a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shootin' Horses Ain't Easy!

You have them lined up in your sites,
they move,
they make funny faces.
They'll be standing pretty,
they spy you
and come looking for a treat
while looking as pretty as an ole plow horse.
They know you're gonna shoot!
Sometimes they even shake like a dog.
But it's hard to get a shot
when there're chestnuts on the ground.
You think you have a clean shot,
then someone moves an inch
and you end up with a miss.
Even climbing high to shoot doesn't help.
They know you're out to get 'em.
Finally, you get lucky...
and get a fair shot.
This is too much work for me!

23 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

YOu're sot right, shooting 'em ain't easy. LOL

The Golden Eagle said...

For a second I thought you meant the other sort of shooting . . . :P I need to spend more time around photographers!

I can see why getting a good picture of horses would be hard.

A. Grey said...

If I could just get a quarter for every roll of film I wasted in order to get 'that one' picture of my guys... I'd be better off... I thought going digital would help... but I just fill up the memory cards in a matter of minutes and then have to sort through them...

EmptyNester said...

I thought you meant the other kind of shooting at first as well. LOL The pictures are great! Your horses are beautiful!!!

~Tonia said...

Goats are just as bad.. For every good pic I have 10 of Noses, Tails and/or disappearing goats...

♥ helen said...

Yes I know, it is not always easy to photograph horses or animals, but you do it very well :)

The Digital Looking Glass said...

Gail, this post cracks me up! I can photograph anything that doesn't move, but let me try to get a good shot of one of my pets or another beautiful animal, and they read my mind! You can't even sneak up on them!

Tara

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Some horses photograph well...and others not so much.

Baby Doll seemed to know she was being photographed and always posed for me. Apache won't let me get far enough away to snap the camera, and the camera often catches her with a crazy wonky face.

I think horses are a lot like people when it comes to being photographed. lol!

~Lisa

allhorsestuff said...

Gail, haha-you totally summed up all the things that occur as you TRY to photograph an equine!! Actually felines are super difficult as well.

My mare is so bored with the black box(used to be silver) she hardly EVER pricks her ears up for me!
For a TB she looks like a registered HAG most shots!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful photos ! Such pretty ponies ! Yesturday whilst Papa and I were out taking photos I managed to get a horse doing the rolly polly !
Have a great day !

Shabbygalsnest said...

Okay, I was scared a little bit for a moment.Thank goodness you meant to photograph LOL. They are beauty's! Traci

Jules said...

Nice pics, Gail! I knew what you meant, I was not afraid :)

I love the Mother horse. always wanted a Palomino.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Clarissa Draper said...

Oh, for goodness sakes. When I read the title and saw the horse's face on the first picture, I thought you were going to put the horse down. I was debating reading it. I'm glad you're just taking pictures. It's making me laugh at my mistake.

CD

carolina nana said...

That last shot is a beauty. I like the eyes on that brown and white horse. Is that what is called a paint or a pinto or maybe neither,I love horses but we only had quarter horses and Tennessee Walkers when I grew up and they locked a lot alike to me !!
Have a blessed tomorrow.

Hope said...

love this.. made me smile.. isent that the way it is with everything one trys to capture?
you have some beautiful horses..
and a very lovely blog..
Hope

Rusty said...

You got the picture! You also demonstrated one of the main rules of photography - take LOTS of pictures - then take some more. (Very easy to do with digital cameras, true). All the Best! and Keep 'shooting'. ;)

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

The beauty of the digital cameras nowadays--you can take tons of pictures and it doesn't cost a thing! Anyway, I think all your pics looked great.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

when your shooting such awesome animals no shot is a bad one.

An English Shepherd said...

Yes snaping us animals is not easy ;-)

Wizz

Nezzy said...

I believe that's a bit more than a fair shot girl!!! Yep, animals and kids....they all wiggle and snort and giggle! Heeehehehe!!!

Have a fantabulous day sweetie!!!

Feelin' creative today...I'm makin' up words! :o)

Pat said...

I think you did a good job!

LindaG said...

Hehe. They probably have fun making it hard for you. ;)

Jennifer said...

At first I also thought you meant the other kind of "shooting" but it made it a great, attention getting title for your post! :) I love the pictures, I think they are great but I do agree that animals are the most difficult thing to take pictures of.

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