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By Mynett
these two dogs are so special, both came to us in a terrible condition and some of you know the story from a v2 picture with my last poppy image. Zak the large one was dumped at 12 mths old with every bone in his body showing - too weak to lift off the floor, and Sammy came later and had been left for dead in the local woods and had too many broken bones to mention including his nose. He had no fur and fleas in the ears... terrible state. After much tlc they now enjoy a comfy bed and a good run twice a day in the fields. This field was just a couple of fields away from our home and was a joy to see and visit.

Hope you have a lovely weekend everyone

Linda x

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 4:45PM
Such a beautiful image of these two special dogs. Love the colour and the light here

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11 Jul 2009 4:47PM
Beautiful capture.
Well done on rescuing these beautiful dogs.
I have two rescue dogs and they are a joy
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
11 Jul 2009 4:56PM
A wonderful shot with a wonderful story attached to it Linda! You are so very lucky to have locations like this on your doorstep! I think I am going to miss 'poppy season!'

With this particular shot Linda I think the framing needs to be of a more neutral colour as there is so much obvious red in the shot and though it binds the picture with the frame I feel it is just a little to much.

Nothing wrong with the picture at all - it is lovely.... just the frame aethetics.

Andy Wink
11 Jul 2009 4:57PM
good capture
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 4:59PM
Thank you andy, I will take that on board, and try a different one.. linda x
Sezz 13 617 15 England
11 Jul 2009 5:05PM
What a fabulous field of colour and gorgeous looking dogs too, they certainly look happy and healthy now Linda Smile

Sarah *
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 5:08PM
Beautiful image wonderful colours and two very special and lucky dogs too have you SUPERB
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 5:11PM
they look as though they have had a great time Linda, a lovely image,
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Jul 2009 5:14PM
The dogs look splendid, enhancing this poppy bed!
11 Jul 2009 5:24PM
Two lovely dogs and 22.2 million lovely poppies!!! lol...

DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
11 Jul 2009 5:28PM
A splendid image in either frame. Beautiful colours and the image is well balanced. The dogs look very confident and happy. A good all round image. Perfect.

Roly 10 Wales
11 Jul 2009 5:31PM
Lovely shot.That poppy field is fantastic.Its a shame that some people can be so cruel to animals isn't it...
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 5:39PM
The combination of the glorious field of poppies and the two gorgeous dogs is absolutely stunning, and so beautifully composed. Either frame works for me.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
11 Jul 2009 5:47PM
Nice shot, and good for you. You are definitely my person of the week.
11 Jul 2009 5:48PM
Beautiful ,love the composition and the colours are stunning well done

MalcolmM Plus
12 887 5 Scotland
11 Jul 2009 5:53PM
Beautifully done.
jonathanbp 9 99 Thailand
11 Jul 2009 5:54PM
V1 for me, beautiful - Jonathan
11 Jul 2009 5:59PM
Poppies with a difference, the dogs add so much to this already beautiful scene, big thumbs up from all in my sitting-room, Adrian
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 6:16PM
Oh wow - Pamela thank you so much I am thrilled with your award.

Linda Wink
11 Jul 2009 6:21PM
Lovely shot, and like the presentation best on V1.

John Smile
RAUL 9 Italy
11 Jul 2009 6:34PM
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 Jul 2009 6:46PM
A super field and made so much better by the inclusion of action.
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
11 Jul 2009 6:46PM
A beautiful capture of two happy dogs, I'm so glad they have a carefree life now.
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
11 Jul 2009 7:24PM
What a wonderful image

sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 7:29PM
Two splendid images v2 is my preference - both shots have good colour and detail - two beautiful dogs who are obviously so special and quite rightly so -Elizabeth
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
11 Jul 2009 7:44PM
very cute, they look great among the poppies.prefer the framing of v1. congrats on the user award.lesley
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1911 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 8:30PM
V1 works better for me against the black background - I actually find the grey more distracting. The most unusual poppies shot I've seen, and really delightful.
11 Jul 2009 8:46PM
A beautiful capture and two lovely dogs. V1 is my choice, the framing ties in with the image.
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 8:48PM
Great image! And such beautiful colours.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
11 Jul 2009 9:08PM
Hi Linda,
A beautiful complimentry photograph of two great dogs,fantastic setting,,nice one,,

redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 9:18PM
Wonderful image
Dave_Holdham 9 4 1 Wales
11 Jul 2009 9:27PM
Healthy looking dogs in an awesome location, superb capture, regards
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 9:41PM
Both versions are lovely.

