Beach Beauties

© Amy M. Wilson

Beach Beauties

Uploaded: August 11, 2009


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


Colette M. Metcalf August 11, 2009

GORGEOUS!!!! #1166797

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 11, 2009

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

Carol Sawyer August 11, 2009

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

Gord MacEachern August 11, 2009

This is soooo fantastic Amy,great work! #7837665

Bonnie C. Lackey August 11, 2009

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 11, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 11, 2009

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

Stan J. Bendkowski August 11, 2009

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

Shirley Sicurello level-classic August 11, 2009

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

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 11, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 11, 2009

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 11, 2009

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 11, 2009

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

John Benway August 11, 2009

Gorgeous Amy, in every way.
John #7837849

Douglas Pignet August 11, 2009

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

Anita Hogue August 11, 2009

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

Alan L. Borror August 11, 2009

This is AWESOME, Amy! A FAV! #7838027

August 11, 2009

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 August 11, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 11, 2009

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 level-addict August 11, 2009

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

Debra K. Johnson level-classic August 11, 2009

FABULOUS Capture! WOW! #7838454

Karen Bacon August 11, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 11, 2009

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 August 11, 2009

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

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic August 11, 2009

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

Ann Coates level-classic August 11, 2009

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 August 11, 2009

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

Tarun Bose August 11, 2009

Wow! Outstanding capture. Well done Amy. #7838927

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 11, 2009

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 August 11, 2009

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 level-classic August 11, 2009

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 11, 2009

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

Melissa G. Meiselman August 11, 2009

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 August 11, 2009

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

Cathy Barrows August 11, 2009

this is it #7839476

Peggy J. Maguire August 11, 2009

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

Linda Karlin August 11, 2009

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

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe August 11, 2009

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

ccc #7839897

Sam Britt August 11, 2009

Fantastic image, beautiful horses, Amy. #7839977

Amy M. Wilson August 11, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 11, 2009

Thanks Sam! #7839982

Yulianto Soeroso August 12, 2009

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

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic August 12, 2009

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

Michael Khoury August 12, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 12, 2009

Thanks Yulianto, a2o & Michael! #7843249

David M. Montero August 12, 2009

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 level-classic August 12, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 13, 2009

Thanks Dave & Lynne! #7845508

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 13, 2009

Amy --

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

A P August 14, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 14, 2009

Thanks so much Mary Beth & Ann! #7848342

Douglas Pignet level-addict August 16, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 17, 2009

Thanks Diane! #7855679

Nadya Johnson August 17, 2009

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

Janet Daniel level-classic August 17, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 18, 2009

Thanks Nadya & Janet! #7862646

Tim Poitevin August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Darryl Wilkinson August 28, 2009

Cool! Way to go Amy! #7894696

August 28, 2009

Congrats on your wonderful POTD! #7894700

Renee Doyle level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Michael Lynch August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Michelle Alton August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Amy! #7894767

Yulianto Soeroso August 28, 2009

wowo yihaaa ! #7894778

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 28, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Amy. #7894792

Mary K. Robison August 28, 2009

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

Avril Young August 28, 2009

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 28, 2009

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

Lynn M. Whitt August 28, 2009

Congratulations on your POTD. #7894904

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 28, 2009

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

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 28, 2009

A Winner For Sure
Congratulations on a Superb POTD #7894940

Anita Hogue August 28, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Cathy Barrows August 28, 2009

Congrats on your fabulous POTD #7895013

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 28, 2009

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

Eugenio Diaz August 28, 2009

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #7895046

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Richard D. Love August 28, 2009

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

Rick #7895145

Lynne S. Fried August 28, 2009

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 level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Max Aureli August 28, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 28, 2009

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

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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 level-deluxe August 28, 2009

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

Sarah G August 28, 2009

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 level-deluxe August 28, 2009

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

Kathy Cline level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

Congratulations Amy! Amazing capture!! #7895556

Melissa G. Meiselman August 28, 2009

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

Cyn Valentine level-classic August 28, 2009

Big congrats Amy!! Beautiful capture! #7895649

Amy M. Wilson August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder August 28, 2009

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

Daniella Puente August 28, 2009

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

Karen Bacon August 28, 2009

A big congrats Amy!! #7895736

A P August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Janet Daniel level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Colleen Farrell August 28, 2009

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

Joy Rector August 28, 2009

congrats on the POTD #7896140

Ann Coates level-classic August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

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

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Zita A. Strother level-addict August 28, 2009

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 level-deluxe August 28, 2009

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

Mark Dodge August 28, 2009

Stunning shot. Congratulations Amy! #7896610

Carol Sawyer August 28, 2009

Congratulations, Amy!!!!! #7896617

Amy M. Wilson August 28, 2009

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

Jessica Jenney August 28, 2009

Congratulations, Amy on your stunning POTD! #7896724

A P August 28, 2009

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 August 28, 2009

Fantastic Amy!

