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Challenge: Partners (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Harmony Creek
Date: May 28, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2008

Flying through the dog park.

Place: 96 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.2537
Avg (commenters): 4.8750
Avg (participants): 4.8200
Avg (non-participants): 5.3974
Views since voting: 525
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 201
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2008 11:25:17 PM
Cute dogs.
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06/08/2008 04:56:14 PM
Cute little pups. Would be more interesting if dogs where running toward you so wee could see their face.
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06/06/2008 05:18:56 PM
something is missing in the composition to make the "friendship" believable.
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06/06/2008 02:27:41 PM
Would much prefer to see them running towards you, so that then we can see their cute fluffy faces rasther than their hairy backsides ;-) Good composition and well done for giving them space to run into the rest of the frame. Also like the leading lines of the path.
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06/06/2008 04:57:50 AM
Three assumptions: the entry is not meant as a joke, you are not an expert photog who decided to break a couple of rules just for fun, and you wouldn't mind some friendly advice. If one of them is not true, stop reading!

You wanted to share a special moment with the rest of us, and you love the dogs. That is great. The problem is, the picture gives us no clue as to what IS special with the moment, and since we do not have the privilege of knowing the dogs, all we see are two anonymous dog butts chasing across a singularly uninspiring field. We are obviously not meant to be part of the action, since the dogs turn their backs on us. We can either say "who cares" or feel unhappy about it, give you a low vote, and go on to the next one. But that is not why you posted the picture, is it?

The dogs are in focus, they are not in the centre of the picture, and you have added a frame - that tells me this is not a shot by a completely ignorant beginner. The dogs are practically flying over the ground, giving a nice sense of dynamic. But that is not enough to make the picture interesting.

What if you had waited until they got back from their chase, ears flapping, tongues hanging out, eyes bright from the adventures. Exactly the same picture, but turned around, so to speak. I bet the effect would have been very different, the picture telling a story all of its own. Never mind the background then, you would be drawn in to share the excitement with the dogs.

OK, so maybe they didn't come back like that. Tough luck. In snapshots, luck and timing are essential. One day they will, though, and I hope you have the camera ready when they do. That's a picture I'd like to see.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2008 02:57:55 PM
i liek this pic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2008 09:19:27 AM
I like the fact that they are running together and away from the camera, but the background is very boring.
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06/04/2008 02:05:48 PM
The front view might be more pleasing?
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06/04/2008 12:53:15 PM
Nice action shot, like how you got them both in the air.
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