Gone to the dogs

By saltireblue    
My neighbour's two dogs, a Border Collie and a Husky.
Lovely creatures.

Edit: v1 appears oversharpened after uploading...wasn't like that beforeSad

Edit#2: Uploaded a less sharpened version of v1 as v3.

After a very hectic few weeks, I have now started 4 weeks holiday and intend to make time to be more ePz active, in addition to painting the wooden railings round the terrace, removing moss from the roof slates (it forms along the edges and eventually splits them if not removed every 4 or 5 years), felling some trees behind the house as they are now firewood size, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary tomorrow, being GE this coming week, meeting certain ePz'ers in York, painting the cellar room white so that I can set up a studio, clearing out the loft as I can't get in there any more because it's full of long-forgotten things...phew! Where did those 4 weeks go?

Tags: Dogs Border collie Pets and captive animals Woof woof Bow-wow Husky not a Hillman

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widtink Plus
3 406 2 Scotland
28 Jul 2013 12:07PM
stunning mutts Malcolm SmileSmile V1 is still a nice shot SmileSmile


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mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:19PM
V1 - composition plus timing, ears, eyes and mouth. Dogs do have very communicative faces. But yes, the sharpening looks a wee bit aggressive.
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:38PM
v2 is my favourite - sounds as if you have your hands full - good luck!
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:42PM
V2: that face! Guilty, m'lud, guilty as charged Blush
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:42PM
Great images, love the exspessions on the dogs facesSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
9 840 1372 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 12:53PM
V3 a big improvement. Love Bill's comment on V2.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Jul 2013 1:06PM
A very nice set and I love that direct gaze into camera in V 2, Malc: and a slightly condescending look it is too.
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
28 Jul 2013 1:18PM
Excellent set with version 2 being my favourite Malc due to the pose and the expression.

28 Jul 2013 1:19PM
V2 superb Malc.

John Smile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
28 Jul 2013 1:56PM
Well, you will be doing something different each day-- enjoy!
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
28 Jul 2013 2:18PM
Wonderful shots Malc. I'd love to have these if they were my dogs.
V2 reminds me of a Judge passing down a particularly pleasing sentence whereas V1 has the ears!
Smashing. Smile
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1784 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 3:31PM
V3 much better, Malc. "It's been a RUFF day. Speak up, I've only got enough energy to lift one ear."
I like peoples' reference to V2 as being a judge, that expression is precious, almost makes you feel guilty of having performed some misdemeanour, and so symmetrical too.
three lovely shots like v2 for me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
28 Jul 2013 6:28PM
fab expressions GrinGrinGrin
V2 is quite some pose.. 3 great mutt shots Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2013 11:42PM
Three great pet portraits.V1 is my personal favourite.
29 Jul 2013 1:40PM
Great doggy portraits, Malc! Wink Prefer the slightly softer version on V3 Smile
Trev Smile
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 3:11PM
Yes Malc,we both know that when you are a pair of old foggies like us,
time just flies past !!
Good shots.
And I wish I had a dog.
But I have no time to take it out for a walk !!
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
29 Jul 2013 8:00PM
Probably v3 for me.
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
29 Jul 2013 8:24PM
How much drink do these dogs get daily Tongue they are obviously under the influence of something - certainly gave me a good chuckle.

After 6 months of not being well, surgery etc etc - I have so much to catch up with that I want to take a nap every time I think about it.

May you manage to achieve all your goals Smile

Anne Toril

ETA - I prefer v3 - I've stopped sharpening for upload, for some reason I like a softer look to my images. My eyes hurt when I see razor sharp.............
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.0k 10 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:52PM
2 crackers there Malc. brilliant pose in v1/v3
Enjoy your "break".
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
30 Jul 2013 1:51PM
I didn't notice it in Normal view but yeah, I see what you mean about the sharpening when I viewed it Large. V3 does look more natural, huh?

I tell you what...I just love that pose and look in V1. Very human and VERY Clint Eastwood GrinGrin

Two beautiful doggie portraits you've got here.

Thanks so much for the UA on 'The Return', by the way. Much appreciated Smile

Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
30 Jul 2013 2:30PM
Wonderful set Malc; great expressions!
Congratulations for tomorrow!
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
30 Jul 2013 7:44PM
A good set of images Malc, the ears in both are a strong feature, V2 is a my favorite
Regards Richard
The Huskies eyes are as ever the thing that holds your attention, I'd be worried about moving a muscle with these blue eyes staring at me.


V3 for me the softer focus looks better.

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