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One undying memory of this year will be the "friendship" I have made with a Guy and his 2 dogs.
We meet up a few times each week at "my" field,when I am on my way to a few hours waiting for the Kingfishers.This one is Ben and once he knew where I sat amongst the undergrowth every time they went around the field he and his mate (a Husky) stopped off to muzzle up to me and then jump in the pool in the stream.As some times I would be miles away with headphones on it was quite a shock.
One occasion I moved to the other side of the pool and he spotted me and jumped in but could not get up to me and just stood in the pool crying........nearly started me off as well.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-500
Lens:135 - 400
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Jun 2011 - 6:23 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Creative (Slow speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:My Mate Ben
Username:ringyneck ringyneck
Uploaded:20 Jul 2011 - 9:40 AM
Tags:General, Humour / fun, Pets / captive animals, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:barbarahirst · Shroomer · mrswoolybill · pronabk · User_Removed · nikshot · Alan_Baseley · MoragM · luckybry · EMJAYCEE · danbrann · CarolG · lobski · cjl47 · TrevBatWCC · SteveMoulding · Joline · Lillian · RonnieAG · stevebidmead · Richsr · dven · Daisymaye · bagman · Briwooly · phil_j · AshTree · CaroleS · pluckyfilly · gilbertmjake · Niknut · Paree · mex · jennialexander · beckybookins · jasonrwl · JackieB · Eviscera · MikeGreaves · accipiter · Ray42 · terry_cavner · MartPics · Big_Beavis · PhillipMinnis · bunbeam ·
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 9:47 AM

V2 is my favourite of these

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8669 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1187 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:01 AM

V1 is a gem! The angle, placement, the tongue and the surrounding grasses. Class.
Moira

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13338 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:08 AM

V2 for me,
Alan

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nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:09 AM

Yes V2 is super lovely, shot.... Nick

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:18 AM

Thanks everyone..........
Quote: V1 is a gem! The angle, placement, the tongue and the surrounding grasses. Class.
Moira

CLASS.............and it's my birthday as well ...best pressie that...thanks.

Keith

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MoragM
MoragM  4 Scotland
20 Jul 2011 - 10:41 AM

Echo mrswooley bill - V1 is superb.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 10:57 AM

Go along with what has been said above and added it to my shortlist. Both are such lovely shots the vote is split.
Joan.

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10517 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:07 AM

What a lovely dog to go with a lovely story. Many happy returns.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:13 AM

Two fine images, and a wonderful tale to go with them, Keith. A very happy day to you. Carol

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lobski
lobski  4 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:25 AM

Lovely dog capture. So cute. V2 for me!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:31 AM

Two wonderful captures, Keith, but has to be V2 for me too! Wink
Trev Smile

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:37 AM

Thanks everyone......I chose V2 at 1st then switched.



Quote: Two fine images, and a wonderful tale to go with them, Keith. A very happy day to you. Carol

Ha ha ..nice one.
Keith

spending B'day on late shift at work...all together....AHhhh

Last Modified By ringyneck at 20 Jul 2011 - 11:37 AM

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:42 AM

Superb pair of captures, a lovely dog.
Steve.

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 11:51 AM

What a beautiful animal. I like them both for different reasons.
V1 has a lonesome feel, like he's waiting for someone.
V2 is a come hither look, let's go play.
Happy Birthday...

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 12:38 PM

Keith, two outstanding shots and the eyes in V2 wow so beautiful
both wonderful images
Happy Birthday and enjoy your day
(have added some info about mid wifes etc)
Lillian

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 1:01 PM

To fine captures Keith, details and colours are great. Version 2 is very well timed.
good narrative too
Regards Richard

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 1:41 PM

Two beautiful captures of this wonderful affectionate dog. .............Sandy

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Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 2:31 PM

Beautiful animal and two excellent shots Keith


Brian................................................

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AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 4:42 PM

Two stunning shots Keith! I love them both and agree with Joline's description of the mood of each one. I think V2 just has the edge for me but it's a tough call. I'd bet your friend would be delighted to have prints of these two - I would if it were my dog Smile. Happy Birthday Smile.
Theresa

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20 Jul 2011 - 5:22 PM

Two great images. I do like V2. Carole

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 5:48 PM

lovely story to accompany the images but I am going with V2 and that turn of the head - Happy Birthday my friend

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Niknut Plus Member 5937 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2011 - 6:48 PM

V2 terrific shot !......lovely pooch, lovely portrait !!!!....by a man with a heart !.WinkGrin

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20 Jul 2011 - 8:45 PM

Lovely shots - the grass seeds make a fantastic setting.
Jason

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MikeGreaves
20 Jul 2011 - 10:01 PM

Excellent shots and story Smile
Mike

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ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2011 - 9:14 AM


Quote: I'd bet your friend would be delighted to have prints of these two - I would if it were my dog Smile.
Theresa

Thanks everyone...these were just some quickie shots but he WAS looking at his Huskie mate in the one and wanting us to get moving so he could get up to some more mischief....

THERESA.......I did a couple of prints yesterday and hope i can meet up with them in the field shortly.

Keith

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MartPics  8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 - 3:08 PM

V2 for me, great shepherd.

Martin.

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2011 - 9:46 AM


Quote: Go along with what has been said above and added it to my shortlist. Both are such lovely shots the vote is split.
Joan.

Thanks JOAN for the AWARD.Amazing turning on the computer and seeing it.
I have not seen him for a while ...think they must be on a holiday.
Thanks again
Keith

Last Modified By ringyneck at 27 Jul 2011 - 9:47 AM

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