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Crazy for H2O & Chuck It Balls!
3rd PlaceCrazy for H2O & Chuck It Balls!

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Challenge: Man's Best Friend II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: GoPro Hero 11 Black
Date: Sep 5, 2023
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 173
Shutter: 1/950s
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2023

Wanted to try something a little different for this challenge. All of my dogs are obsessed with water and chuck it balls. So thought I would see if I could get something interesting in the water. This was taken with a GoPro. Nova is jumping off a diving board, into our pool to grab a ball I am holding under the water. Took about 10 tries to get this, using the GoPro burst mode (30 pics in 1s). I'm not overly impressed with the capture quality personally. Overall I think it's okay with the image resized, but was fairly soft out of the camera. The bubble just in front of Nova's nose makes her snout look soft in my opinion, but the longer I stare at it, it's just the distortion effect of the water. I think I needed more shutter speed, as Nova is crazy fast. But the GoPro doesn't allow you to adjust. Ah well. Pretty cool cheap underwater camera though!

Outtake - reminds me of the Reapers from Blade 2. If you ever wonder why your dogs will always pee a ton after diving into water over and over, here is why :)

Place: 3 out of 19
Avg (all users): 7.0571
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.9615
Views since voting: 184
Views during voting: 69
Votes: 35
Comments: 8
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09/20/2023 06:16:47 PM
Expected this to get a blue very nice!
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09/20/2023 10:09:38 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - what a great shot! I didn't think its soft at all - look at those whiskers - couldn't get any sharper
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09/20/2023 02:25:08 AM
AWESOME AWESOME .. bet you were hitting that update button during the week .. i know i was .. !! .. ;)
congrats on the ribbon and an absolutely brilliant shot ..
i love photos of dogs having fun .. and if they are in the water thats next level ..
just wonderful .. :)
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09/20/2023 12:18:50 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Great capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2023 09:52:21 PM
Oh Excellent!! I just tried to do a bunch of these, but the dogs really don't want to put their face in the water. Well done! I thought I was doing well with my 6.9, but I'm obviously not beating this one.
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09/17/2023 09:40:12 AM
Amazing capture!
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09/13/2023 09:22:14 AM
My pick for a top 3
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09/13/2023 05:31:33 AM
Awesome picture!
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