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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: MattBurt on April 11, 2017, 01:56:12 PM

Title: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 11, 2017, 01:56:12 PM
Hopefully this isn't too whimsical for this place. I think pet photos when done well can be very engaging and maybe even artistic.
So let's see 'em! Not the snapshots so much as the photographs.

Here's a new one from this morning of my dog Luna. She joins me on a lot of landscape shoots and (usually) makes the experience even nicer.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2871/33846517751_b691b4418a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TyUfwT)IMGP0483 (https://flic.kr/p/TyUfwT) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

I also have a cat that can be pretty photogenic. She doesn't wind up in as many as the dog but finds her way into my photos at least every couple of weeks, one way or another.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8678/30428265461_73ac23948c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NmQPdz)IMGP4824 (https://flic.kr/p/NmQPdz) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on April 11, 2017, 05:18:43 PM
Sweet looking dog, that Luna.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on April 11, 2017, 05:43:36 PM
OK I'll bite. Love the cat photo BTW.


Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 11, 2017, 06:23:53 PM
Sweet looking dog, that Luna.

Thanks. She is very sweet with us but takes a little time to warm up to strangers. She worries too much!

OK I'll bite. Love the cat photo BTW.

Those are both great. That's the kind of thing I'm hoping to see here.
That's Astro. She almost always looks surprised. :)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on April 11, 2017, 07:28:01 PM
Thanks. She is very sweet with us but takes a little time to warm up to strangers. She worries too much!

I figured as much. I used to work extensively with dogs. Part of my business involved photographing pet dogs.Dog Photography (https://bobrosinsky.com/portfolio/dogs/)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on April 11, 2017, 09:59:41 PM
YAY!  Does this mean we can post cat pictures now?  :)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2833/33855672531_661ca3454c_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 12, 2017, 12:36:57 AM
I figured as much. I used to work extensively with dogs. Part of my business involved photographing pet dogs.Dog Photography (https://bobrosinsky.com/portfolio/dogs/)

Really nice work. Some of those group shots would be a challenge to arrange, I imagine!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Bob_B on April 12, 2017, 11:06:58 AM
Did someone ask for more cats?  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 12, 2017, 11:21:14 AM
 I may have posted this somewhere before, if so my apologies. These are our two Norwegian Elkhounds. At the time of the photo they were about 2 and 9. this was completely unposed, they were both asleep at my feet. Thank goodness the iPhone was nearby!!

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: GrahamBy on April 12, 2017, 11:37:00 AM
YAY!  Does this mean we can post cat pictures now?  :)


So it seems :-)

This is VC (Visitor Cat). He just turned up, first as a visitor, then decided to stay.

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Mjean on April 12, 2017, 11:43:28 AM
Jake and Elwood.  Sadly Jake (the white dog, had to be put down a few weeks ago).   Miss him terribly!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 12, 2017, 12:34:13 PM
Jake and Elwood.  Sadly Jake (the white dog, had to be put down a few weeks ago).   Miss him terribly!

Sorry to hear about Jake! My condolences.

This is a good photo and the kind of thing I was hoping to see more of in this thread.

Snapshots have their place but I'd much rather see photos with attention paid to composition, lighting, dof, and anything else that contributes to a great looking shot. Like we do with our more serious shots but including our (or anyone's) pets.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 12, 2017, 12:38:28 PM
One thing I really like is getting white on white shots with Luna. She looks great in the snow for a high key shot. I may not have a chance to get more of these kinds of shots for months now so here are a couple of my favorites from this past winter.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2595/32917438302_d08b1d8a33_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S9NtzG)IMGP8505 (https://flic.kr/p/S9NtzG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3909/33025692972_193b817487_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SjniVw)IMGP8907-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/SjniVw) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 12, 2017, 12:41:30 PM
Did someone ask for more cats?  ;D

That's a very nice photo! Was it staged or did you just get lucky with the pose? I imagine setting up such a shot would be a lot like herding cats!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 12, 2017, 01:12:44 PM
YAY!  Does this mean we can post cat pictures now?  :)


Were they not allowed before? I'd say it's ok by me but don't confuse me for someone in charge!
My hope for this thread was avoid the snapshot style phone pics and have us post pet pictures that you have put effort into to get the best results.
 
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Bob_B on April 12, 2017, 04:36:49 PM
That's a very nice photo! Was it staged or did you just get lucky with the pose? I imagine setting up such a shot would be a lot like herding cats!

Thanks. Just luck. I had just received my 70-200 lens, and went outdoors to take some test shots. I turned around and there were my three cats watching me. The rest is history.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: ah693973 on April 13, 2017, 02:47:11 PM
How about a couple of black dogs to even things out?  ;)

Tiki is first, caught her on a rock wall during one of our hikes.

Cola is next. She is busy keeping the world safe from the rock chuck menace.

Andy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 13, 2017, 03:24:21 PM
Nice shot of Tiki and wow, I hope that confrontation ended ok!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Otto Phocus on April 14, 2017, 07:05:42 AM
I don't take enough photographs of my dogs.  :-[
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: James Clark on April 14, 2017, 11:35:55 AM
Who wants more cat?!

This is Tucker when he was just a wee kitten. (yeah, I missed focus on his eyes, but his paws are tack sharp :D)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12717299_10205557781879693_5233175390354258415_n.jpg?oh=bc5c2807a9a2896fc7b2ef9456a1917f&oe=595318A2)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on April 14, 2017, 05:35:23 PM
Were they not allowed before? I'd say it's ok by me but don't confuse me for someone in charge!
My hope for this thread was avoid the snapshot style phone pics and have us post pet pictures that you have put effort into to get the best results.

They were expressly forbidden.  :)

That shot of Hamish (the orange cat near the top of this thread) is from my Samsung phone. I don't think I could have gotten the shot with any other camera.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 14, 2017, 05:58:32 PM
They were expressly forbidden.  :)

That shot of Hamish (the orange cat near the top of this thread) is from my Samsung phone. I don't think I could have gotten the shot with any other camera.

LOL! Well, I must have missed that. I would think quality photos of any subject should be welcomed but it isn't my site.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 14, 2017, 07:28:22 PM
I believe it was Michael Reichman himself who initially "banned" cat photos, but even he never enforced the ban.
I posted at least one cat photo back then and it wasn't removed.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 17, 2017, 10:23:21 AM
Well this thread is still alive!

I think if this thread is a place to put and discuss pet photos that were taken with care and maybe some discussion about how to achieve good ones or make them better, it might be a good contribution to the community here.
I didn't put any effort into pet shots this weekend so I have no new images to share today. Maybe tomorrow...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: GrahamBy on April 17, 2017, 12:49:54 PM
VC wandered into my shot yesterday...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 17, 2017, 01:01:13 PM
VC wandered into my shot yesterday...

Contemplating his existence? Reminds me of Henri (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M7ibPk37_U).
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: GrahamBy on April 17, 2017, 03:37:23 PM
Contemplating his existence? Reminds me of Henri.

His French is better...  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 17, 2017, 04:46:40 PM
VC wandered into my shot yesterday...
... and captured the focus away from that fence.
Clever creature.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: graeme on April 18, 2017, 04:28:21 AM
VC wandered into my shot yesterday...

I really like that pic.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on April 18, 2017, 03:42:20 PM
Jazz: 2000 to 2016.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 18, 2017, 05:03:39 PM
Jazz: 2000 to 2016.

Great photo! Window light or is that a flash?
Beautiful pup too.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on April 18, 2017, 08:36:54 PM
Beautiful. What's harder to photograph than black animals?  Light sponges.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on April 19, 2017, 01:27:59 AM
Great photo! Window light or is that a flash?
Beautiful pup too.

I used a monoblock strobe with a deep rotalux modifier. I also used a photoflex reflector. She was a wonderful pal. She lived a good life.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 19, 2017, 05:25:44 AM
My dog (Eric the Old English Sheepdog) has been gone nearly five years now. Still miss him so much. Wife refuses any talk of a new dog, so I just borrow them from friends.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Otto Phocus on April 19, 2017, 06:32:16 AM
My dog (Eric the Old English Sheepdog) has been gone nearly five years now. Still miss him so much. Wife refuses any talk of a new dog, so I just borrow them from friends.

It takes time.  Everyone grieves differently. We lost our dog on 28 July.  Within a week, my wife was ready to replace her, but I was still grieving.  I am glad you are giving your wife time for her grief.

Dogs are not like a family member, they are a family member.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: GrahamBy on April 19, 2017, 07:13:18 AM
What's harder to photograph than black animals?

