Animals Dogs (part II)

PacNWMike

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Salish Sea
Getting bigger really fast!

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L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Somerset, UK
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Ovi
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Took me only 15 minutes to set up 3 lights, clear the background, put the Xmas jumper on and try to get a good Xmas shot with her. She didn't feel very cooperative, just sitting there looking worried, treats didn't work so I had to pick a decent one. I think she might be too tired to pose. She did get lots and lots of hugs and cuddles. The edit took a bit of effort, clearing up the colour fringing, clearing up all the marks off the floor, get the brightness on the eyes and light reflections a bit higher. I wish I could replace the floor with snow texture but my Photoshop skills are non-existent.
This will be our Xmas card for 2022, just finished printing the image on 16 Fujifilm Instax Wide prints with a Xmas message hidden inside a QR code on the top left of the image.
 
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L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Somerset, UK
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Ovi
A collection of pictures of my little princess I made to test out the Animal Eye Tracking in the last few days:

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"Why hello there"

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Every morning I go to work I wrap her with my T Shirt (that's dedicated only for her) and leave her on my seat at the desk.

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And the look she gives me every time I need to leave her.

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The proper edit of the picture I posted earlier. I don't know why she prefers big boys, every time they meet up she jumps around him and flirts with him like a highschool teenager that makes even me blush with embarrassment.

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He's an ok guy, I nickname him Boomerang because every time a car passes by he would sit down on his tummy and jump spin 360 degrees and then sit back down again. His owner has a lot of patience to walk him through town. But he'a a very sweet boy.

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She loves to run more then a stallion in open fields, my new phone lock screen wallpaper.

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Her first appearance as a guest star on CSI New York.
 

L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Somerset, UK
Name
Ovi
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The next to last pic, of her running near the base of a red brick wall, is a great shot. Shows good perspective without distracting background. Good capture of her spirit; with her looking right at the cam. All-around terrific portrait.
Glad to see she’s feeling well after last week(?).
Thank you, yes she is back to her self with lots of cuddles and running around. I have a series of her with squeaky ball when we played Sunday night but I haven't posted them because it was getting late. I will post them after I have my breakfast in a few minutes. (I think it was some food we eat because I
had tummy ache for days after she was sick)
 

L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Somerset, UK
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Ovi
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Nothing gets her attention like squeaking her ball.

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And the one thing she loves is when I grab her ball while she holds on to it in her mouth and trying (playfully, I don't have any intention to hurt her teeth) to get it from her.

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And she loves to keep her ball(s) between her paws.

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And fetching the ball, she never gets enough of it.

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And then it's cuddle time.

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And tummy rubs.
 

L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Somerset, UK
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Ovi
How to Nuggie:
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Step One: MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD!!!

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Step Two: Complain about said mud!

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Step Three: Do The Tasmanian Devil and fail to do anything about the mud.

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Step Four: After having a bath and a dry fall asleep on my foot like a fluffy marshmallow.

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I love the colour one because the sunset warm light is what makes the magic but for some reason, the back and white one has quite the soul of its own, a Je Ne Sais Quoi?
 

L0n3Gr3yW0lf

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Somerset, UK
Name
Ovi
Some of my favourite pictures of my little Yorky-Russell when I tested the Real Time Eye AF Tracking for Animals/Pets.

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I love the look for a 85mm f 1.8 and close to medium distance, definitely a lens I want to have in my kit. I love the swirls I can get with the right composition.

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The "compression" at closer distance makes for really awesome subject isolation though some lenses may struggle to keep their autofocus at the pace of a moving subject.

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At 500mm the compression is even more impressive even at f 6.7 but the foreground can get busy, here I had her come up a small bump in the terrain so the background is farther back past the grass line just behind her. There's a small amount of swirls in the background towards the edge most part of the frame.

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She does love to bark her tiny little head off when something doesn't agree with her ... I haven't figure out what it was here but she was looking damn cute, she throws her little head backwards and sometimes jumps on her front paws like having a little tantrum.

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I am learning that up close, very close (under 2 meters) most of my lenses struggle to keep up with only a couple or in focus images but she still managed to look fearsome ... To the squirrels and the bees and the birds.

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At 75mm f 2.8 it doesn't look as impressive as 85mm f 1.8, it's better for larger dogs and small groups but for small dogs or really focusing on a subject's aspect, like eyes or posture, I think the dedicated telephoto prime is a significant improvement.

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At very close distance, 2 meters or less, the difference between 75mm f 2.8 and 85mm f 1.8 is less drastic so I can easily use my Tamron 28-75mm f 2.8 Di III VXD G2 in a pinch, but there's still an advantage for the prime for very low light (like deep forests and sunsets) or freezing the action at over 1/500th of a sec.
 
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