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While out in the meadow observing the Wild Mustangs, and waiting for something to happen…because mostly all that horses do is eat! I happened to see this little family scene.
The horse on the far right wasn’t impressed so walked away and must have gestured or said something to the other adult because it started to get up…
Then I heard the rumble of horses hooves to my left and turned my camera to find it and saw this-
I missed what started it, but it was a mare, or a dung heap I’m guessing. I learned a few things about Horse Behavior on this trip. Stallions will fight over a pile of dung…their version of King of the Hill.
The Hazelnut brown horse chased the dark one all the way to the other side of the group. Then all was calm again, and they went back to eating.
Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm| SanDisk Digital Film| PS CC 2018
more to come…
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Wow, this week is the halfway point for my year commitment to posting a door a week on Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors! This year is just flying by!
While I was at the Rodeo last week-end hanging around the stables photographing competitions, and candid portraits I noticed the stable doors, so of course this week I’m sharing Stable Doors and a very shy horse.
N°1005 -I couldn’t get this horse to stick its head out the door for the life of me! I think I needed to have a carrot or sugar cube instead of a camera.
I do love the bits and pieces hanging from the opened half of the door.
…a close up of the latch,
A Cowboy practicing his ropin’ in front of a Stable Door N°1022
Lassoing a dummy cow/bull in front of a Stable Door N°1022
…and this blond beauty at N°1002 wasn’t shy about poking its head, and nose out to find out what the heck all the clicking was about. 🙂
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Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm & 80-200mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015.5| Hand-held
More to come…
Copyright ©2015 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
More to come…
Copyright © 2015 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
I spent the day at the San Benito County Rodeo yesterday, and really enjoyed the action, and skill of the riders.
I took two cameras; My D300s with my 80-200mm f/2.8 lens mounted, and my Df with the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.
I ended up switching the lenses to the opposite cameras, so I could use higher ISO for faster shutter speed to stop the fast paced action, and not have much noise to worry about. The Df handles noise much better than the D300s with its older sensor.
I set my shooting mode in Continuous High and made over 650 images. A lot of those are “lead up to the shot” images and will be deleted. I’ve made my first pass at culling them, but did develop several along the way.
So hold on to yer hats Cowgirls, and Boys…here’s a small taste of the Rodeo.
BBQ Pit- The Tri-tip was tender, and delicious
Ten Gallon Hats
Cowgirl Barrel Racing- She cut that one pretty well I thought
Rough Stock Cowboy and his Lasso
A Flag Girl
Speedy Dismount- He was competing in the Calf Ropin’ Competition
Deep in Thought- Shortly before his turn to ride a Bucking Bull
There were bucking bulls, and broncos and team ropin too. It was an action packed day!
More to come…