Black and white animals  ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 19, 2017, 08:29:34 AM
What about a black animal, in black & white?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 19, 2017, 12:26:57 PM
I used a monoblock strobe with a deep rotalux modifier. I also used a photoflex reflector. She was a wonderful pal. She lived a good life.

Nicely done. She looks like she was a sweet pup.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 19, 2017, 12:28:37 PM
My dog (Eric the Old English Sheepdog) has been gone nearly five years now. Still miss him so much. Wife refuses any talk of a new dog, so I just borrow them from friends.

My condolences and I know how you feel. We took a 7 year break between dogs before getting Luna.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on April 19, 2017, 02:31:53 PM
Jazz: 2000 to 2016.

Love it. Glorious textures, and a haunting expression.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on April 19, 2017, 02:46:26 PM
Not technically my pet, but what the hell. Six weeks old, belonging to friends in Ireland with whom I stayed last weekend.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on April 19, 2017, 06:04:28 PM
My dog (Eric the Old English Sheepdog) has been gone nearly five years now. Still miss him so much. Wife refuses any talk of a new dog, so I just borrow them from friends.

Lovely dog. ... I am hoping to invite another canine to join our family. ... It is difficult to find a good match--sort of like dating.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: GrahamBy on April 21, 2017, 04:43:54 AM
VC looking morose while reflecting on people shooting each other, f/2 depth of field, and the limitations of jpg for capturing out of focus fur.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 21, 2017, 08:29:34 AM
This was Eric
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Otto Phocus on April 21, 2017, 08:59:26 AM
Not technically my pet, but what the hell. Six weeks old, belonging to friends in Ireland with whom I stayed last weekend.

Jeremy

Cuteness factor combined with a nice composition of the dog looking off scene, gives you a bye on the blatant violation of the thread rules.  LoL

Seriously, nice shot!!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 21, 2017, 09:58:54 AM
This was Eric
Ooh! I should borrow that to use as my avatar!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: HSakols on April 21, 2017, 12:54:36 PM
I couldn't resist.  It is important to have a cat when living in the mountains!  I absolutel adore my cat. 



Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 21, 2017, 03:19:19 PM
My dog (Eric the Old English Sheepdog) has been gone nearly five years now. Still miss him so much. Wife refuses any talk of a new dog, so I just borrow them from friends.

 Bill, my sincerest condolences. We lost our first Elkhound over 20 years ago and I still miss him and get very emotional on his anniversary.

 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 21, 2017, 03:36:57 PM
I couldn't resist.  It is important to have a cat when living in the mountains!  I absolutel adore my cat.

For pest control?
I love my cats too but find living in the mountains tends to make their lives shorter, at least around here. Foxes, coyotes, and the occasional big cat are never far.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 21, 2017, 05:43:46 PM
Our cat Hugo (formally, the Baron Hudo van der Lyonne) graced our lives with his presence for some 17 years in the 1960s through 1980s. Artist's model, musician, and bon vivant, his image was one of only two non-human nudes in the exhibit of about 100 prints that Minor White chose for "Being Without Clothes" at M.I.T.'s Hayden Gallery in 1970 (also published as an Aperture book.)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 21, 2017, 05:46:17 PM
Some of Hugo's other activities:
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 21, 2017, 05:47:10 PM
He appears to have been a very ambitious lounger.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 21, 2017, 05:53:35 PM
While my wife and I were out at dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary, Hugo escaped and apparently was struck by a car. resulting in a badly broken leg.
After surgery and two weeks in the hospital, he was allowed home, wearing a splint on the bad leg.

The first day he could move around freely, he let us know that he wanted to go out. Our apartment was on the second floor. If we had let him out this door to our back porch, he had intended to jump down onto the roof of the garage, and from there onto the first floor porch and onto the ground to explore.

We, the cruel humans, refused to open the door for him. He lived many happy years thereafter.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 21, 2017, 05:54:30 PM
He appears to have been a very ambitious lounger.
Ambitious, indeed.

The cup of milk was a bribe intended to persuade him to stay indoors for a few more days.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on April 22, 2017, 03:56:45 AM
Cuteness factor combined with a nice composition of the dog looking off scene, gives you a bye on the blatant violation of the thread rules.  LoL

Seriously, nice shot!!

Thanks, Otto. Blatantly violating rules has got me into trouble many times in the past. It's nice to see I've not lost the knack.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: LesPalenik on April 23, 2017, 05:15:17 AM
Not my dog, but I'd take him

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on April 23, 2017, 05:45:49 PM
Some of Hugo's other activities:

...no cat in hat!?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 23, 2017, 11:27:11 PM
...no cat in hat!?
Sorry. But that's a great idea. Perhaps with a little Photoshoppery...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 24, 2017, 11:00:48 AM
Minnie
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: degrub on April 24, 2017, 04:10:59 PM
Bill,

Is that a Welsh Sheepdog ?

Frank
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: RSL on April 25, 2017, 10:32:34 AM
Absolutely amazing!! Cats are now ahead of stairs.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 25, 2017, 10:54:35 AM
Absolutely amazing!! Cats are now ahead of stairs.

I'll try to dilute them with more dog photos.

Luna is always on the lookout for threats or things to chase.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4165/34223412036_163e0a174d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U9cW5d)IMGP0944 (https://flic.kr/p/U9cW5d) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 25, 2017, 11:04:56 AM
Bill,

Is that a Welsh Sheepdog ?

Frank

A Border Collie
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 25, 2017, 11:06:20 AM
So, how about another cat?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on April 25, 2017, 02:27:16 PM
So, how about another cat?

Fantastic eyes, Bill!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 25, 2017, 02:38:31 PM
Absolutely amazing!! Cats are now ahead of stairs.
Stairs have the advantage that they don't need to be fed every day, but they are generally even less sociable than cats.

Nobody has shown a pet rock in this thread so far.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on April 25, 2017, 02:56:48 PM
This one is mine - well, my daughter's and my wife's, but she does sometimes condescend to recognise my existence.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Randy Carone on April 25, 2017, 04:46:07 PM
Angus for Columbine
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 25, 2017, 06:33:03 PM
Nobody has shown a pet rock in this thread so far.

A friend of mine has a pet rock called Horace.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 25, 2017, 07:38:21 PM
A friend of mine has a pet rock called Horace.
So show us a photo, Bill.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 26, 2017, 01:01:58 AM
Luna striking a pose and hoping for a treat this evening.
She has been preemptively posing and then looking hopeful for a reward lately. Cracks me up!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2819/33465096553_28dfd9fdc8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SZcnik)IMGP1036-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/SZcnik) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 26, 2017, 04:00:57 AM
So show us a photo, Bill.

Yer tiz
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 26, 2017, 08:03:10 AM
Yer tiz
Methinks Horace wants a bigger playpen.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 26, 2017, 11:26:51 AM
Methinks Horace wants a bigger playpen.

If you give them too much room they get HUGE!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Petrus on April 27, 2017, 03:05:07 AM
Here is the biggest of our dogs, a Swiss white shepherd called Ada. I was test shooting my new D4 5 years ago, testing the continuous AF.

We also have 3 cats and a total of 2 to 6 dogs depending on how many dogs our daughters bring us for weekend care. Besides a white shepherd pictured, a papillon (she is the alpha bitch, at 7 lb.), great poodle, Portuguese waterdog, Dutch shepherd and a mean looking mixture of Dutch shepherd and German shepherd (presumably).

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: ned on April 27, 2017, 04:22:51 PM
Zack at 19

Olympus OM1
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B3Df1Qk0tiHSa0h5ME9pOVJWSDQ)

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Malcolm Payne on April 28, 2017, 08:18:41 AM
The late, great and much lamented Clyde, Fridge Raider Extraordinaire, doing his Lion King impression. Bengals do have a certain presence ...

He died three years ago today and is still sorely missed. Perhaps this will serve as a suitable memorial.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Otto Phocus on April 28, 2017, 09:33:20 AM
We have a Bengal and they are nice cats.  In many ways more dog like than cat like.

Unfortunately, ours likes to talk... a lot... loudly... at 0200.  Not fun.

But she is a good cat, although my opinion often changes at about 0201.

I am sorry for your loss. 
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on April 28, 2017, 09:51:59 AM
Clyde is beautiful! Cats are wonderful creatures. Here's another Lion King impression...

