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Taking the plunge........!

By teocali
This lovely dog was having fun retrieving a stick, which his owner kept throwing into one of the ponds in the Ashdown Forest yesterday.
This is a series of 5 consecutive frames. I just love the expression on the dog's face - he is loving every minute of the exercise!

Settings: F/5.6 1/250sec ISO400 420mm handheld manual

Many thanks for your C&Cs and Willow Warbler ID on my last upload. Much appreciated as always.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Humour and fun Sports and action

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
11 May 2009 12:27PM
Superbly timed captues, Sylvia, he's certainly having fun! Carol

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EmzLou1980 8 279 Scotland
11 May 2009 12:28PM
great series of shots superbly timed, Smile
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
11 May 2009 12:36PM
11 May 2009 1:10PM
Nice set. Well timed,
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
11 May 2009 1:56PM
Hi Sylvia!

Just love this set of shots!! Well done!

Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
11 May 2009 2:21PM
So well timed, a wonderful set of captures.
Excellent set of well timed shots. Beautiful sequence, well composed. Lovely dog full of the joys of life.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
11 May 2009 3:46PM
All superbly detailed action shots of this super dog, and great fun to view. Did you use Al servo focusing on these?
11 May 2009 4:21PM
Superb shots.
very well timed.
11 May 2009 5:29PM
What a super timed shots.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 5:51PM
V3 is exceptional
11 May 2009 6:02PM
Lovely photo great action and the dog looks happy, well done

norton 13 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 6:19PM
Well timed captures Sylvia,V3 is my fav,superb shots..................

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 May 2009 6:27PM
Fantastic timing on these fine captures of mans ( and womans !!! ) best friend Sylvia. Spot on.
madbilly 9 1 4 England
11 May 2009 6:32PM
good set, well done
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
11 May 2009 6:36PM

Quote:All superbly detailed action shots of this super dog, and great fun to view. Did you use Al servo focusing on these?

Yes Fran, I always use AI servo, high continuous burst, with lens switched over to panning mode (2) for any potential action shot. Have got used to always shooting in manual now, so usually tweak the focus manually too just before firing.
hellsbells8868 9 151 2 Wales
11 May 2009 6:52PM
Fabulous set of images...
franfoto 10 2 32 England
11 May 2009 6:59PM
Thanks for the information Sylvia.
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
11 May 2009 9:42PM
What a burst! terrific shots here Sylvia, superb detail and great fun captured here,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
11 May 2009 10:17PM
Lovely captured dog having great fun....Sandy
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 10:30PM
Great action reportage - a happy dog!
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 10:26AM
What a good set of shots - I bet the owner would love to see these -I think that it could possibly be a white German Shepherd or Lab/GSDcross looking at the fur - Elizabeth
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
12 May 2009 1:15PM
Great set

Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 2:31PM
Superb timing an excellent sequence.
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
12 May 2009 7:15PM
Thank you everybody for your C&Cs - always very much appreciated Smile I really enjoyed watching this dog in action - he/she was loving every minute of it.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2009 7:33PM
Quick-fire action shots! Well taken, Sylvia. And thanks for adding EXIF details.
jgmford 10 England
12 May 2009 10:47PM
Stunning detail action captures Sylvia, I love them.
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2009 9:01PM
Superb action shots all with super focus I liked running the mouse over from V,1 to V.5 and seeing the action as it unfolded,
15 May 2009 11:16PM
Thought you went for Warblers? Wink Magnificent timing on these shots with cracking detail but the pose in V3 takes the biscuit - well done Graham
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 7:54PM
A little while ago, you were complaining about the lack of birds. I see from these that it's really getting to you and you're having to resort to any kind of animal in the air. Wink

Great sequence; #3's my fave, I think.
helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 11:25PM
Great sequence of movements
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
17 May 2009 10:59AM
Brilliant series Sylvia, wonderful timing. I especially love no. 3. I can image this being great fun Wink
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 11:01AM
v3 is amazing and what fun she had.....

Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 7:47PM
Very well captured series of shots - the detail and obvious enjoyment of the dog is a pleasure to look at - Ina
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
19 May 2009 11:34PM
A terrific set of action shots, these canine capers are such fun to view with the mouseover
21 May 2009 7:11AM
fantastic dog in-flight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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