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Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
Owings, MD | July 16th, 2014
Canon 7D

Got some interesting shots during my first show - this one of our program horse, Honey, really stood out.  If you're interested in seeing the color version (she has a beautiful dun coat that compliments her blue eyes!), check out my facebook page.  The horses had to put up with shenanigans like egg-and-spoon races, underwear races, ride-a-buck, cup races, etc.  It was fun! 

Entered in :iconall-photographers: Summer in Black and White contest.  Check it out!
 
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:iconsydney08:
SYDNEY08 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That's beautiful!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015   Photographer
Thank you! 
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:iconjenfruzz:
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing clarity! Love the lighting too. Great piece :clap:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!  She's such a joy to photograph, I'm glad her adopter brings her back to the rescue whenever it hosts shows and events.  I can't get enough of her unique coloring.  =D
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Pfoten-Fotografie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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CelidahD Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Her eye is absolutely mesmerizing in this shot. And like the others said, the shot is so crisp! Nicely done!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!  I'm thrilled my 7D stood up to the challenge even after my husband nearly frying it last year.  It just proves how durable the camera is.  :giggle:
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:iconcelidahd:
CelidahD Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Iz not weak little gurly camera. Iz big strong camera. Iz strong like bull.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Photographer
Thick like skull!  :la:
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:iconcelidahd:
CelidahD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Haha, I like that! I'll have to remember that one.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014   Photographer
My teammate and I were always hearing comments like that.  It's what inspired us to become Team Mule.  ;)
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kapala01 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist
That really is a great composition and a beautiful horse. Both colour and monochrome versions are amazing.

If you don't mind me asking, how do you get such crisp photos? I'm assuming some of it happens during post-processing?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! 

I don't mind at all!  Some of it is done during post, but it's easiest to get it while taking the photo.  There's a million different things that factor into it, so hopefully I don't overwhelm you too much.  Good quality lenses, if you have a DSLR.  Shutter speed based off of the focal length an speed of the subject, choosing the focus points, lighting, and keeping the ISO as low as you can.  What camera/lenses do you use?  I'll be able to get a little more technical or at least point you in the direction of better-written tutorials for ya. 

Hopefully that mess above makes sense, I'm waiting for my coffee to kick in, haha. 
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature www.deviantart.com/journal/Fri…
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Photographer
:w00t!:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is a magnificent shot!  Her eye stands out even in black and white.

And I'd love to see the colour version.  ;)
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Photographer
She looks gorgeous even on fuzzy cell phone shots. 

Weeeelll....I have the flat unedited version posted on facebook:shifty:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Splendid!  Thanks for the linkage!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Photographer
:bow:
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:iconlilacmisttheunicorn:
LilacMistTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful eyes and such muscle tone. Great job.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014   Photographer
Thanks. 
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:iconlilacmisttheunicorn:
LilacMistTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome.
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:iconkl-adams:
KL-Adams Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her eyes are incredible, and I love the composition of this photo!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!  I love seeing light eyes against dark coats, it's such a beautiful contrast.  =D
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:iconmoonfairy1999:
moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot of a beautiful animal!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmoonfairy1999:
moonfairy1999 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Heart 
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:iconbadcowboy69:
BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful horse!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
She absolutely is.  She's a grulla (or maybe a dun variation, it's been a while since I've worked with those coats lol) blanket appaloosa with bright blue eyes.  And such a nice horse, too.  =D
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm mostly around bay colored horses.  It's boring XD  So it's always a pleasure to see the more unique colors out there for a change :D  Blanket appies are great!  My character in my novel has one hee hee
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
Nothing wrong with a good bay, especially if they're a blood bay.  :giggle:
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah true...with four white stockings and a blaze XD
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Photographer
Yes!  I'm a sucker for abstract facial markings. 
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
=D
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Absolutely 100% perfect.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much Jenny.  :hug:
I'm so lucky to work with such awesome animals and people. 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am very happy for you.
BIG :hug:
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:iconlunarspirit92:
LunarSpirit92 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beauty :D 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Photographer
:nod:
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:iconpatmp:
patmp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :love:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Photographer
=D
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:iconpatmp:
patmp Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;-)
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:iconcatgal15:
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A blue-eyed horse? I've never seen that! Yes, please, very interested. :D
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014   Photographer
What?!  We have one other blue-eyed horse at the rescue besides Honey. 
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:iconcatgal15:
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's neat. Actually, to be honest, I've only gotten up close with one horse; when my family and I lived on a farm. :D All other horses I've ever seen were on fields we drove by, or were on television or dA. :P
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
Sounds like it's time to change that!  ;)
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:iconcatgal15:
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could. :(
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Photographer
If it makes you feel better, I'm 24 and just now am able to be around them, even though it's just grooming and scooping poop.  =/
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:iconcatgal15:
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not better, per se, but it did make me laugh. :D
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