Friday, February 13, 2015

CAMERA CRITTERS AND SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

We found this beauty on our drive to the Shenandoah's last weekend.   Gregg stopped by his fence along a quiet road but I didn't get out of the car.  Other horses I have come across sometimes meander over to you, but this one stayed in one spot.  


His body language seemed to say that he wasn't that comfortable with us being there.  He also had one leg out front which pawed the ground ever so slightly and he huffed a little.  I don't speak horse obviously and have no real experience, but I felt there were unspoken words between him and me, like "Please move on!"  I didn't want to make him even more uncomfortable so we moved on.


But first I took one very fast photo of this sleepy one through the gap between the fence rail.  There's always one last photo right?  There's an iceberg heading towards us but "Hold on, let me take one more photo!"  Do you think the horse above was being protective of his companion?  The one lying on the ground wasn't too far away from him in the same field.



I am linking with Misty's Camera Critters and Eileen's Saturday Critters.   Thank you for hosting ladies. 

30 comments:

  1. Indeed I KNOW you understood what the horse was expressing. And the iceberg joke is worthy of open mike night at blogfest (if there is such a thing).

    How pleasant to multiply my experience by having such sensitive, camera toting friends who craft posts such as this!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Possibly being protective, it wouldn't surprise me. Some horses are also just skittish or standoffish.

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  3. I don't think I have ever seen a horse laying down like that. Most horses we have passed are curious and friendly, this one was definitely suspicious!

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  4. so that horse was just sleeping?

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  5. They are beautiful horses. I don't understand their behaviors either.

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  6. he's a beauty and does look a little wary.

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  7. I didn't know horses lay down like that. Hmmm... I guess they couldn't sleep standing up, so they must have to lie down. It just never occurred to me.

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  8. I love these photos, Denise, and it is good to understand the body language of animals, isn't it? I am not very familiar with horses because I live in the city here in Montreal and rarely get to see any, but I know cats and birds the most....after that it would be dogs, to understand their body language.

    One time I went to a farm (it was in a nature park) and two donkeys came right up to me, made it so easy for me to take photos of them. This was a few years ago.

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  9. Thee are great horse shots. it is not too often you see horses lying completely down. Happy St Valentine's Day and have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Hello Denise, they are pretty horses. I am glad you stopped for the photos.Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy Valentine's Day weekend!

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  11. Interesting body language. You were wise to move on.

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  12. I suspect you read the body language correctly. Denise. You got great photos even though you didn't get out of the car.

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  13. I think that you understood him well, yet still had the presence of mind to bag a couple of excellent photos. Well done!

    Have a great weekend.

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  14. love the iceberg comment.. that is so ME... sometimes bob threatens me with taking my camera while i am taking one last shot.
    that is one beautiful horse and he does look like he wanted you to leave. good choice staying in the car. love the shot through the fence..

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  15. Beautiful horses! I've seen horses rolling around on the ground, but never lying down like that.

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  16. Great shots. That horse definitely looks confrontational.

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  17. Gorgeous shots of a beautiful horse!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  18. So beautiful. I love it when the animals talk to us.

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  19. i think he is being cautious and wants you to be cautious also. Beautiful animal. MB

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  20. Great photos, Denise! He just did NOT want any visitors, did he? :-)

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  21. Great shots! I've seen horses that looked wary of me. Then there's the other kind that seems to expect an apple or something!

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  22. Great shots of irritated and sleepy horse.
    Thanks for dropping by, Denise.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2015/02/locked-up.html

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  23. compelling photos looking into the soul

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  24. I love your first two photos of the horse's head close up. Nice lighting!

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  25. They're both lovely horses. I know less than nothing about them, but would have thought the same as you. They do seem to take care of each other, horses do.

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