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Ok here is my critique buddy upload for the month...
I have deliberately chosen a shallow depth of field here to concentrate on Jura's eyes, throwing out the rest of the picture. Also waited for the sun to go behind the cloud to avoid dark shadows.
techi stuff - 1/125sec @ F/4.5, ISO 100, 10-22mm lens @ 19mm.
No Rugs were harmed in the making of this picture...
the model is happily munching his wages in the garden..
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the rug looks groomed, or is it that I normally see Jura soaked from head to paw?
good angle Jeanie, and the expression is ace...
haha yes thats' it, Richard.. you usually see him soggy
Great amusing shot, looks like a fun dog?
who's had a haircut then!
Nice picture he looks very cheeky!
Lovely photo! Great moment captured! You can tell that it's been taken by a genuine dog lover!
The rug has such beautiful eyes, Jeanie, very well captured. Carol
Ta Jim, Paul, Lucia, Matthew and Carol.
Jim he certainly is a bundle of fun
What an adorable looking dog, love those big eyes, the depth of field is perfect fo this. The tilt of the head and open mouth is so charming. There is not alot in my opinion to change about this, BUT ...there's always a but....People see things with different eyes so for me I feel that you could lose some of the dead space to the left of the picture and Jura does blend a little into the floor colour. I have done a couple of mods, but please remember my own personal tastes will not be the same as everyone elses
p.s sorry for mod 2...I got carried away
Cheers Ian... Don't mind "but's".. thats what this is all about..
....if anybody sees the second mod and decides its time for xmas pics to go up - I am sending the rug round to chew your leg... LOL!!!
That's a great grin!
I love the angle and expression you've caught. The only thing I'd maybe change would be the background, perhaps gravel or grass would work better? I find the lines a little distracting.
I've always had a soft spot for beardies, they're so expressionate with those sparkly eyes.
A lovely dog.
I have gravel too... maybe I should try that! (more bribery to get the model to pose, lol)
Jeanie great shot maybe a tad overcropped in v2 but two good images and such fun too thanks for sharing Colin
Two beautiful images - lovely face - love the tight crop.
He's got a very cheeky face, love his trim! Think the Woofmas mod is a hoot, you'll have to use that this year!
thanks Colin, Chris and Barbara..
I did consider that Barbara hehe...
Just been out and done a gravel version for Julie... though Jura not in the mood for posing any more and won't smile.. only got one shot and its 1/60th @ F/8, ISO 200. The model is revolting..
A beauty, Jeanie. Ron
Thank you Ron.
EC, POTW, and another HC....
no stopping you now...
OOh errr Indeed!!! Thanks Pete
Better buy the rug another bone ...
I like the gravel background, brings out his eyes! .....even though he's stopped smiling and seems to be glaring....he obviously thinks he's now supermodel material and deserves better treatment.
haha.. yes I think you are right Julie.. supermodel indeed... cheeky rug..
Well done you...
awwww! all fab shots but V1 is just superb
First off, thanks for the critique and tips on Val. This is clearly a specialist area of yours, I should have read the articles you linked first Look out for more (hopefully better!).
Jura is so full of character that every picture you take of him really stands out. Out of the three I think my favourite is V3 on the gravel, even without the smile you just want to hug him and I know I couldn't resist. I prefer the tighter crop of V3 without the close up of V2, although the definition on the fur really brings out his ruggyness.
He looks like a lot of fun to have around, thanks for the photos.
Thanks Chris, Jo, Rob and Jouko.
Thank you for the crit Rob.. not a specialist area but he is usually fairly good when it comes to posing. I like the gravel too, and did think of going on there yesterday morning... but thought I would get comments from gardeners about weeding hehe....I will listen to first instinct next time.
D'you reckon they know that it's important to pose properly? When I have the camera trained on mine he just sits very still and looks his best, unless of couse he's chasing something. This is a beautiful dog!
Blimey, no stopping you at the moment! Well done again, good to see Jura dry, not something I have seen much
Quality work Jeanie
Thanks Malcolm and Martin..
Malcolm I do reckon you are right Cute means fuss means treats !
LOL Martin.. it is a bit of a novelty to get "dry" shots
Great eye contact and contrast, well done, great selection of DOF.
Thank you Hector.
Wonderful image, he comes alive, I want to reach out and stroke him!
thank you Steve..
Three good shots.
For me it is v2, as soon as the image appears it hits you. The expression and reflection in the eyes is good. If I have to find a negative it would be the very, very slightly blown out highlights, that could be my screen rather than your image.
awwww giz a boneo go on ,go on ,go on ,you know ya want to !!!!!!!look into my eyes !!!!! lol
isn't he the best ...love it
Jeanie you have one of the cutest doggies I have ever seen. I particularly like version 3 and feel the gravel really lifts your doggy away from the background. No distracting features to make your eye wander.
Thanks Barry, Andy and Jane...
Appreciate your comments..
and yes,Andy - I fall for that look of his every time.. heheh
love this shot, and spot on with the description re: model being a diva, they are all the same when the camera comes out, whats in it for me sort of thing, my cats are the same, refuse to open their eyes for the picture unless you can strike up a deal with them !! LOL
Getting to this a bit late, but never mind, I'm here now
Actually, it's not going to be much of a critique. The depth of field is perfect, and I know your dog well enough to say that it's a characteristic expression! I've done a slight crop to tie in with the diagonals in the background, but that's all I'd change.
Regards from Fluffies in Oxfordshire.
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