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By lobsterboy    
Lacking any other willing models when practcing portraits I settled on Boysie our cocker spaniel. Hes a willing model and only asks for dog bicies as payment.

As ever comments,critiques and mods welcome.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: Alison_S, skydivemike, jaktis and 24 more

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skydivemike 12 47 Northern Ireland
26 Aug 2005 11:28AM
Stunning capture and a great looking dog.


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jaktis 13 84 Sweden
26 Aug 2005 11:29AM
Great capture, hope he got paid

_ 12 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
26 Aug 2005 11:30AM
There's a few technicals that could be improved upon, but your model is strong enough to keep them from bothering me too much.

26 Aug 2005 11:30AM
great dog pic
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
26 Aug 2005 11:30AM
A lovely model, my cat is my model
elcid 13 150 England
26 Aug 2005 11:34AM
Great shot.

lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 11:35AM
John - if you want to point out the technicals feel free. I'm here to learn Smile
26 Aug 2005 11:36AM
Well done. Beautifully backlit. We also have a black cocker & I despair of getting any detail into her coat.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
26 Aug 2005 11:37AM
Lovely pet and shot
_ 12 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
26 Aug 2005 11:45AM
DOF is too narrow to do a face on portrait much justice. The whole face looks just a touch too soft, yet the grass and the foremost hairs on the ears are acceptably sharp. I'd be looking at f11 or narrower for this type of shot.
Exposure is about 2/3 over as the highlight on the dogs head has been blown out. This is not easy to avoid in bright sunshine conditions, but it can be overcome by either using a diffuser or by shooting in RAW and developing two for the highlights and another for the shadows and then combining them in PS.

tull 14 181 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 11:51AM
Lovely portrait Chris,great detail and dof.

lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 11:52AM
Thanks John that is excellent feedback. Lots to think about there next time I practice...very much apreciated.
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
26 Aug 2005 12:13PM
Lovely detail, Chris, and good use of focus.
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
26 Aug 2005 1:32PM
Beautiful, a lovely portrait.

Gary_Williams 13 38 3 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 1:37PM
Good shot - excellent feedback from John - Great model Smile
suleesia 13 176 Malaysia
26 Aug 2005 4:34PM
good light, excellent detailed shot.
sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 11:56PM
superb capture.excellent sandyb
stevie Plus
13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2005 12:28AM
Black dog (I have one) - not so easy to get the exposure and light correct. You've done well on this one. Regards.
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
30 Aug 2005 12:58AM
Hi Is a beautiful Model..And well worth a biscuit...Smile

Great shot love the contrast and detail..Smile

StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
2 Sep 2005 1:02AM
Ho those eyes well worth a biccy

lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 10:25AM
SandyMiller 11 932 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2006 6:21AM
What a gorgeous photograph. Absolutely adorable!

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