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German Shepherd

By KJackson
Thanks for looking, criticism is welcome as well as help on how to improve next time.
As said before I am very keen to learn all I can regarding canine photography so members with knowledge of this please do comment.

Shame dogs left eye is not sharper, is this acceptable as an image overall?


Tags: Portrait Dog General Canine German shepherd Pets and captive animals Portraits and people

Voters: Costy, janet, lonely_oryx and 28 more

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Costy 10 483 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 12:37PM
Well done Karen. Getting better every time! I like th pose here; looking off into the distance, tongue out. I would personally just crop a tad off the right hand side.

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janet 15 27 England
3 Feb 2008 12:48PM
Lovely image!

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Feb 2008 12:52PM
Well caught with his tongue out
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 1:09PM
I love his keen expression
plugin 13 1 Canada
3 Feb 2008 1:09PM
Great capture.
CHRISB911 11 54 1
3 Feb 2008 1:22PM
what a truely excellent picture of a breautiful dog i bet your well pleased
stolzy 11 3.8k 7
3 Feb 2008 1:57PM
Bit of a sucker for GSD pics at the moment since one of mine just came out of hospital with a gastric torsion.
Nice picture with a good expression, but it lacks sharpness for me. Dog fur is a very unforgiving subject as far as sharpness is concerned. I think you got the focus point a little behind the eyes
KJackson 10 7 1 England
3 Feb 2008 2:33PM
Thankyou for the comments
rangerpaul 10 19 7 England
3 Feb 2008 2:43PM
A very nice animal portrait.
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
3 Feb 2008 2:46PM
Superb shot Karen well captured
fishy2 9
3 Feb 2008 3:01PM
brilliant shot.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
3 Feb 2008 3:52PM
have not got knowledge canine photography but I would say its the same with any animal with a long nose - focus on the eyes but to get the tip of his nose sharp as well you need a f8 or more depending on the light if not up the iso a bit. A handsome dog though.
KJackson 10 7 1 England
3 Feb 2008 4:00PM
Thanks for that Sue, much appreciated.
KJackson 10 7 1 England
3 Feb 2008 4:10PM
Thanks for the mod Jaecat, was debating whether or not to clone that out, looks great Smile
Graham_P 10 1 19 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 5:19PM
Lovely portrait. Each one gets better Karen.
KJackson 10 7 1 England
3 Feb 2008 5:42PM
Thanks for the mod Graham, and thanks for all the comments and help Smile
MaryMac 11 258 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2008 7:45PM
what a fine looking dog you must be so proud of him hes a great model
just needs tweaking with the sharpness for me otherwise its a cracking shot
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
5 Feb 2008 9:30AM
Dof and the detail,cracking shot of a beautiful German Shepard.Love the eyes.
proz 13 205 United States
5 Feb 2008 3:28PM

I am enjoying these shots.
10 Feb 2008 4:57AM
Beautiful portrait shot. This one is my favourite so far.
KJackson 10 7 1 England
10 Feb 2008 12:55PM
Thankyou Tanya
shona 11 Scotland
10 Feb 2008 7:02PM
beautiful dog, nice pic, shona Smile
FredF 11 1 France
12 Feb 2008 3:56PM
Lovely portrait. Well taken.

Assyrian 10 132 Scotland
13 Feb 2008 2:42PM
Looks more than acceptable to me. I think if you can capture the dogs personality or a twinkle in it's eye then this counts for much more than 100% perfect technique. My dog is black and white and is a nightmare exposure wise to capture. But if I catch him with his tongue hanging out or covered in muck I know I've done good.
ITPSnapper 11 45 Netherlands
16 Feb 2008 4:33PM
A very proud look from a beautiful dog, love the tight crop.

Neal ;0)
Libby_M 10 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 1:54PM
what a fab pose
29 Feb 2008 12:06PM
What a beauty!

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