Beach Beauties

© Amy M. Wilson

Beach Beauties

Colette M. Metcalf 8/11/2009 3:52:53 AM

GORGEOUS!!!! #1166797

Tammy M. Anderson 8/11/2009 3:57:01 AM

This is beautiful Amy. Excellent BG and capture. #7837553

Carol Sawyer 8/11/2009 4:03:12 AM

Beautiful capture, colors and horses, Amy!!! #7837581

Gord MacEachern 8/11/2009 4:24:59 AM

This is soooo fantastic Amy,great work! #7837665

Bonnie C. Lackey 8/11/2009 4:25:31 AM

I love this, Amy! Wonderful clarity, colors and those horses are stunning! #7837670

Jeff Robinson 8/11/2009 4:27:28 AM

Wow Amy - This is Wonderful in Every way!! Jeff #7837681

Leslie McLain 8/11/2009 4:34:56 AM

Beautiful colors, light, and comp, Amy. A wonderful capture. #7837712

Stan J. Bendkowski 8/11/2009 4:41:43 AM

Fantastic composition, pov colours and clarity. Beautiful photo, Amy! #7837748

Shirley Sicurello 8/11/2009 4:44:06 AM

Wow, gorgeous image. Horses and scene are beautiful. #7837760

Agnes Fegan 8/11/2009 4:48:40 AM

Wow...a beautiful capture; so bright and clear! #7837786

Amy M. Wilson 8/11/2009 4:55:02 AM

Thanks so much Colette, Tammy, Carol, Gord, Bonnie, Jeff, Leslie, Stan, Shirley & Agnes! #7837810

Val Feldman 8/11/2009 5:07:20 AM

Oh, my...this is so gorgeous, I am actually at a loss for words! Amy...WONDERFUL!!!!!!! #7837836

Linda D. Lester 8/11/2009 5:10:50 AM

WOW!!!! Doesn't get any better! Print it and hang it!!!!!!!! #7837848

John Benway 8/11/2009 5:11:15 AM

Gorgeous Amy, in every way.
John #7837849

Douglas Pignet 8/11/2009 5:13:41 AM

Wonderful job here Amy, lovely image to start with and your work on it is perfect,well done. #7837855

Anita Hogue 8/11/2009 5:42:04 AM

Now this is a gorgeous find Amy! Looks like they're posing for you! Absolutely perfect! #7837950

Alan L. Borror 8/11/2009 6:02:31 AM

This is AWESOME, Amy! A FAV! #7838027

Bandar Aljahmi 8/11/2009 6:10:49 AM

Very interesting photo, great colors and details, I like your composition!
I guess it will be a winner for this month!
Good luck Amy! #7838057

Lynn M. Whitt 8/11/2009 6:12:27 AM

Wow, what a fantastic capture.... They look friendly... #7838064

Amy M. Wilson 8/11/2009 6:27:02 AM

Thanks for the wonderful comments Valarie, Linda, John, Doug, Anita, Alan, Bandar & Lynn. These horses can seem docile and friendly but they are wild and not to be fed or touched. #7838150

Anne M. Young 8/11/2009 6:53:42 AM

WOW - this is super in so many ways! I'm sure we will see it again!! #7838215

Debra K. Johnson 8/11/2009 8:06:13 AM

FABULOUS Capture! WOW! #7838454

Karen Bacon 8/11/2009 8:31:52 AM

this is absolutely stunning Amy!!! my son is getting ready to go camping on assateague.are you a marylander? #7838533

Amy M. Wilson 8/11/2009 8:43:10 AM

Thanks Anne, Debra & Karen! I live in Pennsylvania but my husband's brother and wife live in Maryland so we went to visit them over the weekend and took a trip to Assateague Island. #7838546

Dianna Murphy 8/11/2009 9:21:57 AM

Lucky you to see/photograph them. Gorgeous capture! #7838627

Nadine A. Lewis 8/11/2009 10:00:45 AM

I agree...lucky you! I LOVE this EXCELLENT capture, Amy!!! <>< #7838696

Ann Coates 8/11/2009 10:39:47 AM

This is definitely a stand out shot this one. You are so lucky they let you get so close. The subject matter is cool, the colours superb and the clarity fantastic. #7838802

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/11/2009 11:13:55 AM

Wow! This is so beautiful, Amy! Excellent capture! #7838885

Tarun Bose 8/11/2009 11:32:17 AM

Wow! Outstanding capture. Well done Amy. #7838927

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/11/2009 11:54:23 AM

Oh Amy, I don't want to jinx you but this screams winner! I sure hope the judges see it the way the rest of us do. Absolutely beautiful capture! I can quit entering *animals* this month, LOLOL! #7838970

Amy M. Wilson 8/11/2009 12:37:56 PM

Thank you so very much for all the wonderful comments, I truly appreciate them Dianna, Nadine, Ann, Kelly, Tarun & Courtenay - I have my fingers crossed! ;0) #7839063

Renee Doyle 8/11/2009 1:11:19 PM

Absolute winner in my book Amy!!!!!!! Superb work and worth all your efforts!! Love this! #7839171

Bojan Bencic 8/11/2009 1:17:42 PM

Fantastic photo, Amy. Amazing light and colors. #7839189

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/11/2009 1:41:55 PM

WOW what a magical moment you captured here, Amy. The lighting, reflections adn setting are incredibly beautiful and the horses and just awesome. Thanks for including your experience with this shot because it is so beautiful that it seems otherworldly. #7839264

Eugenio Diaz 8/11/2009 2:52:14 PM

An instant Fav and a winner in my book!!!!
Well done Amy! #7839460

Cathy Barrows 8/11/2009 2:58:09 PM

this is it #7839476

Peggy J. Maguire 8/11/2009 3:07:55 PM

A Winner for sure Amy!!!!!! #7839498

Linda Karlin 8/11/2009 3:52:07 PM

Wonderful ending to this story. What a super shot. #7839626

Candice C. Calhoun 8/11/2009 5:37:56 PM

What a fabulous experience, opportunity and photo! I want to see all 300 :) SUCH a total winner!

