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5th February 2012, 07:51 PM
Toby is a young poodle cross who has come to live with us as a foster. He is a darling boy who loves everyone and is quite well behaved (but he can get into some normal puppy trouble occasionally). Toby is about 14 pounds (~6.4 kilograms). We estimate that he is about ten months old so he may grow a bit more. We call him our pesudo-doodle because he plays so well with our 70-pound (~32 kilogram) Goldendoodle Holly.
Canon 40D with 70-200mm f/4L IS lens at ISO 160 with -1 stop flash fill using a Canon 430EX. Exposure was 1/160 second at f/5.6.
This lens just keeps producing beautifully smooth bokeh. Some folks automatically think that an f/4 lens cannot be used for selective focus. Nothing could be further from the truth. The rounded aperture blades on the IS model assist in providing smooth bokeh.
For more information on Toby see: www.americanmalteserescue.org
For images of many of the other Maltese rescue dogs who we have fostered see my smugmug Maltese rescue gallery at:
Last edited by rpcrowe; 6th February 2012 at 02:27 PM.
5th February 2012, 09:17 PM
Yay dog rescue! Great shots as always.
5th February 2012, 09:31 PM
Seems to display the character of the dog wonderfully.
5th February 2012, 11:40 PM
He looks pretty well behaved there. You'll have to post a troublesome puppy shot sometime
6th February 2012, 04:26 AM
Toby is very loving, almost to a fault. I was sitting at the breakfast table yesterday and he jumped into my lap. Unfortunately, I was holding a full cup of coffee at the time. Luckily, neither of us got scalded.
He's really a sweet guy and my Goldendoodle, Holly, just loves playing with him. They roughhouse for hours together. But, then they occasionally have quiet times together.
He could almost be Holly's puppy. Of course they both have poodle genes...
6th February 2012, 06:09 AM
Nice image Richard, both but that smile in the second one takes the cake! Or so he must think. lol
6th February 2012, 09:46 AM
Absolutely! That second photo is great!
Originally Posted by jeeperman
6th February 2012, 02:06 PM
Awwwwwwwwww! So cute! Nice bokeh in the background. There has been a photographer in the news lately that has been taking fancy portrait shots of pound/rescue dogs, and each and every one of the "fancy" dogs has been adopted! Presentation, presentation, presentation!!
Good job! And thanks for being a foster. Right now I am fostering 4 cats, and in my lifetime I have adopted, from rescue/pound, a Great Dane, two Boxers, a German Shepherd and an Aussie/border collie mix. All turned into wonderful family members. I also have 14 cats, most of whom have "wandered" onto my property, all spayed and neutered by me and well fed, believe me!
6th February 2012, 03:56 PM
6th February 2012, 04:54 PM
Beautiful dogs! Thumbs up for the great job you are doing!! I cannot believe how cruel people are to animals, glad to know there are people out there like you! What a handsome fellow Jupiter is!! He should be able to find a home, with that shot promoting him!! Do you post the images at the pet stores and in the papers? Best of luck in all you do for them!
6th February 2012, 05:23 PM
We post our images on www.petfinder.com and at a local groomer who has facilitated several adoptions for us. Jupiter is great looking now but, Judy says she has a bit of trimming to finalize before I can take his "after" picture.
Last edited by rpcrowe; 7th February 2012 at 04:33 AM.
7th February 2012, 04:32 AM
Here is a quicky video of Holly and Toby playing...