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Yippee!! Just what we’ve all been waiting for – gravitationally challenged odd-toed ungulate quadrupeds.
Well said Pete! Welcome back ‘Equus ferus caballus’ and your ten thousand brothers and sisters, each one of which we know we are going to become all-too-well aquainted with in the coming weeks, nice to see you again…
When does the polo season finish?
Please don’t shout young Spanky, it’s just out-of-focus that went to college…
That is the proper way to say the word. I believe its roots are in BONZAI which is required to be spelled in caps. I read that somewhere on the internet so it much be true.
Oh well, can’t argue with the interweb, can we…
Roots? Bonsai? Could be heading for wee pun…
BONZAI was always written in caps in war comics when Japanese pilots went in for the kill !
Wasn’t that BANZAI? BONZAI is a word shouted by ecstatic gardeners when they have succeeded in growing a small tree.
Mostly. Later in WW2 the Japanese had run very low on munitions and their Kamikaze pilots were forced into yelling ‘Bonsai’ when their planes were full only of many small trees instead of the much preferred but sadly non available high explosives…
I was in the midst of heavy editing! Still am.
First time I’ve heard it called that, but you live and learn…
I am shooting and editing hard core battle pony photos; Spanky is editing photos of babies…..
Some of my best work! I had to use lighting and everything!
Your tweaked saved my ass in post because I just fired off the action and 218 images were resized for web and Facebook in the span of about 2 minutes.
You’ve been eating too much sugar again, haven’t you…?
“Out-of-focus that went to college”
Very witty, did you come up with that yourself? I intend using it often and claiming it as my own.
But actually, it is more motion blur than educated out of focus.
Absolutely original old chap, you have my word as a Velo-fellow on that!
You may have it, please take it and use it, consider it your own.
Variations include “Out-of-focus with a degree”, “Out-of-focus for grown-ups”, or any variation that makes you look clever, erudite, or sophisticated.
I know it’s ‘motion blur’, I tried panning once with my box-brownie but it made me dizzy and I fell over…
…which entirely bears out the Japanese meaning of the term which is “mental haze” (which explains young Spanky) or “senility” (which explains you and I…)
It could be the bokeh produced from the background undergrowth, rendered by Spike’s rather splendid 300mm f2.8L, but then again… Is it me, or is there a spurt of steam being emitted from the nostrils of this gamely galloping creature? Do the Nazgul play polo? In Pattaya? I am not sure if that’s awesome or terrifying! And if so, have the Nazgul given up black sack cloth for jodhpurs and boots?
On a different subject, am I the only one who thinks polo might be a whole lot more interesting if the regulation hammers were secretly substituted with something made out of very bendy rubber?
Looking at the left side of the photo I would suggest that the rider behind had just wacked the subject horse in the goolies causing it to cough !
I am led to understand that goolie bashing is not allowed.
But in Thailand nothing is not allowed if you think you can get away with it. The example of that nice Mr Thaksin comes to mind, he’s bashed more than just a few goolies…
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