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 9:45PM
Gorgeous capture. Superb image.
Marilyn x
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 10:09PM
Beautiful work again them both
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
11 Jul 2009 10:15PM
superb work Linda beautiful presentations it is lovely to know that out there some people who really do care and the tlc you have given these beautiful dogs is a credit to you and I am sure the dogs appreciate you very much as you so very much deserve.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Jul 2009 10:52PM
Excellent work Linda, I love both of these images
11 Jul 2009 11:28PM
This works so well with the poppy field, and the furrows give superb DOF, Linda.
jeanmarie 9 12 England
12 Jul 2009 12:46AM
this is an absolutely beautiful image, especially I think V1 and how lovely you are for giving these dogs such a loving home, they look so happy in the dreamlike field. jeanette
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
12 Jul 2009 3:20AM
Beautiful image Linda. Love the panting tongues on the dogs. They look so happy..........Sandy
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
12 Jul 2009 4:42AM
Well done Linda. Two lives turned around.
12 Jul 2009 7:40AM
excellent ,Linda,catching up...
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
12 Jul 2009 8:04AM
cracking dof in this Linda...if I am honest would prefer without the dogs - think the poppy's are worthy of their own shot as are the dogs!!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 8:07AM
I do have another shot uploaded of just the poppies too.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
12 Jul 2009 8:20AM
What a sight those poppies must be! Your dogs are beauties in their own right too.

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 8:36AM
A beautiful shot and a heart warming story.
m3lem 12 England
12 Jul 2009 9:06AM
Beautiful image indeed, a lovely story too, beautiful dogs
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 9:47AM
Absolutely stunning images, great composition and colours and I like the presentation as well .

iancam 9 23 England
12 Jul 2009 11:56AM
I love the colours and the subject Linda. I also like both frames.

Tigress 10 Scotland
12 Jul 2009 12:20PM
Lucky dogs to have been rescued and now able to enjoy these beautiful fields. Well done you too- bringing these wee sould back to health must have been a long job.
Lovely photo
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
12 Jul 2009 1:05PM
love this shot and the presentations
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
12 Jul 2009 1:43PM
Just lovely, I don't know hwo anyone can treat an animal so badly, it's awful.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 3:08PM
V1 for me it not so in your face...
Great colours and detail well done..
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 3:14PM
Wow this is fabulous, beautiful capture and full joy.
12 Jul 2009 7:13PM
Excellant Picture.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 7:18PM
stunning capture linda v1 for me nice one Wink
excellent work linda,top images.ray
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 8:14PM
What a truly beautiful image.
SugarDJ 9 1 England
12 Jul 2009 8:22PM
What a great photo!

Phil1958 9 272 4 Wales
13 Jul 2009 1:20AM
Another excellent shot - hope the wedding went OK!
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 11:43AM
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
13 Jul 2009 4:47PM
I'll bet this was a devil to get such good exposure in what looks like very bright sunny conditions, I appreciate the expertise involved here, well done Linda, re the frame I favour V1,
JudeC 11 6 3 England
13 Jul 2009 6:41PM
Lovely - well deserved awards - Jude.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
13 Jul 2009 10:06PM
A really beautiful image Linda.
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
14 Jul 2009 3:06PM
lovely & wonderful image Linda
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
14 Jul 2009 9:03PM
Superb image, both my fav things in one image Wink
jgmford 10 England
15 Jul 2009 12:13AM
Stunning composition Linda, great to see a field of great colours. The two great dogs add to a really great series of captures.
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
15 Jul 2009 5:12AM
Wow... wonderful story behinad this image... good shot... in large version clearly shows the happiness on both dogs... You are really carring and loving person and dogs really enjoy and feel happiness.... Good work... You've a good heart...

baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2009 4:25PM
I think it's all been said, an absolutely stunning image, sad tale about the dogs but they look to be full of strength and energy now. Lucky you to have such an amazing location so close!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2009 7:44AM
Many thanks everyone for the terrific response to this one, and the comments left mean a lot to me. My dogs are very special, and I love the nature and surroundings of our home, with events such as this poppy field to keep me happy. I never stop thanking my lucky stars for the little things which make life happy.

Enjoy your day

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Jul 2009 6:58PM
Glorious capture. Well done indeed.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2009 6:28AM
Have my user award for this week Linda.
Well Done.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2009 8:11AM
thank you so very much Yung for the award, really appreciate it

I am thrilled.
MandsH 11 England
17 Jul 2009 8:15AM
An outstanding shot, for me v1 is the best presentation
18 Jul 2009 12:19AM
Fantastic shot, love it Smile
RTDS 9 Cyprus
18 Jul 2009 12:59PM
Wow...superb capture.
Love it...excellent!
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
18 Jul 2009 2:31PM
a lovely image and devotion to the pets..Its so sad as to how some treat animals
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
20 Jul 2009 7:40PM
Well worthy of the attraction it has received. a real beauty.
FredF 11 1 France
14 Sep 2009 3:30PM
An excellent image, great work.

9 Dec 2009 5:15PM
the cruelty to animals just breaks my heart, terrible story but with a happy ending, lovely image, mike
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2009 5:24PM
I will watch out for the uploads of your dogs too Mike

thanks for the comment

andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2010 10:11AM
I knew somewhere in your PF there had to be doggies!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2011 10:33AM
what a sad story with a happy ending and a lovely photo tabootSmile

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