Not my pet, Emilio belongs to no one, but hangs out at the climbers hut at Frey Valley in Argentina in northern Patagonia. I was climbing there some years ago and stopped on a ledge for a break and was stunned to suddenly hear a cat meowing from about 30 ft. above me. At this point I was several hundred feet up the side of Aguja Frey. He casually worked his way down a series of ledges and then surveyed the scene below while I snapped some shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zypdu-RWt7k
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Krug on May 02, 2017, 04:35:54 PM
Just to try to balance up for the dogs may I show my "shadow" lying beside my desk waiting for the next thing to happen.

He is called Hugo, follows me everywhere,sleeps by the bed ... and just to show what the breed should be like when recently he met a young 4-year old girl for the first time he just sat beside me and let her crawl all over him without demur and then licked her hand.



Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on May 02, 2017, 06:01:08 PM
I'll try to dilute them with more dog photos.

Luna is always on the lookout for threats or things to chase.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4165/34223412036_163e0a174d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U9cW5d)IMGP0944 (https://flic.kr/p/U9cW5d) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Matt, you definitely have your own style of photography. I am always able to pick out your photos. ... Good stuff.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 02, 2017, 07:10:54 PM
Matt, you definitely have your own style of photography. I am always able to pick out your photos. ... Good stuff.

Thank you Bob. I don't really try for a particular style but it's good to know I have one. :)

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 02, 2017, 07:13:09 PM
Here's Luna again. She and my son came out to shoot last night and we got a nice sunset to top off a fun evening. She's waiting for her reward for standing still.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2846/34267985991_683edf445b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ud9omF)IMGP1274-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Ud9omF) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 08, 2017, 06:17:40 PM
Luna gets spooked by thunder and becomes pretty clingy. Here she is clinging.
Shot with a Summicron 50/2 on a Pentax K-1
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4182/34340113972_938f2fde79_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ujw4uy)IMGP1543 (https://flic.kr/p/Ujw4uy) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 09, 2017, 12:56:57 AM
Luckily no direct storm action tonight although lots around.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4161/33704258254_cd2ab8ba5b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tmk8JW)IMGP1240-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Tmk8JW) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: paulster on May 09, 2017, 03:52:33 PM
Kirby being a conventional dog, and Axl looking like I'm going to pay for this later!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: RSL on May 10, 2017, 10:48:39 AM
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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: James Clark on May 10, 2017, 11:38:59 AM
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That's the spirit ;)  Nice ducks!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 10, 2017, 12:37:48 PM
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Is that Huey, Dewey, and Louie? 
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 10, 2017, 12:39:54 PM
Yes, Russ really has his ducks in a row.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: James Clark on May 10, 2017, 01:20:33 PM
Yes, Russ really has his ducks in a row.

 ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: RSL on May 10, 2017, 02:23:01 PM
That's mom and her six kids. I keep hoping the gators in the river don't reduce their number. On the other hand, gators gotta eat.
 :D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 10, 2017, 02:43:21 PM
And here I was wondering why you didn't post your nice Gator image in this thread, Russ.   ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: RSL on May 10, 2017, 02:56:46 PM
I probably ought to do that. After all, this is a pet show. Here's a limpkin kid from this morning. He's hollering for his mom. That'll just have to do for now. :P
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: RSL on May 10, 2017, 03:05:39 PM
Okay Eric, by request. Here's my friendly, smiling gator. Who needs a dog or a cat?

 8)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 10, 2017, 05:30:25 PM
Okay Eric, by request. Here's my friendly, smiling gator. Who needs a dog or a cat?

 8)

Looks cuddly. Will he fetch?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 10, 2017, 05:31:22 PM
Okay Eric, by request. Here's my friendly, smiling gator. Who needs a dog or a cat?

 8)
Just don't try to pet him.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on May 11, 2017, 09:27:59 AM
In Florida, the gators, birds, bugs, and swamps never cease to amaze me. I love the scenery here. Too bad most folks associate Florida with water (well it is a peninsula), theme parks, Miami, and retirement communities.

Are you familiar with Clyde Butcher's work? He is a master of B & W Florida landscapes. I met him a few weeks ago while I was at the camera store in Bradenton (Johnson's Photo Imaging). I say "the camera store" because it is the best brick and mortar photo store on either side of the peninsula. I'm sure Miami has some top-notch photo stores.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: RSL on May 11, 2017, 10:32:37 AM
Right, Bob. Clyde had a show at the Maitland Museum year before last. Fascinating stuff.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: jkrumm on May 11, 2017, 10:35:06 AM
Our dog in front of Lake Superior...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Other-Family-Galleries/Dogs-and-cats/i-VZBq7S3/0/34336b68/L/IMGP1581-L.jpg) (http://juneauphotographs.com/Family/Other-Family-Galleries/Dogs-and-cats/i-VZBq7S3/A)

Our literary cat...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Other-Family-Galleries/Dogs-and-cats/i-GpXXTnR/0/d8902ab1/L/_B280020-L.jpg) (http://juneauphotographs.com/Family/Other-Family-Galleries/Dogs-and-cats/i-GpXXTnR/A)

And our food loving cat...

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Other-Family-Galleries/Dogs-and-cats/i-bCk5gLw/0/2ad59833/L/_IMG7146-L.jpg) (http://juneauphotographs.com/Family/Other-Family-Galleries/Dogs-and-cats/i-bCk5gLw/A)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 17, 2017, 12:38:43 AM
Out with Luna tonight. She likes to get into the action.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4183/34546212072_d468f9a7c9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UCJnh5)IMGP1325-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/UCJnh5) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 17, 2017, 09:35:02 AM
She knows just where and how to pose.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 17, 2017, 09:59:24 AM
She knows just where and how to pose.

She knows how to earn a treat!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: VincentR on May 23, 2017, 12:05:21 PM
Ok, I'll play too :)

This is Little Scarface. One of our four chinchillas. He was adopted from Toronto Animal Services.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pegelli on May 23, 2017, 03:46:07 PM
Taking this one gave me a jolt ;)

Our son's cat awaiting our arrival at the front window

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/201705/i-33GWg2p/0/ace194bf/O/PEG_A7_1_0613_20170521.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201705/i-33GWg2p/A)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 23, 2017, 05:54:29 PM
Luna having fun in a flooded field a couple of nights ago.
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s750x750/sh0.08/e35/18579493_1878244812449626_8385372987682979840_n.jpg) (https://www.instagram.com/p/BUYO0vsjCBG/?taken-by=lunagrams_)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: riverrat373 on June 02, 2017, 03:58:13 PM
OK I'll bite. Love the cat photo BTW.

Fantastic photo!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on June 03, 2017, 08:38:37 PM
 Well here's one from 2010. Our older guy is lying down on the grass and the new arrival is striding toward the camera. Both are Norwegian Elkhounds and both are still doing well although the puppy is now about 1 1/2  times the size of the adult in the picture :)

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/124547099.jpg)


Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on June 13, 2017, 11:50:30 AM
Luna on the lookout the morning after we camped nearby.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4263/34404228954_58e752fcdf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UqbEDh)IMGP4887 (https://flic.kr/p/UqbEDh) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on June 15, 2017, 12:25:47 PM
This morning I took my K-1 and Helios 44k-4 on the constitutional walk. The Helios is a cheap Russian lens that has some fun personality (flaws).
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4274/34480949144_c7f1df5479_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UwXSTb)IMGP4512-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/UwXSTb) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on June 16, 2017, 01:42:47 PM
More swirly Helios bokeh and Luna this morning.
Also, a little tech talk about a feature I love in Pentax cameras (maybe others too?) called Catch In Focus where the shutter will not fire unless you have focus lock. For manual focus lenses and moving subjects it's really a huge help. I've been practicing with it lately and I think it's one of my favorite modern conveniences. I can get a better hit rate than with focus peaking for shots like this one. I'd like to try it with stage lights at a concert sometime for some surreal effects.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4209/35303860076_9020c05d5c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VMFvCG)IMGP4537-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/VMFvCG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on June 18, 2017, 02:59:00 PM
Zuki, having spotted food.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on June 19, 2017, 06:42:50 AM
 Here's our 7 year old doing what he seems to do best!! Note also the 3 identical chew bones, the only one he ever wants is the one that has been kicked under the entertainment center!!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/165677526.jpg)


Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on July 03, 2017, 01:52:09 PM
Luna usually gets good Sunday walks. Yesterday it was a 10k round trip to the summit of a nearby mountain.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4209/34843759624_7de53642c9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V62nNh)IMGP6309 (https://flic.kr/p/V62nNh) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: JKoerner007 on July 03, 2017, 02:31:07 PM
Yes, Russ really has his ducks in a row.

