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A postscript to my River Wye series. As I mentioned previously, after taking my dog for a walk I called in at a public house to slake my thirst, I had decided to sit on the outside patio, as it was a lovely day. When Tammy and I went onto the patio we heard some 'woofing' coming from the backdoor of the pub. Tammy answered in a like tone, and the commotion soon settled down after both dogs had said all that they had to say.
I had noticed that the noise had been made by the dog in the picure, who, after making his presence felt had gone to sleep on the step. So as I never get a good picture of Tammy, who is a very bad model, who thinks, that when I have the camera in my hand it is the signal to move around rapidly or look the other way, I thought that this may be the time to get a dog portrait. As I approached him he opened one eye and looked at me. I think that he must have noticed the camera because he immediately sat up and posed, then after I had taken a couple of shots, he went back to sleep.
I don't know whether it's my imagination, but I think that the eyes, in the picture, follow you around.
I hope you enjoy this picture, and thanks for looking, and for all of your previous clicks and comments.
Brian

Camera:Pentax Optio S50 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:5.4-16.2mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Bulldog Breed
Username:Brilane Brilane
Uploaded:19 Apr 2007 - 1:36 PM
Tags:Bulldog, Pets / captive animals
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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 3:13 PM

The eyes look almost human in this picture! Great capture.

Ty

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 7:40 PM

You sure he was friendly Brian? I think that's a rather baleful look you're getting!
Rgds., Jim

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2007 - 8:28 PM

You got the eyes perfectly and it does look like you are not going to cross his path!

Well cone!

Jennnnnn

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 - 8:55 PM

A brilliant capture Brian, love the eye contact .

Trish x

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GeorgeRusky
19 Apr 2007 - 9:07 PM

Hi Brian
I have read carefully your description, then looked again at Tammy and found both a shot and a description very interesting.
Thak you for your very encouraging message-comment and please, drop in again at least for a short notice. I promise to answer backSmile
Cheers
george

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 - 10:47 PM

brilliant dogtrait.. he`s looking ruff...
bunSmile

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
20 Apr 2007 - 1:52 AM

Yep he keeps his eye's on ya alright!
Nice capture Brian, have one for me on your next visit Wink
Glen

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alpha788
alpha788  8 Canada
20 Apr 2007 - 3:04 AM

Great shot of the bulldog Brian - he definitely looks like he has character!

Stan

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 - 5:43 AM

excellent capture, he has his eye on you lol
chris

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
20 Apr 2007 - 9:27 AM

Lovely expressive dog portrait

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2007 - 7:46 PM

Super shot, love his expression, what a wonderful character.

Regards Phil

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 - 8:01 PM

Fantastic shot Brian,love the pose and his his expression nicely taken.


Mo.

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Billlee
Billlee  85531 forum posts England
21 Apr 2007 - 12:14 AM

Certainly made good eye contact there, he is obviously used to his role in life, Bark,sleep,pose , sleep.good days work done :o)) Might just suggest getting rid of the bit of cage on the left, it is just a little distracting. Great job overall though. Bill.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2007 - 7:04 AM

Yes the eyes have it.Looks more like he is the one getting over a night on the drink.
Mick.

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daringdaphne
21 Apr 2007 - 7:38 AM

Loved the story = great stuff, and he posed for his picture.Obviously been there before. Lovely.

(*.*)D.

Last Modified By Dave at 21 Apr 2007 - 7:39 AM

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2007 - 7:57 AM

One of those daft photographers again !

A great capture Brian. What a disdainful expression xx

Loved the story you told .Wink

Last Modified By Dave at 21 Apr 2007 - 7:58 AM

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
21 Apr 2007 - 4:02 PM

Great expression to this lovely image.
Christine

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
21 Apr 2007 - 8:48 PM

Love those sleepy eyes! Your description of Tammy as a bad model made me laugh out loud - thanks, I really needed that today Smile
Allie

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MikeEG
MikeEG  7 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2007 - 5:07 PM

Looks kind of friendly, caught the eyes well, good portrait but I think I will stay this of the screen, well done.

MikeEG

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
23 Apr 2007 - 3:40 AM

Luv your description, had a good laugh imagining all of that!
A great look for the camera.....Nicely captured!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 - 6:47 AM

great pose
looks so sad
colours and detail great
well taken

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gingerdelight
23 Apr 2007 - 1:26 PM

He looks like he's had one too many - either drinks, bones or photos taken lol !! Great pic!!
Love, Carol xx

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mollye
mollye  7 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 - 3:19 PM

Lovely portrait and pose
Mol

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thebleezer
23 Apr 2007 - 7:10 PM

Smashing picture Brian!

Dave

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2007 - 11:47 PM

Cracking expression - and you're right the eyes do follow you around (I checked by walking away from the screen LOL) All the best. Bruce

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
23 Apr 2007 - 11:56 PM

You should pin this where Tammy can see it as an example of how a dog should pose Wink
Great story and shot.
Freda

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Malc_V  8 England
24 Apr 2007 - 8:09 AM

Brilliant portrait, what a great pose.

Malc.

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una  11 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 - 5:12 PM

Great portrait, lovely expression, and them eyes do follow you around.
Una

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Mjhearne
Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2007 - 8:04 PM

Great pet portrait and a great expression here Brian!
Well done

Matthew

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pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2007 - 9:52 AM

What a character and a poser, love the expression.

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
29 Apr 2007 - 7:37 AM

I do love bulldogs, lovely capture. pam

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2007 - 2:29 PM

Hi Brian,
He's a cracker and if Churchill need someone to stand in for their adverts they could always ask you to borrow him..........lol.Brilliant.Take care.AnnSmile

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Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
4 May 2007 - 7:53 AM

Oh! Brian, this is such a great expressive shot. He's a lovely chap and he obviously doesn't mind posing ... but he is definitely keeping his eye on you.
Marie

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KevinMW  8 Wales
8 May 2007 - 8:52 AM

A great capture Brian, and a nice end to your River Wye Walk, with Tammy.

Kevin

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riffusraffus
8 May 2007 - 6:40 PM

Oh he;s pointing that thing at me again is he , humph , il just give him my sternest look then ,........Great pic , Riff

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ChrisPhotos145
10 May 2007 - 10:15 PM

What a handsome bulldog you have there. Almost looks like my sister's English Bulldog "Fergus"!

I love the expression of his eyes. It's as if he's resigned to the fact that you're going to take his picture. Regarding the eyes, they do seem to follow you around--it's not your imagination!

Chris J.

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Bluebottle11117

Just class what a shot and pose well captured.
Debbie.

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