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Girl and Horse

Girl and Horse
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-16
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of 2017 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-03-08 6:27
Viewed: 2343
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 85
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2017 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me

This picture was taken with the horse and a girl who looked only the horses

The beginning of all health is the food!
It is not because the grass is nice juicy green whereas it is healthy for your horse. A grazing should be good for the horse, but is sometimes a source of health problems.

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Shooting Date/Time
29/10/2010 10:21:26
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Ciao John, lovely double portrait with nice girls and fantastic house, Italia like beautiful eyes, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello, John,
Perfect double portrait! Excellent contribution to the horses theme. Very nice face, the colors, the details are superb! Thumbs up!

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 277 N: 11966] (91892)
  • [2017-03-08 6:35]

Hello John ,
Superbe double portrait .
Très réussi .

Hello John,
Fine portrait of this attractive young lady with her equine friend. I like the square frame that helps bring the two protagonists closer together. Very well exposed with natural tones and excellent sharpness.

Hello John,
They both look nice and they seem to like each other. It's a very good double portrait with wonderful colours and sharpness. I have a feeling I recognize them from an earlier photo.
Kind regards,

Hi John,

I am so envious of the horse, he gets to have a photo shot with a pretty lady!!!

Splendid composition and excellent lighting to show the clear facial feature of her, her smile is so natural

Great job


Dear John,

Seems like a nice, candid portrait!

Best Wishes,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10209 W: 161 N: 16898] (129581)
  • [2017-03-08 7:52]

Witaj John!
A very nice portrait.
Beautiful girl and horse.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

Hi John,
Simple and very attractive double portrait. I like horses too, interesting and kind animals. Well taken image.


Hello John,

good portrait of this girl and the horse, it is a different picture, well seen,

Best regards,


She must love horses, John, it shown clearly on her face expression.
Fabulous animal, beautiful young lady, and a well taken portrait of both.
Good evening,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2017-03-08 8:59]

Beautiful double portrait, I like it very much, it seems both smile to me
regards Ryszard

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepa devojka i konj.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.

Good evening, sir.
Beautiful view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work, nice shown, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Beautiful girl and horse.
A good article on the technique and the elements of the recording.
Good evening and all the best.

Hello John
Wonderful double portrait.
Nice expression on two faces.
I like focus and colors here.
Another wonderful photos.
Best wishes

Hi John,
Excellent portrait of this lady and the horse. You got the attention of the horse well. Blurry background is just right for this kind of shot.

Hello John, very good portrait of this pair of friends, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of week.
Affectionate greetings from the south of Spain.

Hello John,

I just had to linger over this shot!
It's a very well composed photograph of horse and rider, their eyes almost on the same level, details sharp and revealing a wonderful connection between the two.
It brought back such happy memories of my youth when all I ever cared about was horses!!! I just know how the girl feels!

Thank you for sharing this,
Bev :-)

Hello John,

very fine double portrait picture showing a nice girl and wonderful horse. Excellent sharpness and very good light managment.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
what could I say for this wonderful photo?
only greetings!!!!
you captured the yong girl and the horse
almost perfectly I have the feeling
that both are alive
welldone nd wellseen

Dag John
Dit zou een mooi affiche kunnen zijn voor onze parlementsverkiezingen van volgende week. Echt iets voor de partij voor de dieren die nu op 4 zetels (van de 150) in de peilingen staat. De zetels worden zo erg verspreid over de verschillende partijen dat er verwacht wordt dat we het record duur- kabinetsformatie van België kunnen overnemen.
Mooie foto.
Groet Rob

Hallo John,
Een fascinerend dubbel portret.
Heel vakkundig gemaakt en gepresenteerd in een uitstekende compositie.
De jongedame heeft niet enkel een aanstekelijke glimlach maar ook heel mooie ogen. Net zoals het paard overigens.
Perfecte scherpte tegenover een goed wazig gemaakte achtergrond.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi John,

The subject is well framed. You have captured well the smiling expression of the young woman. The point of view is showing the details of the horse and of the physionomy of the young woman. Have a nice day.


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6343] (28698)
  • [2017-03-08 20:28]

Hi John. Lovely double portrait and it's the eyes of both the girl and horse that are captivating. I like how the curve of the horse's side of face nestles the girl's face, accentuating the close bond between the two. This is a photo which the young woman would be proud to have hanging in her house. Best wishes. Klaudio.

Hello John,
This is a spectacular photo! The subjects are both pretty. I like their pose and I love the selective focus.

Hi John,
A well managed double portrait, pleasant smile, perfect sharpness and exposure, tfs.

Hi dear friend John
Nice portrait of this horse and a beautiful girl. Exposure well done. Very nice shot.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2017-03-09 2:28]

Salut John,un double portrait tres joli,bien cadre' et avec une excellente exposition de la lumiere,je suis pas un fan des images comme ca,ma il faut se fermer a la regarder quand la qualite' est si haute! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hi John
This works well as a portrait of the girl and horse but her expression give a superb lift of this particularly happy shot. Wonderful colour rendition and well managed dof, Congrats
Best regards

Bonjour, cher ami JOhn,
Voilà une composition très réussie. J'aime beaucoup l'aspect naturel de cette réalisation.
Tout est bon, le rendu, le cadrage, enfin tout.
Bravo !

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 146 N: 26757] (128339)
  • [2017-03-10 0:51]

Hello John

Beautiful picture of this amazon with her horse. delightful double portrait. I like nice eyes and smile of the girl, we can see how they love each other.

Have a nice day


Hallo John,
Mädchen lieben Pferde, es ein eigenes Thema. Meine Nichte hat den Beruf des Bereiters gewählt.
Die Liebe zu den Pferde schwindet wenn die Mädchen einen Freund haben. Dein Foto ist großartig, gratuliere!

Viele Grüße

Linda foto John! Parece que o cavalo também estava bem atento para a sua foto.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2017-03-12 9:11]


quel double portrait useprbe vue de cette dame et son cheval elle est souriant de très beaux eux et elle fait corps avec le cheval quelle vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié

Dear John,

I love this double portrait of two beautifies, human and equestrian. The composition, colors, textures, indeed the details are first class. I will gladly hang this work of art in my Gallery of Favorites.

Warm regards,


heel mooi portret John,
erg fraai gemaakt kan zo bij deze dame aan de muur.

Hello John.
The tele lens portrait is beautiful. Perfectly controlled DoF rendering pleasing background bokeh. The subjects are in perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks and kind regards,

Beautiful girl and a great horse well composed.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10389 W: 174 N: 18540] (82599)
  • [2017-03-26 11:17]


WOW! amazing portrait. the girl is very beautiful, her smile is natural and the inclusion of the horse is a fantastic bonus. perfect, well done. you are a master in portraits. TFS.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
  • [2017-03-31 17:03]

Ciao John,

I like the shallow dof and repetition of the bg circles of confusion. Good highlights in the horse's eye with excellent fg sharpness and a soft diffused light. Tfs!

Ciao John
bel ritratto doppio, la ragazza e il cavallo sembrano due innamorati.

You know I can't resist a good horse shot John. Lovely detail and well framed...

Hi John,
What a beautiful portrait of the girl and her horse ! Both characters are very handsome and seem to love each other.
You captured the look in the eyes masterfully !

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2017-11-27 3:09]

Dear John!
Fine portrait.
Very fine idea.
Amazing horse.
What a beautiful girl. Fantastic smile.
Nice colours.
Good contrast.
Original format.
Ideal frame.
Well done!

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