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Challenge: Mystery Word Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: aminals
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Date: Jul 19, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2012

[Jul. 26th, 2012 06:42:38 PM]

Thanks for all the guesses - I don't think you should worry about these guys, they are wild ponies of Chincoteague VA.

I guess they're on the skinny side but there's plenty of their usual diet (saltgrass) available to eat. The island of Chincoteague keeps an eye on their general health and provides veterinary care for sick ponies.

This was post-processed and put together using a tiny netbook while travelling - I really couldn't much see what I was doing.

I thought the fact that they were ponies in the water was kind of obvious so since I kept seeing them pair up, I was going for a mystery word more akin to comraderie, togetherness, affection.. the 'one' I really had in mind was horselove! Congrats ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' blindjustice! Sorry if the title hint wasn't terribly direct.

Shot from a boat with a Canon 100-400mm L.

Place: 39 out of 59
Avg (all users): 5.6967
Avg (commenters): 5.9583
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8077
Views since voting: 287
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 122
Comments: 27
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2012 11:28:18 PM
07/26/2012 10:59:39 PM
Horses - and beautiful ones, too.
07/26/2012 10:21:46 PM
Togetherness? The poor things look so skinny. I hope they have better times coming their way.
07/26/2012 12:32:04 PM
07/25/2012 02:59:28 PM
07/25/2012 01:28:58 PM
07/24/2012 10:04:48 PM
07/24/2012 12:52:12 PM
Wild horses, cool! Those poor guys are very skinny. Borders are a bit uneven, but I do appreciate the use of the white, which feels a better fit here than black.
07/23/2012 06:00:47 PM
Are these wild ponies? The look scarily skinny...

07/23/2012 05:47:06 PM
why are these horses starving?
07/22/2012 12:47:38 PM
07/22/2012 09:12:10 AM
Somebody get those ponies some worm medication! Shots like this would normally bring thoughts of friendship and companionship to mind. But I think the poor health of these animals stands out more to me.
07/22/2012 12:46:04 AM
Water!! Nice tones.
07/21/2012 10:44:05 PM
H2O. These look like wild horses. At least I hope so. They need some more food!
07/21/2012 06:46:59 PM
horselove. is that one word?
07/21/2012 10:50:38 AM
"Water" at last. What's wrong with these horses? Calling the ASPCA. Good set.
07/21/2012 09:33:14 AM
07/21/2012 12:53:29 AM
07/20/2012 10:20:13 PM
07/20/2012 08:54:36 PM
Sweet horses! Dehydrated?
07/20/2012 06:52:56 PM
Whoa! They're SO skinny!

Lovely triptych of... WATER!

(commenting only)
07/20/2012 05:25:10 PM
Love?? poor horses look a little skinny in the first two shots. nice capture of a seemingly tender moment in bottom right frame.
07/20/2012 02:55:39 PM
Through stormy waters, going up-stream, with love.
07/20/2012 01:31:38 PM
07/20/2012 11:40:30 AM
07/20/2012 11:20:45 AM
thirst? water?
07/20/2012 06:53:22 AM
Those horses look extremely undernourished. :(

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