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Let's see your pets
« 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.
IMGP0483 by Matt Burt, 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.
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Re: Let's see your pets
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 05:18:43 PM »

Sweet looking dog, that Luna.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 05:43:36 PM »

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


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Re: Let's see your pets
« Reply #3 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. :)
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« Reply #4 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
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 09:59:41 PM »

YAY!  Does this mean we can post cat pictures now?  :)



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« Reply #6 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

Really nice work. Some of those group shots would be a challenge to arrange, I imagine!
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Re: Let's see your pets
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 11:06:58 AM »

Did someone ask for more cats?  ;D
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« Reply #8 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!!

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« Reply #9 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.

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« Reply #10 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!
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 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!
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« Reply #14 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.
 
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« Reply #15 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.
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« Reply #16 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.

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2017, 03:24:21 PM »

Nice shot of Tiki and wow, I hope that confrontation ended ok!
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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 07:05:42 AM »

I don't take enough photographs of my dogs.  :-[
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« Reply #19 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)

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