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king charles spaniel

By debsy

Tags: Pets Pets and captive animals

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15 Sep 2008 10:25AM
Lovely great shot.

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CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2008 10:30AM
I think these dogs are so cute and have such an adorable face which all comes across very well in your shot. You have got the expression particularly the eyes nice and sharp and the colour of the fur has come out well. But the shot is going a bit soft around the ears - the one on the left in particular seems to be blurring into the background. It might have been better to get more dof around the whole of the face, in my opinion.

But who could resist such a lovely dog.

PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
15 Sep 2008 1:29PM
just enough light on the white fur and a FAB expression make this a picture worth working on. I've done a mod with a brief recipe. If there is anything you don't understand please email meSmile

The composition benefits from a slight crop on the right so that the eyes appear to be looking into a space rather than out of one.

There's not much wrong with the image, just that the background is a little distracting and perhaps the shadows a little dark, but these are all remedied in photoshop. The great thing is you have a good eye for a pic, and you didn't burn out the white fur.

Hope this helps,
Best, P, X
IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
15 Sep 2008 4:12PM
Hello Debsy,

The comments above are valid, and the thing that spoils a lovely capture is the lack of depth-of-field along with the background as noted.
The background Pat has cured, and it is not always possible to get a perfect background, especially with pets.
The cure for the depth-of-filed would be to clse the aperture down by a stop or so. I'm guessing that this was shot wide open at f/4 on that lens, whereas an aperture of f/5.6-f/8 would have sharpened the face up without sharpening the background too much.
Pets, like humans, benefit from lenses a little longer than you have used for portraits, and, of course, can be a lot cuter! Wink


abbylou Junior Member 9 England
15 Sep 2008 5:22PM
lovely big eyes.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
23 Sep 2008 7:23AM
Hi - lovely shot - agree with Patricia, not much wrong with shot except background - well done - Jude,.

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