ccc #7839897

Sam Britt 8/11/2009 6:11:19 PM

Fantastic image, beautiful horses, Amy. #7839977

Amy M. Wilson 8/11/2009 6:12:14 PM

Thanks so much Renee, Bojan, Melissa, Eugenio, Cathy, Peggy, Linda & Candice! #7839980

Amy M. Wilson 8/11/2009 6:12:50 PM

Thanks Sam! #7839982

Yulianto Soeroso 8/12/2009 12:37:35 AM

wow nice idea how to make this idea hahaha good #7840634

a2o aini 8/12/2009 3:43:00 AM

what a fantastic image, Amy. beautifully presented! #7840987

Michael Khoury 8/12/2009 12:14:45 PM

Bravo Amy!...a superb photo of these beauties!
mk #7842459

Amy M. Wilson 8/12/2009 7:43:32 PM

Thanks Yulianto, a2o & Michael! #7843249

David M. Montero 8/12/2009 9:55:47 PM

This is an awesome shot! The clarity and ocean really make it pop. Perseverance paid off for you Amy. What's a bug bite or two for a winning photograph?!? #7843461

Lynne Morris 8/12/2009 11:14:42 PM

WOW Amy, this is a stunning capture, fantastic comp, colours and clarity, sure hope we see this one again. #7843519

Amy M. Wilson 8/13/2009 1:49:51 PM

Thanks Dave & Lynne! #7845508

Mary Beth Aiello 8/13/2009 2:31:00 PM

Amy --

Absolutely outstanding. Perfection. A fav for me. And definitely a winner. So well done. Worth the bug bites. #7845618

A P 8/14/2009 10:08:05 AM

This is just stunning Amy. Incredible capture!! #7848006

Amy M. Wilson 8/14/2009 12:41:25 PM

Thanks so much Mary Beth & Ann! #7848342

Douglas Pignet 8/16/2009 6:34:37 AM

Amy.....I love this capture. It is just perfect. Good job. Diane Pignet #7852469

Amy M. Wilson 8/17/2009 5:43:03 AM

Thanks Diane! #7855679

Nadya Johnson 8/17/2009 10:35:25 AM

Oh! Perfection!!! What a STUNNING shot! A Fave for me -- I don't know if I can post horses anymore! #7856731

Janet Daniel 8/17/2009 11:45:33 AM

An incredibly spectacular image, Amy! A favorite for me, too. Love it! #7856974

Amy M. Wilson 8/18/2009 8:02:04 AM

Thanks Nadya & Janet! #7862646

Tim Poitevin 8/28/2009 12:25:33 AM

Amy - where did you find such good light? Can you shed some "light" on how you got it? :) Time of day, did you use any sort of fill flash, etc? It's just magical lighting that I must know! #7894685

Chris Ebben 8/28/2009 12:28:37 AM

You certainly were rewarded, what a wonderful image. Well done=^..^= #7894691

Darryl Wilkinson 8/28/2009 12:32:33 AM

Cool! Way to go Amy! #7894696

Bandar Aljahmi 8/28/2009 12:35:41 AM

Congrats on your wonderful POTD! #7894700

Renee Doyle 8/28/2009 12:38:53 AM

We haven't seen the last of this awesome image Amy!!!! Big congratulations on this excellent POTD!!!! #7894704

Michael Lynch 8/28/2009 12:51:08 AM

Amy, CONGRATULATIONS ! This is a beauty and appropriately Titled; well done. I'll be looking firwadr to seeing this in the WINNER's Circle, too !!! #7894714

Susie Peek-Swint 8/28/2009 1:44:48 AM

Terrific capture and exposure Amy ~ glad your patience paid off .. many congrats on POTD! #7894756

Michelle Alton 8/28/2009 1:50:47 AM

An exceptionally wonderful photo, Amy. Congratulations on the brilliant effort and this winning photo...AND on POTD. It's going places for sure! #7894764

Alan L. Borror 8/28/2009 1:57:22 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Amy! #7894767

Yulianto Soeroso 8/28/2009 2:06:44 AM

wowo yihaaa ! #7894778

Lisa J. Boulden 8/28/2009 2:36:37 AM

Love it!
Congtats on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #7894790

Tammy M. Anderson 8/28/2009 2:39:48 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Amy. #7894792

Mary K. Robison 8/28/2009 2:55:54 AM

Worth the burn and the bites, Amy ~
Congratulations on your gorgeous and well earned POTD! #7894804

Avril Young 8/28/2009 3:26:46 AM

wow!! fantastic photography...well done! #7894861

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/28/2009 3:30:15 AM

Congratulations, Amy, on your beautiful and excellent POTD! #7894873

Lynn M. Whitt 8/28/2009 3:39:26 AM

Congratulations on your POTD. #7894904

Val Feldman 8/28/2009 4:02:17 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD - an amazing, beautiful moment captured - Well done, Amy!! Val #7894935

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 8/28/2009 4:05:38 AM

A Winner For Sure
Congratulations on a Superb POTD #7894940

Anita Hogue 8/28/2009 4:13:31 AM

I knew we would see this beauty again! Congratulations on this fabulous POTD Amy! #7894959

Amy M. Wilson 8/28/2009 4:33:30 AM

Wow, what a nice surprise when I woke up this morning, I've never had a POTD before...thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments!!! #7894994

Sharon Connolly 8/28/2009 4:36:38 AM

Stunning Amy. Great POv and wonderful colors. Congrats on the POTD!

