Woody in the Mustard - Lighting 5:3

© Dianna Murphy

Woody in the Mustard - Lighting 5:3

Stefania Barbier level-addict 2/18/2008 8:37:37 AM

dreamy capture Dianna... truly spectacular with the gorgeous horse amidst the flower field...beautiful! #857556

Mike D. Perez level-addict 2/18/2008 9:17:47 AM

Great lighting and colors and of course a beautiful horse, Dianna! Superb! #5511595

Cyn Valentine level-addict 2/18/2008 9:42:01 AM

A beautiful capture Diana..wonderful color and light..very well done!! #5511717

Dianna Murphy 2/18/2008 9:44:54 AM

Thank you Stefania, Mike and Cyn. I've waited a long time to be able to get someone to bring me a horse to photograph in the mustard. I was so excited to get these and the light was just wonderful! #5511743

Erika Haight 2/18/2008 9:45:02 AM

Brilliant capture Dianna! I love the color of that grass! erika #5511747

Dianna Murphy 2/18/2008 9:49:22 AM

Thank you Erika! Its actually mustard - it flowers and you can even eat the young leaves. It is plentiful in my area. I'm surrounded by vineyard and the mustard is planted as a "cover" crop. In April, it will be plowed under to return organic matter and therefore nutrients to the soil. Where Woody is standing there was once a vineyard and will be again but in the meantime is a photographers dream. #5511768

Ray Clarke 2/18/2008 10:35:12 AM

Wonderful shot Dianna, love the comp and colour #5511915

Tiia Vissak 2/18/2008 11:37:11 AM

very beautiful! #5512091

Christian Rosito level-addict 2/18/2008 12:31:44 PM

What a nice place, beautiful capture. I enjoyed your Bio as well. #5512223

Dianna Murphy 2/18/2008 1:33:33 PM

Thank you Ray and Audrey, Tiia, and Christian! #5512433

Susan Fox 2/18/2008 5:32:23 PM

Wonderful! Love everything about it! #5512998

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 2/18/2008 6:43:11 PM

Very beautiful image, Diana, great comp, colors, and eye contact!
-Debby #5513217

Dianna Murphy 2/18/2008 6:51:42 PM

Thank you Susan and Deborah! #5513254

Anne M. Young 2/19/2008 8:45:34 AM

This one of the best horse portriats I've seen recently! congratulations #5516155

Dianna Murphy 2/19/2008 9:44:47 AM

Well thats a very nice compliment Anne. Thank you! #5516445

Teresa Norris 2/19/2008 1:11:12 PM

Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL portrait of Woody! The colors and light are gorgeous, Dianna. #5517090

Ronald F. Fischer 2/19/2008 7:59:54 PM

WOW, what a spectacular capture!! #5518811

Robert R. Goodman level-addict 2/19/2008 9:24:34 PM

Hi Dianna,I must say that is a beautiful horse.Gorgeous capture,wonderful lighting!!!!! #5519187

Kathy Reeves level-addict 2/20/2008 3:27:57 AM

Wow!! A winner in my book!!!!! #5520096

Dianna Murphy 2/20/2008 8:25:21 AM

Thanks so much for stopping in Teresa, Ronald, Robert, and Kathy. #5521527

Nadine A. Lewis level-addict 2/20/2008 10:52:07 AM

I sure wish my pastures looked like this!!! AWESOME capture and image, Dianna!!! I LOVE THIS!!!! <>< #5522193

Marina Moore 2/20/2008 10:57:38 AM

What a gorgeous boy!!!! Beautiful colors, comp and capture. We use to have an Arabian. I remember that look! - " you have goodies? wanna run with me?" :) #5522219

Dianna Murphy 2/20/2008 11:32:47 AM

Thank you Nadine and Marina. #5522337

Angela Azzinnaro 2/20/2008 12:23:07 PM

BEAUTIFUL colors & light!!!! GREAT capture!!!!! #5522527

Carol Sawyer 2/21/2008 11:29:32 AM

Beautiful capture and colors, Dianna! #5527149

Dianna Murphy 2/21/2008 1:09:37 PM

I appreciate your time and comments. I'll pass along a nice ear rub to Woody from you all. #5527474

