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Hoover pouncing in snowy drifts
Hoover pouncing in snowy drifts

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Challenge: Pet Portrait IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Standing Rocks County Park
Date: Feb 4, 2009
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2009

It was a blustery day at the dog park, we were the only ones, and Hoover, my 1yr black lab, thought it was bloody fantastic that I was in the snow taking pictures of the flora.

I later ended up sprawled on my back because he is a 70lb monster that has barely any breaks

Place: 243 out of 278
Avg (all users): 4.2824
Avg (commenters): 4.5556
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Avg (non-participants): 4.3797
Views since voting: 539
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 255
Comments: 11
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02/18/2009 03:28:48 PM
Fabulous shot of a guy with a ton of energy. I have a chocolate, he is ninety pounds now at 8 years old... yet the energy remains. Anyone who has ever known or loved a lab can fill in the blanks of that face. Or, you could pull out photoshop and do a bit of dodging... personally I think the near silhouette quality of this pic is sort of cool.

For your own personal enjoyment, I hope you can blow this up huge and put it on your wall to bring smiles to everyone who sees it for the next thirty years.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2009 02:23:57 AM
Great picture, but doesn't realy pass as a portrait.
It could have done better if the face and eyes where visible, but on my monitor I only see a black outline with a tongue on snow.
02/15/2009 03:56:47 PM
love the energy, but cannot see the face of this great dog
02/14/2009 05:15:39 PM
nice sho t
02/13/2009 10:22:48 AM
i love the shadow.
02/13/2009 05:45:09 AM
He looks like he's having so much fun!
02/11/2009 10:34:36 PM
Too bad you can't see any features in the dogs face. Fill flash would help this.
02/11/2009 06:23:14 PM
Not so much a portrait - lacks detail - black animals are hard to get a good picture of - I like the action though.
02/11/2009 10:35:01 AM
overexpose in snow to bring our highlights in subject
02/11/2009 10:24:22 AM
Detail is lost on his face.
02/11/2009 12:16:28 AM
i wish i could see the dog a little better. cute idea :)

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