Cathy Barrows 8/28/2009 4:47:50 AM

Congrats on your fabulous POTD #7895013

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/28/2009 4:52:54 AM

YEA, AMY! Congratulations on your POTD! Hope it goes all the way! #7895027

Eugenio Diaz 8/28/2009 4:59:40 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #7895046

Usman M. Bajwa 8/28/2009 5:00:53 AM

A superb capture of a lovely setting. Your toils are well rewarded, Amy. CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome POTD Award. Hope to see this again!

UB. #7895050

Jennifer Walker 8/28/2009 5:13:27 AM

Absolutey breathtaking! Congratulations on your winning photo and your chance to photograph such a beautiful image! #7895092

Richard D. Love 8/28/2009 5:41:56 AM

Congratulations, Amy. Just a fabulous image. Your efforts were well rewarded.

Rick #7895145

Lynne S. Fried 8/28/2009 5:47:56 AM

Wonderful image and thank you for your gives us all hope :)
Congratulations on your Picture of the Day. You deserve it! #7895163

Linda D. Lester 8/28/2009 5:50:10 AM

Not a surprise at should be back again! What a beauty!! Congratulations! #7895167

Max Aureli 8/28/2009 6:12:49 AM

WOW this is an excellent capture, Amy!!!
Congratulations my friend for the POTD!!! :-))
Great photo!!!! #7895242

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/28/2009 6:16:23 AM

They are beautiful Amy, a great POTD! Congratulations!!! I'm very happy for you! #7895256

frank w. degenhardt 8/28/2009 6:38:50 AM

Amy- My head must have been somewhere other than on my sholders to have missed this stunning beauty. Anything with a horse in it is always a winner to me and this has to be one of the most beautiful horse pictures I have ever seen. The brightness and clarity are spectacular. The beach scene is heavenly, the colors of the horses and the way they are posed is gorgeous. Love the intrecate details. A must have for my favorites.
A big well deserved CONGRATULATIONS on the POTD.
Truely amazing work my friend.
Have a wonderful day and do take care. #7895411

Christine Pentecost 8/28/2009 6:43:37 AM

Wow, this is just a perfect, beautiful photo. Definitely one of the best horse photos I've seen. Congrats on your POTD! #7895432

Leslie McLain 8/28/2009 6:45:44 AM

Congrats on your stunning POTD, a truly beautiful image. #7895443

Sarah G 8/28/2009 6:48:44 AM

I haven't opened up the POTD page and said, "Oh! Wow!" to myself in a LONG time. I did so today. I also haven't commented on a POTD in quite a while. However, I just had to say how much I love this image. I am SO glad that it made POTD. This is such a special image. #7895463

Erica Murphy 8/28/2009 6:59:49 AM

Gorgeous POTD Amy!! I love it! Congratulations! #7895527

Kathy Cline 8/28/2009 7:00:25 AM

I dream of a shot like this Amy. Lucky you!!
Have a blessed day and congratulations. #7895531

Christine Lobsinger 8/28/2009 7:07:17 AM

OUTSTANDING WORK Amy!!! WOWOWO!!! A big Congratualtions with such a SPectacular POTD!!!! INTO MY FAV'S NOW!!! I am happy I read your words/title, for I did not know these beauties were wild! I'm from Ontario Canada, so I was wondering where MD is?


Valentin M. Armianu 8/28/2009 7:07:42 AM

Congratulations Amy! Amazing capture!! #7895556

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/28/2009 7:28:36 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Amy!!! #7895642

Cyn Valentine 8/28/2009 7:30:09 AM

Big congrats Amy!! Beautiful capture! #7895649

Amy M. Wilson 8/28/2009 7:34:08 AM

Thank you all for the overwhelming response, I don't even know what to say other than just how much I truly appreciate all of your comments! Christine, this is in Maryland, there are two herds of wild horses there, one on Assateague Island, Maryland (where I took this photo) and then another right next to it, separated only by fencing, on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. #7895675

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/28/2009 7:37:21 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Amy! WTG! #7895685

Debra R. Harder 8/28/2009 7:39:26 AM

WOW!!! What an AMAZING image, Amy!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING POTD!!! This is FANTASTIC!!! Deb #7895697

Daniella Puente 8/28/2009 7:47:31 AM

Another WOW Amy :))) big congrats on this fabulous and so wonderful POTD! #7895724

Karen Bacon 8/28/2009 7:52:08 AM

A big congrats Amy!! #7895736

A P 8/28/2009 8:05:19 AM

I was on Chincotegue Island as a kid. The horse flies were HORRIBLE. I cried and wouldn't go outside. If you've never been biten by a horse fly ....they draw bloood!! Hopefully the day you took this AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, STUNNING capture they weren't bad. I knew we'd see this again. And I know we'll see it again next month as well. CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD Amy and for all the other awards this one is going to receive!! It is all VERY WELL DESERVED as you really captured something special here. And I hope no blood was lost! LOL #7895776

Dianna Murphy 8/28/2009 8:38:35 AM

I told you how special I thought these were. I read the books about them as a kid. Congrats. Amy I know we'll see them at the end of next month too! #7895864

Maria Coulson 8/28/2009 8:58:06 AM

I was there a long time ago and was not aslucky as you as far as photographing the wild horses, but like you, left with lots of bites. I love your photo, the light is so soft and it is well composed. Congratulations! #7895920

Gord MacEachern 8/28/2009 9:35:13 AM

WOW!!! What an super,super, image, Amy!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your well deseved POTD!!! WTG...Gord #7895998

Janet Daniel 8/28/2009 10:02:44 AM

A huge congratulations on your well deserved POTD, Amy!
It's such a fantastic image! #7896066

Colleen Farrell 8/28/2009 10:02:52 AM

It always warms my heart to see photos of wild horses. :) Big congrats on a beautiful POTD, Amy! #7896067