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

jo ann c. #7896978

Janice Mezzacappa August 28, 2009

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

Julianne Bradford August 28, 2009

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #7897384

Evy Johansen level-classic August 28, 2009

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

Tammy Scott August 29, 2009

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

Michael Umbreit August 29, 2009

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

Janet McNeil level-classic August 29, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD!!! #7898939

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic August 29, 2009

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 level-deluxe August 30, 2009

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 level-deluxe August 30, 2009

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 August 30, 2009

Stunning Amy. Congrats on POTD!! #7901098

Jim Baines August 30, 2009

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 August 30, 2009

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 31, 2009

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

Marcel J. Fernandez August 31, 2009

One of the best POTD images ever! #7904669

Amy M. Wilson September 08, 2009

Thanks Judy & Marcel! #7925659

Summer A. Kozisek September 09, 2009

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

Toni A. Martin September 09, 2009

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

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic September 19, 2009

Congratulations Amy on your gorgeous FINALIST!! #7957171

Janice Mezzacappa September 19, 2009

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic September 19, 2009

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

A P September 19, 2009

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

Anne M. Young level-addict September 19, 2009

Beautiful capture - love it! congrats #7957434

Michelle Alton September 20, 2009

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

Karen Bacon September 20, 2009

A big congratulations Amy! #7958256

Renee Doyle level-classic September 20, 2009

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

Lynne Morris level-classic September 20, 2009

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic September 20, 2009

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

Congratulations! #7958817

Stephen Zacker September 20, 2009

This is awesome. Congratulations #7959073

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe September 20, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 20, 2009

Big congrats on your stunning finalist, Amy. #7959242

Janet Daniel level-classic September 20, 2009

Congratulations on this incredibly awesome finalist, Amy! #7959249

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 20, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Amy. #7959324

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 20, 2009

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 20, 2009

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

Kelly S. Cavanaugh September 20, 2009

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Amy!! #7959911

Debra K. Johnson level-classic September 20, 2009

Congratulations Amy! #7959951

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 20, 2009

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 September 20, 2009

Congrats on this great finalist! #7960117

Jeana Clark September 20, 2009

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

~J~ #7960194

Melissa G. Meiselman September 20, 2009

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

Gord MacEachern September 20, 2009

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 September 20, 2009

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 20, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson September 20, 2009

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

Carol Sawyer September 20, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Amy!! #7961249

Freddy Bland September 20, 2009

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

Marcel J. Fernandez September 20, 2009

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

Dianna Murphy September 20, 2009

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

Linda A. Braddock level-classic September 20, 2009

Amy, Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist! #7962601

Eugenio Diaz September 20, 2009

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

Valentin M. Armianu September 20, 2009

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist!!! #7962853

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 20, 2009

Congrats Amy on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #7962891

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 20, 2009

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

Ann Coates level-classic September 20, 2009

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 September 20, 2009

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

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe September 20, 2009

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 20, 2009

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

Randy L. Quast September 20, 2009

Amy Great photo and Congrats on the Finalist. #7964347

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 20, 2009

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 September 20, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson September 21, 2009

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

Anita Hogue September 21, 2009

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 September 21, 2009

Congratulations, Amy on your fabulous finalist! #7965855

Betsy Labuschagne September 21, 2009

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

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 21, 2009

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 September 21, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson September 21, 2009

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 21, 2009

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

UB. #7968570

Sam Britt September 21, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee September 23, 2009

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

A P September 23, 2009

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

Tim Poitevin September 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist Amy #7977554

Amy M. Wilson September 24, 2009

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

A P September 24, 2009

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

Douglas Pignet level-addict September 26, 2009

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

Diane Pignet #7986267

Eugenio Diaz September 27, 2009

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 level-classic November 06, 2009

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 November 13, 2009

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 15, 2009

Great to see this again, Amy. Good Luck!

UB. #8132650

Avril Young February 12, 2010

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

Bunny Snow level-classic March 01, 2010

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 level-deluxe April 18, 2010

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic April 18, 2010

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

Robyn A. Terrell April 18, 2010

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

Jeana Clark April 18, 2010

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

~J~ #8545264

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 18, 2010

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

Phyllis H. Burchett April 18, 2010

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

Graham Robards level-classic April 18, 2010

Ccongratulations again on a wonderful finalist! ~Pat #8545891

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 19, 2010

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


Bojan Bencic level-classic April 19, 2010

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

Jessica Jenney April 19, 2010

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

Julie Burnett April 19, 2010

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt April 19, 2010

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

Maria A. Gonzalez April 19, 2010

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 level-classic April 19, 2010

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 19, 2010

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

Karen Bacon April 19, 2010

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 19, 2010

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8548736

Amy M. Wilson April 19, 2010

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

Anita Hogue April 19, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #8549176

Kathleen Brennan April 19, 2010

Congrats again, Amy! #8549600

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 19, 2010

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

April 19, 2010

These really are beauties! #8550278

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 19, 2010

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 level-deluxe April 19, 2010

