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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Meet Monty

Nikon D70 @ 70mm, 1/80 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 + SB-800

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For those of you who thought you had stumbled across the wrong blog after yesterday's post, here's another one to confuse you!

Taken before Christmas for a "client" (read: work colleague!) I was assured that this little dog would sit nice and still for me. But alas, the adage never work with children or animals was confirmed: I spent most of my time running after him! The lighting was very poor, so about half of my 150 shots came out blurry. I was getting quite worried when I was sifting through the shots on my computer until I got to this one; which ironically was literally my last shot of the day.

Never really tried this kind of shot before so it was a new experience. Was it a good experience? Hmmm ;)


Anonymous Jem said...

I think you did really well to capture this little critters character. You can tell he's on the go because he looks as if he's just about to set off for whatever he's intently staring at! Considering the lighting was poor the colours have also come out really well :)

1:28 pm, January 25, 2006  
Blogger Backfire aka Plucky said...

I agree, it's a lovely shot

2:01 pm, January 25, 2006  
Blogger jcyrhs said...

I think this is a nice attempt. The dog looks rather uncomfortable though.

A couple of things to take note (in my opinion), the background (which is too distracting in this), the angle (too high, feels disconnected from the dog) and the composition.

Would recommend some other lens, probably a portrait lens. 85mm is good. =) even the 50mm with it's bokeh at f1.8 can do something about the background. at the very least it will not blend the dog's fur into it.

4:03 pm, January 25, 2006  
Anonymous Brent said...

For a simple pet picture, it's very nice. Most animal shots are only impressive to the pet's owner(s). This one is impressive enough on its own.

1:31 am, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Behrooz said...

Its monkey face carries tons of grudge against you!

12:17 am, January 30, 2006  
Blogger LeeAnne said...

Well... as the "client" and adoring owner of Monty (I'm not entirely sure how he'd feel about being referred to as a "critter" or "monkey face" though!!) I can assure you that my parents loved this picture of him, as did I when my colleagues presented it for my Christmas! He normally does sit still and if we'd been indoors I'm sure it would have been a different story! Although his stares probably had something to do with the mini sausages we had been feeding him in a vague attempt to distract him! Nice to be an experiment though! Thanks J!

12:02 pm, February 21, 2006  

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