Variance of "How close can you get."
Focal length: 14mm eq. 28mm.
Horse: Norwegian Fjording:
According to the conference of Rio and the EU regulations for animal breeding, Norway is the Mother country of the Fjord Horse.
Archaeological excavations reveal that the horse was domesticated in the Bronze Age, circa 1200 BC. Viking burial grounds show that man had bred the horse for about 2000 years and it appears that the Fjord Horse is a descendant of the earliest horses in Norway.
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marianita (3455) 2007-07-23 1:38
excellent clarity! boy he must have been loud! nice job
AyseGurel (574) 2007-07-23 1:40
it is time for him to go to a dentist and get clear teeth..:)
PixelTerror (0) 2007-07-23 1:40
LOL and ROTFL !!! Although it would be better framed a bit more to the right, the closeness is great and above all the expression is priceless !
Have a nice day,
craiggc (2509) 2007-07-23 1:41
Exellent control of exposure in your very funny capture! You've done well to capture so much detail without burning out the sky in this high contrast image.
Love the whiskers!
evarol (196) 2007-07-23 1:41
This is such a great portrait of a animal that needs to get some dental care! Great colors and sharpness. Excellent photo I have to say.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-07-23 1:41
What a smile ! It's really a funny shot. This Fjord horse need to brush its teeth ! I can smell its bad breath from my home, lol !
barni (15747) 2007-07-23 1:47
ça... c'est du gros plan.
Par contre question dents blanches... on peut faire mieux ;o)
Have a nice day
sleon (9402) 2007-07-23 1:52
I think this chap needs a new toothbrush ;-) What a fantastic expression you've captured, it has certainly brightened up my morning! Great that you moved in so close.
Paolo (41222) 2007-07-23 1:54
this is a great image Jack...that laughing horse is wonderful!
a great close up, "inside" his mouth!
cbrman (21637) 2007-07-23 2:03
La seule remarque à faire à ce cheval, c'est qu'il devrait aller d'urgence chez le dentiste !!! Sinon, le gros plan est effectivement très drôle !
Bien vu !
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2007-07-23 2:03
Heheehehehehehe...excellent, excellent POV and moment!
besnard (52007) 2007-07-23 2:08
Superbe gros plan bien réussi. Tu as appuyé sur le bouton au bon moment, c'est saisissant et bien fait.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
luiscar (3286) 2007-07-23 2:48
Original fotografía la que nos presentas con esta gran sonrisa (debería ir al dendista a hacerse una limpieza bucal).
Gran nitidez y buen color.
jaywalker (16095) 2007-07-23 2:56
Hi Jack, Brilliant capture & with your POV being so close, you can see all the ugly detail in his/her teeth, however I love it, razor sharp & crystal clear, TFS,kind regards Wilson.A new forest house.
isabela_sor (47541) 2007-07-23 2:59
Too close!!!!!what details!!!!Great quality ..as usual in your photos !!!!Funny but also amazing portrait of this horse
bibiweb (8) 2007-07-23 3:04
Still having love affaires with horses as I see. ;o)
This one is excellent for both the framing and the sharpness. Thanks for making me laugh today!
Have a nice day.
evanrizo (456) 2007-07-23 3:13
hahahahahhahahahahaha yeeees she- you brought me to laugh!-:)))
A great lovely image.
Congratulations for this.
efsanekral41 (796) 2007-07-23 3:28
very good photo.thank you for sharing.
delkoo (68) 2007-07-23 4:37
hi hi jack
This one gave me a really good chuckle!!!
i don't know what you said to the horse , for sure it was a good joke!!
well seen and well done.
partha (14020) 2007-07-23 4:46
Strong effect. Good angle and view.
maltese (22643) 2007-07-23 5:34
Un moment très bien saisi, un très beau coup d'oeil pour un résultat fantastique!!
