35 responses

  1. Live animal captured as a still life or even a land scape.
    I like it.

    March 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

    • I’m glad you like them. I’m still very much a beginner with these kinds of shots and am experimenting a lot!

      March 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  2. Very inspiring!

    March 4, 2012 at 11:50 am

    • Thank you, Tobias! I have very little experience taking photographs of horses, so I am really still figuring out what the heck I’m doing and what I actually want to achieve with these images. I appreciate your encouragement!

      March 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  3. These are great! I love the last one. Do you think he or she is trying to tell you something?

    March 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    • Thank you, Jennifer! That last one is so funny. I think he is actually talking to the horse next to him. They were rubbing heads and had quite a bit to say to each other. This was the end of the conversation. I guess he had had enough. 🙂

      March 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

  4. Great shot, and adorable! I love horses very much!

    March 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement I love horses, too, but have almost no experience photographing them, so I’m still learning what it is I’d like to capture, or rather figuring out HOW to capture what I find so amazing about them.

      March 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      • The Japanese proverb says…”What one likes, one will do well” . he, he 😉

        March 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  5. I love it! Isn’t it great to capture yourself in a horse’s eye? Glad I came across your blog!

    March 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    • Thank you so much for stopping by and for your enthusiastic comment. I was so happy you visited, because it gave me a chance to discover your blog (as I think I just said in my comment there shortly ago). I can see that I have a lot to learn from you! I love that! Thanks again!

      March 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  6. chuckling at these–great shots

    March 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  7. Beautiful shots Melanie, I have to show them to my colleague who adores horses …

    March 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    • Thanks, Joanna. Taking photographs of horses is completely new ground for me. I find it very challenging (well, and exciting, for that very reason). They are such majestic animals and I find I have a lot to learn about how I want to go about capturing the incredible animals I see before me.

      March 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      • Horses are majestic and I have the privilege to photograph my colleagues horses one day…can’t wait! It’s new to me too, so time will tell how I would manage 😉

        March 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

  8. closeup photos of horses are so fine when you get them right in focus, which I can see that you are reallygood at!

    March 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    • Thank you so much for your comment and visit. I’ve just had a chance to drop by your wonderful blog a learn a little bit about your beautiful ranch and the nokota horses you have there. Thank you for stopping by!

      March 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  9. Marvelous photos!! I love lhem all, but my favorite is the first one!!!

    March 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

  10. I’m amazed with the clear reflection on the eye, in the second photo.
    Awesome close ups Melanie!
    The last photo is beautiful too, you captured a priceless expression!

    March 5, 2012 at 1:09 am

  11. Love those pictures, love horses too 🙂

    March 5, 2012 at 1:27 am

  12. Love #2!

    March 5, 2012 at 1:58 am

  13. These are wonderful.

    March 5, 2012 at 2:05 am

    • I just had a great time exploring your blog a bit and then got pulled into your “good stuff” list (and was off on a fabulous journey and completely lost track of time). Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments!

      March 5, 2012 at 2:41 am

  14. ! the last one’s a gem – it surprises in a new and funny way – a rare quality these day – thank you !

    March 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

  15. Guy


    A very nice series of photos. I may have to try some cow closeups the next time I am at the farm.


    March 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  16. Yas

    I love the first one, as it has a nice emotion to it; but the third one, ah, I can almost feel the breath blowing out from those nostrils 🙂

    March 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    • Thanks, Yas! The horse in the 3rd one was so curious about my camera! They are such amazing animals. You are so fortunate to be so close to them, as you are. The photographs you have been posting from Italy are amazing!

      March 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      • Yas

        Amazing animals indeed, and a delight to photograph 🙂
        And I’m glad you enjoy my photos, it means allot to me! 😀

        March 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

  17. Great captures of their eyes….number 1 is my favouriute

    March 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  18. Beautiful clicks. The last one makes me smile.

    March 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

  19. Yes, these are some fine faces.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

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