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The Guardian
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-31
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Canon L series..EF 24-105 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/6.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 8:17
Viewed: 2574
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TL.. in the avalanche of best wishes in TL ,another one from Montreal done by a Dutchman roaming around in Canada.

Here a shot of a Husky kind of dog in Ile Perrot - Montreal, near the home of my kids.

This guy loves this cold weather.. its even warm for him ( minus 5 c ) since at the more Northern regions .. they face temperatures sometimes up to minus 50 c below 0

This is how a dog should be I M H O .. attentive .. reserved..and guarding his house/pack

So.. no place to use the bathroom of the house un-invited!

No long story today .. just all the best and be good to your Mother in Law in 2008

best regards

John T


When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion;
but when he barks at strangers,
it is patriotism!
~David Starr

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Hello Johnny,
I'm first today...:)
Very nice capture of the husky. I remember seeing the doumentary about these dogs on Discovery channel, and how they are not only the BEST but only surviver means in some deep Northern places.

I love how is relaxing in that pile of snow..brrrr...to cold for me. He is perfectly belnd in this atmosphere, and a beauty to this snowy shot.

Wish you, yolanda and everyone of your family wonderful start of 2008.
Hugs from (snowy Bloomington)

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-01-01 9:06]
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Hi John,
Quel beau toutou :) It is well in its element, snow, it is better than us and he has more endurance :))) BONNE ANNÉE MON AMI!

Hi John,

How you find the time to upload even when in Canada.
Indeed those dogs are totally lovely as you show us in your picture. I have seen them in Canada and they love the cold - you probably would love to have a pack of dogs like these and a mansion bordering the river for them to guard!

Take care and enjoy,
and all the best wishes for Yolanda and the rest of your family.

Fabulous shot John,
a masterful composition,
Well done and presented.
Happy New Year,

Hi John.
Ook jullie daar in Canada de beste wensen voor het jaar 2008. Hou het gezond dan heb je al veel gewonnen en kun je dit jaar echt genieten.
Mooie opname. van deze husky.
gr Frans

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-01-01 9:50]

You really did pick a perfect title! A very beautiful picture. TFS and Happy New Year!

Nice Husky.....tfs..... :-)

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-01-01 10:20]

Hallo John,
Wonderful start on 2008 year.Beautiful picture of the husky.
Best wishes,

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2008-01-01 10:25]

A great one to start the New Year my friend! A beautiful dog & a fine capture! We had a good meal last night & I hoisted several to you & my friends! Take care & enjoy! A great new year to you & the family!
:} Don

Hi John,

A very beautiful shot for the first day of the year 2008.
I like very much the expresion of this Husky in winter decor.

Best wishes from Germany,

Hi John,
What a beautiful HUSKY-POLAR DOG!
Wonderful winter shot.
Nice composition.
Çok güzel, selamlar...
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-01-01 11:44]

Wow John... a very nice dog it is, indeed! Excellent composition with three planes: the dog, the snow up front and the bush in the back. I'll show this one to Dingo ;o)
All the best for 2008 for you, Yolanda and your family

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-01-01 12:30]

Hello John,
Hope you had a wonderful New Years Eve....

Lovely start to the new year... I love how you captured his expression.. he wants you to stay on your side of the snow bank! Looks very cold... Enjoy the rest of your trip


nice composition John, i like the way he was hiding at the piles of snow.sharply captured.thanks.
Happy new year............andres

Hi John I only have an ex Mother in law does that count? Lovely image, well composed and good detail in the hound. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Photos of 2007’

hi john, nice winter shot of this dog, great composition, happy new year to you and your family, cheers, scott

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-01 15:16]

A beautiful animal so well captured. The contrast of the black against the white snow is very effective. Now I will have to go out tomorrow to try and capture my friends dogs in the snow as I had not realized what a great image it would make. Thank you. Bravo

Are you tired of snow yet?

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-01-01 16:06]

Hi Joao!!!

So you have a guardian too! And is a beutiful guardian! I love the point of view of the photo and the look that he have!

Regards my friend!


What a beautiful dog. These are such awesome animals and they sure are great protectors. Nice off-centered compo and colors.

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-01-01 17:07]

Hi John,
A nice capture of this sentinel doing his noble job. And yes, he seems perfectly comfortable in the frigid temperature. We used to have a member of the family that we thought had to be cloaked in polar bear fur. She was definitely an "outside" dog, but if we brought her inside in sub-freezing temps, she would bark until we let her out. However, she would enjoy a day napping in the cool basement in the summertime if the temps soared above 90 degrees F. Sorry for that little digression, but I think that besides the technical aspects, one of the attractions of this site is the memories and feelings that others' photos sometimes bring up.
Take care,

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-01-01 19:56]

A wonderful snow dog shot! Nicely framed and a great pov. Considering I adore my mother in law it's not a problem :) TFs

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-01-01 20:40]

Namasthe John,


Happy days..

jean paul

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-01-01 23:13]

een mooi winterbeeld!

Cool Shot John.
Hopefully he was 'lined on'. He looks if he dont like strangers, with long 'guns' pointed to him.
Fijne dag gewenst.