Bill Wyatt 2/21/2008 2:46:07 PM

WOW this is amazing! This beautiful animal in the field of yellow is breath taking. A winner in my book bar none. #5527818

Dianna Murphy 2/21/2008 4:28:22 PM

Thank you Bill, I hope you're right! #5528176

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/21/2008 5:02:08 PM

First thing I thought when I saw this, has to be a winner, This is absolutly beautiful!!! Going in my fav's!!! #5528301

Dawn M. Schneider 2/21/2008 7:54:24 PM

this is so fantastic, I love the colors and the clarity!!! I agree with nancy a winner!! #5528892

Michael S. Lazarus 2/22/2008 5:36:48 AM

Dianna, This is another incredible photograph. The clarity/exposure, color, lighting and composition (DOF choice too) all work in unison in this symphony. Bravo! #5530528

Dianna Murphy 2/22/2008 9:20:03 AM

Thanks for putting a smile on my face. I appreciate it Nancy, Dawn, and Michael! #5531713

Sue Marshall 2/22/2008 4:43:30 PM

This is just a wonderful image Dianna!!
The colours and clarity are just outstanding!! :-) #5534377

Birgitta Brostrom 2/23/2008 1:48:43 AM

What a beauty! Wonderful shot Dianna! #5537231

Dianna Murphy 2/23/2008 8:42:52 AM

Thanks a bunch Sue and Birgitta! #5539158

Michael Umbreit 2/24/2008 5:59:17 AM

Dianna - Wow! That is a beautiful capture! The lighting and the mustard were perfect! Well done! - Mike #5543243

Dianna Murphy 2/24/2008 8:48:46 AM

Thank you Mike! #5544105

Michelle Smith 2/24/2008 3:50:15 PM

This is a stunning capture!
I am in awe! ;o)
Beautiful lighting and positioning of the horse.
shell #5545722

Karen Slagle 2/24/2008 4:29:40 PM

What a gorgeous capture, Dianna. Love the belly high mustard... #5545888

Dianna Murphy 2/24/2008 6:07:44 PM

Thank you so very much! #5546314

Dianna Murphy 2/25/2008 9:29:39 AM

Oh My Gosh, these horse pics in the mustard field are outstanding!!! I'd call this one a winner! #5549414

Gunther Allen level-addict 2/26/2008 7:57:35 PM

Great timing and what a wonderful capture! #5558793

Dianna Murphy 2/26/2008 9:44:02 PM

Thank you Deborah and Gunther! #5559209

Songbird Cline level-addict 3/1/2008 11:02:40 AM

wow, Woody is well built! great hip! #5578431

Geoff Smith 3/20/2008 6:50:43 PM

Perfect in every way! #5670443

Cassie L. Woodlee 3/21/2008 8:46:38 AM

I agree PERFECT. What an awesome shot Dianna!!!!! #5672961

Colleen Farrell level-addict 3/22/2008 10:42:10 AM

Congratulations on a terrific finalist, Dianna! #5677360

Stephanie D. Moon 3/22/2008 12:11:50 PM

congrats on your beautiful finalist. No button yet, but it's in the finalist list. #5677934

Sylvia Rossler 3/22/2008 1:07:20 PM

A big congrats on this awesome finalist Dianna :O) #5678230

Jeana Clark 3/22/2008 1:54:07 PM


~J~ #5678578

William C. Raco level-addict 3/22/2008 4:26:19 PM

Wonderful photo, Dianna
Congratulations #5679533

Susan Fox level-addict 3/22/2008 6:02:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Dianna! #5680052

Sam Britt level-addict 3/22/2008 6:25:40 PM

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Dianna! #5680176

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 3/22/2008 6:38:14 PM

WooooHooooooo, Dianna!!!
What a great finalist!
Such a beauty!
~Lisa #5680239

Colette M. Metcalf level-addict 3/22/2008 6:50:09 PM

Congratulations!!!! #5680297

Christian Rosito level-addict 3/22/2008 6:55:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Diana! #5680333