 :D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: JKoerner007 on July 03, 2017, 03:33:19 PM
Matt Burt, I can tell you really like your doggy Luna ... she is beautiful and looks very athletic 8)

I feel the same way about my athletic doggy too ... here are some snapshots of my pride and joy Amazon :D


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000000282_medium.jpg)
On point ... (Appalachian Mountains, GA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002138_medium.jpg)
Fit, muscular, ready for the Olympics ... or at least fjording a stream (Appalachian Mountains, GA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002132_medium.jpg)
Ready for a hike. (San Bernardino Mountains, CA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002134_medium.jpg)
Board on another roadtrip to a new wildland destination. (Smokey Mountains, TN)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002135_medium.jpg)
Protesting her banishment while the family eats dinner ;D (San Dimas, CA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002136_medium.jpg)
Getting love from Grandpa :) (San Dimas, CA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002137_medium.jpg)
Time for bed after a bath and a warm meal (San Dimas, CA)

Hope you enjoy (sorry for so many, but I joined this great topic a little late!).
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 03, 2017, 04:51:09 PM
Jack,
I'm so surprised! I was sure your family pet would be a spider!    ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on July 03, 2017, 04:58:58 PM
Nice looking pup, Jack and definitely no extra fat on that one! She looks fast!
Luna is fast too and can hike far as long as it isn't too hot. That works out well most of the time because I feel the same way.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: JKoerner007 on July 03, 2017, 05:14:27 PM
Jack,
I'm so surprised! I was sure your family pet would be a spider!    ;D

Hahahahaha ;D
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: JKoerner007 on July 03, 2017, 05:33:40 PM
Nice looking pup, Jack and definitely no extra fat on that one! She looks fast!
Luna is fast too and can hike far as long as it isn't too hot. That works out well most of the time because I feel the same way.

Good for you, Matt! You can see the life and intelligence in your dog's eyes ... it looks like you give her a GREAT LIFE :)

I hear you on the heat thing (Amazon, being black, can overheat quick in the summer, so I usually hike very early with her!)

There are a few more fun pics of my Amazon:

(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002144_medium.jpg)
She stops any time we get elevated to "look at the view," just like a human :D (San Dimas Canyon, CA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002139_medium.jpg)
Patiently stops and waits for me to take a photo of a mushroom (Smoky Mountains, TN)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000001621_medium.jpg)
Waiting to begin The Claremont Loop (San Gabriel Mountains, CA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002140_medium.jpg)
Sleeping in daddy's lap, while driving home from a day at the beach (Boca Raton, FL)

Okay, enough fun, gotta get back to work!  :'(
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on July 04, 2017, 10:28:12 AM
My two pets of the period.

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/d-3098_orig.jpg)

Probably an Exakta Varex 11a with 2.8/50 Tessar or, perhaps, Vito B with Color Skopar; negatives all long gone, scan of an ancient print via E-mail from the 'baby' as was...

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 04, 2017, 11:01:28 AM
Beautiful, Rob.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on July 04, 2017, 03:19:23 PM
Beautiful, Rob.

Thanks, Eric.

That was the only period that Ann had short hair.

When I met her in school she had a "Veronica Lake" style, and I think the short cut was a sort of reaction, a spiritual clearing of the decks for the wedding and then the period during which our daughter came along. After that, the decks stayed clean as ever, but the tresses were allowed to grow, thank goodness!

Seventeen years later, both ladies had the same long hair, and you couldn't tell who was driving the car - until it came up the drive and so did the soundtrack. Ann didn't like music when she drove.

Them wuz the days...

We did have a dog at the time, a small fox-like creature that lasted fourteen years and climbed the laurel bushes after sticks I'd throw. Not a fib, a fact. My daughter has some snaps...

Funny thing: though the little pooch lasted all that time, the memories are all of the next one, the big Alsabrador we brought out to Spain with us. The small dog was independent as a cat; the big one was like a child and wouldn't dream of letting us out of sight.


;-)

Rob
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: JKoerner007 on July 09, 2017, 02:13:51 AM
(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002163_large.jpg)
Taken with Nikon D810 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AI-S (Big Bear, CA)


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002164_large.jpg)
Taken with Canon 7D + Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 (Big Bear, CA) - note the lack of color/DR compared to the above


(http://www.thenaturephotographer.club/thumbnails/1/1_thumb_0000002165_large.jpg)
Taken with Nikon D810 + Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-S (Claremont Loop, CA)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on August 09, 2017, 12:16:57 PM
Luna waiting for the moon to come up with me the other night.
I usually leave her off leash while shooting in reasonably remote places and she does well just sniffing around while I shoot and coming back to pose for treats as she feels like it. One thing we are working on is not chasing wildlife. So when she started to chase a deer while I was shooting and I called her, it was really nice to have her actually leave the deer and return to me pretty promptly. Progress!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4366/36445959185_14d132755a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XwB4UD)IMGP0641-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/XwB4UD) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on August 11, 2017, 03:33:19 PM
Meeting goats this morning. She is not so sure about goats watching her.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4418/36460226006_999f4dd778_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XxSbWj)IMGP0716 (https://flic.kr/p/XxSbWj) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 12, 2017, 10:40:00 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/612/31832420864_5bd6be24ec_c.jpg)

Nigel and Hamish a few years ago as adolescents.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 12, 2017, 12:34:24 PM
In the absence of a dog of my own, here's one from today of a friend's dog
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on August 13, 2017, 01:29:41 AM
Nigel and Hamish a few years ago as adolescents.
Beautiful portrait!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on August 13, 2017, 05:03:29 AM
(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/3283921-orig_2_orig.jpg)

My name was Daisy, until I scratched a BMW and became known as Pizza!

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: graeme on August 13, 2017, 06:17:17 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/612/31832420864_5bd6be24ec_c.jpg)

Nigel and Hamish a few years ago as adolescents.

If somebody told me that they'd picked Hamish & Nigel as names for their cats I'd have thought they'd lost their marbles, but these two actually look like a Hamish & a Nigel.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on August 13, 2017, 09:11:15 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/612/31832420864_5bd6be24ec_c.jpg)

Nigel and Hamish a few years ago as adolescents.

A dangerous age to be. Especially for a cat. Can ruin their sex life beyond repair.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 13, 2017, 09:18:30 PM
Indeed it was, Rob.  For both of them.  "The Boys" are now "The Its". 
Everybody's happier for it, too.  They'll never know what they missed.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 13, 2017, 09:25:07 PM
but these two actually look like a Hamish & a Nigel.

Hamish, the larger of the two, is the gentle giant.  He outweighs Nigel by a factor of two.  That doesn't stop Nigel from raising hell every chance he gets. :)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/725/32553238851_d4253be02d_c.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 14, 2017, 02:08:04 AM
Another friend's dog, this time a 10 weeks old bulldog
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on August 14, 2017, 12:19:25 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/612/31832420864_5bd6be24ec_c.jpg)

Nigel and Hamish a few years ago as adolescents.

Really nice kitty portrait!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: schertz on August 14, 2017, 07:05:33 PM
If somebody told me that they'd picked Hamish & Nigel as names for their cats I'd have thought they'd lost their marbles, but these two actually look like a Hamish & a Nigel.

When I was growing up, my next-door neighbour had a cat named "Rooster". After that just about any pet name seems reasonable to me...
It was amusing when they called the cat in for its dinner.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 14, 2017, 09:45:54 PM
Pet names are important, just like vehicle names.
Female orange tabbys are rare. If I ever get a sister for Nigel and Hamish, I'm gonna name her "Dwindle".  :)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: andrewrodney on August 15, 2017, 10:11:27 AM
Here you go....
Wagyu, Gamut and the late Ms Zia
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: graeme on August 15, 2017, 10:59:41 AM
Here you go....
Wagyu, Gamut and the late Ms Zia

Lovely photos of lovely dogs.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on August 15, 2017, 02:05:07 PM
Here you go....
Wagyu, Gamut and the late Ms Zia

Love the last, Andrew!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on August 15, 2017, 11:38:22 PM
Here you go....
Wagyu, Gamut and the late Ms Zia

"Gamut"  I love it!

Great images.  A white dog in snow?  Now THAT'S difficult.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on October 06, 2017, 04:38:26 PM
I liked this snap I took of Luna the other day.
She's saying to me: "Ok, I did what you wanted now what do I get?"

