Lloyd Delaney  


WILD HORSES OF OAK CREEK by Lloyd Delaney

May 2022 - WILD HORSES OF OAK CREEK

About the Image(s)

I went with a group to visit the Oak Creek Wild Horses in Tehachapi, CA. There were about 90 wild horses there. This image shows a mare with her 1 day old foal, a second horse and the stallion herding them back into the fold. I took the shot with my Olympus EM1 Mark II using a 50 to 150 mm lens, f 4.5 at 1/250 sec and ISO 200. It was a lovely day and a great place to shoot. I wanted to get this group so that each animal was not superimposed over another. It worked!


11 comments posted




Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Lloyd, what a great capture!! You were right that the group makes a wonderful photo. How did you know that the foal was only a day old? Were you there for a few days watching the horses?   Posted: 05/11/2022 16:21:01
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Hi Mary, thank you for the compliment. We were only there for several hours. It was the caretaker who told us that the foal had been born the day before.   Posted: 05/11/2022 17:09:09



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Fabulous image....everything is right as if you got the horses to pose, colors of nature ae true and stand out. Excellent result.   Posted: 05/13/2022 21:17:46
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Thank you.   Posted: 05/14/2022 00:41:00



Paul Jenkins
You know I like Wild Horses. They are a lot more peaceful than the ones we have. Good work.   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:09:46
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
There were close to 100 horses there. The largest group was about 45 and had the alpha stallion and there were four other groups. When mares would stray, the stallion would try to hustle them back and sometimes other stallions would create conflict. The groups generally stayed out of each other's way.   Posted: 05/15/2022 19:37:11



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
As I toldPaul, I also had the opportunity to photograph at a wild house farm. This is very beautiful to me. Love your composition and colors. Sweet photo!   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:25:54
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Thank you.   Posted: 05/15/2022 19:37:29



Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I am amazed that you could get them in a "pose" like that, with the separation between all of them. I love it and using f/4.5 was a good idea.   Posted: 05/16/2022 09:23:36
Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Thank you, Margaret. I was shouting bursts of 3/second and this was the best.   Posted: 05/16/2022 09:53:52
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
Thanks - I guess I should learn to do this.   Posted: 05/16/2022 10:05:20



 

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