Another neat shot of a couple of stallions from the Onaqui Mountains Wild Horse Herd Management Area. Same ones from the post a few days ago, but a different look and different light. Shot on the shortest day of 2020. Those scars are really something.
Most of the bee shots on this site will focus on the bee – and really pay attention to the eye. In this case, though, the bee seems almost incidental. This one took – actually a false yucca or hummingbird yucca – five years to bloom, but wow…when it did, it was magnificent. Started sometime late May, I think, and went through the first few soft frosts…five or six ten-foot blooms stalks just going and going and going. When you look at the pic, notice that there are a few flowers open, a couple past their prime, and lots and lots of buds of various sizes. It’s really a magnificent plant. Look for a hummingbird on it soon as “art of the day”. They sure love this plant, too.
Also, this is obviously a thin vertical, too. I really need to develop my eye to shoot those. It’s often lots easier to find room on the wall for a long, thin, tall one than it is a square or traditional rectangle.
I’ve got this one in the gallery 20 x 48 on 1/8″acrylic in a white, custom frame for $445. It looks really good. And would make a good breaker box cover, too.
This might not be art…but it sure is a compelling portrait. This is a palomino stallion from the Onaqui Mountains Herd. Check out his blue eye. I know this one and he’s really earned his scars. He’s pretty bellicose and seems to enjoy fighting with the other stallions. He is an instigator.
He was kind of posing for me and posturing when I shot it this. It’s a full frame shot at 225mm – so I was pretty close. His lip is curled not because he’s showing off, but because he’s processing smell (of all things). Seems the stallions are pretty sensitive to the pheromones in the air ;). Imagine that.
Anyway, this is a great shot of this guy. And really captures his personality. And it can be art if you want it to be.
Get this one as large as you dare…as long as it’s in a 2:3 ratio. Email me at email@example.com to discuss sizes and prices.
These two are a lot of fun to watch. I think they’re both males from the same dam. They’re always together, running, playing, and sparring – much like you’d expect others to act. The picture was shot toward the end of the day on the shortest day of the year in 2020. The light was just starting to get “golden” as the sun was going down. Was my first time out with this herd, too, and it was a really special experience. Great interaction with the horses, great light, and great memories.