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The business end of a guard dog, I never sampled the teeth but I got plenty of dog slobber all over me. This will be the last of the military shots for a while, perhaps a few fluffy bunnies next.

Camera:Nikon D1 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Wide angle
Title:Down Boy
Username:podgod podgod
Uploaded:15 Apr 2004 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Photo journalism
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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1114253 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2004 - 9:44 AM

Now you don't want to argue with that. Click.

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synaesthesia
synaesthesia e2 Member 11389 forum postssynaesthesia vcard England
15 Apr 2004 - 9:46 AM

Definately not. Good work.

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student78
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15 Apr 2004 - 9:55 AM

great capture Smile

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tigertot
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15 Apr 2004 - 11:04 AM

The best burglar alarm you'll ever find!!!

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Skinz
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15 Apr 2004 - 11:26 AM

Great shot.

Rich

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2004 - 8:11 PM

yerkkkkkk!!! sheesh

great picture - that's definitely the business end.

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stuart1
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16 Apr 2004 - 6:28 AM

Good promo shot ... nice fill-in flash ...

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mamboandrew
mamboandrew e2 Member 10328 forum postsmamboandrew vcard England
16 Apr 2004 - 10:32 AM

It's a good capture, well done.

The only thing I would say is that to me, the soldier looks like he has been superimposed into the frame. His pose doesn't seem very natural (which would have been my preference but just my opinion of course).
It looks like he is actually posing for the photo rather than trying to restrain the dog.

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lovelylindax
17 Apr 2004 - 12:45 PM

Wow what a fantastic dog
I guess the soldier is well in control of his dog and not worried about you taking the pics
Linda x

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KathyW
KathyW e2 Member 111793 forum postsKathyW vcard Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2004 - 5:19 PM

Well done on the EC. The dog is great, really fierce! But to me, the soldier looks too friendly, and the lead is loose, so I guess you weren't in too much danger!!!

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KatieR
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17 Apr 2004 - 5:41 PM

Yes, fluffy bunnies now, please.
Amazing shot, though. Just too scary for me!
Katie

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podgod
podgod e2 Member 10512 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2004 - 7:03 PM

I was never happy with the soldier, he was shouting to get the dog going and having quite a battle holding onto the dog, he actually looks though he is smiling and the lead is loose. There was another soldier behind me with the big padded arm on and this is what the dog was interested in and on a couple of occasions he actually got level with me. I was using an 18mm lens so I could feel his breath as the handler walk the dog onto me.

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dotpix
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22 Apr 2004 - 8:27 PM

ooooo.. MAMA.. bravo shot...

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grahammul
grahammul e2 Member 11120 forum postsgrahammul vcard United Kingdom
4 May 2004 - 10:06 AM

Great capture which does look a bit posed with the smile. Good job the man with the padded arm was there or the dog might not have looked so fierce. I often wonder what these dogs do when they get an intruder without a padded arm.
Regards,
Graham.

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podgod
podgod e2 Member 10512 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2004 - 10:13 AM

Hurt!!

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bayliss444
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7 May 2004 - 11:52 AM

missed this sice I have been away,like this shot very much, I keep German Shepherds myself. click

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ger mac e2 Member 1062 forum postsger mac vcard Ireland
17 May 2004 - 10:29 PM

great pic..The dog looks very like one of my german shepards when she sees next doors cat...Great pic. Well captured

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robbe
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23 Jun 2004 - 10:13 AM

Love this picture Mr PodGod, and trust me, I was fully in control of the
Little beast, hence the white knuckles! Sorry buy the way, I couldnt help but smile, must admit that training the dogs was just about as fun as it gets. + the baiter (the guy with the padded arm) was making me laugh.

You took a fair few snaps that day? Couldnt send me some of the others by any chance could you?? Cheeky I know, but we did help you to achieve the exclusive Editor's Choice award did we not????

Rob

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podgod
podgod e2 Member 10512 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2004 - 7:34 PM

Let me have your e-mail address and I will dig some out.

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robbe
robbe e2 Member 10robbe vcard
18 Aug 2004 - 8:46 AM

Sorry its been so long Mr PodGod !

whitleykid@hotmail.com

Is my mail address, any snaps would be much appreciated!

Rob

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MarkT
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8 Aug 2005 - 4:21 AM

Great shot.

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podgod
podgod e2 Member 10512 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2005 - 1:20 AM

Thanks for your comment Mark.

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bexter
bexter e2 Member 1099 forum postsbexter vcard Scotland
20 Aug 2005 - 5:08 AM

Fantastic shot! Bet you are glad he was holding on so tight! Well captured and well deserved EC!

Becky

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arnieg
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4 Oct 2005 - 4:13 PM

what a set of nashers brilliant action shot

arnie

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Andy_Davies
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5 Nov 2005 - 7:15 AM

Great set of teeth, well shot.
Andy..

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Jaye
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4 Apr 2006 - 10:24 PM

Happy to be able to give this a R>C to add to your great E>C..deserves more clicks..Judith

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Hazel
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20 Jun 2006 - 1:49 PM

Wow - great image. Glad I'm on this end & not your end!

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Imagine23
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28 Jul 2006 - 4:34 PM

SCARY!!!
*click*
Lynn

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tull
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28 Jul 2006 - 7:16 PM

Well timed capture indeed fantastic work.

Mark.

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Maiwand
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12 Jul 2007 - 8:26 PM

Magic shot. Well captured.
Ron

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2008 - 4:31 AM

Nice job.

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alifink
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3 Mar 2010 - 9:34 PM

Yes mine is cuter but yours has more bite.
Al

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