Flying Along

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

This was taken back in 2011 at the NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials. While I had caught a few riders either going over the fences or just about to jump, I really wanted to get a good photo of a horse and rider in motion. My camera is a Canon point and shoot type, and, as such, not particularly good at focusing on moving subjects.

With this photo, I found that if I focused on a spot just in front of the subject, and then pressed the button as soon as they came into the frame, I could get a fairly decent motion shot. I am in no way a professional photographer, but am fairly proud of how this one came out.

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The sort of look that says…

“Get me out of here now. Or get that grey thing that makes funny noises out of my face.”

He really didn’t think much of being weighed!

A not very impressed guinea pig.

Not amused. Chutney is the other guinea pig.

How to annoy a guinea pig…

Radish

Stop it, mum!

 

This is Radish, one of my guinea pigs. He’s a heat seeking cuddle bug most of the time. At the time I took this, he had a cyst on his nose (that little smooth lump), and really didn’t appreciate me examining it!

Cyst has been treated and is long gone now. I think it was caused by a poke from a bit of hay. Didn’t bother him at all, though.