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mike1251
24th March 2008, 05:45 PM
I think this is quite hard to achieve, feel free to comment
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/3213830.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/32138291.jpg

PeterD
24th March 2008, 06:03 PM
Mike,

You and the dog have done very well there. Composition is very good as is the DOF. The colours have come out very well. Good , clear reflections in the eyes - what more can I say other than I like them both very much.

Its very hard to get a dog to sit still when you photograph them, I should know having a german shepherd. They get curious about what it is your pointing at them and end up wanting to sniff and lick. The first parts not too bad but the last can lead to an image through frosted glass:eek:

Thanks for sharing

PeterD

Scapula Memory
24th March 2008, 10:32 PM
I think you have done very well for composition and DOF. Maybe it might be just me but the colours seem very vivid, or possibly contrast and sharpening are a tad high? Be interesting to know what the PP was. Overall the pictures came across ( on my monitor at least ) as a bit harsh.

mike1251
26th March 2008, 01:18 PM
Your so right Peter, I have had a few lense washes recently I find keeping the lens hood on helps:D
Thanks for the comments hes only 17mths old so i reckon i 'll get loads of practice on him and our horse in the future.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P7081071.jpg

PeterD
26th March 2008, 02:15 PM
Your so right Peter, I have had a few lense washes recently I find keeping the lens hood on helps:D
Thanks for the comments hes only 17mths old so i reckon i 'll get loads of practice on him and our horse in the future.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P7081071.jpg

Nice to meet your horse too Mike.

PeterD

Ellie
28th March 2008, 01:30 AM
They're lovely pictures. :)

My thoughts are that the profile shots could do with a bit more space for the animal to 'look into', it can make a difference.

Ray Shotter
28th March 2008, 01:08 PM
Mike,

Your animal photos are excellent. I prefer the colour tones of the portrait of your horse but love the expressions on your Alsatian's face.

Ray.

steverh
28th March 2008, 01:53 PM
You have some very nice portrait shots there - I know that it's not easy to do, especially with dogs!

shenstone
28th March 2008, 06:16 PM
Mike,

You and the dog have done very well there. Composition is very good as is the DOF. The colours have come out very well. Good , clear reflections in the eyes - what more can I say other than I like them both very much.

Its very hard to get a dog to sit still when you photograph them, I should know having a german shepherd. They get curious about what it is your pointing at them and end up wanting to sniff and lick. The first parts not too bad but the last can lead to an image through frosted glass:eek:

Thanks for sharing

PeterD

I agree you've done well and I agree about Dogs .. My last attempt had a Spaniel impact me at full pace to see what I was doing. My fault for trying a low angled pose !

This is the one taken about 2 seconds before impact - no apologies for the bad shot I'm amazed I even pressed the shutter

Regards
Andy

PeterD
28th March 2008, 08:09 PM
I agree you've done well and I agree about Dogs .. My last attempt had a Spaniel impact me at full pace to see what I was doing. My fault for trying a low angled pose !

This is the one taken about 2 seconds before impact - no apologies for the bad shot I'm amazed I even pressed the shutter

Regards
Andy

Well looks like he only wanted to play ball but not the ball you had in mind:D

Nice shot taken just before impact. I think I would have got up rather than risk being run over;)

PeterD