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By Madoldie
Been out this morning with the boys, followed you're advice used the shutter priority and had a go with the auto focus function.
The only thing that I have done to this photograph in photosop is to crop it to remove some background distractions and tried to reduce some noise.
All the best,

Tags: Grass Playing Running Chase Boxer dog Pets and captive animals



mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2017 2:01PM
I think you've nailed it, this is good! There's a really nice balance and contrast between the two faces, and loads of energy and involvement.

Just one question, you mention having cropped. If there was any more space at the bottom could you upload the original please? My only quibble with this is that I'd like just a bit more depth there. The foreground dog's hind legs are hidden in the grass, but we know they are there so cropping tightly has almost the same effect as cutting visible feet off.

If there are distractions in the grass it might be possible to get rid of them rather than crop so tightly?
Madoldie 8 586 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2017 2:12PM
Hi Moira, just getting the original, I didn't crop any of the foreground area, as he was running so quick, it all happened rather fast, anyway will upload soon for you to look at.
Thanks for taking the time,
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2017 2:29PM
Thanks for adding the original, your crop makes sense. Pity there isn't a bit more space at the bottom, but I'd be well pleased with this.
Madoldie 8 586 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2017 2:59PM
Thanks Moira, I'm very pleased with this photograph and very grateful for all the useful comments from the critique team on the previous photograph.
All the best,
25 Apr 2017 4:33PM
Looks great to me! GrinGrin
Madoldie 8 586 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2017 7:37PM
Thanks sockandstuff!!
Willmer Plus
14 98 Wales
26 Apr 2017 12:50AM
A nice well composed action shot.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
26 Apr 2017 1:17AM
Really good!
Tooma 6 2.2k 3 Scotland
26 Apr 2017 1:27AM
A lovely fun shot; so dawg. Smile
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1996 England
26 Apr 2017 11:18AM
I agree with Moira - this is really good.

In an ideal world, you'd have had the camera a couple of inches higher, looking down more - to include the feet, and exclude the grey strip at the top.

But this is very good indeed.
Madoldie 8 586 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2017 8:01PM
Thank you all guys for the positive input.

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