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Challenge: Pet Portrait VI (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko
Location: in the paddock
Date: Oct 18, 2021
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2021

this is mr tod .. he was two years old yesterday when i took this photo ..

i love it when dogs put their heads on the side as if they are listening .. its not something mr tod does unless he hears something really unusual .. but i especially wanted him to do it for this challenge ..

so i got a whistle out of the kitchen drawer and took him into the paddock .. told him to sit .. he's not good at sitting in one spot for any length of time ..

got everything ready to take a pic .. my distance from him and my settings .. felt i'd probably only have one shot at him putting his head to the side ..

blew the whistle and he put his head on the side .!!.

got a couple of shots .. not totally happy ..

so i tried again .. epic fail .. when i blew the whistle from then on he came running to me ...

i will have to google how to teach him to put his head on the side .. as it doesnt come naturally to him .. i'm the one who has to learn how to teach him .. he'll pick it up real quick once i do .. he's the intelligent one in the relationship .. ;)


[Oct. 28th, 2021 07:20:04 PM]

feeling a bit emotional here ..!!..

13 wonderful comments with approx 4 hours and 45 minutes to rollover ..
and me and toddy have reached dizzying heights .. which i'm 'recording' for prosterity .. just in case this score becomes a fleeting memory .. ;)

Votes: 34
Views: 115
Avg Vote: 8.0000
Comments: 13


want to thank everyone for giving this photo a huge amount of love ..
more appreciated than you can know .. xx

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 28
Avg (all users): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 8.0625
Avg (non-participants): 8.1000
Views since voting: 401
Views during voting: 124
Votes: 36
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/03/2021 07:05:43 PM
Congratulations Roz!!! Well deserved BLUE! :)
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11/03/2021 08:10:58 AM
Perfect!
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10/31/2021 09:07:38 AM
So full of love... congrats on your magnificent win Roz, well deserved!
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10/29/2021 08:57:53 PM
Hi Roz,
I have been out of commission and unable to vote or make comments on this challenge. I just wanted you to know how much I like your portrait of Toddy. It couldn’t be more perfect. It must have been exciting to watch your score over the week of voting. It would have been higher still if I was able to vote. Congratulations on a wonderful portrait and the blue ribbon.
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10/29/2021 04:04:33 PM
And that SCORE!!

Totally deserved!
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10/29/2021 04:04:10 PM
Roz! This is amazing!

I loved it from the moment I saw it.

Happy birthday to Toddy!!

Congratulations to you!!

Excellent work.

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10/29/2021 10:41:28 AM
Wow, this is an amazing photo. Congratulations!!
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10/29/2021 08:35:06 AM
Congratulations Roz! Outstanding portrait of a very cute pup!
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10/29/2021 08:28:23 AM
Congratulations
This was my favorite image in the challenge. Your dog is beautiful, I love the look in his eye and the tilt in his head but nothing caught my eye more than his ears. I love his ears, one up one down. All this and great lighting used perfectly. I had a hunch this was one of your amazing images.
This image deserves accolades.
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10/29/2021 08:21:24 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon and personal best.
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10/29/2021 07:26:09 AM
Way to go, Roz! Terrific shot and congrats on the stratospheric score!
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10/29/2021 01:57:35 AM
Originally posted by MargaretNet:

Toddy beat the flies! WOW, Roz, congrats on the new PB!! Amazing score for an amazing portrait :)


hahahaha .. literally burst out laughing at your comment Margaret ..
and yes .. i think its a miracle . !! ..
a very happy one .. xx
and where oh where is the tagging option in dpc .. we really need that badly . :(
10/29/2021 01:55:28 AM
Toddy beat the flies! WOW, Roz, congrats on the new PB!! Amazing score for an amazing portrait :)
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10/29/2021 01:09:26 AM
WOW! What a fantastic and well deserved score! I love this portrait of Todd!
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10/29/2021 12:54:57 AM
Hey Roz! Yes, It's been a while! So nice to pop in here and see you on the front page with a blue! Wow, big congrats!
He certainly is a handsome little bugger! :)
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10/29/2021 12:17:44 AM
Oh my, what a wonderful deserved score to take the blue. Cheers all round!
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10/29/2021 12:10:51 AM
A new personal best. Way to go, you really deserve that wonderful score.

So lovely to see him on the front page!
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10/29/2021 12:08:00 AM
Congratulations, Rozzie, Toddy is so deserving of top honors here! And I am so proud for you scoring over 8! What a great day for you two!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2021 11:58:23 PM
This is lovely. My pick for blue. Todd is so photogenic and you are there to make the most of his attributes - great team!
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10/28/2021 10:28:14 PM
Best sitter! 10
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10/28/2021 01:49:07 PM
I would say this is Best In Show! Beautiful lighting and the pup is adorable.
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10/28/2021 12:26:05 PM
In my top three.
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10/28/2021 08:44:31 AM
Wow!
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10/27/2021 12:40:03 PM
great pose love those ears and the nice background bokeh works for me adding interest and dimension
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10/26/2021 07:21:41 AM
I love this Roz 9
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10/24/2021 01:41:30 PM
Oh Roz, this is possibly my favourite ever photo of Mr Tod. this is just absolutely delightful - spot on with the technicals, of course, but captured with such love and such bagfulls of character. Rare I give a 10 on first pass, but there isn't any other score I could give!
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10/23/2021 02:26:55 AM
great portrait. I Just got a similar dog from a friend for 3 weeks..(he went on vacation)..so cute! maybe ill keep him :)
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10/23/2021 12:42:57 AM
Oh HI TODDY! Bathed in such exquisite light... with those soulful eyes and perfectly engaged ears, I feel like you will likely give your momma another ribbon. You're such a gooooooooood dog! :)

I'm not voting in this contest since I never vote when I have "a dog in the race" (haha), but you certainly deserve a 10 for your modeling efforts this time! Good luck, sweet boy!
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10/22/2021 05:05:37 PM
I love the lighting you chose. What a plus, your dog has great ears. Beautiful dog, lovely image.
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10/22/2021 11:03:09 AM
This is beautiful, Roz!

I love the tilt of his little head and that one ear up. Too cute and really well shot.
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10/22/2021 05:53:25 AM
Roz, this is astonishingly gorgeous. Your best shot of Toddy ever.

You always have amazing DOF!

This ones hot!

My pick for blue.

Oh and did I mention that ear! Ha, love it!
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10/22/2021 01:30:18 AM
oh gee, Roz, this guy has already won so much. you should maybe think of a retirement fund.
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10/22/2021 12:21:37 AM
Awwwwwe, this guy melts my heart. I should take points off for that because it's probably unhealthy. :P
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