Joy Rector 8/28/2009 10:49:45 AM

congrats on the POTD #7896140

Ann Coates 8/28/2009 11:26:27 AM

This is such a fine example of photo of the day. An exceptional capture I will say again and congratulations on your POTD. #7896200

Linda Blair 8/28/2009 11:29:34 AM

Congratulations on POTD...beautiful image!!!!!! #7896207

Nadine A. Lewis 8/28/2009 12:10:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved POTD, Amy!!! <>< #7896299

Zita A. Strother 8/28/2009 12:28:52 PM

As a Equine Photographer I appreciate just how hard it is to get a good, much less unique image.
WOW! ONE OF THE BEST!!!! #7896357

Jeff Robinson 8/28/2009 1:33:30 PM

Congrats Amy on your Very Well Deserved POTD!! Jeff #7896478

Mark Dodge 8/28/2009 2:42:29 PM

Stunning shot. Congratulations Amy! #7896610

Carol Sawyer 8/28/2009 2:44:08 PM

Congratulations, Amy!!!!! #7896617

Amy M. Wilson 8/28/2009 3:05:03 PM

Wow, I am just thrilled...thank you so very much everyone!!! #7896698

Jessica Jenney 8/28/2009 3:21:33 PM

Congratulations, Amy on your stunning POTD! #7896724

A P 8/28/2009 4:02:18 PM

24 favorites Amy and still counting!! They'll be more once it gets it's win. Maybe the GRAND PRIZE???? I hope so honey. #7896859

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/28/2009 4:58:19 PM

Fantastic Amy!

Big congratulations on this awesome POTD, hope to see them again...

jo ann c. #7896978

Janice Mezzacappa 8/28/2009 6:48:10 PM

Wow stunning Amy, huge congrats on POTD!! #7897258

Julianne Bradford 8/28/2009 8:09:54 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #7897384

Evy Johansen 8/28/2009 8:41:20 PM

Wow, Amy!! This is so beautiful!! Huge congratulations on your well deserved POTD!! #7897428

Tammy Scott 8/29/2009 4:58:37 AM

What a beautiful shot! Congratulations on your POTD! #7897953

Michael Umbreit 8/29/2009 5:54:33 AM

Amy - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #7898086

Janet McNeil 8/29/2009 12:30:37 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD!!! #7898939

Kim Kleinschmidt 8/29/2009 9:57:10 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this magnificent POTD Amy! The expressions you caught in their eyes are amazing!
Way to go giving chase to get this amazing capture! #7899845

Denny E. Barnes 8/30/2009 12:39:23 AM

Awesome, Beautiful, Captivating, Dramatic, Exotic, Fantastic, Gorgeous, Heart Stopping, Inspirational, Jaw Dropping, Knock-out, Lovely, Magnificent, Noble, Oh My, Perfect, Quintessential, Really Beautiful, Splendid, Tremendous, Unsurpassed, Very Beautiful, Wow, X-ceptional, yes-yes and Zippy!! From A to Z, Congratulations, Amy on a most beautiful, outstanding and well deserved POTD!!! #7899970

R. J. Laudenbacher 8/30/2009 8:05:43 AM

Well...Denny said it ditto :) Such a wonderful photo in every way. Congratulations on this very outstanding and much deserved POTD #7900731

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/30/2009 11:35:17 AM

Stunning Amy. Congrats on POTD!! #7901098

Jim Baines 8/30/2009 5:26:02 PM

How do you do this????? Every time I see a horse its nose is stuck to the ground munching something! ha! A truly, truly stunning image! A Texas-sized congratulations coming your way on this spectacular Photo of the Day!
I love it, Amy! #7901802

Amy M. Wilson 8/30/2009 8:25:49 PM

Wow, thank you all so very, very much for such generous comments! #7902190

Judy V. Kennamer 8/31/2009 11:21:53 AM

Totally gorgeous Amy!!! What a beauty!!! Congrats on your POTD! #7904221

Marcel J. Fernandez 8/31/2009 1:56:31 PM

One of the best POTD images ever! #7904669

Amy M. Wilson 9/8/2009 9:49:29 AM

Thanks Judy & Marcel! #7925659

Summer A. Kozisek 9/9/2009 11:53:47 AM

Gorgeous capture Amy, and well worth the bug bites! Congrats on your POTD! #7929110

Toni A. Martin 9/9/2009 7:08:15 PM

Amy, you do great work. This is my favorite and my favorite subject at one of my long remembered places! #7930168

Carrie M. Groseclose 9/19/2009 10:45:22 PM

Congratulations Amy on your gorgeous FINALIST!! #7957171

Janice Mezzacappa 9/19/2009 10:50:53 PM

Perfect finalist Amy, just gorgeous, huge congrats! #7957210

Christine Lobsinger 9/19/2009 10:57:42 PM

I agree... a perfect picture and a very deserving Finalist Image you made Amy-
Huge Congrats to you!!!
CHRIS #7957261

A P 9/19/2009 11:00:32 PM

I'm not going to Congratulate your Finlaist Amy. ....I'll be back to CONGRAULATE YOUR WINNER!! #7957285

Anne M. Young 9/19/2009 11:45:54 PM

Beautiful capture - love it! congrats #7957434

Michelle Alton 9/20/2009 3:30:15 AM

Amy, this finalist is going all the way!
Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round! #7958215

Karen Bacon 9/20/2009 3:40:56 AM

A big congratulations Amy! #7958256

Renee Doyle 9/20/2009 3:55:24 AM

WTG Amy!!! Congratulations on this superb finalist!! #7958330

Lynne Morris 9/20/2009 4:02:24 AM

Woo Hoo WTG Amy, Huge Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round. #7958362

Linda D. Lester 9/20/2009 5:50:23 AM

This is not a surprise.......beautiful!

