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By Ridgeway
Ava was back for a weekend,she has grown,matured and calmed.
Here's a quiter moment,,Ava.
I should mention that this was a shot from the hip,,she was lying quite, the camera was on the counter,

Oh I have done a selective colouring on her eyes,if you have time View Large,,love her eyes.



Tags: Dog Pup Bitch Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Guide dog pup Ava 8 months old

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Oct 2010 12:12AM
I think you have done a very nice job in capturing Ava so well with good focus on the eyes in particular. I do rather like the selective colouring of the eyes in an otherwise B and W image. The only thing I might mention is that the cropping has shaved off the very top of her head which is a pity.

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Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
29 Oct 2010 12:16AM
Thanks Ronnie,
Yeah I did notice it but it was a neccesity,


NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
29 Oct 2010 12:20AM
lovely detail in the shot and yes the eyes are great .
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Oct 2010 1:24AM
The only thing I would say is just what Ronnie has said. Otherwise, a lovely image.........Sandy
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
29 Oct 2010 2:13AM
Ava is delightful! Love the touch of color in the eyes!
29 Oct 2010 4:28AM
I love the the large image! Ava is a very good dog! Excellent work!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Oct 2010 5:58AM
Very, very beautiful, Aidan. Carol
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
29 Oct 2010 7:26AM
lovely shot..have had ago at a mod, lightening the tones...have just noticed that `mark' to the right...was tat motion blur from her tail, perhaps?

I'll see if I can clone it out Smile
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 8:19AM
What a good idea to use the selective colouring works a treat for me
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
29 Oct 2010 11:04AM
Nice selective colouring Aidan and a good pose

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
29 Oct 2010 12:07PM

Quote:The monochrome treatment works here, even with the small 'photo popping', but unfortunately you have chopped off the top of Ava's head in oder to allow your large border complete with horrible text. Give the poor dog the space your logo and her name are unimportant in the scheme of things. It is said 'A picture is worth a thousand words', if you need to add some I guess you have failed.

Give Ava more space on top and please clone out the ugly blotch above her left shoulder.


No,1 the tight crop doesnt exsist its what I ended having on the camera with nothing to play with,
2,somthing I didnt notice until I had uploaded and someoen pointed it out,,,,oop's.
3, txt,,ugly,,possibly,,
It sounds as if it has pissed you off Frank,sorry about that,lol but I do take your points on board.I think I might go and have another play with it.

Cheers Aidan,
metro074 8 8 Australia
29 Oct 2010 1:16PM
I dont do mono but Ido know this is a beautiful portrait. The only thing is the edit is too tight at the top.. A supern capture.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Oct 2010 1:59PM
An interesting point of view-- and those paws are enormous-- she will be HUGE!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2010 3:24PM
Hello, Aidan. Ava poses beautifully, and this is a fine portrait of her. In my modification, I have tried to address the problem of the cut-off head by adding canvas to the top. I also extended the left-hand background to eliminate the black patch, and cloned out the mark middle-right.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Oct 2010 5:30PM
The dog has been given a lot of character
Campbell 9 1 Scotland
30 Oct 2010 1:23AM
what alovely face, nice shot Aidan.
P.S Where's my pup. lol
artcubis 11 6 United States
16 Nov 2010 4:58PM
Beautiful portrait of Ava... oh those golden eyes.
Great pose and vigilant look. Lovely wet nose.


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