E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Foal's mane

Foal's mane

I was really taken by the fluffy texture of this foal's mane, especially when contrasted with the bleached wood behind it.

Taken at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales in the New Forest.

Foal's mane

I was really taken by the fluffy texture of this foal's mane, especially when contrasted with the bleached wood behind it.

Taken at the Beaulieu Road Pony Sales in the New Forest.

comments (15)

lovely details Ellie. what a beautiful animals...
EJWilkins: Thank you Nicola, I am really pleased you like this shot. smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2006, 00:45
Awww. Look at that glistening mane! But I also really like that white spot smile And the ears!
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie, I'm glad you like this shot. The mane was such a lovely colour I couldn't resist trying to photograph it.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2006, 00:54
I've said to you before Ellie that I don'y normally like animal images but I like the light through the hair on this one! good work. Mal
EJWilkins: Kind of you to say so Mal, and thanks. smile
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2006, 00:59
Always great detail and pin point focus.
EJWilkins: smile Thanks Johnny.
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 6 Nov 2006, 01:47
Interesting idea and very brave to leave out the eyes. And it works! Great work to bring the attention to the details that we commonly miss. smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Denosha, I'm pleased you like the picture, thank you for leaving a comment. I hadn't even thought of including any other part of the head in this shot, I was so taken by the colour and the texture of the mane.
Agree with Blain... it could have been a better shot with its eyes...
EJWilkins: Hi Florence, I understand what you're saying, but the original shot was almost as you see it, so I couldn't include its' eyes. I hadn't thought it might make it look wrong, I'll bear this in mind. Thanks smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 6 Nov 2006, 15:25
I think it makes sense to leave out the eyes. The focus is the hair and the eyes would have drawn away from that. If anything I'd have cropped out more of the forehead, but the white spot does add something to the picture.
EJWilkins: I very nearly did crop it to the lower part of the forelock, it would have removed the dull area of the ponies neck which is something I'm not too happy about seeing. But, in the end I decided to leave the white blaze to add a different colour and smoother texture. I'm glad you like the shot, thank you so much for taking the time to comment.
  • Frank
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Nov 2006, 15:39
Very nice crop!
I do not agree with Blain and Florence. With the eyes it would have been an ordinary picture of pony.
Now it is an Interesting picture in wich the attention is drawn by what the photographer wanted us to see. The mane.
EJWilkins: Thanks Frank, yes I think with eyes it might have detracted from the furry and bright coloured mane, which is what had delighted me about this pony in the first place. Glad you like it. smile
  • Eileen
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2006, 16:49
I love the colours and light in this photo. The texture of the mane really stands out.
Hey Ellie, give me the name of this baby's hairdresser, I need to get as much hair as he's got!! You were correct to take the pic to exclude the eyes, otherwise the title would have been "nag's head"!! Your crop would have worked either way, with or without the white blaze. This is another of those super shots you seem to knock out so effortlessly. Regards, Neil.
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2006, 22:13
Nice use of the available light Ellie smile
  • Suby
  • UK
  • 6 Nov 2006, 22:49
Interesting shot.

Suby
It makes me want to pat him/her. It looks so soft and fluffy.
  • prism
  • Australia
  • 6 Nov 2006, 23:32
ohhh!!! so fluffy!!!!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Nov 2006, 21:25
Crazy shot. Love it.

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