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Quiet and obedient dog

Quiet and obedient dog
Photo Information
Copyright: Aga Viburno (saggitario) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 663 W: 93 N: 515] (3452)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-05
Categories: Daily Life, Pets, Portrait
Camera: Nikon F60, Nikkor AF 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 D, Agfa CT Precisa 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dog's, Labrador retriver, sznufy [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 13:35
Viewed: 3926
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My dog Platon: black Labrador was 5 mounths old. It was beautiful day. We were playing with him and my mum. I asked him to pose and he was very obedient like always. This is one of many pics I took this time.

Scanned from the slide.
PP work in Photoshop CS
- resize for TL
- duplicate layers
- adjustments/shadow/highlight
- add filter neat image
- make selection on the eyes -> hue saturation +56
- white stroke 88px
- black stroke 1px

Thanks for looking, all comments and feedback appreciated.

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Belle photo de ce jeune chien.
Bravo et bien vu !

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-01-26 14:16]

A great sharp detailed picture of this soo adorable dog. Great capture! TFS

ahhh cute photo..:o) great POV on this cutie!!

Thanks for your comments on my photo "was that santa?" :O)

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2007-01-26 15:55]

Hello Aga,
Very nice shot, Sharp 'n good exposure.
The black of Platon and the white snow makes a beautiful contrast.
I wonder how it will look in black and white?
Well done,

I love this lab portrait. Labs are one of the best dogs you could have.
I like the look of contentment here. You captured some good details with a great, shallow DOF. Well done,

Hello Aga!
Your dog, Platon is lovely and sweet! Nice colours and detail! Good point of view!
Well done!

Witaj Aga.
Fajny piesio,labradorki to wspaniale psy,ja tez mam psa(suczke Bullterrierke)a wabi sie Sonia
Bardzo mi sie podoba Twoj piesio.Gratuluje
Pozdrawiam Serdecznie

* Piotr *

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13324)
  • [2007-01-27 3:27]

Bo widzisz Aga. Sznufa to jest wlasnie taka mordka zasznufiona sznufolasta plus do tego te zasznufolone oczy. Super masz pieska. Tez bym takiego chcial miec tutaj w Eire ... moze kiedys ... tymczasem mamy taka sznufe w Polsce ... setera angielskiego ... jest u mnie na jednym zdjeciu z Pola.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie i do nastepnego ... komentarza ;)
wroce z :)x

Hello Aga,
Lovely texture in the fur coat!
It is a great pose, and the expression is very labrador...
Good point of view and a very nice composition!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

I love Platon's pose. He looks like he is very comfortable laying on the snow. Very good portrait. Good sharpness.

Hello Aga

This is a nice capture and POV. Your dog is a good comedian because he doesn't look like a dog who was playing just seconds before.

Greetings, Sylvain

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-01-29 11:04]

Hi Aga,
What a perfect lab! Great shot You are lucky he is very odedient they tend to be a little crazy at 5 months! :)


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-01-29 13:40]

The picture has been taken from relatively lowered point of view which has added value to this portrait having a closer look. Fine details and good light. It seems like laton enjoy in the snow. Nice shot has been taken Aga, well done!

Many thanks for sharing this image.

  • Hitbit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
  • [2007-01-29 14:14]

Great picture of a lovely dog. Good sharp nice comp and a great dof and pov good Job Aga.

Grtz Pim

Hello Platon
nice shot

Funny post Aga!

He was obedient , but not very pleased by the session (^_^). He looks so sad. Difficult subject to catch a black over white snow!. Therefore the snow details are baely visible.

Nevertheless, you captured very well his expression ! Well done.

I like your model looks solovely!!

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-01-30 11:32]

Nie bedzie mu zimno Aga,
bajeczna fotka i wspaniala kompozycja.
poglaskaj Labradora od nas i Nory.

Witaj Aghuś(?)
Zdecydowanie smutna i znudzona mordka.Wolę te uśmiechnięte jak z poprzedniej fotografii.

beautiful colors and tones here aga :)
the clarity is superb
good low POV and composition :)

will be back again with the pts :) im behind by 2 days now :P

merhaba dear aga
beautiful lovely composition and beautiful lovely black dog.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-02-08 14:30]

Hi Aga,
Very nice close-up and PP. I had a lab identical to yours but he would not have obeyed like that. Nice sharp details and presentation with blurred background. rs

A lovely dog, Aga! Would like to reach out and pet him, his eyes are nice and gentle. Great POV, you must have laid down right with him!

Cute puppy.
I have black labrador too, but is 11 years old with white beard.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-04-05 22:41]

Hi Aga,
this portrait is wonderful, this dog has such an expressionate eyes and you captured that so well. Nice sharp details and the POV is very nice.

What a beautiful shot, you really have captured the look of the Lab, lovely sort eyes and sleek fur. I love this.

TFS regards Helen

That is a Wonderfull Photo, Just sums up what dogs are all about.
Hope you will have many more years with Platon.

Hi Aga,

WOW!! A very sweet and touching portrait of your dog!! Love his pose!! His eyes are so expressive! Nice contrast between black and white!

Very well done and TFS

very nice composition and POV. excellent focus too.

i wish i can have a dog like that.


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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-04-27 19:16]

Hello Aga,
This is much better than most of the "pet" shots. A very nice portrait indeed! His devotion is evident in his expression; very good focus on the eyes.
All the best,

Hi Aga,
So lovely dog Platon.
Kisses from my Funny and Rude...
Best wishes,

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  • Kicki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 53] (1189)
  • [2007-05-22 16:02]

Kocham takie mordki rozpłaszczone na ziemi! Platon jest piękny!!! No i jak ładnie umie pozować:)

I love this picture Aga!what a treasureful glance.
you know what a labrador means.
and you did make a great light composition here.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-06-11 17:29]

Would have been even more beautiful without the bit of collar behind his head, Aga. I like your low PoV, the extreme sharpness too. Nice control of the light, always a bit nasty in snow.
Very well done, TFS

excellente photo d'un chien trés mignon
belle netteté

PS Merci pour ta visite

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  • pathy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 35 N: 64] (1740)
  • [2007-06-16 3:06]

il est superbe !! le noir de sa robe ressort d'autant plus dans la neige !

hello Aga
belle bęte !!!! Osco lui rend le bonjour...
bonne journée

Hello Aga,
Platone is a wonderful cub with a sweet glance. Considering his age, is he obedient or also a bit tired...? I hope it is a wonderful 1 year & 9-months fellow now...He needs some new portrait!

Hello Aga
This is such a cute portrait of Platon. He has a very sweet expression and seems to be enjoying the snow.
Very cute!
TFS Janice

Hello there....
Oh my God....so sweet your dog....
With this look...He seems to be asking me to take him to my house !!!! ;P
I loved the contrast with the withe snow and the dog's black!!!!
Congrats for this lovelly composition!!!

Best regards...


  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2007-10-01 16:38]

Hi Aga

Great shot! Keep shooting!


nie będę ukrywać, ze uwielbiam zwierzaki, a w szczególności psiaczki- dlatego wyjątkowo cenie zdjęcia z nimi w roli głównej;-)
zatem dla Platona najwyższe noty za spokój w pozowaniu i te anielskie oczy
dla Ciebie moje uznanie za wybór idealnego momentu
ps. a co tam sie tak świeci? fragment obroży???

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  • tguiz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 43 W: 10 N: 13] (293)
  • [2007-12-15 2:27]

So nice!!!I can look him better on this photo!!
And I like his expression on this photo!It's a good "black on white" coloried photoI don't know if this sentence mean something in english!!lol!)!lol! beautiful dog and beautiful photo!


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