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A Team of Six...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 18 October 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

...working their way up the field.
You'll see them again in a couple of days, going in the other direction.

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January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


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Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

What powerful creatures!

18 Oct 2013 5:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You have me giggling with that promise - I take it to be a mighty big field they are working, yes ?!

18 Oct 2013 7:47am

@Ronnie 2¢: Ha, ha, Ronnie ... yes, it is a mighty big field ... it took him a long time to make it the full length, turn around and come back down. ;D

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb frame*
Do they still use them for agriculture or it was just a demonstration of the good old times?

18 Oct 2013 7:53am

@Dimitrios: Thank you, Dimitrios, and yes, this is an Amish farmer at work in his field ... not a demonstration!

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

This is photography at it's best Judy. 5

18 Oct 2013 11:23am

@Frances: Thank you, Frances. I'm glad you enjoyed the image.

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

Excellent capture Judy. We [saw] the Amish harvesting the crops and it was much more interesting watching these beautiful horses rather than John Deeres :)

18 Oct 2013 12:12pm

@BiLL: I added a 'missing word' ... and so glad you got to see the Amish at work. How can we not admire their work ethic?

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

BEAUTIFUL HORSES! Hard working, muscular,sweating animals and with a very healthy look! I bet they are looked after with great care!

18 Oct 2013 1:09pm

@Japanalia: Oh, yes, they take excellent care of their animals. They are a part of the family.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Nice composition with a good atmosphère.

18 Oct 2013 1:25pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...! Superb composition .

18 Oct 2013 1:46pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


18 Oct 2013 1:50pm

@grouser: Thanks, G'ser!

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

Another excellent photo in this series. Very nice!

18 Oct 2013 2:01pm

@Paleblue Photography: Thank you very much.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Wow, what strong legs they have! Must be very heavy work that six of them are required!:)

18 Oct 2013 2:12pm

@tyan: Yes, the equipment must be very heavy.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh this is a GREAT shot, Judy! Amazing animals, aren't they? Wonderful pov and comp here!

18 Oct 2013 2:14pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks so much, Denny ... we could have watched him for hours but there was no proper place to park. ;(

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of these beautiful horses!! They look as powerful as the Clydesdales.

18 Oct 2013 2:28pm

@Steven: Yes, definitely work horses!

Don from Spokane, United States

It's amazing to see this many horses managed around the field with a planter. That would be a handful to handle on a turn around. Fine shot.

18 Oct 2013 2:41pm

@Don: We sat in the car, in awe, watching him make a multi-point turn. The horses were so well trained; on the slightest pull on the reins he had them going backward and forward until he had them lined up to head downfield again.

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

An absolutely perfect scene of an Amish farmer working the fields with the beautiful heavy horses.
Excellent, Judy.
Kindest regards and a nice weekend Monika

18 Oct 2013 5:01pm

@Shiva: Thank you, Monika.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Excellent action documentary capture!

18 Oct 2013 5:29pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie! (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Traineds and obedients. Great power !

A good capture!

Have a nice weekend.

18 Oct 2013 5:42pm (Vic. Catalonia): Yes, trained, obedient, and powerful! Have a wonderful weekend too.

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

It's really power. Beautifully captured.

18 Oct 2013 6:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful capture ... awesome looking work horses!

18 Oct 2013 7:32pm

@RBL: Thank you , Ruthie. Do you ever tire of having these scenes near you?

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

A real six horsepower tractor, excellent shot Judy, congrats!!! ✎ ✓✓✓✓✓

18 Oct 2013 7:49pm

@aaanouel: Thank you so much AAA ... I appreciate your words and your ✓✓✓✓✓. Your wedding images on Flickr are wonderful! I used to know how to form that ✓, but have forgotten the keystrokes. ;(

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!
A M A Z I N G !

19 Oct 2013 7:19am

@omid: Thank you so much, Omid!

L'angevine from Angers, France

qui travaille le plus dur finalement et dans des conditions si difficiles,sur le coup se sont ces chevaux dont j'ai le plus pitié et je le vois à leur tête

19 Oct 2013 8:20am

@L'angevine: Ces chevaux sont très bien soignés et sont heureux de poussettes de leurs propriétaires à travers la ville. Les Amish ne sont pas autorisés à conduire des voitures.

Je m'excuse, mon commentaire est allé avec la prochaine publication du buggy Amish. Quant aux chevaux qui travaillent dans le domaine, elles aussi, sont très bien soignés. Ces grands chevaux de travail sont destinés à travailler dur.

Abena from Illinois, United States

They all look like troopers! I like! I also like how casually they seem to be doing it. It seems to me a very simple life yet with its own complexities.

20 Oct 2013 3:13am

@Abena: Rugged simplicity, I guess ... hard-working farmers and their horses!

RBL from Oxford, United States

I always look forward to seeing the Amish when I'm out and about ... it makes me slow way down with the busy time we live in (being totally accessible with cell phones, text and email -- the Amish is my welcome escape). Have a great evening, Judy :)

22 Oct 2013 12:24am

@RBL: I can see how living near the Amish and seeing them at their slower pace could 'rub off' and be a healthy influence. Wouldn't you just love to be an invisible passenger in one of their buggy rides? What do they chat about as they clop, clop, clop along? It seems to me that they must be, for the most part, a content people (not w/o their own issues, of course).

franz from Baden, Austria

these horses look powerful - as they would have to be, pulling this machinery ...
i keep marvelling at the "philosophy" behind the amish way of life - using some kind of "modern" machinery is okay, but other kinds are not ...

22 Oct 2013 12:17pm

@franz: Yes, they do use machinery, horse-drawn as in this case, and sometimes generator-driven. It depends on the local Ordnung, I believe, as to what they allow.
"Just as society and technologies change, the Ordnung in fact does change over time as well. The Ordnung of the typical district today appears different than it did 50 or 100 years ago. For one, technologies which were not in existence then must be addressed in a modern Ordnung. Also, the Ordnung is not a rigid code. It may change over time as technologies are evaluated and accepted or rejected."

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