Congratulations! #7958817

Stephen Zacker 9/20/2009 6:15:38 AM

This is awesome. Congratulations #7959073

R. J. Laudenbacher 9/20/2009 6:24:02 AM

Congratulations Amy on this SUPERB finalist. It has winner written all over it. #7959169

Leslie McLain 9/20/2009 6:29:55 AM

Big congrats on your stunning finalist, Amy. #7959242

Janet Daniel 9/20/2009 6:30:24 AM

Congratulations on this incredibly awesome finalist, Amy! #7959249

Bojan Bencic 9/20/2009 6:36:35 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Amy. #7959324

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/20/2009 7:11:09 AM

YEA, Amy! You KNOW I'm rooting for this one! Congratulations! #7959631

Nancyj E. Hovey 9/20/2009 7:31:44 AM

on your very deserving POTD & FINALIST! 8o) #7959805

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 9/20/2009 7:42:48 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Amy!! #7959911

Debra K. Johnson 9/20/2009 7:47:28 AM

Congratulations Amy! #7959951

Nikki McDonald 9/20/2009 7:55:46 AM

Oh wow, Amy. I thought I always looked at the POTD's -- know I would have commented on this one if I had. It's gorgeous. And now it's a finalist -- along with two others from your fine gallery. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #7960016

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/20/2009 8:10:54 AM

Congrats on this great finalist! #7960117

Jeana Clark 9/20/2009 8:19:16 AM

This is becoming WELL RECOGNIZED!!!
Congratulations Amy!!
Awesome finalist!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #7960194

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/20/2009 8:21:15 AM

Stunning finalist!! Congratulations, Amy!! I bet we see this one again!! #7960212

Gord MacEachern 9/20/2009 10:00:21 AM

Congratulations on this, and your other well deserved finalist Amy!!
Hope all your finalists go on but this one for sure needs to be GOLD!!! #7961084

Debra R. Harder 9/20/2009 10:04:04 AM

A GOLD winner all the way, Amy!! CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING finalist!! Deb #7961101

Val Feldman 9/20/2009 10:12:05 AM

Absolutely no surprise here!! A phenomenal catch and a well-deserved Finalist, Amy - Now, let's see this go gold!!! #7961140

Amy M. Wilson 9/20/2009 10:31:29 AM

Thank you ALL so very MUCH!!!!! #7961233

Carol Sawyer 9/20/2009 10:34:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Amy!! #7961249

Freddy Bland 9/20/2009 11:22:25 AM

I love this image so much! This is a wonderful finalist, Amy! Super image! #7961473

Marcel J. Fernandez 9/20/2009 11:35:18 AM

Congratulatiios Amy! This is my pick for Grand Prize Winner! #7961539

Dianna Murphy 9/20/2009 12:35:18 PM

So well deserved, those these. Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7961851

Linda A. Braddock 9/20/2009 2:30:30 PM

Amy, Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist! #7962601

Eugenio Diaz 9/20/2009 2:31:23 PM

A Winner all the Way!!!!!!
Love it Amy! #7962604

Valentin M. Armianu 9/20/2009 2:58:45 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist!!! #7962853

Jeff Robinson 9/20/2009 3:07:38 PM

Congrats Amy on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #7962891

Ellen Hodges 9/20/2009 3:17:14 PM

Congrats and best luck with your awesome finalists, Amy! #7962931

Ann Coates 9/20/2009 5:09:02 PM

I knew we would see this again Amy and I think we will see this in the next round somehow. Huge congratulations on this exceptional finalist. #7963468

ROLAN NARMAN 9/20/2009 7:06:09 PM

Huge congrats on this fantastic finalist Amy! We'll definitely see this one again! #7964006

Denny E. Barnes 9/20/2009 7:14:55 PM

I see more gold here Amy!! Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #7964059

Erica Murphy 9/20/2009 7:54:17 PM

What a beautiful sight and so well captured Amy!! Congratulations! #7964320

Randy L. Quast 9/20/2009 7:59:10 PM

Amy Great photo and Congrats on the Finalist. #7964347

Teresa A. Burnett 9/20/2009 9:16:00 PM

WOW Amy, huge congratulations on this awesome finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!

We flew across country to see the Shackleford Banks ponies the end of May. Wish I'd had half the luck you had finding the little rascals!!! #7964496

Mary K. Robison 9/20/2009 11:10:31 PM

Double Congratulations for your lovely finalist/POTD, Amy! I won't be surprised to see this place even higher! #7964675

Amy M. Wilson 9/21/2009 4:04:53 AM

Thank you all, your comments mean so very much to me!!! #7965356

Anita Hogue 9/21/2009 5:02:17 AM

Yep, I thought we would see this one again and I still think we will see it again! It is absolutely gorgeous Amy!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !


Jessica Jenney 9/21/2009 5:45:34 AM

Congratulations, Amy on your fabulous finalist! #7965855

Betsy Labuschagne 9/21/2009 9:15:07 AM

WOW, spectacular!!! Congratulations Amy!! #7966829

frank w. degenhardt 9/21/2009 9:56:16 AM

There is no dought in my mind that you have a winner here girl. A favorite of mine and I am so happy for you getting a Finalist for it. Congratulations my friend. #7966999

David M. Montero 9/21/2009 11:49:58 AM

This is THE photo of the month - the Grand Prize. Superb in every way. Congratulations Amy!!! #7967307

Amy M. Wilson 9/21/2009 3:23:28 PM

Wow, I am just blown away by the generosity of comments... THANK YOU ALL so very much!!!!! #7968161

Usman M. Bajwa 9/21/2009 5:47:04 PM

Most Beautiful image, Amy. Congrats and good luck in the next round!

