Young Djaguar one morning waiting for his breakfast. This was a lucky shot - as in lucky I got there in time to take it.
I knew the young fillies were about to come charging up the lane way into the stable area in the not too distant future, so I raced into the house to get my camera. Could not find it anywhere - dam - I sent it away to be serviced! Luckily, I have a second older body for emergencies so found it, put the first longish lens on that came to hand (200mm zoom) .
Ran out and they were already on the run, with Djaguar excitedly running along his side of the fence. Lifted the camera to my eye, it made its autofocussing noise but nothing I could see was in focus. Wah! Just keep shooting and hoping, no time to think, maybe a miracle will happen. And it kind of did. On the eye piece of the camera is a little wheel to adjust the viewfinder for your eye. Somehow this had got moved so it wasn't in fact the image that was out of focus but that my view was. What was in the camera was OK. With the hurry I was in all the finer points of light and composition went sailing out over the tree tops, but at least I had my handsome lad doing something more than eating.
I did my initial edit in Lightroom, then took the image to Photoshop for some more tweaking.
After creating the black and white version, I added a few adjustments and several texture layers and then added the painterly effects I was after to get the final image as seen at the top.