LB
Such beautiful creatures! I especially like the black and white image. Have a great week! Robyn
Thanks Robyn. I made the one shot B&W because the lighting just wasn’t right in color. It’s funny how B&W is just the answer sometimes!
Beauties! Love that B&W of the horse! Great shot!
Thanks Jennifer! It’s definitely the fav for everyone!
Oh, so beautiful (the horses). Spiders are fascinating, but frightening too..
Thank you! These creatures (horses and spiders) tend to draw almost identical responses … love for one, fear or dislike for the other 🙂
Really like the second and fourth photographs in particular; very nice balanced compositions imo. Thank you for posting them 🙂
Thank you! I’ve upgraded to my first DSLR since I took these and while i do love the shots and the memories, I’m more critical over the lack of clarity.