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By GarrathE
This is Helmut our short coated, red sable German Shepherd dog (Yes! He's meant to be that ginger!).

He loves playing fetch but as he gets tired he gets less inclined to let go of the toy or stick. With sticks Lynne has resorted to tying him on his lead to this holly tree until he drops it, while continuing to play with Helga (our long coated, sable bitch). So we have started to use toys again and today he would not let go of this throwing toy, so I hit on the idea to tie the toy to the tree and see how long he'd stay 'tied' to the tree by his stubbornness and teeth. The answer was actually only a minute or two.

I thought I'd capture this little piece of pig-headedness and post it but only had my iPhone with me! (Sorry Lilian!) The raw picture was very contrasty with very dark shadows and blown out highlights, but some global and selective tweaks with Levels in PSE 9 sorted that for the most part before cropping and adding the border and title.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals Humour and fun

Voters: LynneJoyce, CarolG, Lillian and 1 more


LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2011 5:35PM
That's our boy! Not the best of photos technically (hark at who's talking) but a magic moment captured. I think the title is a bit too big and squashed in there though Garrath.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
10 Apr 2011 6:26PM
He's a beauty, Garrath, what a fine animal, you and Lynne must love him (and Helga!) to bits. Carol
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2011 5:48PM
Ah Garrath, at least you are listening..maybe!Wink
next shot will be the Canon Huh? just think of the extra pixels to play with, mind you i think that Helmut is a beauty, and the colour is different..well done to the phone thenSmile and you for carrying it!

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