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Duck Retriever

Duck Retriever
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Copyright: Rob Fry (Kingarfer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 520] (2405)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-18
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Nikon D70s Digital SLR, AF Nikkor 70-300 ED, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite Pets, sznufy, Favorite Dog Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-19 18:02
Viewed: 3138
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 56
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Golden Retriever retrieving a duck

My neighbour let me take a few pictures of her beautiful golden retrievers.I like this shot because she has the typical retriever with duck in mouth pose.I was using a circular polarizer because the afternoon sun was bright and there was fresh snow on the ground.

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Hi Rob.
Excellent shot,superb colours,light and capture.Well done.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hello Rob!
Another great shot!
All your pictures is wonderful!!!
Nice perspective, colours and clarity!
Very sweet dog!
Excellent done!

Hi Rob,
Wonderful colors. I just had to give priority to the color detail but the dog is beautiful and the texture...so smooth! Perfect sharpness and DOF.

What a beautiful photo. I love the softness of her fur and such a great POV and funny pose with her duck. :) Excellent. Lighting is superb. Added it to my favorites.

LOL, this made me smile. Excellent use of DOF and exposure.


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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-03-19 19:31]

Hi Rob, a common and simple image, but with such great sharpness, detail, and clean image. Wonderful colors. Playful expression on the dog. A pleasant picture. Thanks.


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  • kojak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 72] (666)
  • [2007-03-19 20:56]

Wow, Rob, this is such a cute and excellently executed picture! I have a golden retriever myself and I recognise the kindness immediately.
Great work!
Geert ;)

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-03-19 21:10]

AWWWWE! Too cute! Great capture. Beautiful pov very sharp and did I mention AWWW! TFS

Bonsoir Rob
WoW!! Elle est magnifique cette photo de ce Golden Retriver, Quelles nettetés et couleurs! Elle est superbe cette photo prise en mouvement avec une belle capture de ce golden enjoué avec ce petit canard..All your pictures are wanderful and supers we awaite the next..Félicitations

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-03-19 21:36]

Beautiful dog great photo
nice colours and details

brilliant detail and sharpness. Lovely dog!

thanks for sharing


Well done Rob!
The colours are spot on. She is a beautiful Retriever, her coat a shiny golden colour. Details are really sharp. I'm glad she has a toy duck and not a live duck :)
So cute!
TFS Janice

ha ha nice shot.. clear and sharp... tfs

Hi Rob,
How cute, I love Golden Retrievers and your portrait of this one is fantastic. The quality of the image is just grand and shows up the dogs magnificently shiny coat well. Great humorous shot.

I am a sucker for a good animal shot and this is absolutely great, lovely and crisp and full of character. Great work. TFS Helen

funny title! Such an adorable dog! THe sharpness is excellent! TFS


what a lovely shot :o)
she's so cute and the duck in mouth pose is excellent.
you did a great job here
many TFS it
ili :o)

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-03-20 8:17]

Hola Rob,
bello Golden, magnífico retrato y excelente nitidez y textura, agradable compo.

Great portrait of the dog. Very cute to see the duck in his mouth. Very good sharp picture.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-03-20 15:07]

I'm not usually a fan of pet sots Rob but this was too cute to pass up. Lovely image



Hello Rob!

Lovely and cute moment of your neighbors best friend (^_^). Sharp, clear and funny image. I have to had her to my theme : favorite pets !

Nice clean and sharp details. Very well done...

The composition is perfect...

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-03-21 6:38]

Hello Rob.
Such a beautiful capture. I saw this picture yesterday, added to my favorites and I forgot to write c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s!
And ... thanks for sharing.
No words ... Top Class!
Janek J-23

:) follows

hello! fantastic and sweet shot! excellent sharpness focus and - of course - your model!beauty portrait!Thanks for sharing!
greetings Aga:)

Hello Rob,
The cutness factor is very, very high here :) Wow! This is such a nice picture! Great moment caught perfectly realized, congratulations!

Wonderful photo of such a pretty dog. Good sharp crisp photo, dogs are so much fun and such good friends. The snow background is hard to shoot against. Good colors. Composed well. TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-03-24 8:41]

A wonderful portrait of this beautiful retriever with his prey!
You did a perfect job with the polarizer.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Kicki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 53] (1189)
  • [2007-04-03 16:59]

Gosh, what a beautiful dog. Perfect details & sharpness.

I 've notice that you take fantastic photos of animals. Congratulations!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-05-02 17:27]

Sublime, Rob. One hell of a pet shot! Lovely pose of an obviously well-trained model ;o).
I like it a lot, and I'm glad this showed up on TL's portal.
Very well done, TFS!

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