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The Bulldog Breed

By Brilane
A postscript to my River Wye series. As I mentioned previously, after taking my dog for a walk I called in at a public house to slake my thirst, I had decided to sit on the outside patio, as it was a lovely day. When Tammy and I went onto the patio we heard some 'woofing' coming from the backdoor of the pub. Tammy answered in a like tone, and the commotion soon settled down after both dogs had said all that they had to say.
I had noticed that the noise had been made by the dog in the picture, who, after making his presence felt had gone to sleep on the step. So as I never get a good picture of Tammy, who is a very bad model, who thinks, that when I have the camera in my hand it is the signal to move around rapidly or look the other way, I thought that this may be the time to get a dog portrait. As I approached him he opened one eye and looked at me. I think that he must have noticed the camera because he immediately sat up and posed, then after I had taken a couple of shots, he went back to sleep.
I don't know whether it's my imagination, but I think that the eyes, in the picture, follow you around.
I hope you enjoy this picture, and thanks for looking, and for all of your previous clicks and comments.

Tags: Bulldog Pets and captive animals

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TyChee 12 275 1 United States
19 Apr 2007 3:13PM
The eyes look almost human in this picture! Great capture.


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JimV 11 6 3 Canada
19 Apr 2007 7:40PM
You sure he was friendly Brian? I think that's a rather baleful look you're getting!
Rgds., Jim
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Apr 2007 8:28PM
You got the eyes perfectly and it does look like you are not going to cross his path!

Well cone!

trissie 11 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 8:55PM
A brilliant capture Brian, love the eye contact .

Trish x
GeorgeRusky 11 1 4
19 Apr 2007 9:07PM
Hi Brian
I have read carefully your description, then looked again at Tammy and found both a shot and a description very interesting.
Thak you for your very encouraging message-comment and please, drop in again at least for a short notice. I promise to answer backSmile
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2007 10:47PM
brilliant dogtrait.. he`s looking ruff...
GlenD 10 United States
20 Apr 2007 1:52AM
Yep he keeps his eye's on ya alright!
Nice capture Brian, have one for me on your next visit Wink
20 Apr 2007 3:04AM
Great shot of the bulldog Brian - he definitely looks like he has character!

chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 5:43AM
excellent capture, he has his eye on you lol
AlanBW 11 20 England
20 Apr 2007 9:27AM
Lovely expressive dog portrait
panda 13 5 1 England
20 Apr 2007 7:46PM
Super shot, love his expression, what a wonderful character.

Regards Phil
phototime 11 8 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2007 8:01PM
Fantastic shot Brian,love the pose and his his expression nicely taken.

Billlee 11 5.5k England
21 Apr 2007 12:14AM
Certainly made good eye contact there, he is obviously used to his role in life, Bark,sleep,pose , sleep.good days work done :o)) Might just suggest getting rid of the bit of cage on the left, it is just a little distracting. Great job overall though. Bill.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
21 Apr 2007 7:04AM
Yes the eyes have it.Looks more like he is the one getting over a night on the drink.
daringdaphne 13 82 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2007 7:38AM
Loved the story = great stuff, and he posed for his picture.Obviously been there before. Lovely.

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
21 Apr 2007 7:57AM
One of those daft photographers again !

A great capture Brian. What a disdainful expression xx

Loved the story you told .Wink
21 Apr 2007 4:02PM
Great expression to this lovely image.
Possum 11 148 England
21 Apr 2007 8:48PM
Love those sleepy eyes! Your description of Tammy as a bad model made me laugh out loud - thanks, I really needed that today Smile
MikeEG 11 10 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2007 5:07PM
Looks kind of friendly, caught the eyes well, good portrait but I think I will stay this of the screen, well done.

Luv your description, had a good laugh imagining all of that!
A great look for the camera.....Nicely captured!

Suzan Smile
Libby_M 10 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 6:47AM
great pose
looks so sad
colours and detail great
well taken
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 1:26PM
He looks like he's had one too many - either drinks, bones or photos taken lol !! Great pic!!
Love, Carol xx
mollye 11 3 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2007 3:19PM
Lovely portrait and pose
23 Apr 2007 7:10PM
Smashing picture Brian!

DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
23 Apr 2007 11:47PM
Cracking expression - and you're right the eyes do follow you around (I checked by walking away from the screen LOL) All the best. Bruce
piccy 11 8 Wales
23 Apr 2007 11:56PM
You should pin this where Tammy can see it as an example of how a dog should pose Wink
Great story and shot.
Malc_V 11 England
24 Apr 2007 8:09AM
Brilliant portrait, what a great pose.

una 14 10 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 5:12PM
Great portrait, lovely expression, and them eyes do follow you around.
Mjhearne 11 432 4 Scotland
27 Apr 2007 8:04PM
Great pet portrait and a great expression here Brian!
Well done

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1965 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 9:52AM
What a character and a poser, love the expression.
Gecko 11 25 Australia
29 Apr 2007 7:37AM
I do love bulldogs, lovely capture. pam
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
30 Apr 2007 2:29PM
Hi Brian,
He's a cracker and if Churchill need someone to stand in for their adverts they could always ask you to borrow care.AnnSmile
Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
4 May 2007 7:53AM
Oh! Brian, this is such a great expressive shot. He's a lovely chap and he obviously doesn't mind posing ... but he is definitely keeping his eye on you.
KevinMW 11 14 Wales
8 May 2007 8:52AM
A great capture Brian, and a nice end to your River Wye Walk, with Tammy.

8 May 2007 6:40PM
Oh he;s pointing that thing at me again is he , humph , il just give him my sternest look then ,........Great pic , Riff
10 May 2007 10:15PM
What a handsome bulldog you have there. Almost looks like my sister's English Bulldog "Fergus"!

I love the expression of his eyes. It's as if he's resigned to the fact that you're going to take his picture. Regarding the eyes, they do seem to follow you around--it's not your imagination!

Chris J.
1 Jun 2007 9:24PM
Just class what a shot and pose well captured.

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