UB. #7968570

Sam Britt 9/21/2009 9:04:09 PM

Congratulations on all your terrific finalists, Amy!! #7969228

Tess L. Yee 9/23/2009 8:10:38 AM

Stunning image, and well-deserving of all the super recognition, Amy! #7974498

A P 9/23/2009 7:20:14 PM

RESUBMIT!! RESUBMIT!!! RESUBMIT!!!!!! RESUBMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you hear me? #7977513

Tim Poitevin 9/23/2009 7:26:53 PM

Congrats on your finalist Amy #7977554

Amy M. Wilson 9/24/2009 3:59:15 AM

Thanks Usman, Sam, Tess, Ann & Tim! #7978546

A P 9/24/2009 8:05:57 PM

Second times the charm....I bet :-) #7981310

Douglas Pignet 9/26/2009 3:36:17 PM

They are beautiful and you did a wonderful job showing us thier beauty Amy Koodos and well done.

Diane Pignet #7986267

Eugenio Diaz 9/27/2009 1:41:10 PM

I have to come back one more time to this WONDERFUL image and make one more comments!
BEST IMAGE FOR AUGUST opinion...Grand Prize Winner!!!!!
Regards! #7988462

Helen M. Ernst 11/6/2009 7:47:24 AM

Amy, whenever I look at your photo I will be reminded of my attempt & failure to photograph these ponies.
boy, I can relate and have the bugbites to prove it. guess we have to suffer for "our art". It's a wonderful, amazing photo. your photo should be on a
Assateague brochure or at the very least in the gift shop. since I won't be going back anytime soon, maybe I should buy one as a reminder of what I missed... congratulations on a winner!
helen e #8109064

Amy M. Wilson 11/13/2009 7:13:20 AM

Thanks so very much Ann, Diane, Eugenio & Helen!!! #8128076

Usman M. Bajwa 11/15/2009 6:15:55 AM

Great to see this again, Amy. Good Luck!

UB. #8132650

Avril Young 2/12/2010 11:18:23 PM

love your gallery Amy...congrats on all of photos, they are so creative! #8377944

Bunny Snow 3/1/2010 1:03:48 PM

This is my favorite image which has staying power in my mind. Your images are so creative and so lovely, Amy.

Congratulations! #8424862

Ellen Hodges 4/18/2010 5:47:04 PM

Congrats on your fabulous finalists, Amy! Love them all. Best luck!! #8544081

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 4/18/2010 6:29:36 PM

Congrats on you awesome finalist Amy. Good luck in the next round.
JP #8544501

Robyn A. Terrell 4/18/2010 7:26:57 PM

Once in a life time capture as far as I'm concerned, Amy. Just magnificent in every way. Congrats! #8545098

Jeana Clark 4/18/2010 7:45:16 PM

Stunning Amy!!!
Congratulations on
this Awesome finalist!!!

~J~ #8545264

Cindy Bendush 4/18/2010 8:08:38 PM

Congratulations on all 3 of your fabulous finalists Amy! Well deserved and well done! #8545502

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/18/2010 8:19:53 PM

Congrats Amy, you know I love these guys! #8545644

Graham Robards 4/18/2010 8:45:34 PM

Ccongratulations again on a wonderful finalist! ~Pat #8545891

Usman M. Bajwa 4/19/2010 12:13:15 AM

CONGRATZ. on this Finalist gain! Get ready for the higher grounds this time around!!


Bojan Bencic 4/19/2010 12:37:37 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Amy. We should see this one again. #8546896

Jessica Jenney 4/19/2010 2:48:52 AM

Hoping for double gold with this beauty! Congrats and good luck, Amy! #8547072

Julie Burnett 4/19/2010 4:45:06 AM

I'm also wishing you double gold, Amy. GORGEOUS!! #8547498

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/19/2010 5:10:15 AM

Big Congratulations, Amy! You know I love this one! Fingers crossed for you! #8547643

Maria A. Gonzalez 4/19/2010 6:04:17 AM

Congratulations on all of your finalists,Amy...A beautiful image and great job once again..Good luck in the next round. #8548090

Linda D. Lester 4/19/2010 6:04:23 AM

WOW!!! Congrats on your awesome finalist! #8548091

Karen Celella 4/19/2010 7:25:19 AM

Congratulations on your many rewards for this amazing capture Amy. A wonderful finalist that I hope we see with another gold. #8548669

Karen Bacon 4/19/2010 7:34:53 AM

A big congrats Amy!This is a great image,good luck! #8548729

Stefania Barbier 4/19/2010 7:35:28 AM

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8548736

Amy M. Wilson 4/19/2010 8:32:27 AM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and good wishes!!! #8549090

Anita Hogue 4/19/2010 8:47:14 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #8549176

Kathleen Brennan 4/19/2010 9:40:16 AM

Congrats again, Amy! #8549600

Patrick Rouzes 4/19/2010 11:29:28 AM

CONGRATULATIONS for the Two Awards on this amazing photo, Amy! Well-deserved! WTG! #8550155

The Judges at 4/19/2010 11:52:54 AM

These really are beauties! #8550278

Val Feldman 4/19/2010 12:03:30 PM

Wow! Would you look at that!! A Judges comment! Oh, boy, Ms Amy...I sure would take that as a good sign! Happy to offer you a huge congrats and all my best wishes for a double gold. Your artistic and sensitive captures of these magnificent horses has been nothing short of remarkable...Let's see some (more) Gold here BP Judges!!! :) #8550329

Leslie McLain 4/19/2010 3:18:29 PM

Love this image. A winner for sure. Congrats. #8551229

Gord MacEachern 4/19/2010 3:24:57 PM

Big congratulations Amy, on this much deserved finalist!! #8551280

a2o aini 4/19/2010 3:33:51 PM

splendid! huge Congratulations, Amy :-) #8551316

Nadia Paul 4/19/2010 6:04:03 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Amy! #8551916

