A walk with my brothers dog


PeterMac

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 09:36
We headed out in the snow with my brothers 7 month old Labrador. She loved it. It was bitterly cold put she performed admirably!

Here she is getting set to pounce...





She loved us throwing snowballs for her. Chasing them down and burying her face in the snow. Once or twice she actually lept up and threw some back at us





And this is her all content at the end of the session...





I'll follow this up with more from the walk as it really was very good fun.

I have a new found appreciation of just how difficult it is to capture a moving animal!
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Father Ted

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 10:01
Number three for me is the perfect pet portrait. DoF is just right.
I love the other two as well; so full of fun!
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Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 10:14
I don't usually like dog pictures, but like these.
They are also nice and sharp.... It it the Kit-Lens?
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snappychappy

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 12:07
A lovely set, nicely exposed and sharp. I like the second shot, very nice timing.
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PeterMac

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 12:15
lens used for the dog shots was the 50-200 that i bought off someone on here for 70! It's a very good lens, if a bit slow.
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Stuey

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 12:33
Number 2 for me

It made me smile more than the other two so the vote was cast immediately
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fatspider

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 19:55
I dont do dog pics either but these are great, number 2 looks like a still from some superdog movie
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Frogfish

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 21:23
I have been trying to capture a shot like #2 of my pet GSD for a year now ! It is really tough to do and that is really a superb shot - I don't think other people appreciate just how difficult it is when it's your own pet and they jump all over you when you're trying to get them to jump !

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Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 21:25
cardiff_gareth wrote:
No 3 for me, lovely pose and colours but I would be tempted to try and clone out the collar. No 2 is such a spontanious shot and well captured but is that a little bit of poo that I can see coming out of its bum as its jumped up

It's a female you wally - no it's not poo !
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VonBatCat

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 21:41
Lovely crisp and even shots.

No 3 holds it for me as the expression on my hounds face as I look at the photos is very similar, but she is 'lens shy'.
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RR

Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 23:38
A few nicely executed shots there. I'd look at correcting the blue cast on the snow though.
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Link Posted 17/12/2010 - 23:48
Frogfish wrote:
cardiff_gareth wrote:
No 3 for me, lovely pose and colours but I would be tempted to try and clone out the collar. No 2 is such a spontanious shot and well captured but is that a little bit of poo that I can see coming out of its bum as its jumped up

It's a female you wally - no it's not poo !

LOL

Lovely dog photos too, I don't think I can pick a favourite they each have their charm.
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Link Posted 22/12/2010 - 12:27
Thanks for all of the comments... much appreciated. They were really hard shots to get and a lot of taking gloves off and putting them back on again to adjust settings, change lenses etc...

RR, i appreciate what you're saying about the blue cast, but that's actually as it was on the day. There was an amazing mid winters blue sky cutting across the top of the hill next to where the shots were taken and there was a very cold cold blue cast everywhere.
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sandinista

Link Posted 22/12/2010 - 13:26
All three are lovely but No3 has to be the perfect pet portrait, delightful.
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