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Remembering Ruby

By phil_j  
With today being the Spring Equinox, my mind has been taken back 4 years to a image that I made of my beautiful little girl Ruby, who always loved to be the centre of attention after suffering years of neglect as a Puppy farm breeding bitch before we rescued her and, I hope, made her final years a little happier.
I had been out trying to photograph Snowdrops, and as usual, Ruby would never be far from my side. I had found a nice batch of flowers and had framed up a shot using my 70-300 lens at 300mm to blur out the background and just focus on a couple of stems, when I was aware that something had blocked my view. She knew just where to sit to make sure she was framed perfectly in the shot when I pulled back the zoom.
Still miss you Ruby, but I know that you are still close by because I am sure that it is you that is putting Oliver up to the little tricks he is pulling.

Many thansk for looking.


Tags: General Flowers and plants Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
20 Mar 2013 8:19PM
what a beautiful shot of a beautiful dog phil, as a Cavalier owner I know the love these dogs give you and what a fitting tribute you have posted here

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senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
20 Mar 2013 8:21PM
the main "problem" with these faithful companions is they have often too short life time Sad, .. anyway, shorter than ours; ..
great posing indeed, .. and and also expo and detail rendering Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 Mar 2013 8:22PM
She will always be remembered even without such an image, but with it, how much better: a lovely shot of her 'ironing' the snowdropsWinkWink.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 9:04PM
Beautiful Phil

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2013 9:50PM
Can't fault your feelings and the reminiscingSmile
Love Ronnie's comment re "ironing" the snowdrops

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Mar 2013 10:01PM
She gave you a most lovely gift!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Mar 2013 5:55AM
A divine image, Phil. Carol
Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 7:16PM
Beautiful shot beautiful story
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Mar 2013 10:48PM
A fine portrait of your beloved pet amongst the snowdrops, what a lovely image to remember her by
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2013 7:37PM
I can feel the emotion in your narrative, Phil, and what a splendid picture of your dear posing pooch.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Mar 2013 10:50PM
Stunning little dog Phil. Brilliant shot.

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