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Birthday Boy

By Briwooly  
It was Dukes 15th Birthday a couple of weeks ago and I promised he could see himself on the world wide web again so have reworked his previous pic.I know its been done before but this one is mine.

Tech stuff Shutter 1/160 Aperture F5.0 Lens 90-300 at 155 ISO 400

Look forward to all comments and advice and it goes as said thanks for all previous comments and advice always welcomed

Tags: Dog Labrador Close-up and macro Garthorpe Best friend Pets and captive animals Portraits and people

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Camairish 14 1.4k Scotland
22 Oct 2006 3:00PM
Looking great for 15!
Has a wise look to his old face,

Ian.

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22 Oct 2006 3:11PM
looks a bit like me big eyes grey hairs nice shot
trissie 13 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 3:11PM
A lovely portrait of Duke, his expression and eyes say it all. A belated 15th Birthday.

Trish x
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 3:20PM
What a smashing pet portrait Brian.
Belated happy birthday to Duke!
C
Wooly 14 112 4 England
22 Oct 2006 3:31PM
Instantly recognisable Bri, the cats will be getting jealous.

Alan
pcjackso Junior Member 14 7
22 Oct 2006 3:34PM
Beautiful
Pauline
Dennie 15 260 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 3:41PM
Excellent portrait of a wonderfull dog. Hope he had a great 15th birthday. Denise x
MalcolmS Plus
14 1.2k 13 England
22 Oct 2006 3:49PM
Great eye contact Brian, superb detail

Malcolm
thorn 15 124 2 Scotland
22 Oct 2006 4:08PM
Hi Brian,Duke is looking great.Happy 15th Birthday.An excellent portrait of him.Quality.Take care.AnnSmile
wyatturp 14 2 England
22 Oct 2006 4:09PM
Looks fine to me ,CLICKED ON the large picture, love the eyes happy 15TH birthday Duke.

Doug ------ DID HE GET A BIG BONE????
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 4:21PM
hope he had a good birthday.. he looks like a lovely dog.. brilliant shot
bunSmile)
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 4:22PM
Wow! This is amazing! Superb portrait. The details and those eyes are wonderful.

Ken
Norma Plus
14 7 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 4:27PM
Lovelt eye colour Brian, great detail

Norma
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 4:38PM
A fab dog portrait Brian. He looks great for 15.

Jeanie
davidhu 14 19 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 4:44PM
Excellent portrait, Brian. He's got that "are you going to be long, Dad ? " look about him !!
Dave.
kinfatric 15 550 9 Scotland
22 Oct 2006 5:08PM
Man's best friend right enough I hope Dukes fine, a great shot of him here
22 Oct 2006 5:21PM
Super portrait. I love the expression in his eyes.
Val
McKenzie 13 22 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 5:35PM
Lovely canine portrait!
Steve
oppo 14 6 2 Scotland
22 Oct 2006 5:44PM
A wonderful portrait of man's best friend. I love the eye contact.

Phil
TerryBaxter 13 11
22 Oct 2006 5:53PM
Is that a glint of 'press the shutter' in the left eye? Smart dog pic.
DP_Imagery 15 24 6 Wales
22 Oct 2006 6:00PM
Made me smile - his expression is great. Bruce
Malc_V 14 England
22 Oct 2006 6:14PM
Superb image ..... what a beauty.

Malc.
MaryMac 14 258 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 6:36PM
What a beautiful tribute to such a fine old man well captured Brian this shot is really something very fine indeed
mary
BURNBLUE 14 13 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 6:59PM
Great image Bri!
daringdaphne 16 82 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 7:11PM
Nice piece of work. Look at the intelligence in those eyes.

Good one

(*.*)D
22 Oct 2006 7:19PM
Excellent shot Brian, what a beauty he is, great eye contact and detail in the coat, Well taken, Adrian
VNelson 15 3 United States
22 Oct 2006 7:47PM
Great pose, and the sheen of his coat is just perfect.

Verne
John_Humphreys 14 69 2 Ireland
22 Oct 2006 7:48PM
Beautiful dog and a a great portrait. He looks like he could almost talk to you. John
John_Humphreys 14 69 2 Ireland
22 Oct 2006 7:49PM
P.S. - he looks in great shape for a 15 year old dog! John
Possum Plus
13 148 England
22 Oct 2006 8:09PM
Isn't he just a fine looking boy? Beautiful image, so expressive.
Allie
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 11 Wales
22 Oct 2006 8:22PM
Terrific portrait.
Looks gorgeous.
Tom.
AlleyCatz 14 274 6 England
22 Oct 2006 8:32PM
What a great face and expression,so endearing.Love his blue kerchief.Spot on shot.

-Alley-
tonymarq 14 1 United States
22 Oct 2006 8:40PM
Brian beautiful pup and love how clear his eyes are! 15 and he still has those puppies eyes that show affection!

stay well
tonymarq
martinproe 14 293 5 England
22 Oct 2006 8:41PM
Nice one,looks terrific,.
JohnDyer 14 72 2 England
22 Oct 2006 8:43PM
happy birthday duke Smile
John
bricjen 13 United States
22 Oct 2006 9:22PM
I love this picture! Great work!
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2006 10:22PM
Beautiful shot Brian and happy birthday to duke and nice pose for the camera a beautiful image.


