The Belgian Draft Horse by barnsis

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The Belgian, as the name implies, is native to the country of Belgium. Belgium lies in the very center of that area of Western Europe which gave rise to great black horses known as Flemish horses and were referred to as the “great horses” by medieval writers. They are the horses that carried armored knights into battle. Such horses were known to exist in that part of Europe in the time of Caesar. They provided the genetic material from which nearly all the modern draft breeds were fashioned.
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This beautiful, huge horse is in a pasture beside a gravel road near our home here in Southeast Missouri.

Due to the backlighting of the horse I have adjusted the brightness and contrast to bring his features out of shadow.

Nikon D40X with Nikkor 300mm VR lens on auto focus


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  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 4 years ago

    Love these horses and this great shot of it dear brother :))

  • Thank you sis, it was a hard image because of the backlighting. hard to get the features to come out without to much contrast.

    – barnsis

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 4 years ago

    Byron! This is wonderful! I love the light, the pose and the overall effect of this image! What a beauty this Belgian is! Awesome image My very dear friend. I’m not sure why you have not accepted my invitation to join exquisition but if you want a new invite please do let me know and I will re-invite you. I would love to have this image in the group!

  • Thank you very much Robin, It was a hard image to get right.

    – barnsis

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Byron!!

  • Thank you, I thought my friends from the Netherlands would like this one☺

    – barnsis

  • GoWabbit
    GoWabbitalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work – I love the catchlights – look like a silver lining.

  • Thank you very much, I am still working on the new techniques and the forest image!! Thank you

    – barnsis

  • moodywalia
    moodywaliaalmost 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 4 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • joedog
    joedogalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot Byron he’s a beautiful horse I love him Byron

  • Thank you Camryn

    – barnsis

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 4 years ago

    these are beauties………….well done brah’

  • Thanks KJ

    – barnsis

  • Helena Bolle
    Helena Bollealmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

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