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/37454989482_2323732255_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z4LBsJ)IMGP3567 (https://flic.kr/p/Z4LBsJ) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Alskoj on October 06, 2017, 09:16:05 PM
Did someone ask for more cats?  ;D
Well done!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: sbode on October 10, 2017, 07:26:56 AM
Tbone,my friend and hunting companion(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171010/a470c75088ea26d0b8dd429f20140456.jpg)


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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pegelli on October 10, 2017, 01:18:06 PM
Sweet dreams

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on October 10, 2017, 03:24:12 PM
Morning river walk
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/37569207626_0593819505_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZeS1x5)IMGP1711 (https://flic.kr/p/ZeS1x5) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: andrewrodney on October 11, 2017, 07:49:54 PM
Brisket: August 8th 2003-October 11th, 2017
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on October 12, 2017, 12:45:21 PM
Morning river walk
Nice shot!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on October 12, 2017, 12:53:01 PM
Nice shot!

Thanks!
I have a great model. We had another session by the creek last night.  8)
She wasn't being quite as attentive this time because the cows across the creek were mooing a lot.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/37388826610_a13823a7b2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YXVvxy)IMGP2364 (https://flic.kr/p/YXVvxy) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: sbode on October 14, 2017, 06:48:07 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/c72dc73e147fb0df1a8b5af622804d9d.jpg)


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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: davidlandry on October 16, 2017, 01:42:01 PM
Kate, my constant hiking companion, enjoying sunset.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on October 16, 2017, 01:54:14 PM
Luna always likes the high ground.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/23850761908_4ac7973290_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CkBoyU)IMGP3902 (https://flic.kr/p/CkBoyU) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on October 17, 2017, 02:02:28 AM
Luna always likes the high ground.
Reggie too!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pegelli on October 17, 2017, 04:24:04 AM
No respect for art

Fortunately this sculpture by Jean-Michel Folon gets cleaned every time at high tide ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on October 18, 2017, 11:39:08 AM
Natural rim light on Luna last night
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/37767374661_4932f8ba16_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZxnEG6)IMGP4107-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/ZxnEG6) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on October 29, 2017, 05:02:29 AM
Little Guy watching his dinner being prepared.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on October 29, 2017, 05:03:58 AM
Kate, my constant hiking companion, enjoying sunset.

Sweet dog.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 29, 2017, 09:45:17 AM
Little Guy watching his dinner being prepared.
I love it!
Little Guy is showing admirable restraint.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on October 29, 2017, 03:01:18 PM
I love it!
Little Guy is showing admirable restraint.

Indeed he did, atypically
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on October 30, 2017, 05:20:32 PM
Luna at the lake. Tough to get this with manual focus but managed a few.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/37339604214_92f82c7464_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YTzery)IMGP5004 (https://flic.kr/p/YTzery) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Michael West on November 02, 2017, 02:11:08 PM
 Not my dog.  I encountered this dog in the window of a local shop

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/24266755968_b4b15d7ca2_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on November 12, 2017, 03:57:55 AM
I miss her. She died a bit over a year ago.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 12, 2017, 08:31:01 AM
That's a wonderful portrait, Bob.
I'll bet her death is one of the reasons you haven't shown us any other dog portraits in a long time.

-Eric
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on November 13, 2017, 12:50:09 AM
That's a wonderful portrait, Bob.
I'll bet her death is one of the reasons you haven't shown us any other dog portraits in a long time.

-Eric

Thanks, Eric. ... I stopped taking studio portraits of dogs when I became disabled about four years ago. Of all the types of photography I've done as a pro and as an enthusiast, I enjoyed photographing dogs more than anything. The real trick to getting good studio photos of pet dogs is knowing how to manage a dog's human.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 13, 2017, 09:45:55 AM
The real trick to getting good studio photos of pet dogs is knowing how to manage a dog's human.
That's what I have often suspected.
I'm sorry about your disability, but you have produced many memorable images since your doggy days ended.

-Eric
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: John R on November 13, 2017, 12:16:40 PM
I miss her. She died a bit over a year ago.
Excellent portrayal. Vivid, natural and poignant. Is it bw or colour?

JR
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 13, 2017, 01:54:29 PM
Excellent portrayal. Vivid, natural and poignant. Is it bw or colour?

JR
Looking at the eyes I would say BW.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on November 13, 2017, 02:40:12 PM
I miss her. She died a bit over a year ago.

My condolences. Beautiful pup and a great photo.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on November 14, 2017, 01:50:39 PM
Excellent portrayal. Vivid, natural and poignant. Is it bw or colour?

JR

It's a black and white picture. Her eyes were brown.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on November 15, 2017, 04:49:51 PM
Power walk with Luna today. Doing some ski conditioning on my lunch hour!
(https://scontent-dft4-3.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23498031_1461848233868806_7063185632234831872_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on November 15, 2017, 09:33:36 PM
Lovely portrait of Luna. The weather in the Flatirons has been great. Looks nice from your part of the state too.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on November 15, 2017, 11:33:28 PM
Lovely portrait of Luna. The weather in the Flatirons has been great. Looks nice from your part of the state too.

Thanks! Yes it was beautiful but now it's time to start accumulating a little snow. I'm hearing maybe Friday things will change.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on November 16, 2017, 09:47:44 AM
Neither my moggy nor my wheels - were it my wheels Moggie'd be long gone.

Usually, instead of cats on top, we get rats under the hood; they chew cables and leave piles of mess on top of the battery.

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/d-3185_orig.jpg)

Rob
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: StevenB on November 20, 2017, 01:48:38 AM
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Our dachshund, Annabelle


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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on November 20, 2017, 04:53:58 PM
I miss her. She died a bit over a year ago.


That's why we never got another dog.

I thought about it once or twice after I lost my wife, but realised it wouldn't be fair for the dog;  they need more energy than I have to give. I wouldn't go for a small one, so lots of exercise is obligatory, and I never walk for more than about an hour-and-a half a day. When we had the last one, an Alsabrador, she got that twice a day, plus swimming in the sea a few times a week. I couldn't take another heartbreak, but the reality is that a dog would probably outlast me, then what for the pooch - the vet?

Rob
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: StevenB on November 20, 2017, 10:38:06 PM
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Our cat, Flash.


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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on November 25, 2017, 03:37:53 PM
 Since it's almost "The Season" we put our Christmas Tree up today. Here's a quick shot of the tree with the Boys standing (lying?:)) guard  :)

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/166625088.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on November 26, 2017, 05:07:35 AM
Since it's almost "The Season" we put our Christmas Tree up today. Here's a quick shot of the tree with the Boys standing (lying?:)) guard  :)

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/166625088.jpg)


Nice dogs, must be expensive to feed!

Looking at the vase of flowers reminded me of home, here, where the water is so hard that the use of such vases quickly turns them ugly because of the rapid build-up of scale on the glass. Who would have imagined? It was one of the reasons I abandoned my brief trip into running a darkroom here after installing air-con, building benches and having plumbing installed. Yeah, I know, I tried filtration and it couldn't cope with the grit.

:-(

Rob

P.S.

My mother also had a mania for collecting angels and cherubs.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: farbschlurf on November 26, 2017, 02:39:56 PM
Lower right. My cat. Curious.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4336/37048192776_122316a7d3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YrPEYq)Polaroid, expired (https://flic.kr/p/YrPEYq) by Stefan Berndt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fototypo/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: HSakols on November 29, 2017, 09:04:41 AM
Rob,
Love your cat on the car!  It is finally cold enough in my neck of the woods to have a fire. It is really stange not having my animal companion sitting in front of the stove with me.  Someday I'll get another rescue cat, but for now I like not having to find a pet sitter for when I'm away. 
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Bob_B on December 05, 2017, 09:45:16 AM
Lola and Juan at peace.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on December 05, 2017, 10:41:22 AM
Luna taking it all in at the dunes.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/23956885677_ab6047652d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CuZit4)IMGP2577-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/CuZit4) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on December 05, 2017, 12:40:58 PM
Hamish and Nigel surveying their domain.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4526/38824098742_b73358c832_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on December 18, 2017, 02:53:02 AM
Jazz and LG waiting in the exam room at the vet. Jazzy was a great gal. Little Guy is a character--a silly friend.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on December 29, 2017, 12:38:46 AM
Out with me ski touring yesterday.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4682/24476413977_39f028ee3a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DhU28x)IMGP8603 (https://flic.kr/p/DhU28x) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on December 29, 2017, 03:00:21 AM
Out with me ski touring yesterday.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4682/24476413977_39f028ee3a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DhU28x)IMGP8603 (https://flic.kr/p/DhU28x) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Not much air up there...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: sbode on December 29, 2017, 09:38:51 AM
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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on December 29, 2017, 09:58:57 AM
Not much air up there...

