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By Sus  
When the dogs fairly static, not too bad. But I am still having major problems with face on action shots, trying to get the eyes in focus rather than end of muzzle, maybe because I go for large apertures, but then fast shutter speed also needed... any other focussing tips? I feel like what I really need is some sort of offset focus (6 inches behind where I focus).

I always use midpoint focus and recompose. Could this be a problem?

Tags: Dog Park Collie Mongrel Pets and captive animals

Voters: AEasthope67, Pete, teddy and 7 more

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AEasthope67 13 46 England
5 Dec 2007 8:56AM
Looking at this photo the eyes caught my attention, good shot based on the focus. Moving subjects can be a problem. I tend to use Depth of field to help with the focus area, cheating I know but it helps. This photo could be cropped in a bit - too much background which takes the attention away from the subject. Lovely happy looking dog though.
Went on your website and you have some good photos on there. keep it up. Andy

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Sus 15 3.2k 9 England
5 Dec 2007 9:12AM
thanks andy. I kept the bg horizon in line deliberately to give perspective with the wide angle. thanks for comment on website.
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
5 Dec 2007 4:23PM
As Andy has stated dof is the area you should work on. Moving subjects are more difficult for just that reason, more abstract than reality. You have managed with this image, b/g diffused enough Sus. Ron.
stomp 18 203 England
5 Dec 2007 10:16PM
I quite like this image as is because it places the dog in it's environment. I think the eyes are acceptably sharp and overall I think this is a very good image

Sus 15 3.2k 9 England
5 Dec 2007 11:01PM
thank you all. I'm going to have to do that horrible maths thing with the DOF arn't I?
6 Dec 2007 12:02PM
i have 2 lively mutts that love chasing balls.
tip.get somebody behind you to hold the ball just over your head or shoulder.its amazing how still it keeps them.
like the photo
cabinfever 13 21 Scotland
20 Dec 2007 10:05PM
Super shot, the title just sums it up. I like the inclusion of the environment but it's sufficiently out of focus so as not to be distracting.
I can sympatise with the focusing on the eyes. It's maddening sometimes. LOL

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