Au 14mm, attention de te faire mordre!!
mortijo (12828) 2007-07-23 5:50
Excellent hiliarious shot Jack! But the teeth...too many cigarets or to much sweets????
yannt (401) 2007-07-23 6:12
How was the breath? ;-)
belido (19934) 2007-07-23 7:35
Incredible shot and very funny. The details of the animal, including its teeth and face is superb. Very well done!
tinamunk3 (6404) 2007-07-23 9:17
Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......ohh it's so good, Jack. Thank you for a GREAT laugh. Fantastic capture!!!!
gilou530 (34) 2007-07-23 9:32
tu lui dira qu'il aille voir son dentiste et qu'il se brosse un peu mieux les dents, excellent instantané fallait etre la , belle netteté
teutza (10590) 2007-07-23 9:45
:)))))) u made my day with this image dear Jack:))) so..this close u get:)) love your capture !of course u are the TE horse friend..so...it is understandeble:DD
ainem (252) 2007-07-23 10:17
vety funny, good sharpness. You can make the publicity for tooth-paste
carper (96) 2007-07-23 10:23
it is a great shot Jack,
what a moment, it is realy great, the quality is very good something for a commercial, I hope I wrikte it good. very good photojob here.
Cricri (101189) 2007-07-23 10:48
OH........superbe belle prise, un gros plan qui montre tout les détails....mais bonjour les dents:o)
belle lumiére et couleurs
postvikram (1199) 2007-07-23 10:50
great shot.. :) nice timing and a great tight closeup.
cessy (13647) 2007-07-23 11:26
lol :)) :)) I really laughing out loud seeing this picture
his teeth .. uhmmm he must go to dentist immediately :)
very nice portrait of him
and thanks for the laugh
xavshot (69835) 2007-07-23 11:29
superbe ! le cadrage est magnifique et la netteté impressionnante. Allez hop ! chez le dentiste !
rigoletto (34197) 2007-07-23 12:01
Is there a way to type this expression on keyboard?
It would then become a phenomenon in cyberworld.
It is real LOL, even megaLOL :DD
ps1: Someone go tell him to brush his teeth btw.
ps2: Variance of "How Close Can You Get"??? This is the absolute source of my real gigaLOL. I hope Dear Isabela does not hate you. But hehehhe, it is really funny :...DDD
leo61 (0) 2007-07-23 12:09
Fantastic wideangleshot and what a smile.The teeth could need a brush.....
Perfect sharpness overall,great crop and nice perspective.
guillaumejm (0) 2007-07-23 12:42
So close, looking to tong and teeth colour, better not to breath local air ...... anyway, funny picture. is there a heavy pp here because there 2 small violet parts on left of the head?.
Emile (20350) 2007-07-23 13:33
Funny but it's an excellent shot. We say that you can know the age of a horse looking at his teeth, well if this is true it should be very old. Great expression, amazing details. Very well framed.
Well done. TFS.
bwiti (402) 2007-07-23 18:26
Amazing horse portrait ! The sharpness is excellent end the colors too... So congratulations and sorry for my poor english...
kittyhawk (1692) 2007-07-23 23:23
Nice portrait. A fitting title. I just wanted to add that Hafling and Dølahest are allso Norwegian breeds. Ofcourse Fjordingen is the most known Norwegian horse bread, and has been a good help to us for all these years. (Good to see some one showing the animals humorous side.)
toto (0) 2007-07-24 1:16
Belle photo de ce cheval qui rit, que lui aviez vous raconté pour le rendre hilarant comme cela, que vous aliez le mettre sur TE.Amitiés Thomas
jasmis (57824) 2007-07-24 1:26
Superb, funny close-up. Really impressive portrait of the horse.
jhm (135058) 2007-07-24 2:37
What a funny picture, with the teeth and the wide open mouth.
Youchose a excellent moment for take this wonderful shot, splendid Jack.
Have a nice day,
Xalkida (11744) 2007-07-24 7:15
Hahaha! Fantastic shot my friend! What a horse (and mouth)! Excellent pose, colors. Fantastic!
bpelvan (3798) 2007-07-24 9:57
It looks like Lucky Luke's horse/Jolly Jumper laughing at Daltons...:)))
Good job, very good job with the note... We need to see such funny things from time to time here...
vincz (19099) 2007-07-24 11:19
Wow... very impressive. fantastic portrait, fantastic expression, fantastic sky. Big congratulations on this exceptional one.
