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Lie Down. Head Down. Look Up. Good Boy!! .. Now for something a little more challenging!!
Lie Down. Head Down. Look Up. Good Boy!! .. Now for something a little more challenging!!

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Challenge: Books III (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus 17mm f1.2 M.Zuiko Digital PRO
Location: on the lounge in the tv room
Date: Jan 29, 2021
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50+flash
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2021

when I considered entering this challenge I thought of all the books I have .. stacked on tables .. in the bookshelf .. beside the bed (on both sides) .. in drawers .. etc etc .. I have a LOT of books .. in the distant past I read a heap of science fiction .. these days its more about spirituality and associated stuff .. but photographing a stack of books for the challenge didn’t seem interesting enough .. not the way I’d photograph them anyway ..

I just happened to see the book 101 dog tricks which was sitting on the table stacked with some other books .. thought I’d show you the books that were stacked on that day with toddy nicely posing in the background .. maybe someone might be interested in a book or two .. my life has changed so much for the better from reading those and related books .. and putting the different philosophies into action .. I read most books on my phone now tho .. would recommend very highly ‘the four agreements by don miguel ruiz .. a life changer ..

anyway .. i hadn’t really looked much into the 101 dog trick book because they seemed way above mine and toddy’s pay grade .. but I thought it would be good to get him to pose near it ..
I wanted Toddy to lie down and put his head down on his paws .. I had taught him to lie down but not to put his head on his paws .. that wasn’t in the book … so I googled it .. found a great utube video .. and toddy picked it up in about 20 minutes .. took a heap of photos of him with the book .. but the one I entered was the only one that I felt worked .. in some he looked really bored .. in some he was looking the wrong way .. in some he had his eye’s closed or nearly closed .. in some he just wasn’t positioned right in relation to the book ..

wherever this ends up thankyou everyone for your lovely comments and votes during voting .. much appreciated .. xx

Place: 4 out of 29
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Views since voting: 432
Views during voting: 87
Votes: 38
Comments: 8
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02/07/2021 03:17:06 AM
Ahhh congrats Roz - love the dog tricks (I have the same book :-)). I just sent off Flumi's Grand Champion application. You should really play with Todd on the tricks. So many are useful for photoshoots :-)
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02/06/2021 12:22:03 PM
Toddy is just THE perfect model. I love this image! Congrats on the HM, Roz.
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02/05/2021 07:19:08 PM
I LOVE this photo! The book is the perfect prop. Toddy is gorgeous - those eyes are gorgeous, so clear and bright. The pose is wonderful. I'll have to chase up that training tip, although it might not work for a viszla, ha ha.
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02/05/2021 08:27:11 AM
Aww, such a good pup and great image. We have this same book and have used it to help train our Lucy. Congrats Roz!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2021 08:42:13 AM
What can I say.... Brilliant!
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02/02/2021 06:04:15 PM
Judging by all the amazing pictures you have taken of Toddy I’m guessing he could teach the course! Wonderful composition:)
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02/02/2021 03:05:48 PM
Love, love, love!
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01/29/2021 04:19:00 AM
Great expression. You are so lucky to have this model available.
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