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

Gord MacEachern April 19, 2010

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

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic April 19, 2010

splendid! huge Congratulations, Amy :-) #8551316

Nadia Paul April 19, 2010

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Amy! #8551916

Timothy Guay April 19, 2010

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic April 19, 2010

AWESOME! Congrats,Amy!! #8552806

Alan L. Borror April 20, 2010

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

Ann Coates level-classic April 20, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Amy. #8553243

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 20, 2010

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic April 20, 2010

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

Stephen Zacker April 20, 2010

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

Amy M. Wilson April 20, 2010

Sincere thanks everyone!! ;o) #8553596

Carol L. Fowler April 20, 2010

Absolutely glorious! Congrats! #8554781

Patti Coblentz April 20, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful winning image, Amy!!!

Patti #8555169

Renee Doyle level-classic April 20, 2010

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

Phyllis H. Burchett April 20, 2010

HUGE Congratulations to you AMY!! #8555215

Jessica Jenney April 20, 2010

Congratulations, Amy on your fabulous win! #8555229

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic April 20, 2010

YAY Amy! Congratulations on your awesome WINNER! #8555313

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 20, 2010

Great winner and great story, Amy!

Debby #8555368

Carol L. Fowler April 20, 2010

Congrats! Well worth the bug bites! #8555378

Tim Poitevin April 20, 2010

Congratulations again! #8555399

Julie Burnett April 20, 2010

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

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe April 20, 2010

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 20, 2010

Congrats on your wonderful winner Amy! #8555512

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 20, 2010

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

Freddy Bland April 20, 2010

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

Maria A. Gonzalez April 20, 2010

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

Gerri R. Jones April 20, 2010

Congratulations Amy on this amazing capture! #8555623

Anita Hogue April 20, 2010

So gorgeous! Congratulations Amy #8555627

Michelle Alton April 20, 2010

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 20, 2010

Congrats on your stunning winner, Amy. #8555813

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 20, 2010

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 20, 2010

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 April 20, 2010

Huge Congrats on this fantastic winner Amy! #8556138

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 20, 2010

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

Sam Britt April 20, 2010

Big Congrats on your win, Amy!! #8556375

Thomas E. Hinds April 20, 2010

Beautiful Winner! #8556408

Valentin M. Armianu April 20, 2010

Congratulations,Amy fantastic Winner! #8556455

Christine Lobsinger level-classic April 20, 2010



Amy M. Wilson April 20, 2010


Yulianto Soeroso April 20, 2010

i know this congratulation Amy #8556483

Avril Young April 20, 2010

congrats on the fantastic winner!!!! #8556553

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 20, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous win, Amy! #8556716

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 20, 2010

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

UB. #8556828

Mary K. Robison April 21, 2010

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 21, 2010

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

Linda Blair April 21, 2010

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe April 21, 2010

Huge Congratulations on your outstanding winner Amy! #8557379

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe April 21, 2010

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 April 21, 2010

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 21, 2010

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

Alan L. Borror April 21, 2010

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

Diane Pignet April 21, 2010

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

Diane #8558185

Kathleen Brennan April 21, 2010

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

Dianna Murphy April 21, 2010

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 April 21, 2010

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic April 21, 2010

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

frank w. degenhardt level-classic April 21, 2010

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

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay April 21, 2010

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

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2010

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

David M. Montero April 21, 2010

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

Nadia Paul April 21, 2010

Congrats on your wonderful winner Amy! #8559525

Gail Vitikacs level-classic April 21, 2010

Breathtaking...incredible beauty! Congratulations! #8559654

Danny B. Head level-deluxe April 21, 2010

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

Carol Eade level-addict April 21, 2010

Congratulations, Amy, on your beautiful winner! #8560067

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic April 21, 2010

HUGE congratulations,Amy!!!! #8560318

Ann Coates level-classic April 21, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding winner Amy. #8560336

Amy M. Wilson April 22, 2010

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 22, 2010

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 April 22, 2010

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

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic April 22, 2010

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

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 22, 2010

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

Karen Bacon April 23, 2010

Big congratulations on this wonderful winner Amy! #8564115

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 23, 2010

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

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe April 23, 2010

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 April 23, 2010

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

Marcel J. Fernandez April 23, 2010

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

Anne M. Young level-addict April 23, 2010

SUPERB in everyway and s worth the effort! #8565466

Anne McKinnell April 24, 2010

Beautiful! Congratulations on your win! #8566561

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic April 24, 2010 #8566690

Stephen Zacker April 24, 2010

This is awesome. Congratulations #8566901

Kim Andelkovic April 26, 2010

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 27, 2010

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

Garth D. Beatty level-classic May 03, 2010

Very Nice. #8587600

Jane Holestine April 15, 2011

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

Bill Houghton April 19, 2011

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

Randy L. Quast May 21, 2011

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

SaMi Martin July 05, 2011

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2011

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

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