No but she is pretty fit and handles it well. She comes to 14k+ on occasion too. Strong girl! :)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on January 11, 2018, 12:00:28 AM
Luna loves snow so this morning was extra fun!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4619/39625044921_079958ec86_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23nwHkF)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on January 19, 2018, 07:52:35 AM
 Well guys, as much as I hate to bring the room down I just figured this was a good place to post this. You may remember the photo below of my two guys sleeping on the living room floor. Well on Wed. afternoon they were both sleeping here again but this time the older guy (Jake, on the left) woke with a start, gave some God awful yelps and started to have convulsions on the floor. He then lost control of his bodily functions and started drooling. We rushed him to our Vet but we all knew what the outcome was going to be. So at around 4PM he joined our other guys at the Rainbow Bridge.  My wife & I are just devastated over this..

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/163247692.jpg)


 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 19, 2018, 09:15:31 AM
So sorry to hear that Kevin.

Eric
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on January 19, 2018, 11:16:23 AM
Well guys, as much as I hate to bring the room down I just figured this was a good place to post this. You may remember the photo below of my two guys sleeping on the living room floor. Well on Wed. afternoon they were both sleeping here again but this time the older guy (Jake, on the left) woke with a start, gave some God awful yelps and started to have convulsions on the floor. He then lost control of his bodily functions and started drooling. We rushed him to our Vet but we all knew what the outcome was going to be. So at around 4PM he joined our other guys at the Rainbow Bridge.  My wife & I are just devastated over this..

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/163247692.jpg)


 Kevin in CT

My condolences. :(
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 19, 2018, 12:58:35 PM
Being present for the final exhale of our companions is a steep price each of us would gladly tender if given the choice even accompanied by the knowledge of the future in return for the constant inexplicable capacity for genuine love, joy and good health both mental and physical they bring to ours. Each time I have rashly said "I am unable to ever do this again", their bounding good spirit has demanded otherwise for the lives we have shared. We don't experience this life living in a safe dark armoire, but thankful they have taught me the alternatives by their ever present grace~They chose to share life with you, and I wish for you the consolation  of all the wonderful years you shared.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Two23 on January 19, 2018, 05:47:53 PM
Annie the cat.
Camera was D800E, lens was a Petzval made in the 1870s in Paris by Alphonse Darlot.
Second photo is actually a cat scan of Annie.


Kent in SD
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on January 23, 2018, 06:54:12 AM
 Well, I guess we never learn, one of these little guys is coming to us in mid March  :)
(http://www.pbase.com/image/166898820.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 23, 2018, 01:14:39 PM
Have you picked the winner yet, Kevin?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on January 23, 2018, 01:28:12 PM
 Hi Eric, not yet. I know we are getting a Male but that's about it, I believe they are still a bit young for the breeder to evaluate them as to whether they are show/pet stock.
 That's fine by us here as the guy on the right side of the twofer photo came to us the same way

 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 23, 2018, 01:30:22 PM
Yip Yip Hooray!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on January 23, 2018, 01:40:29 PM
 Thanks so much Pat!! As I get a better idea of which one will be ours I'll put up more pix.

 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on January 23, 2018, 03:22:49 PM
Congratulations on the incoming pup! What breed of dogs are they?

Here one of Luna from a walk a few mornings ago.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/39808135981_f83001f15a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23DH6W6)IMGP9383-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/23DH6W6) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on January 23, 2018, 03:36:24 PM
Well, I guess we never learn, one of these little guys is coming to us in mid March  :)
(http://www.pbase.com/image/166898820.jpg)

Hilarious!  They're, like, strewn there.  :)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: sbode on January 23, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on January 24, 2018, 10:13:04 AM
 The portrait of TBone is just stunning. Could you share the details of the setup or the post processing?


 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Peter McLennan on January 24, 2018, 11:38:20 AM
+1 on the details request.  This is superb.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on January 24, 2018, 11:47:34 AM
 Hi Matt, so sorry I missed your request. They are Norwegian Elkhounds. They also shed at an industrial rate once they grow out of puppyhood  ;)

 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on February 02, 2018, 01:02:44 PM
Luna loves the snow
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4709/40002984172_2c3e67ff68_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23WVKvE)IMGP9432-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/23WVKvE) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on February 02, 2018, 01:24:54 PM
 Well guys, here's a shot of one of the litter from a couple of days back. They're starting to look a bit more like dogs now, must be that Nova Scotia fresh air & sunshine!! The breeder has been such a wonderful person to deal with, she's been very kind to us and very empathic. I don't want to get too commercial here, but if anyone is ever looking for this breed of dog please PM me for more information.

  Matt, that shot of Luna in the snow is just perfect!!


(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/166951284.jpg)

 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on February 02, 2018, 01:46:06 PM
Thanks and wow, that's a cute little pup!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on February 02, 2018, 06:36:15 PM
The portrait of TBone is just stunning. Could you share the details of the setup or the post processing?
+1
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on February 20, 2018, 11:59:29 AM
Here's a couple of shots of the puppy we will be getting in about 4 more weeks!!

 (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167032209.jpg)              (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167032204.jpg)


 I also ran across this, great shots of dogs trying to catch treats

  https://www.boredpanda.com/dogs-catching-treats-fotos-frei-schnauze-christian-vieler/ (https://www.boredpanda.com/dogs-catching-treats-fotos-frei-schnauze-christian-vieler/)

Our first Elkhound was so gentle, if you tossed him a single Cheeto he would turn his head away as if he was afraid of it and then pick it up and carry it off to the next room to eat it :)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on February 20, 2018, 12:08:14 PM
So cute, looks like a little bear cub! Love those treat shots too. I need to try that with Luna who is pretty good (but not perfect) at treat-catching.
Here's one of Luna from our walk yesterday morning. Unusually bare ground for this time of year, but it snowed over night so it is covered again now.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/25498275497_31efc9d25d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ERcjXB)IMGP0773 (https://flic.kr/p/ERcjXB) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: andrewrodney on February 20, 2018, 02:53:22 PM
Here's a couple of shots of the puppy we will be getting in about 4 more weeks!!
Very cute. Just got this pup (Whippet, 15 weeks) two weeks ago and he's great but a consumer of my time!

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 20, 2018, 02:57:13 PM
Very cute. Just got this pup (Whippet, 15 weeks) two weeks ago and he's great but a consumer of my time!
I guess his name must the Digital Pup!   ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on February 20, 2018, 03:49:43 PM
 Hi guys!! Matt, your Luna is very photogenic. Andrew, BEST of luck with your new arrival. Hiya Eric, we seem to be "bumping" into one another on the forums lately!!


 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: andrewrodney on February 20, 2018, 03:50:58 PM
I guess his name must the Digital Pup!   ;)
Actually it's Pi (π) Dough. His brother Whippets are Gamut and Wagyu.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 20, 2018, 04:27:03 PM
Actually it's Pi (π) Dough. His brother Whippets are Gamut and Wagyu.
Good choices.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on February 20, 2018, 04:34:41 PM
 Even though these dogs aren't mine, they and another not seen here belong to my closest friend.

   This is Augie, a Spinone Italiano. They are generally used as gun dogs but not this guy. Here he is about 8 months old.

    (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167033529.jpg)

 And here he is a few years later with one of his housemates, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog named Titan, according to my friend this was not posed. Bear in mind that this is a really large sofa and there is another Spinone who is not in the picture!!

 (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167033530.jpg)




 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on February 21, 2018, 09:21:10 AM
 Just came across this one, it's my younger Elkhound, Louie chasing after my friend's younger Spinone, Enzo.


