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Joie De Vivre

By LynneJoyce  
Good images of my sole companion and favourite model are very hard to get because of his lively nature and uncanny habit of moving just before I press the shutter. I have a large number of blurry images of a disappearing dog in the trash! I persist because I have learned from previous experience that images of those you love are important, precious memories when they have gone.

Capturing the physical being is one thing but capturing the spirit and personality is yet another. This is what I have tried to portray with these images, his joie de vivre, his irrepressible personality and his love of playing with very big sticks be they fallen or still growing.

Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these images.

Tags: Dog Ansel Playtime Border collie Pets and captive animals Hirst Woods Shipley

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26 Mar 2019 9:49AM
A lovely set of: 'What dogs do' images, Lynne. I think you have managed to capture the character of him very well, and also the love that he obviously has for you too. Smashing !Smile

Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 10:06AM
We all take images of our children/babies/grandchildren trying to do exactly as do with Ansel and all other animal lovers. It is indeed difficult to capture what we see and feel.
I think we are all getting to 'know' Ansel now through your images - a delightful, frisky joy.

I wonder how you could handle two dogs now as you did before.

Captivating set beautifully presented.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
26 Mar 2019 10:15AM
He looks quite a handful.....
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
26 Mar 2019 10:50AM
Wonderful set
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
26 Mar 2019 12:25PM
Good thing you have an open space where he can get his exercise and play time. You have done so very well training him, they are such intelligent animals that sometimes they test our will. He is a handsome boy.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
26 Mar 2019 12:43PM
Great set, Lynne, certainly looks to be enjoying the great outdoors as much as you do photographing Ansel! 👍😀
Trev 😀
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
26 Mar 2019 1:59PM
Carry on Ansel----but never mind trying to climb trees-- that is not your talent--
A lovely collection, worthy of a book!
26 Mar 2019 4:36PM
Superb set of images, Lynne.
Lovely to see Ansel both enjoying life & giving enjoyment.
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2019 5:29PM
A great set of memories to keep.Smile
HenB 14 6
26 Mar 2019 6:48PM
Great set Lynne and Ansel certainly seems to like big sticks.
Regards Harry
26 Mar 2019 7:50PM
A wonderful set of images of your best friend Lynne. Pam
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
26 Mar 2019 10:00PM
An excellent set of memories Lynne. V5 is my favourite!!
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
27 Mar 2019 12:30PM
Despite the difficulties he poses for you and your camera, you have done a pretty good job of capturing his adventurous activities, and even managed a selfie in V 6.
27 Mar 2019 3:44PM
A fine set here Lynne, hard to pick a favourite as he’s spirited in all of them. v.2 just has it for me. Lucky dog!

Dave 🌲🌲🌲
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2019 4:04PM
Lively set!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2019 10:41PM
a lovely set Lynne,
and looks like he certainly keeps you on your toes
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2019 6:08AM
This is one photogenic dog! Wonderful photography Lynne,
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