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Finally got a shot of the dog. He refuses to look at me when I point the camera at him. He's named after a character from Viz and the lighter.

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma DG
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Zippo.
Username:Scaramanga Scaramanga
Uploaded:2 Dec 2008 - 12:04 PM
Tags:General, Pets / captive animals, Portraits / people
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colin63
colin63  6 England
2 Dec 2008 - 12:14 PM

Great portrait, nice dog

Colin

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sunshot  9 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 12:15 PM

he must be camera shy Andrew, LOL
wonderful potrait, nicely captured.........marc

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Borzos
Borzos  6
2 Dec 2008 - 12:16 PM

He's so beautiful Smile
Edina

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 12:16 PM

He wants you to photograph his "best side" Smile Very handsome guy.

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photophantom
2 Dec 2008 - 12:42 PM

Great dog, great shot

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 12:45 PM

Excellent light and cracking detail.

Ian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 1:02 PM

Hmmmm???
Could this be a relative of the BLACK DOG?

Jennnn

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
2 Dec 2008 - 1:05 PM

great looking pup Andrew!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 1:12 PM

Like the details and light in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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Silverzone
2 Dec 2008 - 2:01 PM

Lovely shot. Sylvia

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 7willgriffiths vcard Wales
2 Dec 2008 - 2:03 PM

Great shot spot on detail. Will

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 2:18 PM

Thats my boy, my grand boy at least, great shot with the hint of a smile
Mavis

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
2 Dec 2008 - 2:20 PM

Great shot.Penny will be proud of her little lad.
Cheers

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Dec 2008 - 2:20 PM

A good portrait

Peter

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ChrisWallace
2 Dec 2008 - 2:25 PM

Lovely profile, great image.
Chris

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 2:27 PM

Great portrait Andrew.... lovely dog

Jon

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 2:30 PM

A super profile, wonderful sheen to his coat. Carol

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SueTurner
SueTurner  1081 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 3:13 PM

what a handsome dog, difficult to expose for the black fur but you have done a grand job

SUE

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 3:14 PM

What a wonderful pet portrait.
Bob

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49er  8564 forum posts
2 Dec 2008 - 3:27 PM

happy 30th.. great portrait

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 3:42 PM

Super canine portrait. Love the light and glossy texture of his coat and that lovely calm expression.
Sylvia

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exposure e2 Member 101761 forum postsexposure vcard England
2 Dec 2008 - 3:52 PM

Beautiful fur sheen and eye detail Andrew and a lovely composition.
Pauline.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 4:23 PM

He is giving you his best side Andrew !!! An excellent portrait.
Ron

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 4:29 PM

Great portrait = good lighting - it has brought out the sheen on his coat well

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 4:37 PM

I thought the Newcastle shots were good, but this is excellent.
lovely dog.
Peter

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
2 Dec 2008 - 5:21 PM

What a beautiful animal... superbly captured Andrew

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goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 5:25 PM

Great dogs Labs - top pic too Andrew........Bill

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
2 Dec 2008 - 5:35 PM

Great portrait good light ,well done regards
Mike

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hellsbells8868

Beautiful shot, i love a profile shot....

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Tigress  6 Scotland
2 Dec 2008 - 6:40 PM

He's very noble! Thought of the character as soon as I saw the title !

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churchill123
2 Dec 2008 - 6:55 PM

Beautiful shot of him,lovely light (mine hates the lens tooSmile )

Linda

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 6:59 PM

Excellent portrait of a black dog. Great detail

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 7:24 PM

Beautiful photo,beautiful dog Smile

Betty

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LesF
LesF  8178 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 7:38 PM

Wonderful

LesF

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
2 Dec 2008 - 8:17 PM

Good portrait,looks good in profile.

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Stace
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2 Dec 2008 - 8:41 PM

Great work

Stace

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 10:39 PM

Well, you have a shot of him now Andrew, a fine one too and as I always say......If you didn't give him a treat your a meanie.
Geoff.

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maratsuikka
3 Dec 2008 - 4:44 AM

well done

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norton
norton  11 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 9:57 AM

Lovely pet portrait,the lighting and detail are superb.
Well captured................

Tony.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 10:10 AM

Wonderful portrait, he looks such a character, suits his name i think
Linda

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 10:38 AM

Excellent light

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Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 1:20 PM

A star.

Rock

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 2:33 PM

Was worth the waiting- terrific light and colours. Stunning portrait.

Ayelet.

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DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 4:55 PM

I can add nothing that the others hven't already said. Andy

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 5:27 PM

excellent lighting and great portrait.
regards
yung

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ChristineLaw
3 Dec 2008 - 8:41 PM

A absouletly great shot, well done.
Christine

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davidhu
davidhu  9 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 9:09 PM

Very engaging portrait. Nicely lit, excellent detail.
Dave

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2008 - 11:15 PM

Super capture.And my Zippo lighter is still giving me good service after 10 years !!!
Mick.

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 - 11:44 PM

A beautiful capture, lovely light and detail.

Trish

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4 Dec 2008 - 8:06 AM

Very nice...
Great detail..
Well taken shot...

Dave

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Natzdad
Natzdad  629 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 9:32 AM

a great shot of a great friend..Mick

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BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 - 9:56 AM

A terrific portrait shot.
Dave

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Skye24Blue
4 Dec 2008 - 11:37 AM

Love this great shot.
Mac

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Hoffy e2 Member 10257 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2008 - 2:55 PM

Out walking the dog, how did I miss this. Stunning.

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 - 6:51 PM

Excellent capture a lovely profile shot in great light,
Alan

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Hebe  7 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2008 - 9:06 PM

A beautiful dog, and a stunning capture - what a lovely glossy coat.

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sillygirl  6 Sweden
4 Dec 2008 - 10:14 PM

What a gorgeous friend you got, great portrait of him.
Marie

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kiddsta1  7 Australia
5 Dec 2008 - 12:21 AM

Great shot and DOF love the light spot on

Paul

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
5 Dec 2008 - 11:54 AM

congrats on the award for this beautiful shot

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5 Dec 2008 - 12:28 PM

Lovely portrait with excellent tones in the black.
Rende

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5 Dec 2008 - 12:48 PM

Superb portrait Andrew.

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RTDS  6 Cyprus
5 Dec 2008 - 1:53 PM

Excellent capture.
Amazing details and light.
Superb portrait.
Robert

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southsnapper
5 Dec 2008 - 2:14 PM

Excellent, great profile and the DOF is just right, I've a standard to work towards now, doubt I'll ever get there though Smile

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2008 - 4:58 PM

lovely light.congrats on the user award.lesley

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OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 - 5:40 PM

Super capture of a super looking Lab. Get some one behind you eating somthing, that works for us . Shaun

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koka  6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 - 7:26 PM

Zippo looks very healthy - and definately man's best friend. Great shot.. Katie

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imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2008 - 10:56 PM

I bet he lights your life up Andrew, (sorry about the pun) great detail and fab exposure, like the profile

Bernie

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6 Dec 2008 - 9:09 AM

great photo dad i have still gotn 16 for myn
love the lighting and the eyes

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2008 - 10:38 PM

A cracking shot, lovely light.
Pete.

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8 Dec 2008 - 10:12 PM

Glad to issue the ton Andrew.Excellent work.
Tom.

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CherryMartin
9 Dec 2008 - 4:42 AM

Perfect light, great shot.

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2008 - 10:07 PM

I know this pose far too well from our cat - anyway, lovely capture, like its shiny fur.
Johanna

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