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    shadow by dogald, on Flickr

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    oliver by dogald, on Flickr

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    minerva by dogald, on Flickr

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    Re: family pets

    Hi Douglas,

    Not sure whether you wanted C&C on these, but rather than leave the thread un replied to for even longer, here goes ...

    #1 Nice and sharp, with good 'pose', but could do with a minor crop and the background isn't ideal, but could be worse.
    You have avoided the usual 'pet eye' problem despite using on camera flash.

    #2 could do with being focused on the eyes, again the background isn't great. Compositionally, a crop to remove a little off th right hand side would be preferred.

    #3 This may have a colour cast and both background and foreground have distracting patterns.

    More on the plus side, you have got a reasonable size subject in the frame of all three, and on the cats, you have got down to their level, which always separates the casual snap from the better efforts like these. Exposure is pretty good on all of them too.

    Tips;
    Always focus on the eyes
    Try to keep the backgrounds distant and simple
    Ideally, also keep the backgrounds the same colour temperature as the subject to avoid colour cast problems
    Try to position the animal looking 'into' the image (as we view it); eyes to left of centre line should look right and eyes to the right of the centre line should be looking left.

    Good luck,

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    Re: family pets

    All good considered comments Dave. I agree and it is nice to see the family pets Douglas.

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    Re: family pets

    Thank you both ...the comments are appreciated.

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    Re: family pets

    They're beautiful pets! Your dog resembles a lab/shepherd mix we had, Mocha. I miss Mocha. Gotta love pets!

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    Maddie loves the snow!

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    Sunshine

    In memory of a true friend.....Sunshine.

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    Re: Sunshine

    What a beautiful dog! I am sorry for your loss. I do not have enough experience to give technical advice-but had to comment as a dog lover. Mine is Maddie-above.

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    Quincy & Sunshine Enjoying the Sunset

    Michelle - thank you for the kind words. We miss him every day. Fortunately we also have his nephew Quincy. The picture below is of the two of them that I took in Capital Reef Utah.

    Your Maddie is beautiful & looks like she loves to play.

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    Re: Quincy & Sunshine Enjoying the Sunset

    What a beautiful pose. They really are soaking in that sun! Incredible shot!
    My shutter speed always has to be very high for shots of Maddie!

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    Re: Sunshine

    What a bautiful dog I really like this picture, I really like the way his hair blends in with the background.

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    Re: Sunshine

    Thank you CRL for taking the time to view the images & thank you for the nice comments. To me Sunshine was one of the most beautiful & photogenic dogs I've ever seen (but then I am biased).

    Will

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