S J 4/25/2005 6:19:48 PM

Wow!! What a catch!! I've never seen dreaming horse like that before!! Excellent capture, Monika!! #241025

Jim Kinnunen 4/25/2005 6:25:37 PM

Beautiful image, Monika!!! #1291317

Deb Stachoviak 4/25/2005 6:27:53 PM

I love this picture! My daughter wants one for her room! #1291322

Linda Proctor 4/25/2005 6:33:35 PM

Wonderful Monica!! I love it #1291344

Kelly Taylor 4/25/2005 6:35:38 PM

This is an excellent capture!!! You could easily sell this. #1291352

CJ Scott 4/25/2005 6:40:32 PM

What a very nice image, Monica! #1291366

anonymous 4/25/2005 6:45:33 PM

Ohhhh I think I see a finalist!!!!


Jessica L. Richard 4/25/2005 6:54:25 PM

Beautiful pic! #1291408

Terry R. Hatfield 4/25/2005 7:32:28 PM

I Cant Believe That Horse Is Asleep!LOL!!Talk About Stoppin To Smell The Flowers:-)Excellent Monika!Looks Like A WINNER To Me!! #1291500

robert burks 4/25/2005 8:11:18 PM

...excellent capture Monika...priceless in fact...very, very well done... #1291539

Lorri Shank 4/25/2005 8:50:08 PM

Beautiful Monika. Great expression and the flowers make it so precious.
Good job! Lorri #1291570

Olivia Navarro 4/25/2005 10:09:56 PM

Wow, I've never seen anything like this! It's absolutely a winner, Monika! #1291641

Michael McCook 4/26/2005 6:30:04 AM

WOW, Monika, what a wonderful moment in time. You've got a real winner here! #1292810

Candy Jones 4/26/2005 6:34:36 AM

How Cute Is That! Oh my gosh, how did you ever take that with out him/her opening its eyes! :-) #1292821

Jill Flynn 4/26/2005 9:39:39 AM

This is so unique and absolutely beautiful Monika! The colors are gorgeous, the focus perfection and the emotion so powerful. A definite WINNER! LOVE THIS!!!!! #1293537

Kerby Pfrangle 4/26/2005 10:57:03 AM


He sleeping in a bed of flowers. This is wonderful done. Excellent capture.

Kerby #1293799

Monika Sapek 4/26/2005 5:57:03 PM

Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments, everyone! I am really pleased with your kind responses on this image!
I was watching four horses eating grass with my daughter Kate, for about 15 minutes, when suddenly one of them lay down in the flowers and took a short nap. We were really surprised with this view, so we were looking at him and laughing. He looked so peaceful and relaxed in those flowers. I took a couple of photos of him from above and just this one from under the fence, when he put his head down for no more than 30 seconds and closed his eyes. It was so wonderful and I was so happy that I caught it!
Once again for your kindness, everyone!

Piotr M. Organa 4/26/2005 6:32:51 PM

Beautiful photo, Monika! Wow!


Robert Moore 4/27/2005 7:27:40 AM

Monika, this is a awesome shot. A definite keeper. You were in the right place at the right time and I wonder what that horse was dreaming. He looks so peaceful and at ease. Definite WINNER! #1296481

Kerby Pfrangle 5/3/2005 5:32:38 PM

Monika somebody taking a nap in the flowers. this is really cute. Love it. This one a winner.

Kerby #1316793

Carol McCants 5/6/2005 5:18:38 PM

I think this is the best picture you have shown to date!
I would give my eye teeth to have taken this PIC.
Carol #1326777

Evy Johansen 5/21/2005 9:08:19 PM

Many congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Monika! Love it! #1376364

Jill Flynn 5/21/2005 11:22:52 PM

Congratulations on this ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL finalist Monika! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! #1377454

Tammy Scott 5/21/2005 11:33:56 PM

Congratulations Monika from me and CJ! #1377537

Jim Kinnunen 5/22/2005 1:06:43 AM

Congratulations, Monika!!! #1377869

Mary K. Robison 5/22/2005 1:24:30 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Monica! A truly marvelous and unique capture!
Best of luck next level! #1377898

Dolores Neilson 5/22/2005 4:20:43 AM

This one is moving up!! Congrats again on this TERRIFIC shot, Monika!! What a find! #1378232

Dorothy Neumann 5/22/2005 5:52:42 AM

What a sweet image! I just love it! #1378804

Jeff Robinson 5/22/2005 7:11:18 AM

Wonderful capture Monika! Congrats. Jeff #1379422

Terry R. Hatfield 5/22/2005 9:53:28 AM

Monika This Should Go Further:-)
Congratulations On Your Finalist Sweetie!! #1380500

Sandy Driscoll 5/22/2005 10:02:50 AM

This is just an amazing shot! Congratulations Monika! #1380538

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/22/2005 11:01:04 AM

Amazing capture on this one Monika, BRAVO! #1380812

Deborah Sandidge 5/22/2005 12:59:33 PM

Sweet capture, Monika! Congratulations on your finalists!! #1381364

Shirley D. Cross-Taylor 5/22/2005 1:23:59 PM

The equine versions of Ferdinand the Bull. Marvelous catch. Congratulations! #1381472

Linda Proctor 5/22/2005 4:36:34 PM

Congrats Monika!! Just LOVE this one!!! #1382196

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 5/22/2005 5:23:19 PM

I love this photo. Its beautiful, adorable. Congradulations. #1382365

Piotr M. Organa 5/22/2005 5:36:05 PM

Congratulations and good luck!!! #1382449

anonymous 5/22/2005 9:37:27 PM

See! I told you I saw a finalist!