Bluejeans (64247) 2007-07-24 15:25
Ola jack fantastic!!!!
Que foto fantastica gostei muito das cores , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jmcl (14535) 2007-07-24 16:36
Did he need a breath mint? Certainly the most striking image I have seen today .. right from the the thumbnail this one grabs you .. I love all the fine detail .. I think I see some strange green turning to magenta tone in the shadows on the side of his face?? Wonderful wonderful image.
by the way how are you finding the 410? Have you had any issues with the noise reduction stuff they talked about in the reviews at
dilane (861) 2007-07-25 1:57
Trop marrante cette photo- vous avez dû lui raconter une sacrée blague pour qu'il rit ainsi ce cheval - bien vu - good shot -
good work -
jackart (6700) 2007-07-25 6:42
What can I say? It's just excellent shot. Amazing sharpness, colors and frame of this extremaly dynamic scene.
I very like it!
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-07-25 9:15
94 points...enough said
Silvio1953 (115825) 2007-07-25 22:31
Lol Jack, it's a very fun horse, great piortrait with splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, I like it, ciao Silvio
Luciano75 (0) 2007-07-26 5:49
Is he/she smoking?...what a great shot you captured Jack...the perfect moment.Funny shot...
Polonaise (5802) 2007-07-26 6:43
HOLY JOSEPH !!!!
Are you OK, Jack ???
How's the plastic surgical operation went to your face and hands...
Did they separate yor fingers from your camera (:-))))
Great shot, buddy Jack...Splendidly presented to us...
Nothing but the joy of photoghraphy in there...In your smiling pic.
orme (7215) 2007-07-26 21:17
This is an amazing capture, Jack, with excellent clarity.
The colours and 'textures' are both wonderful.
I like how you have filled the frame with the horse.
etlerl (601) 2007-07-27 12:12
Great model! Very nice composition and framing.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-07-28 21:02
Hi Jack. I think this guy needs to brush his teeth, don’t know what his breath must be like ;-). Nice work, is your camera still in one piece. Thanks for the smiles.
elmec (12210) 2007-07-30 7:48
Such a perfect shot!
So expression! So noise!
Great done, perfet catch moment!
mikhalych (1319) 2007-07-31 11:29
It's nice to see your progress - new camera and new themes of photos :)
This one is real success. No jokes. Perfect.
And makes me laugh out loud just like the horse :)
By the way, the horse seems to be a big lover of coffee and cigarettes, just like me :)
Thanks for sharing... and bravo!
danyy (0) 2007-07-31 14:50
Celle-là Jack, elle est tout bonne, sue le plan de la qualité mais aussi de l'humour.
Beaucoupo de relief.
jafadabret (56497) 2007-08-01 2:27
Jack, il est bon de rire parfois et même le plus souvent possible puisque le rire guérit. J'aime cette photo pour sa bonne humeur communicative. La netteté et les couleurs sont excellentes.
balatrek (7447) 2007-08-01 13:13
It is really a different image and amused, you have caught this horse of a spectacular form, the perspective from a point of view under creates a great result to us, good light and perfect colours, I like since you have shown this animal of a so creative form.
mumek (20198) 2007-08-09 4:27
Fantastic portrait of the smiling horse.Probably you told him a good joke!
baba_flies (8829) 2007-08-09 6:25
This is too much, Jack! This fellow should get some baking soda toothpaste for brighter teeth:) Did you make him angry with your camera or was this pure pleasure and he let it all out? Excellent catch of the moment, making me smile as many before me. Have a great evening, Barbara.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-08-15 6:04
Given the horrible condition of his teeth, this one must be a much heavier smoker than I am! This photo is hilarious, but what actually amazed me is the fact that you really got very very close to him. Braveheart! )))
pablominto (53744) 2007-08-17 3:24
The best horse portrait I have seen for a while!
