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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-06
Categories: Sky
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-06 10:07
Viewed: 1683
Points: 12
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hello here i have a picture from a wild horse who are lives here in the dunes to eat the plants
they came from Polski

i have a other in my WORKSHOP

gr lou
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Hello Lou,
Excellent subject and composition. Wish we could see its eye, otherwise very beautiful BG as well as color.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-06 14:20]

Hi Lou,a very curious post for your gallery,2 beautiful pics about 2 member of wild horses family,absolutely perfect,i like the ws too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Lou,
Very nice horse. Is he wild? I think so.....In Danube delta are living a few wild horses....
Excellent clarity and focus. I like also the specimen from your workshop.

Hallo Lou,
Mooie foto al moet ik zeggen dat ik de WS foto prefereer boven deze, omdat de kop beter uit komt. Iets waar je toch vaak het eerst op let. Neemt niet weg dat beide foto's uitstekend zijn en weer eens totaal iets anders dan wat we van je gewend zijn.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-07 10:03]

Hi Laurens,
Very nice photo with the horse. Wonderfully composition,amazing colors and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2016-04-07 10:26]

Hi Lou

Interesting post of this wild horse, very nice composition, great DOF nice POV.



as a moderator for TN I am sorry but your horse classes as domesticated as I think you will see from this excerpt for the book of Wiki.
The Konik is a Polish horse breed descending from very hardy horses from the Biłgoraj region. These horses had a predominantly dun colour, but also black and chestnut horses were present in the population.[4] Some researchers claim these foundation animals were hybrids with wild horse breeding that had been sold to farmers by the zoo in Zamość in 1806, which were bred to local domesticated draft horses.[4] However, genetic studies now contradict the view that the Konik is a surviving form of Eastern European wild horse, commonly called the tarpan, nor is it closely related to them. The Konik shares mitochondrial DNA with many other domesticated horse breeds and their Y-DNA is nearly identical.[5][6]

During World War I, these horses were important transport animals for Russian and German troops and were called Panje horses.[4] In 1923, Tadeusz Vetulani, an agriculturalist from Kraków, started to get interested in the Panje horses, a landrace of Biłgoraj and coined the name “Konik” (Polish for “small horse”), which is now established as the common name for the breed. During the 1920s, several public and private studs were created to conserve this animal.[4] In 1936, Vetulani opened a Konik reserve in the Białowieża Forest. He was convinced that if horses were exposed to natural conditions, they would redevelop their original phenotype.[4] While Vetulani's experiments are well-known and widely publicized,[7][8] his stock actually had only a minor influence on the modern Konik population.[4] However, World War II marked the end of Vetulani’s "breeding back" project. His stock was moved to Popielno, where they continued to live in semiferal conditions. Popielno became the breed’s main stud during the 1950s, but the herd was also preserved by buying animals from Germany.[4]

Between the two world wars, the German brothers Heinz and Lutz Heck crossed stallions of Przewalski's horse with mares of the Konik horse, as well as mares of other breeds such as the Dülmen pony, Gotland pony, and the Icelandic horse, to create a breed resembling their understanding of the tarpan phenotype. The result is called the Heck Horse.[9] Other breeders crossed Koniks with Anglo Arabians or the Thoroughbred to increase their quality as a riding horse.[4]

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