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MY DOG

By wildvision148
Took this image of Buster,he is about 6 months old here.Please let me know what you
think ,(you dont have to vote as that part of the site is really not working to well)But like really like this shot and think the background,and Buster is standing really sharp.
Cheers Sam

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: Footsore, Badgerfred, Gezina and 34 more

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Comments


Footsore 8 9 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 9:24AM
Buster looks full of life I like the way he has one ear cocked. The background works ok. though I'm no expert.

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10 Nov 2007 9:36AM
Lovely image, nice pose,
Fred.
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 10:08AM
Lovely portrait of a proud looking dog and I think it is a beauty.
franken Plus
13 3.8k 4 Wales
10 Nov 2007 10:18AM
I like the pose and the presentation.

Ken
fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 11:06AM
I'm no expert but as you asked for comments here goes - as you say, the voting on here is not a reliable measure.

I really like this shot - Buster is beautifully sharp, a good pose, great expression and the background works really well. He is a bit central and low in the frame though, the classic advice of having a bit more space for the subject to move into (ie a tiny bit to the right and more in the foreground in this case) would, in my opinion, improve this shot.

I'm also not sure about the frame (frames are a very subjective thing though) but to me it seems a bit soft for a dog with such attitude and is actually stealing some of that important foreground.

Great dog.... I have one with similar colouring (and ears with a mind of their own) so he caught my eye!

jean
10 Nov 2007 12:55PM
Cheers everyone, I cant say i agree with you on this image jean,there are no rules stating that the suject should be hear in the shot,The rules of 3 are all well and good be i beleive in shooting the way i see it,I think the frame works myself.
Cheers everyone
Sam
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 1:46PM
I think Buster looks great, I like his ear.
Voting, well I vote for what attracts me. That may make some people look at my pictures and comment or vote.
I look at the thumbnails first and often those I like are those I have voted for before.
Mavis,Just wanted to say thanks,With the voting
side of it,I Just cant beleive how same images get
45 votes and the shot is not that great,
I agree with you i only vote for images that i feel are welldone,I speak my mind to much maybe
but thats the way iam.I dont know why i am going on about it,Maybe its because i feel same of my images should at least get 25,When i see a flower out of focus getting 45 or more.Anyway everyone i know i have maybe upset alot of people here by saying this,So dont vote for me.
Sam
10 Nov 2007 2:25PM

Quote:I'm no expert but as you asked for comments here goes - as you say, the voting on here is not a reliable measure.

I really like this shot - Buster is beautifully sharp, a good pose, great expression and the background works really well. He is a bit central and low in the frame though, the classic advice of having a bit more space for the subject to move into (ie a tiny bit to the right and more in the foreground in this case) would, in my opinion, improve this shot.

I'm also not sure about the frame (frames are a very subjective thing though) but to me it seems a bit soft for a dog with such attitude and is actually stealing some of that important foreground.

Great dog.... I have one with similar colouring (and ears with a mind of their own) so he caught my eye!

jean




I wish I'd said that as I totally agree... lol.

Tony...
phil99 Plus
9 45 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 2:33PM
Everything looks just fine to me , well done.....Phil
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
10 Nov 2007 2:43PM
Sam, I like this particular photo of Sam. I actually like where he is in the frame with more air above him. Rules are like the German language, each one has an exception. Anyway rules are there to be broken, and many images have shown that they can be very appealing without following the "correct" procedure.

I want to take images that appeal to me, and try to convey my vision of them to others. That's it.

I think the discussion of votes is a good one, and I agree with you on this.

Now I am giving you a click for Buster, because I like the image, it is memorable and gives me a good feeling. You seem to have conveyed him to me - great how his ear has not yet straightened up, love his intent look and his tail straight out - was he looking at a mallard?

Anne
peg 8 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 2:50PM
I think Buster's a good looking chap. He's pretty alert. Wouldn't want to cross him, though (my jogging experiences come to mind - LOL) What sort of dog is he?

On the voting issue, I think there's a great deal in what you say but this also seems to me to be a very sociable site and very often you can see in the voting & comments people just being friendly to one another

Quote:I think Buster's a good looking chap. He's pretty alert. Wouldn't want to cross him, though (my jogging experiences come to mind - LOL) What sort of dog is he?

