Reviews from

Chestnut Yearling

A Chestnut Yearling Cold posed on a hill.

26 total reviews 
Comment from Kevin Williams


This is a picture perfect photo. The clarity is excellent and the composition is good. The angle of view is perfect. Great job with the camera exposure.

 Comment Written 09-Sep-2019

Comment from ArtistCarl


Don't know how this photograph could be improved. It is a well done picture fully displaying the beauty of a magnificent looking horse. A beautiful figure up front and center without shame showing the beauty of simply being. Impressive. Reasons for my five star vote.

 Comment Written 08-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 08-Sep-2019
    Wow, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and expressive review of Chestnut Yearling. It is very much appreciated! Thanks so much again, Daphne
reply by ArtistCarl on 08-Sep-2019
    You are welcome.
Comment from Lucysmom072718


Good job! The picture is clear and the focus is good as well. The lighting is also very good. I like that it's up close. Nicely done. Good luck to you

 Comment Written 07-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 08-Sep-2019
    Wow, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and expressive review of Chestnut Yearling. It is very much appreciated! Thanks so much again, Daphne
Comment from adriansart


This is wonderful Daphne your love of horses really shines through with this one! But after reading your notes I realised what the image was all about, and what a story, the image and notes go hand in hand !

 Comment Written 07-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 08-Sep-2019
    Wow, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and expressive review of Chestnut Yearling. It is very much appreciated! Thanks so much again, Daphne
Comment from Kelly Kiley


Wow!! what a wonderful animal!!! love horses.. and seeing them!! you have a great eye!! your write up was awesome also!!!!

 Comment Written 06-Sep-2019


reply by the author on 08-Sep-2019
    Wow, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and expressive review of Chestnut Yearling. It is very much appreciated! Thanks so much again, Daphne
reply by Kelly Kiley on 08-Sep-2019
    your welcome
Comment from Mr Jones


is a lovely and top power shot. so tall and standing proud. the coat like a seal, wich is always a great sign of health and well being. such a lovely pose and the way you are looking up at this fine yearling. excellent form and structure, educational detail and such a keen eye. a perfect picture, covering all the key aspects of photography. great work Daphne..

 Comment Written 15-Oct-2018


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2018
    Thank you so much! For some reason this photo got completely overlooked in its contest in favor of what I thought were much simpler subject shots. I had a new Yashika film camera with a powerful zoom lens, but was mostly too busy to use it. I'll email you a couple more of Oriental Gold since you seem to grasp a few unusual things. For instance, even modern horsemen don't seem to grasp that it is the quality of feed that makes the coat look great, so instead even in summer, the Arab people body clip their show horses. I never needed to because I fed the best feed and supplements. The coat also reflects the health of the animal's digestion. A very wormy animal for instance, will show that condition from what I would call "worm hairs", which are scattered long, coarse hairs that appear along with the natural body coat. And so on!.... Congratulation on your knowledge (spontaneous insight?!) It was sad that this great animal did not end up so well, but I simply did not have the money to shelter him from a dangerous world. After leaving my crazy parent's I hoped to find this alternate world at a sophisticated level a bit more wholesome than I did, but as you say in one of your posts, nothing is quite black or white! To protect a fine animals and honor the expertise to manage it in a competitive world takes affluence I am afraid -- in my experience at least, and I always lived hand to mouth... Thanks for your insightful review! Daphne
Comment from MKFlood


good looking horse. the clarity is great. the capture of the light is great. the angle of the shot of this handsome horse is great. the image is balanced and eye appealing to the viewer. good eye and great job overall.

 Comment Written 19-Sep-2018


reply by the author on 20-Sep-2018
    Thank you so much Mark! Daphne Oberon
reply by MKFlood on 20-Sep-2018
    Shhhhhhhh!..when your in these blind contest do not sign your name on the response..if discovered they would disqualify you from them. Don't worry I ain't gonna tell but someone else might. Don't wanna see you see you miss out on this cool capture. Wink
reply by the author on 21-Sep-2018
    Oh yes, thanks! You know whoooo.... Don't sign may name and hope you remember who I am!
Comment from SunnyCreekHill


What a gorgeous photo of this yearly! I love the shiny coat and the straight stature that it has! The mane and tail are so perfect it almost looks like a stuffed item in a museum! Such a beautiful shot captured here...Well done!

 Comment Written 19-Sep-2018


reply by the author on 20-Sep-2018
    Thank you so much! I'll eventually post a picture of his dam...
Comment from helvi2


MY first glimpse of this horse was how beautiful he is. When you read the story behind the horse it breaks your heart. I think that story makes one see the horse even more majestically! I'm glad he had the chance to breed even if it was a short time! Thanks for sharing this wonderful image! :o) Helvi

 Comment Written 19-Sep-2018


reply by the author on 20-Sep-2018
    Thank you so much! I'll eventually post a picture of his dam...
Comment from Stringbean


Good artists notes and I like the storytelling with your image. An interesting perspective ....show casing the beauty of this gorgeous horse. Taken in good lighting with sharp focus revealing good details of the fur and mane of this gorgeous creature. I love the background showing the habitat of the horse ....with the blue sky and the fencing framed by the tree all compliments this photography. Thanks for sharing this story and photography.

 Comment Written 17-Sep-2018


reply by the author on 17-Sep-2018
    Thanks very much for your positive review. Eventually I will post a photo of this horse as an adult stallion, and perhaps a photo of his similar dam. Due to his athletic flexibility, the way he moved and large size for an Arabian, the nickname given him by observers became Red Dragon. Unfortunately, due to the shoulder injury, he developed structural deviations in both front legs which later photos show...
reply by Stringbean on 21-Sep-2018
    You are so very welcome Daphne!
    Mary Lynn