as a moderator for TN I am sorry but your horse classes as domesticated as I think you will see from this excerpt for the book of Wiki.
The Konik is a Polish horse breed descending from very hardy horses from the Biłgoraj region. These horses had a predominantly dun colour, but also black and chestnut horses were present in the population. Some researchers claim these foundation animals were hybrids with wild horse breeding that had been sold to farmers by the zoo in Zamość in 1806, which were bred to local domesticated draft horses. However, genetic studies now contradict the view that the Konik is a surviving form of Eastern European wild horse, commonly called the tarpan, nor is it closely related to them. The Konik shares mitochondrial DNA with many other domesticated horse breeds and their Y-DNA is nearly identical.
During World War I, these horses were important transport animals for Russian and German troops and were called Panje horses. In 1923, Tadeusz Vetulani, an agriculturalist from Kraków, started to get interested in the Panje horses, a landrace of Biłgoraj and coined the name “Konik” (Polish for “small horse”), which is now established as the common name for the breed. During the 1920s, several public and private studs were created to conserve this animal. In 1936, Vetulani opened a Konik reserve in the Białowieża Forest. He was convinced that if horses were exposed to natural conditions, they would redevelop their original phenotype. While Vetulani's experiments are well-known and widely publicized, his stock actually had only a minor influence on the modern Konik population. However, World War II marked the end of Vetulani’s "breeding back" project. His stock was moved to Popielno, where they continued to live in semiferal conditions. Popielno became the breed’s main stud during the 1950s, but the herd was also preserved by buying animals from Germany.
Between the two world wars, the German brothers Heinz and Lutz Heck crossed stallions of Przewalski's horse with mares of the Konik horse, as well as mares of other breeds such as the Dülmen pony, Gotland pony, and the Icelandic horse, to create a breed resembling their understanding of the tarpan phenotype. The result is called the Heck Horse. Other breeders crossed Koniks with Anglo Arabians or the Thoroughbred to increase their quality as a riding horse.
Hi John an intresting set of spring woodland inhabitants.
1st to identification
1) is a Hybrid form of Primula vulgaris (primrose) yes I know it is not all Yellow but Primula's hybridise very easliy with other members of the family with the help of the local bees, I am forever weeding out the multicoloured one that grow up in my native woodland garden.
2) The Puple flower is an early purple orchid Orchis maculata
3) the Myosttis is nicely framed but the flowers seem to be in front of the focus point. I sugest the use of single point focus to allow you lock your focus on the front of the flower instead of the leaves behind
4)the Orange tip male is very nicely caught with it seeming to be well in focus and a good seperation with it and the well out of focus background, the best photo of the set, maybe a touch of burn tool of hightlight reduction on the white to tone them back a just a little.
5) the Lycaena helle , not a species I am familiar with the butterfly its self not quiet sharp and the flower is completly over exposed, did you use flash to expose this image? , if so next time reduce the power of the flask or expose image for the flower then use shodow and highlight type tool to bring the exposure up on the butterfly.
Thank you for sharring yours Robert
Hi there Bhaskar,
Intresting image, glad you added the note to explain why you are handling the chick. I have always said since we started TN as a wildlife site that the acompaning notes were often as important as the I image, and can mean the differance between a reported image being deleted and one like this being allowed to stay.
would be intresting to see images of its progress.
Yours Robert TN Moderator
Hi Micheal still not sure that this is not a cut and paste job which is why it was reportrd 1st time it was posted. the fox looks too small in comparision to the fallen leaves and other plants growing in the background.
let me know if I am wrong yours Robert
Hi albert, looks like what I used to call Stapelia variegata ,obviusly they seemed to have changes the family etc but I hope this will be of some help in yours search.
Hi Gary, intresting capture,
the duck is very definatly a Muscovy, I do not have my diffinative book on wild ducks to hand, but if I rember correctly the true species ouccours up through central America and up into California, so it is possible that it is a wild one..
What helps its case is the crest and the slimness of the general build of this duck. the domesticated one is generally of a heavier build having been selected for meat production, and usually more colourful.
If it is a true Muscovy then if I rember right this is possibly only the second one posted to TN, and believe me I have looked at alot of them in my capasity as moderator to TN since we started the site.
if I was to make a slight comment on the image it would be to say the beak could do with some of the highlights there darkening back a fraction, possibly with the burn tool set to 0% hardness (softest edge possible) and tohighlights and 9% strenght.
Thank you for sharing yours Robert
Very intresting images, I know the TOS for the site has been changed recently, to say that images of animals in zoo should not contain images of their cage, "why the change I dont know" but your image and short note make a very valide point about animals in cages. Thank you for posting it and I will not be removing it as has been requested.
Yours Robert Brown (TN Moderator)
ps. a slightly longer note about the image and what happened to the unfortunate Tiger (thank you for sharing
Congratulations on this capture, I know how hard this is to capture as they do not stop moving in thier brief inflight union.
A brief desription of how you made the capture added to the note would be very usful to a lot of people.
Welldone Thank You for sharing
Hi Matt glad to see you managed to get this image posted, what was the solution in the end?
the details in the inficus area are stunning as are the vibrant colours.
getting the tail sharply into focus would of made the image perfect the use of a higher F. stop say around F11 or even F16, I find it worth shooting such images at all these settings if you get the time to do so the pick the shot you perfer when you get it up on the big screen of your comp.
TFS hope your problems are over, yours Robert
Hi Gloria, good to see a post from you, they look a little like carp, as they are found all across the far east as well as europe but they could be any species as fish tend to be opertunist and free feeds like this produce hughe fish. a lake local to us has people who come to feed the ducks and swans but the carp have learnt to feed off the floating crusts and I have never seen so many fish over 30lbs weight at any one time well over 30 of them.
TFS yours Robert