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Running for the...Daisies

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 31 July 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Instead of the Kentucky Derby's "Running for the Roses", this is the Montana version - Running Through the Daisies.

The hooves of horses!
Oh! witching and sweet
Is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet;
No whisper of lover, no trilling of bird,
Can stir me as much as hooves of horses
Have stirred.
~Will H. Ogilvie

SONY DSC-F828 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 200 22 mm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

LOL.....The title is great. Nice photo of these horses with a great capture of their faces anxiously running towards you.

31 Jul 2009 5:44am

@Lambspun: Thanks.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice shot.

31 Jul 2009 9:26am

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely selection of head movements here

31 Jul 2009 10:15am

@grouser: Thanks.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So beautiful.

31 Jul 2009 11:21am

@Ana Lúcia: I think horses are so gorgeous.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A super capture Barbara! And I must admit, even I can't improve on the title....Well done! ;-)

31 Jul 2009 12:21pm

@Eric Cousineau: I can't believe it. I must have finally learned a little bit about titles from you. ;-))) Thanks!

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Nice shot B. Were you about to get out of the way? They look to be pretty focused. Well Done.

31 Jul 2009 2:03pm

@The Big Guy: Thanks. Yes, get out of the way, or get trampled. ;-)))

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is wonderful! I really love your low angle, it makes these magnificent animals even more stunning!

31 Jul 2009 2:14pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy. I thought the low angle might add a little drama, and show the flowers better too.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture. Although I love the Derby, I'll take this scene any day.

31 Jul 2009 5:48pm

@john4jack: Thank you. Me too, Jack - any day!

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice capture from this horses !

31 Jul 2009 7:11pm

@Loner: Thanks. Missed you and your wonderful shots!

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Oh, how I love this!! I'd rather see the horses run through the daisies any day! Gorgeous !!

31 Jul 2009 7:53pm

@Claudia: Thanks Claudia. I'm with you - bring on the daisies any day.

Mags from Paris, France

Wow well done!!

1 Aug 2009 10:30am

@Mags: Thanks so much!

Evelyn from United States

This is like that painting that hangs in the Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth - no matter from what angle you view it, the horses seem to be running right at you. Love it.

1 Aug 2009 2:57pm

@Evelyn: Hey, welcome back. How was your trip? Thanks!!

Daiyen from Penang, Malaysia

Nice captured! How did u take this? I feel like they gonna run over u :D

2 Aug 2009 1:00pm

@Daiyen: Thanks. LOL, I felt like that too!! But they went around, and I'm still here. ;-)

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Excellent shot! And what a beautiful area. I really want to get up to Montana!

3 Aug 2009 11:06am

@Lesley: Thank you. I'm ready to go back again for sure!

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Wow - fabulous capture. Looks like you had a great time in Glacier NP - I have never been there.

4 Aug 2009 2:49pm

@PD: Thank you!! We did love Glacier, and Montana in general. This horse shot, and the ones coming up later, are from a ranch near Kalispell, and not actually in Glacier Park.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Awesome unique and beautiful..where you right there in the middle...beautifully composed...great looking horses.

24 Aug 2009 3:28pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks. They were at a ranch in Montana, and were beautiful houses.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

fabulous POV! Great shot

25 Aug 2009 8:12pm

@Magda: Thanks so much!

Joanne from United States

What a fantastic shot! Spectacular beauties!

14 Dec 2009 12:01am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh bravo pour avoir saisi leur tête

28 Jan 2014 3:20pm

@L'angevine: You are looking far back to find this shot. ;-)

1/800 second
ISO 200
22 mm