Good luck!!!!!! #1383448

Gene Spears 5/23/2005 4:31:02 AM

wonderful capture, Monika - congratulations! #1384117

Kate Jackson 5/23/2005 4:36:38 PM

Just love this. He looks so relaxed. Many congratulations #1386800

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/23/2005 5:47:07 PM

Nicely done, congratulations!! Outstanding!! #1387049

Lori Carlson 5/24/2005 8:01:51 AM

Monika, this image just warms my heart. It is simply just a beautiful moment you captured. Very well done...I am becoming quite the fan of yours!! :0) #1389903

Diane Dupuis 5/24/2005 5:53:36 PM

Congrats! Gorgeous! #1391860

Claudia Kuhn 5/24/2005 5:59:31 PM

Congrats Monika on your win!! #1391912

Kara L. Hendricks 5/24/2005 6:06:58 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Monika!!!!! Way to go on your win!!!! #1392007

Jill Flynn 5/24/2005 6:13:02 PM

Congratulations on your win Monika. I LOVE THIS CAPTURE!!!! #1392104

Dorothy Neumann 5/24/2005 6:14:27 PM

Great win Monika! Congratulations! #1392125

Kerby Pfrangle 5/24/2005 6:16:20 PM

Monika congratulations on your first place win. Well deserved.

Kerby #1392153

S J 5/24/2005 6:44:22 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving Second Place Win, Monika!! #1392438

Rhonda Smith 5/24/2005 7:06:09 PM

very unusual find.. Congrats on your win! #1392587

Linda Proctor 5/24/2005 7:08:14 PM

Congratulations again on this one!!!! Well deserved #1392598

Kathleen R. Struckle 5/24/2005 8:31:15 PM

Congrats on your win Monica!! #1392926

Jim Kinnunen 5/24/2005 8:58:18 PM

What a great image Monika!!! #1392983

Karen Engelbreth 5/24/2005 9:16:16 PM

Congratulations on your win, Monika! #1393028

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/24/2005 9:59:28 PM

This is so amazing, great win!! I am happy to see this here!!! #1393128

Carol Engstrom 5/24/2005 11:25:17 PM

Congratulations on your win, Monika. #1393332

Kate Jackson 5/25/2005 12:34:46 AM

Many congratulations on this well deserved win Monika! #1393401

Ed Heaton 5/25/2005 4:01:16 AM

Tremendous capture Monika, Congrats on this winner! #1393863

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2005 5:21:55 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful image and win Monika!! #1394160

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 5/25/2005 6:22:26 AM

Outstanding capture, Monika, congratulations on your win. WTG! #1394500

Kathleen Clemons 5/25/2005 9:03:02 AM

I just love this, Monika. Congrats! #1395224

Sherri Conley 5/25/2005 4:32:00 PM

This is a super shot! Congratulations! #1396725

Evy Johansen 5/25/2005 5:23:58 PM

Many congratulations on your well deserved win, Monika! #1396997

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/25/2005 7:14:23 PM

Love this! congrats on your win! #1397327

Dolores Neilson 5/26/2005 4:27:32 PM

I thought I had congratulated you but I cannot find my post! This is so superb, Monika! No wonder it won BOC at DPC!~! Awesome, awesome portrait !! Congrats! #1400107

Leah-Anne Thompson 5/26/2005 9:01:25 PM

Magical, congratulations on your win #1400699

Gail Vitikacs 5/27/2005 9:50:49 AM

WOW!!! Everything about this is super!!! Big congratulations on this! #1402571

Piotr M. Organa 5/27/2005 5:20:02 PM

Congratulations!!! #1403758

augustus gillian 5/27/2005 11:07:39 PM

winning dream #1404426

Monika Sapek 5/30/2005 6:09:24 PM

I want to thank you so very much for your wonderful and cheerful comments and notes, everyone! I am really pleased with your positive feedback on this image! It means a lot! Thank you!

Virginia L. Allison 5/30/2005 7:48:00 PM

What a great shot. I'm sure you had fun taking this one. Congrats! #1413039

Marta Azevedo 6/1/2005 8:09:22 AM

Amazing capture, Monika #1418621

Monika Sapek 6/1/2005 8:16:51 AM

Virginia and Marta thank you so very much for your kind notes!

Darren K. Fisher 6/11/2005 5:29:22 PM

I am so glad this was on the homepage today. I should pay closer attention to such wonderful images such as this. Your awesome capture is stunning and am so glad the judges noticed it. Congrats. #1459299

Laura E. OConnor 6/21/2005 10:25:54 AM

ME TOO! I just saw this on the homepage! I thought I had seen all the winners from April, but I'm learning that I missed some! This is SO beautiful! I love the composition! Such pretty dainty flowers and a big gentle creature! Gorgeous! #1497317

Emily Lind 6/22/2005 7:13:11 AM

Great shot! #1504556

Photographer 9/25/2005 2:39:12 AM

Wow! What a fantastic expression this image has, I simply just love it Monika !
Congratulations on this very beautiful winner!

Meghan Gonski 3/31/2009 9:39:47 PM

wow you don't normally see horses in this position. I love it. #7358217

Ann Coates 12/4/2009 9:07:00 AM

Absolutely gorgeous image of this sleepy fella in amongst all those pretty daisies. #8190703

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