Also, instead of smashing everything bad thing about this photo in my face, you might want to educate yourself about how to give constructive criticism. Your 'nice pic but' and 'cool pose tho' really didn't help to lighten up your comment. It would have been more helpful if you explained to me why you think the contrast is bad and what I could do about it. I'm perfectly able to take constructive criticism, but your comment lacked the constructive bit.
This is a stockphoto, meaning it's not about how pretty the picture is but about how useful it is to be used as a reference and in photomanipulations. I don't like this photo as a photo, but I liked the (unique) pose of the horse and it's definitely sharp enough to be used to make other art. As for the noise - good photomanipulators can easily reduce this and people who use this as reference will not find any harm of it. Although I do appreciate the DD I didn't ask for it (I'd much rather have one for my real art, and any chances on that are gone for 6 months now), so please note the person who featured it with your reason rather than telling me off.