   (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167035497/original.jpg)


 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 21, 2018, 09:27:53 AM
Kevin's snow play picture reminds me of one of mine from years ago, friends' Mastiffs:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5122/5288195871_37e6dd54a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/94iooT)
Dogs Life (https://flic.kr/p/94iooT) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on February 21, 2018, 10:33:14 AM
  Good catch Slo!  I bet the dark brindle one on the right can really be intimidating if needs must, but as in most cases, they are probably the best cuddlers!  :)


 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on February 21, 2018, 11:32:26 AM
Kevin's snow play picture reminds me of one of mine from years ago, friends' Mastiffs:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5122/5288195871_37e6dd54a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/94iooT)
Dogs Life (https://flic.kr/p/94iooT) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr

Nice, I like how the snow just fades to white like a backdrop.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Damon Lynch on February 21, 2018, 11:46:46 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4739/39086441402_b072015c99_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22xWeh7)
Leia running in the woods (https://flic.kr/p/22xWeh7)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4711/38592177980_5cfe2d6fe7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21NfZYY)
Leia in the woods (https://flic.kr/p/21NfZYY)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4664/39692096544_8741e98919_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23tsns9)
Leia in the woods (https://flic.kr/p/23tsns9)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4701/40358447902_e51b5542ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24ukAuE)
Leia in the woods (https://flic.kr/p/24ukAuE)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4770/40358450602_34c9eeb317_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24ukBid)
Leia in the woods (https://flic.kr/p/24ukBid)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4669/39506253185_3a8db28733_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23c2SGi)
Leia in the woods (https://flic.kr/p/23c2SGi)

Our cat likes joining my wife and I for walks outside, where she follows us around like a dog. She's happy to hang outside by herself too. Fortunately the apartment complex in which we live here in South Bend, Indiana has a wooded area. When she is running at top speed, it's not easy to photograph her! Until I saw her in the snow, I didn't appreciate how effective her camouflage was. She's from Tajikistan, which is a small country north of Afghanistan. 
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on February 21, 2018, 12:19:51 PM
Our cat likes joining my wife and I for walks outside, where she follows us around like a dog. She's happy to hang outside by herself too. Fortunately the apartment complex in which we live here in South Bend, Indiana has a wooded area. When she is running at top speed, it's not easy to photograph her! Until I saw her in the snow, I didn't appreciate how effective her camouflage was. She's from Tajikistan, which is a small country north of Afghanistan.

LOVE those action shots! Cute kitty too. I used to have a cat that would do this with us and our dog. Cats are so funny.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Tony Jay on February 21, 2018, 08:51:56 PM
Yes, the principle is called 'counter-shading' and is employed by military camouflagers all the time!
We have a cat that has a similar fur coat to your beauty, but we live in a place that is sub-tropical, yet that cat can also disappear in plain sight in our garden full of deep green tropical shrubbery...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on February 22, 2018, 01:58:49 AM
I like the snow dogs. Where's Luna?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on February 24, 2018, 03:51:45 PM
I like the snow dogs. Where's Luna?

She was out skiing with me. :)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4612/26592443788_3494c9450e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvTe59)IMGP0928-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/GvTe59) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 24, 2018, 07:22:04 PM
You could do a book on Luna.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on March 15, 2018, 02:54:33 PM
 Well guys, the time is getting closer to the arrival of our new elkhound puppy. It looks to be either late March or early April. In the meantime, the breeder has sent along a shot of the one that will be ours. It's a male and will be called Ralphie (After The Kid In A Christmas Story)

Damon, the shots of your cat are just outstanding!! Very well seen and captured.

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167145225.jpg)


 And here's a shot of the litter, I imagine it's well nigh impossible to get a shot where they are all standing still :)

  (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167145226.jpg)

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on March 15, 2018, 03:10:06 PM
Very exciting about your puppy! They sure are cute!

Here's Luna and Frida who are getting along much better than they used to. We think Frida came from kind of a rough situation before we adopted her so she was a little reluctant to trust Luna for a couple of months. Now they hang out, play, and sometimes even nap together. Pretty sweet!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4779/39837119825_5c369fd62e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23GgDPx)IMGP9617 (https://flic.kr/p/23GgDPx) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 15, 2018, 03:34:59 PM
Nice family portrait.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on March 15, 2018, 03:47:39 PM
Nice family portrait.

Thanks and thanks for the book comment too. She's very photogenic and pretty fun to do stuff with.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on March 16, 2018, 03:21:43 PM
Here's a shot with Luna that I wish I had taken from a little lower angle or Luna was a little farther back so she would stand out against the water. But I still like it. She saw me setting up a shot and decided to strike a pose just in case. I couldn't resist!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/40835462401_a3fd12b405_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25duqhz)IMGP9343-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/25duqhz) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 16, 2018, 08:37:00 PM
Luna's clearly your best critic.   ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on March 17, 2018, 12:04:11 AM

Here's Luna and Frida who are getting along much better than they used to. We think Frida came from kind of a rough situation before we adopted her so she was a little reluctant to trust Luna for a couple of months. Now they hang out, play, and sometimes even nap together. Pretty sweet!


Ha! Great photo.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on March 17, 2018, 02:46:28 PM
Jazz at the bowling alley in 2009.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 17, 2018, 07:35:09 PM
I love it, Bob!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on March 19, 2018, 11:36:42 AM
 Well, here's a link to a short video we got from the breeder last night. An entire litter of about 8 week old Norwegian Elkhound puppies playing. One will be coming to live with us very soon!!

Elkhound Puppies Playing! (https://vimeo.com/260759363)

 Kevin in CT

 All Animals Are Equal But Some Are More Equal

 George Orwell
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on March 29, 2018, 01:04:17 AM
Luna being playful. She is a good model.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/41043483932_295a2b10b7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25wSzQG)IMGP9828 (https://flic.kr/p/25wSzQG) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: LesPalenik on March 29, 2018, 02:09:19 AM
Not my pet, but a great model, nevertheless.
I think, I posted one of the images before in another thread, but can't find it now
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on March 29, 2018, 10:28:34 AM
Not my pet, but a great model, nevertheless.
I think, I posted one of the images before in another thread, but can't find it now

That first one is fantastic! Such intensity in that little dog.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on March 29, 2018, 11:13:25 AM
 Well guys, here's the latest pic from the breeder of our Ralphie. We will be picking him up on April 19th in West Springfield MA.

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167230283/large.jpg)

 Kevin in CT
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on March 30, 2018, 08:46:50 AM
 And here's another from yesterday, after his bath. April 19th can't come quick enough for us!!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167234577.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: sbode on March 30, 2018, 06:36:50 PM
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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: dchew on March 30, 2018, 08:08:54 PM
The source of my avatar. Wish he was still around...

(http://www.davechewphotography.com/temp_images/DChew_140214_09081-FrameShop.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 04, 2018, 12:23:25 PM
Out for a walk and shoot last night with Luna. She got all nervous and started sounding the alarm at things like a pile of rocks. Maybe she could smell or sense some predators around but I never saw anything. Nice calm evening after a very windy afternoon.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/863/27349817378_52a87af117_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HENXRu)IMGP9882 (https://flic.kr/p/HENXRu) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 04, 2018, 12:35:56 PM
 Hi Dave, I know just how you feel, I don't know what it is about our pets that makes their loss so keenly felt.

 Matt, I expect that Luna did indeed sense or smell something that alarmed her, perhaps the winds uncovered something that she then could smell?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 04, 2018, 01:01:36 PM
Matt, I expect that Luna did indeed sense or smell something that alarmed her, perhaps the winds uncovered something that she then could smell?

Definitely possible.
We have coyotes, bobcats, and lions around.
There are definitely smelly things here too as Luna rolled on a dead skunk carcass while my wife was walking her along the creek a couple of days ago.  :o
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 06, 2018, 09:55:38 AM
 Well guys, here's the latest shot of our new boy to be!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167265669.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: guido on April 06, 2018, 11:04:51 AM
This is Cooper
(https://i.imgur.com/EfiiUkW.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 06, 2018, 11:18:55 AM
 Beautiful cat and a great shot as well!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: guido on April 06, 2018, 12:50:09 PM
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Great pic of a great looking Brittany! I grew up with a really special one. Best dog I've ever known...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: guido on April 06, 2018, 12:51:20 PM
Beautiful cat and a great shot as well!
Thanks! An hour before supper he becomes a great portrait subject...
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on April 07, 2018, 05:03:36 PM
Will this low-maintenance chick do?

Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 07, 2018, 07:08:02 PM
Will this low-maintenance chick do?
OK, but she doesn't have the essential charm of Miss Coke.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 08, 2018, 07:19:28 AM
Will this low-maintenance chick do?

 Rob, I bet the vet & food bills are pretty low!! I read somewhere that the "average" cost to own dog over it's lifetime is around 16 thousand bucks. There's an animal emergency center near us, it's basically a level one trauma center for pets. We had to bring one of our guys in once and it was just heartbreaking to see how many people could simply not afford the $$ of the treatments and had to either walk away or have their pets put down. I always swore that if I ever came into big bucks (lotto, etc.) that I would sponsor a fund to spare people this horrible choice!!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on April 08, 2018, 10:23:24 AM
Rob, I bet the vet & food bills are pretty low!! I read somewhere that the "average" cost to own dog over it's lifetime is around 16 thousand bucks. There's an animal emergency center near us, it's basically a level one trauma center for pets. We had to bring one of our guys in once and it was just heartbreaking to see how many people could simply not afford the $$ of the treatments and had to either walk away or have their pets put down. I always swore that if I ever came into big bucks (lotto, etc.) that I would sponsor a fund to spare people this horrible choice!!

