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Feb 17, 2014 18:43 |  #1

This is Sebastian, my favorite subject to take photos of. He is a show/working dog and always a willing subject in front of a camera. This is my first photo up for Critique, was taken at my friends farm super early morning before leaving for a show - fire away :)

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Feb 17, 2014 19:20 |  #2

good pose, nice subject isolation, pleasant bokeh, well done.


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Feb 18, 2014 05:46 |  #3

He's beautiful...I want him! Is the grass coated in frost? I might consider cropping a little off the top.


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Feb 18, 2014 09:34 as a reply to  @ SJC from VT's post |  #4

What a handsome boy, with a nice stack. Gorgeous subject. But then, any dog who competes in both conformation and working events has my attention.

Have you cropped the image? I'd like to see a little less on the top. I'm unsure of how he's framed left to right. I might like to see a little more on the left (so his body is centred) or a lot more on the right (so his head is centred). Actually, if there is more to the right I don't think less on the top is required.


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Feb 18, 2014 10:06 |  #5

I like it, & would crop off the bushes in the background. Maybe a little off the bottom, too.
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Feb 18, 2014 15:41 |  #6

Thanks for the advice, I will crop it up a bit more and see how it goes. The frost was very heavy that morning!

Neacail - He's a lovely boy - he's 2 1/2 and finished out 2013 as #4 Rottweiler in Canada, and so far for 2014 is #1. He's also a herding/tracking/draft​ing and obedience (Utility hopeful) dog. So all around handsome and smart to boot with the best personality one could ask for.


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Feb 18, 2014 19:00 |  #7

A handsome fellow, indeed! I'd crop a bit from the top. I like the fact that you got down to Sebastian's level to take his picture. Very good.




  
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Feb 18, 2014 19:22 |  #8

nice! you could probably even clone out some of the bushes so you don't end up with a square crop, unless you want that. great dog.


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Feb 18, 2014 20:12 |  #9

Great portrait. Next time I'd suggest going for more DOF (tripod and slow shutter if necessary) to get all of him in focus since he seems content to hold a pose well.


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