On the voting issue, I think there's a great deal in what you say but this also seems to me to be a very sociable site and very often you can see in the voting & comments people just being friendly to one another




Cheers for taken the time to see the image,Answer to your Q is pitbull,With the vote side of it.I think you should tell people the truth so thay can inprove there images,And the way to do take is say whats i your mind and try and help them.

Cheers sam
10 Nov 2007 3:22PM
I love Buster he's awesome, photography is about you perceive and feel. There ain't no right or wrong.

Dave
Cheers Dave thats what i think as well,
I say lets be diffrent and veiw the world we want to see.
have a good one mate.
SAM
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
10 Nov 2007 3:41PM
Like the details and lighting in this - well captured.
Some interesting comment and debate here - with suggestions which you can take or leave - which is what this site should be about - so people can learn and improve.
My views for what they are worth.
Richard.
dianah 9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 4:07PM
What a gorgeous dog..he looks very majestic! I also like the presentation you have given to him, works really well.
Excellent.
Di
imander 8 388 7 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 4:25PM
he's a great looking dog with a great stance and the ear shows his fun side imo. as for voting , the comments are the importrant parts so we can learn and vote on what you think is deserved, thats the way i look, lets face it someone may vote on a picture because they think in there eyes its good, but someone else will look at the same picture and totally disagree, it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing
ian
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
10 Nov 2007 5:44PM
What a fine looking dog, very well captured and presented.
Bob
MandsH 9 England
10 Nov 2007 5:53PM
Love your dog, he's really cute, nearly as cute as my cats! Superb capture
Mandy
Thanks for stopping by,Hope you all have a wonderful week ,
cheers sam
microchip 8 1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 6:19PM
Great shot well spotted and presented (Thats how I see it) I think the frames Great, but we all have different Views, As for the votes I guess have to take them with just a pinch of salt, when you get a good comment its worth 50 votes,But I have to say this is the best site I have ever been on eveyone is so friendly I feel I am getting to know everyone,
Alan
10 Nov 2007 7:21PM
Well taken. He looks mischeivious lols.
Madusa1.
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 8:04PM
He's soooo handsome. Fabulous capture.
Marilyn x
rmr 8 1 Wales
10 Nov 2007 8:19PM
nice sharp detail agrre about some of the votes but there you go
keep up the good work
mark
10 Nov 2007 9:18PM
Great shot. Well captured.
Regards Cheesey
proz 11 205 United States
11 Nov 2007 12:24AM
a noble pose he has struck!!
cheers everyone
Sam
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2007 12:21PM
Great shot of Buster with nice detail and colour,well captured.........
The rules of photography are what you what to make them,if you think it's a good shot shoot it.

Tony.
RickP 9 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2007 5:41PM
Another great capture of Buster

Rick
Cormy 8 3 England
11 Nov 2007 8:45PM
Thats definitely worth a '30' Sam,have it on me .Well done.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
12 Nov 2007 2:10AM
As the above states,,very positive comments on Buster and rightly so,a great looking beast.
Love the background and colours.
Detail is bang on.
Sam,you kow the frame,personally I'd darken it a bit,,,,maybe one of the shades of busters coat.
A strong frame,I gthink it would help show busters strenght no end.(not that he needs it !!)
Its a great shot as it is but then you did ask !!!
Cheers everyone,have a great week...Sam
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
20 Nov 2007 3:04PM
A well looked after Pet . So alert and well photographed .
daringdaphne 11 82 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2007 9:51PM
I think comments are good as long as they don't destroy confidence. I was immedaitely taken with this fine shot, it's a good stance. Also I like the fact that nothing has been cut off as it were. Some pretty good pictures are spoilt by having a fraction cut off. Fine dog. Well-caught

(*.*)D.
Dave87 8 42 5 England
23 Nov 2007 10:30PM
Manís best friend. Always pleased to see you, and they always give you a smashing big kiss.

Good take on this fine young lad. He is sharp and the BG is just nicely out of focus to produce a good - in the environment - background. Enjoyed this shot very much.

Dave.
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
13 Jul 2008 4:36PM
like the background and pose on this shot, it looks cute with only one ear up.
User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 8:00AM
I love it, it's a stunning shot, well posed.

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