Morning Light {CPI November Critique}

Ah!  Yet another crush-worthy photo.  Well, I like to think so!   We were fortunate enough to be invited to go Quail Hunting for a weekend down on a South Carolina Plantation.  They pulled out all the stops: beautiful horses, dogs eager to hunt, and who can beat the scenery!  It was an amazing experience!  This is one of my favorite photos from the day.

I submitted this for the Critique.  Overall, it was well received.  There is a lens flare in the front, but it seems to add to the overall image.  I actually shot this while on horseback, so it was tricky to make sure the image was not only straight, but also not too shaky.  My settings were as follows: 1/800 sec.  f11.  ISO 3200. Focal Length: 55mm