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My camera-shy model

My camera-shy model
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Copyright: Geert Logghe (kojak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 72] (666)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-05-16
Categories: Pets
Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL, 18-55mm EF-S Lens, 58mm HOYA UV(0)
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-11 13:14
Viewed: 2921
Points: 37
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Hello to all of you,
this is the second picture I post from my dog Rozie.
She really has her days: one day she acts like a real model, the other day she's very shy and hides her face away whenever I take my camera. This is one of these days, I guess she's a real lady and does not want to be seen without her make-up ;)

Hope you like it,

A little more about the Golden Retriever.
The Golden Retriever is a popular breed of dog, originally developed to retrieve downed fowl during hunting. It is one of the most common family dogs as it is easy to handle, very tolerant and normally very happy and friendly. They are a low-maintenance dog and thrive on attention, regular exercise, a balanced diet, and regular veterinary check-ups. Golden Retrievers are usually compatible with all people and other dogs. They typically bark when startled, but their friendly nature generally makes them poor watchdogs. Golden Retrievers are particularly valued for their high level of sociability towards people and willingness to learn. Because of this, they are commonly used as Guide dogs and Search and Rescue dogs.

They are noted for their affection for people, and their tolerance of children. Because of their gentle temperament they are great therapy dogs to use in hospitals or retirement homes. Most Goldens require lots of companionship to be happy. Due to their intelligence, they do well in obedience trials and make excellent assistance dogs. While they might not do quite as well in field trials as Labrador Retrievers, they are excellent hunters known for outstanding scenting ability. However, many Golden Retrievers will not express their desire to "fetch" until adulthood.

The Golden Retriever loves to retrieve. Retrieving a thrown stick, tennis ball, or flying disc can keep a Golden occupied and entertained for hours, particularly if there is also water involved.

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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 48 N: 172] (2098)
  • [2007-03-11 13:28]

This is really adorable.
I love the effect of black and white but wonder what it would look like in colour.
Too cute, very soft details.
Well done.

funny capture ... and a good note

This is a sweet photo of your dog, I think this pose that dogs do sometimes is so cute. I like the b/w choice, IMO though it seems your focus was a little soft, you lost some clarity. Good choice of your POV and the way you framed the face. TFS

It is sooo cute a pose, Geert! I will put it in my Cute Overload theme. I like the close-up frame/crop. I would suggest a sepia tone to be better presented a golden colour of the dog instead of B&W. Anyway, this is a cute pic. TFS!
Freddie :)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-03-11 16:02]

What a wonderful shot!
My compliments and TFS.

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  • melik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 12 N: 16] (254)
  • [2007-03-11 18:17]

Hi Geert,

Hond vertoont menselijke eigenschappen. Goed gezien en vastgelegd. Ímer

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  • gannu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 15] (196)
  • [2007-03-12 6:11]

Hello Geert
Once again good work and great details

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  • Swats (18)
  • [2007-03-15 1:09]

Lovely capture! Your dog is very cute!

Hello Koj!
Such a fine moment. I have exactly the same dog with exactly the same nose pattern;). He is more then 10 years old and suffering some bad deseases but he's holding.

hello! sweet shot! excellent capture! fantastic pose of your model! TFS

Great pose and well composed picture. The soft focus works well with the subject and I like the black and white effect, although I'm not sure there's a full tonal range here (white to black). Definately a picture I'd frame and be happy to see on my wall.
Thanks for sharing

Excellent shot, only with a little noise, but the compo and the final result are so greats, congratulations by this... nice choice the b/w... TFS...

Very cute dog you have. It seems he has it's own personality as well :) Nice moment you captured here. TFS

Rozie, You are fantastic model.
Compliments. Big kiss from my black Lab.

Hi Geert
This is a very funny picture!!!...i like it a lot...black and white is axcellent in this photo!
Congratulations Rozie is a very beautiful Golden Retriever!

ah... Rozie again,
man... you have a really smart model,

nice B&W portrait and again... perfect time and moment.


Hello Geert,
what a lovely shot!
She is so sweet and shy, amazing pose :-)
The blac&white is great choice!

Very funny way to hide! It look natural for the shy! No Photo please! A nice B&W of expression :)

Very adorable! :o)

Hello Geert,

Funny title, excellent B&W shot!
Congratulations and TFS

Happy Easter to you and family!

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