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Adopt Me
Adopt Me

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Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Location: New York City
Date: Jun 5, 2008
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2008

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Comments: 15
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85mm Prime, Day 5.
The ASPCA had their animal truck parked in my neighborhood. This little female (a pitbull / bull mastiff mix, according to the volunteer) was understandably getting lots of attention. Her orange vest says "Adopt Me" on the back.

I googled pitbull/mastiff mix and according to several sources it's considered a potentially dangerous mix (if the pup inherits the bad traits from the breeds rather than the good traits). This little pup seemed so sweet, I hate to think of her growing up and attacking someone.

[Note: As ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jutilda points out in her comment below, nurture counts more than nature. My comment was based on threads in several dog forums where people asked if this would be a good breed combination and were unilaterally accused of trolling! I meant no offense to dog lovers.]

Processing: No pp except for a light sharpening after resizing. Added a thin border.

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06/02/2010 03:24:35 PM
Great shot. That's an adorable pooch. I need one of those....
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10/02/2008 01:49:16 PM
i want it! ITS SO ADORABLE!
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10/02/2008 11:07:45 AM
What a face. I'd love a dog but hate the thought of walking it 3 times a day. Otherwise, I'm in.
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07/01/2008 01:12:12 AM
Excellent photo! I love the DOF and also the sharp and clear features of the face. Those eyes sell it! Definitely a face that needs a new home. Hopefully it has inherited some of the gentler traits of those breeds :)
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06/15/2008 05:16:01 PM
ahh - what a sweetie. Who wouldn't?
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06/09/2008 05:35:34 PM
Good job on the DOF to showoff the pooch. The brightly colored leashes are a bit distracting, but I know there's nothing you could have done about them. I don't think B&W to get rid of the bold colors would have worked here either.
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06/07/2008 11:43:24 AM
How could you not want to adopt him with a face like that. Man, you couldn't possibly nail that focus and DoF any more perfectly!
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06/07/2008 11:41:02 AM
He is so freaking cute I want to jump in the photo and hug him! Great job capturing a feeling in a photo. Forlorn is the word that jumps to mind.
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06/06/2008 08:40:05 PM
Wonderful shot - perfect DoF. That's one very sharp lens by the looks of things!
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06/06/2008 07:13:26 PM
What a beautiful pup! Captured magnificently! Really well done.
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06/06/2008 05:51:16 PM
I keep coming back to this cutie pie. WHAT A FACE. You did a great job capturing his little soul. ;~)
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06/06/2008 05:46:57 PM
Oh what a cute puppy......great DOF here.
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06/06/2008 02:32:29 PM
What a beautiful pup portrait - great job, Larry.

I agree that with enough love and good training, every dog will be a good dog. Funny with the leashes for the little dog - heh.
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06/06/2008 02:23:25 PM
Pit bulls were originally companion animals. They are very loyal. Pedey from the Little Rascals show was a pitbull. I would take this little sweetie in a hearbeat!

Great DoF and spot on focus! I like the composition, too!
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06/06/2008 12:52:32 PM
Heh that dog needs some more leashes. LOL

Fabulous DOF. Great focus. I hope she found a home. Usually it is the owners that create the troubles with a "dangerous" breed, not the dog. The American Kennel Club's description of the mastiff's personality is: A combination of grandeur and good nature, courage and docility. Dignity, rather than gaiety, is the Mastiff's correct demeanor. American Pit Buils get a bad name but if properly trained, can be loyal and wonderful companions.

Message edited by author 2008-06-06 12:58:04.
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