Timothy Guay 4/19/2010 6:27:21 PM

This is a classic image, a timeless gem!
- Timothy #8552013

Ujjwal Mukherjee 4/19/2010 11:00:45 PM

AWESOME! Congrats,Amy!! #8552806

Alan L. Borror 4/20/2010 3:07:11 AM

Congratulations on this exceptional finalist, Amy! We will see this again, I am sure. #8553114

Ann Coates 4/20/2010 3:35:42 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Amy. #8553243

Jeff Robinson 4/20/2010 4:08:11 AM

Outstanding - Congrats Amy on your Finalist!! Jeff #8553304

Christine Lobsinger 4/20/2010 4:12:25 AM

Hope to see your image here go further Amy...
Congrats to you on a lovely Finalist!!!
SMILING #8553317

Stephen Zacker 4/20/2010 4:14:49 AM

Looks like everyone likes this :-) I can see why. Congratulations #8553326

Amy M. Wilson 4/20/2010 5:49:08 AM

Sincere thanks everyone!! ;o) #8553596

Carol L. Fowler 4/20/2010 12:45:23 PM

Absolutely glorious! Congrats! #8554781

Patti Coblentz 4/20/2010 3:20:30 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winning image, Amy!!!

Patti #8555169

Renee Doyle 4/20/2010 3:27:36 PM

So happy to see this beauty with a Gold Badge Amy!!! Big congratulations to you!! #8555210

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/20/2010 3:28:09 PM

HUGE Congratulations to you AMY!! #8555215

Jessica Jenney 4/20/2010 3:31:38 PM

Congratulations, Amy on your fabulous win! #8555229

Carrie M. Groseclose 4/20/2010 3:52:19 PM

YAY Amy! Congratulations on your awesome WINNER! #8555313

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/20/2010 4:06:42 PM

Great winner and great story, Amy!

Debby #8555368

Carol L. Fowler 4/20/2010 4:08:23 PM

Congrats! Well worth the bug bites! #8555378

Tim Poitevin 4/20/2010 4:12:40 PM

Congratulations again! #8555399

Julie Burnett 4/20/2010 4:22:28 PM

Amy, SO well deserved, such an incredible photo, CONGRATULATIONS!! #8555456

Agnes Fegan 4/20/2010 4:28:29 PM

Congratulations Amy...a beautiful and well deserved win! #8555497

Claudia Kuhn 4/20/2010 4:29:49 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Amy! #8555512

Linda D. Lester 4/20/2010 4:32:16 PM

So happy to see this....Congratulations!!!! :) #8555531

Freddy Bland 4/20/2010 4:37:05 PM

Outstanding winnner, Amy!!! Many congratulations on winning gold!!! #8555560

Maria A. Gonzalez 4/20/2010 4:38:03 PM

Congratulations Amy on your beautiful winner image... #8555569

Gerri R. Jones 4/20/2010 4:52:53 PM

Congratulations Amy on this amazing capture! #8555623

Anita Hogue 4/20/2010 4:53:16 PM

So gorgeous! Congratulations Amy #8555627

Michelle Alton 4/20/2010 5:04:52 PM

A superb crowd pleasing and phenomenal winner, Amy. Congratulations! #8555697

Leslie McLain 4/20/2010 5:23:56 PM

Congrats on your stunning winner, Amy. #8555813

Nancyj E. Hovey 4/20/2010 5:51:36 PM

on your 2nd Place Winner! 8o) #8555966

Val Feldman 4/20/2010 6:27:58 PM

Ah, PA Gal, so happy for you...this is a phenomenal capture and such a well-deserved Gold Winner...The biggest congrats to you, ever!! #8556112

ROLAN NARMAN 4/20/2010 6:36:51 PM

Huge Congrats on this fantastic winner Amy! #8556138

Patrick Rouzes 4/20/2010 7:52:56 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Amy! WTG! #8556359

Sam Britt 4/20/2010 7:58:41 PM

Big Congrats on your win, Amy!! #8556375

Thomas E. Hinds 4/20/2010 8:09:04 PM

Beautiful Winner! #8556408

Valentin M. Armianu 4/20/2010 8:31:58 PM

Congratulations,Amy fantastic Winner! #8556455

Christine Lobsinger 4/20/2010 8:33:42 PM



Amy M. Wilson 4/20/2010 8:35:23 PM


Yulianto Soeroso 4/20/2010 8:41:05 PM

i know this congratulation Amy #8556483

Avril Young 4/20/2010 9:09:20 PM

congrats on the fantastic winner!!!! #8556553

Stefania Barbier 4/20/2010 11:02:14 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous win, Amy! #8556716

Usman M. Bajwa 4/20/2010 11:34:13 PM

Yeah...tol'ja...'this time around'! Huge CONGRATZ. on getting Golden, Amy.

UB. #8556828

Mary K. Robison 4/21/2010 12:05:54 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved Second Place Winner, Amy!
It deserves ALL the awards it's gotten! #8556869

Bojan Bencic 4/21/2010 12:52:41 AM

Congratulations on your win, Amy! Beautiful photo. #8556947

Linda Blair 4/21/2010 3:37:06 AM

Congratulations on your awesome win....outstanding image and capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8557202

Karen Celella 4/21/2010 4:29:49 AM

Huge Congratulations on your outstanding winner Amy! #8557379

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/21/2010 5:08:38 AM

WTG Amy! I am so happy for you...a big Congratulations to you on this incredible winner. You know I love it already! #8557497

