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    Chasing Butterflies

    Out today in our usual romping ground, but joined this time by a flock(?) of butterflies, much to the pups' delight

    Chasing Butterflies

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    Re: Chasing Butterflies

    Are dogs not the most joyous animals on Earth? It took me a second to even note that you had captured a butterfly in the shot- luck, patience, or Photoshop ? These pics made me smile, thanks

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    Fun stuff! Bright sunny days have many positives, but sometimes not soo much in photography.......except for getting crisp shots of dogs in motion. Thats a challenging exposure combination as well; dark dog light dog....well done. Pix are good and the dogs look really really happy.

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    Re: Chasing Butterflies

    I love that first shot...sheer exuberance!

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    Re: Chasing Butterflies

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    I love that first shot...sheer exuberance!
    I couldn't agree more.

    When you take this shot alongside those in 'Pet Emergency', you realise that whilst there are many very beautiful human female models and even a few 'not-too-bad' males that appear in images here on CiC, this pup has got to be in there for the most photogenic living thing on the web. Just absolutely made for photographing.

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    Thank you all, I'm glad you enjoyed these. That little black pup (which is supposed to max out at 75-80 lbs) isn't one I would have picked out on my own, but she is really getting under my skin and a joy to be around.

    Debbie, you are absolutely right. I have made a multitude of exposures in which the light meter was just overwhelmed, and I ended up with either a black or a white blob. I now expose for the black with about +1/2 EV (or just shy of blowing highlights), and then in pp selectively darken the labrador. Doing the opposite, of exposing for the lab, requires lightening the black which just turns her a shade of dark grey and raises the noise excessively. So I am still having to make compromises, but I'm gradually winnowing down the ratio of throw-aways.

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    Kevin - these images are just great. The faces in the first shot are just pure joy. Well done!

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    Thanks so much, Cliff

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