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    Make it fast!

    It's to difficult to keep my tail onder controll!
    Make it fast!
    What's your opinion? shutter time error? or does it show the dog's state of mind?

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    Re: Make it fast!

    I'm not one to call that shutter time "error." That is what you are supposed to show when taking pictures of dogs. Tail up and blurred is a happy dog. Tail down and still is menacing, Tail down and tucked is afraid.

    I notice some blurring of the muzzle, also. I can't tell if that is movement or DOF. I think it is DOF, as the eyes are sharp.

    Nice shot.

    Pops

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    Re: Make it fast!

    Hi Jandiep,

    I think it would be fine if it were just the tail blurred, but unfortunately his head has moved too.

    1/50s was a little slow for such a shot.

    Certainly the camera was held steady enough, the rest is nice and sharp.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Make it fast!

    Hi Jandiep

    I have to agree with Dave here - the head needs to be sharp. You may be able to do some PS work on it - too late tonight for me!

    I see that you used F14 @ 1/50th & 400 ISO. You would have done better to open the apperture up and increase the shutter speed. You don't require a big DOF here, especially with the lack of detail in the snowy background.

    A potentially a good shot unfortunalely spoiled by the dog's head movement.

    Just my personal view, you're nearly there.

    Regards

    Rob

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    Re: Make it fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobO View Post
    I have to agree with Dave here - the head needs to be sharp.
    Hi Rob and Dave,

    After Dave's comment I noticed the same issue in the other pictures of the serie I made.
    I wasn't aware of the head movement during the shots.
    Thanks for your comments, Lesson learned.

    Regards, Jan

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    Re: Make it fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by PopsPhotos View Post
    I notice some blurring of the muzzle,
    Pops
    As Dave noticed, it's due to head movement. I used a Canon EF 28-135mm IS. The IS helped to get the rest sharp.

    Thans for your comment
    Regards Jan

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    Re: Make it fast!

    Hi Jan

    This looks very much like a Boxer - great dogs! - but I'm just wondering
    why his tail is (or, appears to be) so long?

    And yes, nice shot.


    cheers
    B

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    Re: Make it fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunter View Post
    Hi Jan

    This looks very much like a Boxer - great dogs! - but I'm just wondering
    why his tail is (or, appears to be) so long?

    B
    In the Netherlands it's not allowed anymore to crop the dog's ears or tail. You're not allowed to show a dog with cropped ears/shortened tail on any dog shows. So all official breeders do crop/shorten the tail.

    This is our second Boxer, I would not have an other breed.

    kind regards,
    Jan

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