Well framed with all details we can wish for, hehehe....
I bet you bribed him with apples..!
maphoto (8082) 2007-08-17 17:38
Wow Jack, what an amazing picture, what did you tell him, great timing, very good animal portrait, thanks for the laugh !
uccia84 (720) 2007-08-17 17:47
Didi (54995) 2007-08-23 10:43
Very funny indeed your were present in this happy moment.
bhardwajkapil78 (486) 2007-09-01 4:31
how loud was that,..
amazing picture very funny...LOL is perfect..
i just did...
Thanks and regards
Preetie (433) 2007-09-01 11:05
What a marvel..an awesome real fun image..very refreshing..a great capture, great details and if i may say great expressions.
Thanks for sharing
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-09-03 14:29
Very funny shot! Lot of noise on his cheek, though; can you get rid of it?
Suellen_Feroldi (288) 2007-09-08 6:17
Very nice pic... It seems to be smliling for you.....
Great colors contrast....
Congrats fot the compostions and POV
Have a great day
sacavem (18610) 2007-09-28 3:05
The other TE friends have said all, but I think this photo can bear another two points ... ;-)
Very well done my friend
Regards, and have a nice weekend,
Irvinix (78) 2007-10-02 10:25
Eheh, no words! :-)
fserajian (2293) 2007-10-02 11:43
Excellent shot very well composed and TFS
pawelx (11) 2008-01-08 1:06
Perfect sharpness, it's a great close-up, superb execution and the colours in background are good, too.
xavis (3180) 2008-02-07 11:15
really funny, but it's not all in this picture. You have made a good composition, and you have work very well with depth and sharpness. Also,...you are brave,...you know, this is dangerous; you can be sick if you are too close;-)
yasin (151) 2008-04-07 3:09
It was a super close-up!
I don't believe it was real, it should be a cartoon horse actor! He... he...
Excellent sharpened with great detail Jack!
oochappan (22043) 2008-04-22 2:33
Indeed back home, more time for screening, no way to skip this in your featured ones, strong theets, no colegate, trying to bite your camera, terrifying close, well focussed with a good backdrop to stand out, I enjoy this one a lot Jack for the dary impresive close-up.
Dragut (14) 2008-05-06 10:21
Amazing picture!!! What he says? can you translate for us ;-)
waminda2020 (413) 2008-05-14 19:07
Jack - wonderful photo - full of character and plaque! It's not something I's hang on my wall - but it's a wonderful capture - bravo
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2008-05-27 15:06
esse aí ta precisando de escovar os dentes urgente! Uma foto bem engraçada essa, e além do mais com ótimas cores. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço!
Ram_89 (52) 2008-09-26 0:36
Good one, indeed!
This could be a commercial to a tooth past. Something like "See how your teeth can become if you don't use it?"
osub (1663) 2008-10-06 15:31
Excellent short. :)
Good sky, saturated colours. Good POV.
Very funny subject.
migelo (2) 2008-12-08 17:10
This is pretty hilarious. Very sharp photo and the teeth are quite dirty. What exactly is this horse doing? Braying? Yawning? Laughing? Whatever it is, I like this photo and your close up is great.
faubry (35405) 2009-02-17 15:54
top!!!! superb, i read forum and i find a link with this image, i dont see before!!! sorry
fariischee (584) 2009-03-03 14:20
i can see why this picture is a fav of many.itll be mine too since i m born in the year of horse.
caritoantologia (53) 2011-06-06 16:11
wow!! yhe perfect shot!!!!
congratulations, this photo absolutely took my attention!!!!
- Copyright: Jack R Johanson (jrj) (34841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-20
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Olympus E-410, Olympus Zuiko ED 14-42mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Humour, Favorites selected by 3 or more members, animals humour, My favorite animal photos, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (VI), Animals portraits I., "Smiling Infectivity" + contagious LOLs :))), Funny [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-23 1:35
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