Friday, September 20, 2013

A Horse of Course

Nestled alongside the NASA flight facility on Wallops Island is a National Wildlife Refuge where wild horses (and/or ponies) roam. I got very lucky on my day trip to see some up close and personal.
Well, as up close as they will get, which was about 200 feet away, but no matter, here you go. The odd looking eye is because the horse has one blue eye (pictured) and one brown eye (other side) and not an artifact of the reflex lens.
The bokeh is odd on a reflex lens because of the way it's made, the light folds back in on itself before hitting the camera's sensor, which gives the out of focus areas their unusual look. It can be very distracting if it's not controlled well, but it's not too distracting here.

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