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By Philo  
Well I have taken the plunge and bought myself a rather nice new lens. It has taken a bit of getting used to and after quite a few blurred shots I was quite happy with this. The dog is Max; he is getting on a bit and can only just amble around so he was ideal for me to practice on.
The harsh sun has resulted in a lack of detail in the fur but my brothr-in-law is delighted with the shot so that is the important thing.
Could perhaps clone out his tag?
Looking forward to your comments, and perhaps mods.

Tags: Dog Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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JackAllTog Plus
8 4.8k 58 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 5:04PM
Wow, that is a lovely crisp image.

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Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 5:53PM
Its lovely, great dof and movement. I would personally leave the dog tag, It is his after all, gives extra personality............ not that he is lacking any you understandSmile
Philo 7 99 83 England
11 Apr 2012 6:13PM
Many thanks guys, I am glad you like the shot.
Frank, you are correct in your assumptions: hand held on my knees. I wouldn't exactly say that I had mastered this lens as I had to endure far too many poor shots to get this. Can't wait to use it again though.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
11 Apr 2012 6:52PM
Lovely dog, looks a lot like my Ashley.

You could clone out the tag, it's not difficult, but it's also not necessary in my opinion.
JuBarney 6 25 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 7:39PM
Lovely detailed shot & lovely old dog too.
banehawi 13 1.7k 3748 Canada
11 Apr 2012 9:55PM
Nice sharp lens, lovely bokeh, and leave it as is.

Dont quite understand why you would have problems using the lens, - it it bigger, heavier, - is that it? Otherwise theres nothing else to know!

Philo 7 99 83 England
11 Apr 2012 10:06PM
Various reasons Willie:
Size and weight as you say
Trying to capture fast moving dogs (not Max)
Using the lens wide open on the wrong subjects
I just need a bit more practice with it to know what works.
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 9:09AM
Well timed and focused image.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
13 Apr 2012 3:47PM
A good lens which I use most of the time in the studio and for action shots as well.
Good first capture with it Phil
Regards Richard
Philo 7 99 83 England
13 Apr 2012 4:08PM
Thanks Matt and Richard, appreciate the comments.

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