Wonderful my friend!
Happy New Year!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-02 3:57]

Hi John

Well managed exposure level of the snow, & a well composed shot of this husky, with excellent dof. Well done!

Beautiful dog, and nice capture of him. Our dogs love the outdoors when it's cold also. I'm a wimp, sitting here freezing with a space heater at my feet :)

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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2008-01-02 7:57]

Hy John!
I love how you captured his expression...Nice composition
Great work
Kind regards


merhaba my friend john
excellent lovely picture.well done.happy new year 2008...
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi John
güzel bir kare olmuş tebrikler..
Murat YAPICI...

SO COOL .................. BOBAN

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-01-02 12:25]

Hello Sir John,

Huskies are beautiful by their built, size and attractiveness. And you have documents one such claim beautifully. An excellent shot of winter, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-01-02 12:36]

Hello John,
excellent photo, outstanding sharpness and clarity, very good dof and nice light, beautiful colors and very good composition of this nice looking Jack Russell terrier.
Happy New Year from us

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-01-02 13:15]

Hi John,
Very good picture! I like your composition emphasising the beauty of this Husky! My neighbor have one and it is a very kind dog!
Excellent colors and textures on snow and branches. Bravo! Annie

hi John,
Lovely catch of this beautiful dog (Husky)who like the winter, excellent POV. and details, very well taking and have a good day ..

Hi John

Guardian... always protective and never try to close to him.... Nice action fromthe wolf... congrats

Amri HMS

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-01-02 17:08]

very beautiful picture. TFS and Happy New Year to you & your be loved family.

Hi John:
Happy 2008; May you & your family have many joys in this year, & may God's peace rest upon you all!
Thanks for always being a good friend!
This image reminds me of my stay in Canada & the cold winters:)

Hello John,

How's the weather there my friend?
In Indonesia, mostly are flooded and expected till end Feb . .
Great shot for this dog . .

Happy New Year . .


Ciao John :)

Very nice capture of this Husky ! Good eyecatching and soft colours, congrats.
Best wishes for 2008 my dear friend :)

Hi John, splendid winter composition with lovely husky, excellent presentation, very well done, have a great 2008, ciao Silvio

lovely shot of this dog..i had an arctic spitz when i was a boy and this reminds me of him to some extent..
good framing sets this off and 'warms up' the snow and shows its textures

je vriendjes zijn weer allemaal langs geweest zie ik
maar je focus is niet zo als hij wezen moet in mijn optiek
hierdoor hangt er een een onscherpe waas over de linkerkant van de foto

Hmmm.....go figure the last comment........Your shot is very nice John, the dog's expression is adorable. Almost as if he is turning back, maybe thinking of attacking a certain person?...eating him for lunch eh?......or maybe he looks at you with love! Either way, your pic is quite worthy of all the attention.
In the scope of the universe, how important is one little man?

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  • riems Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 22 N: 51] (1795)
  • [2008-01-03 14:49]

Totally super, John....... for a short time I dreamt away towards wherever, thinking about needing a break to wherever.... maybe even just a little bit jealous of you enjoying this beautiful winterscene out there in Canada...... which remembers me to meet Richard (a Canadean TL friend, livin' in Montreal if I'm right) once to plan a shoot together of whatever we may decide to pick as a subject.
Anyway, lovely picture and enjoy your stay!
Happy new year, John,


feliz año y wow deseo conocer ese pais hermoso abrazos amigo

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-01-03 18:54]

Ah John,
Bestow my heart, ANY DOG as good as this looks, BEAUTIFUL !!!
Hugs and Kisses,

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-01-04 1:01]

Hallo John
Jammer dat hij net een beetje scherpte mist maar verdr een prachtige moment opname.
Gr Jos

  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2008-01-04 1:40]

Hello Master John

I wish you all the best for 2008, for you and for your family.

wish you have a great time in Montreal, JT..

nice shot of this siberian husky.. what a fine dog he/she is.. i love the eyes.. always have :)

tfs and regards, terry

They are beautiful dogs. Well captured and framed. I hope 2008 is a wonderful year for you and all your loved ones.

Merhaba Dear John:)
Happy New Year 2008!!!
Wonderful winter photo of the husky.
Greetings From İstanbul.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-01-06 2:16]
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The body posture really tells the story, John!
I think I might have left a little more room in front of him , but that is just me.
Great posting and -- remember what you said to me on the phone? Ignore him -- he is just way too low to pay any attention to.

:D (and more hugs now :D)

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-01-08 13:48]

Yes my kind of show John
Fabulous look here
Groetjes en veel plezier daar in Canada


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-10 9:01]

Hi John...
Very impressive capture, nice dog.!
Good colors, sharpness and details...
well dan...
Regd. George

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-11 3:43]

Moier kun je de winter in Can.niet laten zien!

Hello John!
Beautiful dog and nice point of view!
Very beautiful composition with intersting frame.
All the best for 2008!
Beast regards!

Ola Jonh!
Beautiful dog! The angle of photo are perfect and your composition are very good!
Well Done!


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