Mo.
dven Plus
14 42 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 7:22AM
Great exposure Black on Black is not always easy,

dven
Tandberg 16 1.2k 2 England
23 Oct 2006 8:51AM
Well shot Bri and well exposed!!
Looks well for 15

But thats because of a good master and friend..

Dave
sunshot 15 24 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 9:25AM
excellent portrait, superb detail, well taken.

marc.
John_Horner 14 12 2 England
23 Oct 2006 11:22AM
Great capture Brian. So much detail to be seen. Well done.
PLCimagery 13 77 1 England
23 Oct 2006 12:10PM
great portrait
pete
Carl40 14 18 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 6:46PM
A wonderful image with good lighting.
CLK
Carl
highlander 16 32 Scotland
23 Oct 2006 9:00PM
Lovely eyes he has Brian...a fine exposure and his pose deserves an extra tin of Pal!
Doug.
23 Oct 2006 9:43PM
Such beautiful eyes Brian - he looks so fine and just a great name.

Jennywren ( :
JimV 13 6 3 Canada
24 Oct 2006 1:09AM
At such an advanced age for a dog Duke looks in wonderful condition with beautiful coat and Oh!, those eyes. A stunning shot Brian of what is, I'm sure. your best friend. Jim
beriah 14 1 Canada
24 Oct 2006 2:49AM
Happy Birthday Duke, you handsome fellow! you are living the good life I presume as you are so gorgeous and am sure you are 'Dad's' best friend, no doubt in my mind - know it well!
Lost my 'Boss' a number of years ago and got a new dog but he turned out to be Dale's dog! You are irreplaceable Duke and will be well loved forever!!
yjjeep 16 13
24 Oct 2006 2:53AM
What a great way to do his birthday.Beautiful photo.
Chriscj 14 96 1 England
24 Oct 2006 9:02AM
Lovely shot. He looks good for his age too.

Chris
tmann 15 4 2 United States
24 Oct 2006 3:30PM
Handsome fella!
Great shot!!!
Thomas
dave thelens 16 936 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 6:46PM
lovely dog ...

Dave
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
24 Oct 2006 6:46PM
An excellent canine portrait
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 12:28PM
What a wonderful age! He looks good!

gill
AlanBW 14 20 England
26 Oct 2006 6:18AM
A really beautiful portrait
twordley 14 360 England
26 Oct 2006 8:52PM
nice, well done bri
TessC 14 1 Ireland
27 Oct 2006 4:51PM
Wonderful, its gorgeous. Nice one!
RoddBC 14 40 United States
28 Oct 2006 4:54PM
What a handsome lad Duke is! Perfect capture Brian and Happy Birthday Duke.

Rodd
LizzieN 14 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2006 8:52PM
Wow, I love this pic and I'm not even a big dog fan! He looks like one I would like though! Love his eyes! Smile

Liz
MissWooly 13 7
1 Nov 2006 1:26PM
Aww what a cutie!! he's starting to look old now though itn't he. going gray!!

it doesn't half look like the Guide to Great photography cover here https://www.ephotozine.com/photocomp/index.cfm?Compid=62
Tashelm 13
6 Nov 2006 12:58AM
Happy B'day to the DUKE, still looks like a puppy
MickS 15 23 14 England
6 Nov 2006 2:35PM
Watcha Brian,
lovely character shot.
best
Mick
ps, why has he got a green chin, I know in the early days of colour tv, people on telly who had been drinking had a green halo around their mouth, he hasn't been celebrating and over indulging has heSmile
GazzaS 14 1
6 Nov 2006 9:46PM
Very well captured.

Gareth
Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2006 4:41PM
He's a handsome boy that's for sure.....looking very dapper there!

Great age for a larger breed of dog to reach too...

Ali
FeePhoto 13 34 Scotland
26 Nov 2006 9:12PM
Yes, he is a handsome chappy, isn't he? I see what you mean about the grey beard - it just makes them look more distinguished, though, don't you think...!
DYankee 14 6 United States
13 Jan 2007 3:58PM
A beautiful dog photo!!! It speaks volumes!
Dawn Smile
Leo 18 48 9 England
25 Jan 2007 8:06AM
One to treasure, he's a lovely affectionate lad in the evening of his life, you must have been blessed with his company all the past years and he's still giving you much joy. I had one too, almost identical, he lived till 14 and he was just SO like your Duke. A wonderful image BrianSmile

Leo
angelamary 14 6 England
26 Jan 2007 2:29PM
What a gorgeous shot! Beautiful dog with such lovely coloured eyes! Liked the blue neckerchief too! A touch of class! Everything very well caught.

Have you seen those 'black on black' shots with no other colour? He would be super for that, with a close-up of those eyes!
VintageRed 14 15 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2007 6:50PM
Cracking pet portrait.
Nick

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