Yes, it can cost a lot of money. Our last dog had two separate cancer ops. with each consisting of the removal of a complete side of mammary glands. She survived for quite a while, between ops, but eventually it spread elsewhere and nothing could be done. She died across my lap on the kitchen floor, the vet telling me, as she withdrew the syringe, that tears are not unusual. We never had another animal, not because of cost but because of heartbreak. Twice is more than enough.

But on the cost aspect, yes, not only vet fees, but also kennels when, as in our case, business travel still meant several weeks at a time away from base several times a year.

But the love of a large dog is something special.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 09, 2018, 09:14:26 AM
Yes, it can cost a lot of money. Our last dog had two separate cancer ops. with each consisting of the removal of a complete side of mammary glands. She survived for quite a while, between ops, but eventually it spread elsewhere and nothing could be done. She died across my lap on the kitchen floor, the vet telling me, as she withdrew the syringe, that tears are not unusual. We never had another animal, not because of cost but because of heartbreak. Twice is more than enough.

But on the cost aspect, yes, not only vet fees, but also kennels when, as in our case, business travel still meant several weeks at a time away from base several times a year.

But the love of a large dog is something special.

We've been very fortunate in that the neighborhood people are all pretty close and since many of us have pets, we all serve as pet minders when someone goes away. I expect that it's saved untold $$ in kennel fees as well as being a win-win for the pets and the owners.
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 09, 2018, 09:16:59 AM
 It seems that one of the members of my club bought an Elkhound poppy 3  months or so ago. I just found out about this the other day and asked him to send me some pix. Well everyone, this is Odin!! I'll add to the gallery as needed, enjoy!!!

http://www.pbase.com/keving/odin (http://www.pbase.com/keving/odin)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 20, 2018, 12:57:52 PM
 Well gang, the day (and the dog) have finally arrived!! Here's just a couple of random phone pics to begin. It took about 15 seconds for him and our other guy to become besties, history repeating itself I guess!!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167340191.jpg)

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167340194.jpg)


(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167340195.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on April 20, 2018, 02:30:28 PM
Kevin, you really must do something about that dog's manners! There's a time and a place, and LuLa is not it. (Is it?)

On the other hand (so to speak), they do say that everybody has one.

But nice dogs, nonetheless!

;-)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 20, 2018, 05:58:30 PM
Our rescue cat, Frida
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/871/40590011975_1808569ed8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24QNqqF)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: guido on April 20, 2018, 07:20:16 PM
Our rescue cat, Frida
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/871/40590011975_1808569ed8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24QNqqF)
She has such a great face!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 21, 2018, 05:48:10 AM
 My duhhh!! Sorry about that guys!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 21, 2018, 05:56:29 AM
 And here's our new little warrior's chosen sleeping place, the water bowl!!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167349138.jpg)


And now the two of them are having a little nap!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167349137.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 21, 2018, 05:15:56 PM
I took Luna backcountry skiing today. She loves it! Great conditions so pretty fun for me too.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/887/39800904450_3126808296_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23D53fw)IMGP3159 (https://flic.kr/p/23D53fw) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/919/39800907310_02d1dfb16e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23D546Q)IMGP3194 (https://flic.kr/p/23D546Q) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/39800911390_297753d78b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23D55jb)IMGP3198 (https://flic.kr/p/23D55jb) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 25, 2018, 10:39:03 AM
 What every new puppy owner lives for....some downtime!! He's acquiring quite a few toys as everyone that comes to visit is bringing him one or more!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167376060.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on April 27, 2018, 07:05:51 AM
 History repeating itself I guess, here's our new guy taking his after breakfast nap and using his older brother as the pillow :)

ZZZZZZ (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167386856)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on April 27, 2018, 06:35:50 PM
I used a Helios 44k-4 (58/2) on my K-1ii to get this shot of Luna yesterday. I like to play with vintage lenses sometimes.
For a shot like this, the Catch-in-focus feature was a huge help with the dog moving and no AF.
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Title: Let's see your pets
Post by: ned on May 01, 2018, 03:12:57 PM
This is Nando our three legged rescue from Taiwan. His leg rear leg was caught in a Gin trap after his owner passed away leaving him as a stray. It was amputated at the hip. That hasnít slowed him down much, heís still pretty quick! We picked him up at SFO from a rescue group. Heís such a sweet dog. Heís now become infatuated with squirrels which is why his gaze is off camera and focused on the fence where the squirrels roam.

Shot with a Nikon F100 on Fuji Pro 400 at an EI of 200. Developed at home.


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Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on May 02, 2018, 07:26:59 AM
 Hi Ned, wonderful story, great shot, and a good job developing, I guess it's a win-win-win all around!!  :)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 02, 2018, 04:28:19 PM
This is Nando our three legged rescue from Taiwan.

"SQUIRREL!"  ;D

He looks like a sweet dog. One of Luna's pals lost a leg to cancer last year and is doing pretty well now. I need to get a new photo of him!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on May 11, 2018, 03:00:24 PM
 Here's our two boys, Louie on the left and Raplhie on the right. I apologize for the amount of fur on the carpet, but the opportunity presented itself prior to the every other day carpet cleaning!!  ;) I have a feeling we are making Electrolux very happy!!!

(http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167465492.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 11, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
I recently won a local photo contest that was a fund raiser for the local shelter. Our dog and cat both came from the shelter and I like to help them out when I can.
The photo is of Luna (surprise surprise) when my wife and I took a day trip down there to hike this winter while waiting for snow to ski close to home.
There was a backpacker on a distant dune setting up his camp and Luna was fascinated. 

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/23956885677_ab6047652d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CuZit4)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on May 11, 2018, 04:45:54 PM
I recently won a local photo contest that was a fund raiser for the local shelter. Our dog and cat both came from the shelter and I like to help them out when I can.
The photo is of Luna (surprise surprise) when my wife and I took a day trip down there to hike this winter while waiting for snow to ski close to home.
There was a backpacker on a distant dune setting up his camp and Luna was fascinated. 

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/23956885677_ab6047652d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CuZit4)

You have enough material for a book! Congrats!
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 11, 2018, 05:58:45 PM
You have enough material for a book! Congrats!

Thanks! I certainly have enough, but what I wonder is who besides me and my family wants a book about my dog?
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: pcgpcg on May 14, 2018, 12:36:04 AM
Thea discovered the cat pot. She's new to our house. It took her a few months to finally discover this place. Previous cats have loved hiding in here. I shot this with a tele from a catwalk above. (NPI)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on May 14, 2018, 10:02:07 AM
 Matt, that is a wonderful shot on so many levels!! I wonder if you would consider doing an online slideshow of your proposed book for us to see? Paul, yours too is an incredible catch, guess I better put the iPhone away and get "serious" if I'm going to hang with you guys!!  ;)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on May 14, 2018, 11:44:52 AM
 I know you all have seen the shot of our Jake & Louie laying on the floor with their heads touching. That one was taken after we'd had the, then newcomer, Louie, about a year. Well this one presented itself last evening, we have had the new guy, Ralphie for about 3 weeks. My wife & I were moved to tears when we saw this....

 (http://www.pbase.com/keving/image/167480896.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Kevin Gallagher on May 19, 2018, 09:15:08 AM
 Ralphie in a "Graceful" seated posture  ;)

(http://www.pbase.com/image/167505541.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on May 24, 2018, 07:55:40 AM
Am I the only one to have noticed the conspicuous absence of contributions from Penthouse? I see masses of lascivious, four-legged temptation, but that's where it peters out...

:-(
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: MattBurt on May 24, 2018, 11:43:57 AM
I don't know about you but I don't have any of those kind of pets.
So here's Luna emulating a pose you might see from the other kind of pet. Of course she is a bit furrier than those pets, especially around the undercarriage but we prefer the natural look anyway.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1551/25204955310_cf22a9e7fb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EpgZ61)IMGP7359 (https://flic.kr/p/EpgZ61)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Rob C on May 24, 2018, 03:02:01 PM
Matt, Patrick Lichfield shot a calendar in Moscow that wasn't a million miles away from Luna's concept of posing. I seem to remember it as having been for Unipart. He did a long series of calendars for that company.

I agree on natural fur; just as nature intended. Better than having to wear dark glasses.

;-)
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: BobDavid on May 27, 2018, 02:09:07 AM
sweet picture of a sweet dog
Title: Re: Let's see your pets
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 27, 2018, 04:15:11 AM
Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of Eric's passing. I still miss him something rotten. (D700 + Nikon 85mm f1.8)