Paul Jenkins  

WILD HORSES by Paul Jenkins

May 2022 - WILD HORSES

About the Image(s)

I took this on April, 23, 2022 at Black Mountain in the remote Owyhee Range in Southwest Idaho. I used a Canon R6, Canon RF100-500mm w/ RF 2.0 Extender, 1/400s, f/16, ISO 640, 1000mm.

There were over forty horses in this group. The Wild Horses in this area originated during the Great Depression. Ranchers in the area could no longer afford to feed their horses and turned them loose. For many years they were rounded up and slaughtered for dog food. They are now protected by The Bureau Of Land Management. To control the population the BLM will round up some and sell them the public for domestic use as Saddle Horses.

10 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
(Groups 66 & 86)
Very nicely done, Paul! I love the sense of wind, and motion, and the shallow DOF adds a unique dimension to this.   Posted: 05/02/2022 17:58:59
Paul Jenkins
Thank you for your nice comment. The horses were walking toward me and suddenly turned and went into a gallop. I was fortunate to get some good action shots.   Posted: 05/11/2022 15:38:11

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I love the motion and the sharp texture of the horses hair. There is plenty of space for them to gallop into.   Posted: 05/11/2022 11:00:05
Paul Jenkins
There is geological difference from your Wild Horses and mine. Yours is a placid meadow with tall grass and mine the High Desert and rugged mountains. I really like the peaceful vibe in your photo.   Posted: 05/11/2022 15:35:38

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Paul, I love this shot! The sharp focus of the horses against the softer background is great! It looks like there was slight mist or fog in the air when you took it. Great shot!   Posted: 05/11/2022 15:27:12
Paul Jenkins
It's not a mist or fog it is the early morning haze and dust from the running horses. In later frames dust was much more prevalent. I got to give credit to the lens for the lock on focus following and animal detection function.   Posted: 05/11/2022 15:42:23

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
This is a great image Paul. My only concern if you put it into a competition is hearing the judge saying that they should be running to you not away. I still think it's great.   Posted: 05/13/2022 21:08:26

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Loved this image of the wild horses! I too had the opportunity to photograph wild horses in Oklahoma at Mowdy Ranch. What beautiful animals they are. You have really captured a great story of their running in the early morning. Think you did a great job with focus and color too!   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:07:12

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Doesn't stop me from loving the image   Posted: 05/15/2022 20:43:29

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I agree with all the comments and am impressed with how you got them galloping. I also love the info about how they were turned loose during the depression.   Posted: 05/16/2022 09:08:39


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