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 3/22/2008 7:32:54 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful finalist, best of luck in the next round!! #5680538

Cassie L. Woodlee level-addict 3/22/2008 8:40:30 PM

Congratulations, Dianna!!!!! #5680754

Denny E. Barnes level-addict 3/22/2008 10:48:36 PM

Beautiful, Dianna!! Congratulations!!!
Denny #5681039

Teresa A. Burnett level-addict 3/22/2008 11:22:37 PM

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist Dianna!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5681099

Susan M. Smith level-addict 3/23/2008 7:14:45 AM

Wonderful image here Dianna, beautifully captured! Congrats on your Finalist!! #5682676

Sue Marshall level-addict 3/23/2008 1:16:06 PM

Big congratulations to you Dianna on your Finalist!!
This has always been one of my favorites!! :-) #5684216

Marina Moore level-addict 3/24/2008 11:16:43 AM

Congratulations!!!! This is still beautiful! I'm so glad to see it again. :) #5689094

Dianna Murphy 3/24/2008 11:40:37 AM

Thanks my BP friends for all your support. #5689256

Anne M. Young 3/24/2008 5:48:20 PM

Congratulations - a favourite #5691118

Graeme yew Chow 3/26/2008 12:29:49 AM

Big congratulation ! my favourite animal and I would print out a A3 size to hand on the wall. #5699399

Steve A. Mark 3/26/2008 2:33:45 PM

Perfect!! #5702211

Datha Y. Thompson 3/27/2008 6:17:09 AM

Congratulations!! This is so Beautiful!! Love the light and color :0) #5705267

Michael Umbreit 3/27/2008 7:44:19 PM

Dianna - Congratulations! - Mike #5708045

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/29/2008 5:55:43 PM

Big Congratulations Dianna!

Ohh wow! I love it! Great colors and comp!

jo ann c. #5716020

Pat Gamwell 3/30/2008 1:20:59 PM

A magnificent shot, Diana! BIG CONGRATS! #5719544

Yuntao Liu 3/30/2008 5:32:13 PM

Congratulations Dianna! This image is so beautiful! I really love it! Yuntao #5720627

Nichelle Russell 3/31/2008 10:11:25 AM

Congratulations Dianna!! This is so gorgeous! Breathtaking.. :) #5724032

Jim Britt 3/31/2008 9:33:40 PM

How absolutely magnificant. Great shot. Love horse shots. This was is excellent. Great detail and color contrasts! Nice job! #5726370

Erica Murphy level-addict 4/2/2008 8:54:25 AM

Congratulations Dianna!! This is beyond gorgeous!!!


Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 4/8/2008 8:38:55 PM

Dianna this is just a STUNNING capture, OUTSTANDING lighting, color, DOF, and POV! It's perfect honestly! I mean it's HARD to take a bad horse picture...but wow this is one of the BEST!

Congrats on your well deserved finalist!

Chau Tran level-addict 5/2/2008 3:37:34 AM

Through Better Photo, I have seen your photos many times. I very like the photos of horse and dogs on the field of yellow flowers. They are worth to be awarded. #5871757

Sandra K. StJohn level-addict 9/7/2008 8:26:32 AM

There are many lovely pictures in your gallery, but this one really caught my eye. Great job.


Dianna Murphy 9/7/2008 4:30:05 PM

He's a perfect gentlemen! Thank you all. #6425275

Linda D. Lester level-addict 12/2/2008 10:57:15 AM

I LOVE THIS!!!! Congrats too! #6840167

Lisa R. Buffington level-addict 4/15/2010 6:30:56 AM

Beautiful portrait and very beautiful horse. The mustard really made for a gorgeous setting. Excellent job. #8536722

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f2.8, 1/1500, ISO 200, 145mm, manuel, w/Canon 75x200 2x8L USM IS. Evening light 6:12 PM on 2/11/08.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 145.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on 2/18/2008 8:28:12 AM

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