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By jimmy2010
I know the background spoils this picture...but I still love it. Jim looks so happy !
(this was taken on 10/04/11- Jims 1st birthday)

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: cameracat, clarrisa, KarenFB and 5 more

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grannyshot 11 2 Australia
15 Apr 2011 8:18AM
Jimmy's beautiful nature shines through!......Linda
jimmy2010 9 3
15 Apr 2011 8:24AM
Thankyou Linda, he is such an affectionate boy & i'm such a proud mum !
cameracat 17 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
15 Apr 2011 8:45AM
Jimmy exudes happiness, Border Collies are fab dawgs and thats from a cat fan.....Smile

Its a pity the whites in the fur are blown here & there, Probably down to being shot in very bright sunlight....!

Next time try dialling in a little underesposure say around 2/3rds, Maybe even use the " Centre Weighted " metering option, Or Spot meter, I mention this because we often have the same problem with our 2 collies, As well as the 2 black moggies, We also shoot in RAW this allows for more post shoot adjustments with such things as exposure & white balance.

All that said it takes nothing away from your supadawg shot.....Wink

15 Apr 2011 10:15AM
jimmy2010 9 3
15 Apr 2011 12:35PM
Thankyou Clarrisa Smile

Vince, thankyou for the advice & comments.. ( i'll take it as a compliment from a cat fan Wink )
Just waiting for the next sunny day to try again,it was taken Sunday afternoon & the weather with us was glorious.

I would like to say to both Vince & Linda, your comments about Jim are absoloutely spot on !
He is such a loving,happy dog so I am pleased you can see that just from a photo.

Thanks for the comments.
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
15 Apr 2011 1:07PM
I see from your comments you weren't happy with the background. I hope you don't mind, but I've had a go at replacing the background - if you would like to see the results I would be pleased to put it in the EPZ blog area.
Sus 16 3.2k 9 England
15 Apr 2011 2:41PM
Gorgeous dog. You are going to have some great photos from him. Though I always complain about my black and white dog (can never get both black and white areas right!) so keep saying I'm going to trade him in for a tan dog that I won't have any exposure problems with.

Look forward to seeing more of Jim.

jimmy2010 9 3
15 Apr 2011 2:45PM
Hi Karen,
yes please !!!!
It was just where Jimmy chose to pose,there are various bits & bobs in the background which I feel are distractions.Be interested to see what you have done.
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
15 Apr 2011 3:18PM
Thanks Sally - it was fun to do! Smile

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tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2011 4:10PM
I will echo some of Vince's sentiments(Cameracat), but also if not shooting fully manual, then why not shoot in aperture priority and dial in whatever (ISO Setting/Compensation, but not more than -2/3rds say) to achieve a decent shutter speed.
My main subject is wildlife & most of it is shot this way

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2011 4:26PM
Lovely image! Looks like he's smiling!
15 Apr 2011 7:48PM
this is just delightful and as you say Jimmy looks so happy - they are always ready to please love itGrin

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