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Lilly’s Soul
2nd PlaceLilly’s Soul

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Challenge: Parts II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 USM
Date: Sep 5, 2019
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2019

This is sweet Lilly. She is one of my sister’s horses who changes the lives of special needs kids in her equestrian therapy program. I wish I could share some of the amazing stories of love and healing between the kids and these empathic, kind and loving animals! My heart always overflows when I walk up to them in their pens. They stop what they’re doing and walk right up to me. Because I love animals so much, and they feel it, they’ll snuggle up to me and lay their head on my shoulder while I hug and pet them. I always tell my sister that I could never own horses of my own because I’d want them to cuddle up with me on the couch at night. They’d have me so wrapped around their hooves that they’d forget they were great big horses!

I don’t know how this will do — if it’s artful enough — but it makes my heart flutter because I love this horse so much.

Place: 2 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.9767
Avg (participants): 6.8800
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 75
Votes: 43
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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09/22/2019 04:50:59 PM
What a magnificent shot Sandy! Congratulations on the Red Ribbon. :) Great story behind the photo too. I can tell that Lily is a sweet sweet lady. The way that you add such softness to your images, yet maintain the focus that you need is artistic and masterful. Well done!
09/20/2019 11:13:12 AM
Oh Sandy!

What a moving story and image!

You and Lilly are so beautiful.

09/16/2019 04:07:30 PM
many congratulations Sandy on the red .. it really matches lilly's colouring .. :)
when i was looking at this just now i was thinking .. there's nothing better than a Sandy photo .. !! ..
and its true .. like marac said .. you have captured the soul ..
its something you do on a regular basis tho .. you have a wonderful gift .. xx
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09/16/2019 03:28:44 PM
Captured the soul
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09/16/2019 01:26:58 PM
Absolutely beautiful and one of my top scores. You did justice to Lilly. Congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2019-09-16 13:28:21.
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09/16/2019 12:53:48 PM
This is a stunningly beautiful horse photo. I am never brave enough to try crops like this but it really works well here as you have cropped it perfectly. Really touching info behind this photo too - thank you for sharing this. And of course congrats on the ribbon.
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09/16/2019 09:23:41 AM
lovely portrait of a kind horse. Congrats on the red.
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09/16/2019 07:03:12 AM
Fabulous photo - congratulations on your red - one of my favorites in this challenge!!!
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09/16/2019 03:44:38 AM
So so beautiful Sandy. The crop was just spot on. I knew this would do well as soon as I saw it. And what a beautiful story. I’m so glad that you can touch peoples hearts and change them for the best through these animals.
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09/16/2019 01:50:59 AM
Well done Sandy!!!
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09/16/2019 12:42:48 AM
Love your gorgeous image, Sandy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2019 04:53:39 AM
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09/09/2019 08:11:00 PM
Beautiful, just beautiful. Ribbon.
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