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Beach Parade
  Beach Parade
Beach Parade
1/640s @ f/8.0, ISO 500, Nikkor 70-200mm,f/2.8 VRII @ 70mm.
The most celebrated among North Carolina's WILD horses are the Spanish mustangs of Corolla. These rugged and hardy wild horses are proven to be descendants of the Spanish mustangs brought to the New World by explorers and colonists as early as the 14th century. Expert examinations of their physical and physiological characteristics, as well as DNA testing confirm their lineage. They have been given protected status and county ordinances prohibit people from getting within 50 feet of the horses. They run free in the eleven-mile long remote area bounded on the East by the Atlantic Ocean, on the West by Currituck Sound, and on the North and South by fences that stretch from ocean to sound.

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rony sagy
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    Wonderful capture of these beautiful animals. Great colors, detail, and serenity. Interesting info too.

10/19/2012 1:25:02 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Love it Rona, looks like a winner to me!!

10/19/2012 4:26:37 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Beautiful capture, Rona.

10/19/2012 4:55:06 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Wonderous find and beautiful capture,Rona!

10/19/2012 6:23:17 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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And they tend to get out of the sun and bad weather in the carports of what few houses are up there - imagine going to get your car and finding a REAL mustang? Beautifully done, Rona!

10/19/2012 6:58:19 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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I LOVE this Rony, the image and the story, a real beauty my friend!! <><

10/19/2012 10:00:35 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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It's a wonderful privilege to see and capture this image of these protected wild mustangs. It's so exciting to come so close.

10/19/2012 2:46:41 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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There they are!!! Couldn't wait for one of these, Rona!! Just a gorgeous capture, my friend!

10/19/2012 3:47:39 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Thank you all...I have tons of photos of the wild mustangs - most of them are inland ones (not on the beach) and I was so hoping to get them on the beach or dunes. Thankfully, as we are leaving to drive home - there they were up ahead. I grabbed my camera (no time to change lenses or anything) and ran down the beach with them, snapping as I went. So you will be seeing a lot more of the horses!

10/19/2012 5:52:19 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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So glad you shot them of the beach, Rona! This is a beautiful capture and love your story behind the image!

10/19/2012 7:18:53 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Sooooo glad you had the chance to get this outstanding capture, Rona!!! Looks so beautiful!!!!

10/22/2012 8:06:34 PM

 
Val Feldman
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I can't even begin to imagine the thrill of seeing these beautiful wild mustangs - and how lucky you were to capture them exactly where you wanted to before leaving for home! Photo Fate smiled sweetly and generously upon you, Rona! Gorgeous capture - I'm looking forward to seeing every one of them - Encore, encore! :)

10/24/2012 4:42:34 PM

 
Karen Celella
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How exciting, Rona! I would love to see these beauties someday.

10/27/2012 5:34:40 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wow...think I will make this my next venture, particularly since I'm only about 5 hours from there. I've heard about the wild horses...did you stay where they were. So interesting...and I am so note rested! This is a beautiful capture, Rona...so glad you were able to get them on the beach!

10/30/2012 7:26:31 PM

 
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