May 29th, 2012


Dahlia photo #20

(Sorry folks...playing catchup here a bit!)

This one was one of a series of photos I took for a prompt in another community. The prompt was "from the ground." Now, I take a lot of photos of Dahlia from the ground in general. I'm usually kneeling, squatting or laying flat on the ground to get photos of her. So I decided that I was going to be truly literal about this and set the camera on the ground.

I like the hazy look to this photo though I'll confess here: the hazy blurry feel in the front of the camera is nothing more than blurred grass. It gives it an interesting affect doesn't it? The concept doesn't look nearly as nice in color.

EXIF data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/4.0 | 1/100 | ISO 100 | 85mm

Dahlia photo #21

I like to get photos of Dahlia running. This past weekend I decided to try to get photos of her taking off from runs. I took several and this one was my favourite. I'm not sure if other dogs take off this way but it seems that Dahlia powers off from her back legs when she takes off. It looks really strange and awkward, both in person and in photos. She does this weird excited "OMG!!" thing with her paws in the air as she takes off.

Does anyone else have a dog who takes off from a sit like this? How do YOUR dogs take off from a sit?  And yes that IS drool coming out of her mouth.

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/5.6 | 1/800 | ISO 400 | 300mm

Dahlia photo #22

(This is the last one, I swear!)

I love photos of dogs shaking off and last year I got a few decent ones of Dahlia. This time I kept looking for an opportunity and finally, at the very end of our visit to the local off leash area, she gave me that opportunity. I took several photos, but this one was my favourite of the group.

EXIF data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/4.5 | 1/500 | ISO 100 | 180mm