Ron McEwan 4/21/2010 6:11:46 AM

Well deserved honor Amy, a big congratulations from this corner. #8557673

Judy V. Kennamer 4/21/2010 7:26:13 AM

A beautiful WINNER Amy!!! Congrats!!!!! #8557862

Alan L. Borror 4/21/2010 7:39:23 AM

One of the finest photographs I have seen, Amy! Congratulations. #8557904

Diane Pignet 4/21/2010 8:48:38 AM

Congrats on all your finalist pictures and winners Amy...Outstanding

Diane #8558185

Kathleen Brennan 4/21/2010 9:02:04 AM

Yea, Amy! A big congratulations on your medal! #8558253

Dianna Murphy 4/21/2010 9:26:17 AM

Sure glad you reworked this one. You know how I love them. Congrats all your sunburn and bites paid off. Awesome work. #8558395

Gord MacEachern 4/21/2010 9:37:35 AM

So well deserved GOLD Amy!!!!! #8558473

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 4/21/2010 10:17:25 AM

Amazing, amazing - Big Congratulations on your win Amy - Well deserved.
JP #8558625

frank w. degenhardt 4/21/2010 10:17:33 AM

One of my favorites for this series. Congratulations on the Second Place Win for this beautiful work. #8558628

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 4/21/2010 11:08:31 AM

Congratulations on your two awards for a beautiful capture Amy! Well done! #8558776

Debra R. Harder 4/21/2010 11:59:47 AM

WHOOOOO-HOOOOO! WTG, Amy! Huge congratulations on your magnificent GOLD WINNER! Deb #8558953

David M. Montero 4/21/2010 12:50:20 PM

YES!!! This is a very special shot and in my book should have placed higher. Congratulations Amy!!! #8559046

Nadia Paul 4/21/2010 3:36:32 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Amy! #8559525

Gail Vitikacs 4/21/2010 4:17:03 PM

Breathtaking...incredible beauty! Congratulations! #8559654

Danny B. Head 4/21/2010 4:50:26 PM

I knew this would be a winner. Congrats! #8559708

Carol Eade 4/21/2010 7:09:54 PM

Congratulations, Amy, on your beautiful winner! #8560067

Ujjwal Mukherjee 4/21/2010 10:04:19 PM

HUGE congratulations,Amy!!!! #8560318

Ann Coates 4/21/2010 10:14:58 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner Amy. #8560336

Amy M. Wilson 4/22/2010 1:24:53 PM

Wow, THANK YOU - all of the comments and support are truly appreciated!!! #8562200

Erica Murphy 4/22/2010 5:01:34 PM

Congratulations Amy!! I love this image and am envious of your adventure to capture it. Did you use a long lens? It doesn't look like it, but how close can you get to wild horses? #8562638

Amy M. Wilson 4/22/2010 6:07:08 PM

Thanks Erica, I was able to get fairly close and used an 18-135mm lens. #8562821

a2o aini 4/22/2010 6:23:24 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved gold medal Amy :-) #8562850

Cindy Bendush 4/22/2010 11:11:51 PM

Love this one Amy -- Big congrats on this fabulous winner! #8563300

Karen Bacon 4/23/2010 6:00:00 AM

Big congratulations on this wonderful winner Amy! #8564115

Ellen Hodges 4/23/2010 7:52:34 AM

Huge congrats on this outstanding winner, Amy! WOW!!!! #8564391

Denny E. Barnes 4/23/2010 8:02:33 AM

Sometimes all that hard work really pays off! This is as good as it gets!! Perfect in every way, Amy!! Exceptionally beautiful image!!
Big congratulations, Amy on your well deserved win!! #8564413

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/23/2010 11:22:59 AM

Big Congratulations, Amy!!! Well deserved! #8564683

Marcel J. Fernandez 4/23/2010 2:54:37 PM

Congratulations, Amy on your Splendid Winner and Finalist. #8565018

Anne M. Young 4/23/2010 6:51:31 PM

SUPERB in everyway and s worth the effort! #8565466

Anne McKinnell 4/24/2010 8:51:57 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your win! #8566561

Linda L. Ruiz 4/24/2010 10:05:08 AM #8566690

Stephen Zacker 4/24/2010 1:31:16 PM

This is awesome. Congratulations #8566901

Kim Andelkovic 4/26/2010 5:21:27 PM

Congrats on such a super image......clarity, colour and POV just brilliant. #8571610

Lisa J. Boulden 4/27/2010 4:53:29 PM

Simply outstanding!!!
Had to revisit it!
Such great color and light on these friendly-looking fellas!
~♥~lisa #8574395

Garth D. Beatty 5/3/2010 11:31:15 PM

Very Nice. #8587600

Jane Holestine 4/15/2011 5:26:49 PM

Well, I would certainly say your efforts paid off! The clarity, colors, and comp are gorgeous. #9352938

Bill Houghton 4/19/2011 3:39:17 AM

WOW Amy, this is a great shot. Beautiful detail. #9358109

Randy L. Quast 5/21/2011 6:12:22 AM

Amy outstanding that says it all and Congrats on the Finailst and Winner. #9419597

SaMi Martin 7/5/2011 4:28:47 PM

Outstanding capture! We use to go there but never found them down on the beach... #9509141

Nancy L. Green 10/31/2011 7:12:27 AM

Now these are TRULY BEAUTIFUL Amy, CONGRATULATIONS on you wonderful winner and your POTD!!! WTG!!! <>< #9774046

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Wild horses on North Ocean Beach, Assateague Island, MD.

After spending much of the day searching the island for a glimpse of these beauties, we were hot, tired and about ready to leave when we saw a few horses heading for the beach. I took chase, not knowing how long or even if they'd stop once they got down to the water; little did I know that they would stand at the water's edge for the next 25 minutes, allowing me to take about 300 photos! Needless to say, I left the island sunburned and bug-bitten but well-rewarded for my efforts!

Second Place - March 2010
Finalist - August 2009
POTD - 8-28-09

Uploaded on 8/11/2009 3:49:06 AM

Keywords: #brown #clouds #eyes #horses #ocean #sky 

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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