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Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: Jan 31, 2010
Aperture: f/10.0
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2010

This is my little dog "Flake" ---- completely in her element. She lives for weather for like this.

[Feb. 6th, 2010 12:48:25 AM]

Oh my goodness. Halfway through the week and my score is still above 7. Very exciting indeed. I think I may have worn out the UPDATE button.

Wow. I am giddy. What a fun week of clicking UPDATE over and over and over again. Thank you to everyone for the really nice comments!!

Here is Flake at a slower speed. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_853331.jpg

And here are her "siblings", for those who asked about them.
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To answer multiple questions, Flake was a stray in Richmond, VA who landed at Chesterfield Animal Care & Control. She was transferred to the Richmond SPCA (where I work) and I adopted her from there about 6 years ago. She is probably a mix, although it seems clear that there is American Eskimo in her heritage. She excels at tricks and agility, often performs as part of our humane education program, and has appeared in local commercials for the Virginia Lottery and James River Heating & Air. She also appeared on the cover of Bark Magazine in 2008. Yes --- I am a bit of a shameless stage Mom. Thanks to everyone for the many nice comments and private messages. It is absolutely thrilling to win a DPC ribbon, but especially so when it generates so many nice comments about my dog.

Bark Magazine --- Jan 2008


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 154
Avg (all users): 7.1475
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 6.9825
Avg (non-participants): 7.2063
Views since voting: 9814
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 217
Comments: 54
Favorites: 24 (view)


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02/16/2010 12:13:55 PM
This is beautiful! I have an Eskie also and he is the same - LOVES the snow! Thank you for your beautiful photo of a beautiful dog (and breed)! It truly looks like bliss to her.
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02/16/2010 02:09:15 AM
Love the joy! Congrats to you!
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02/15/2010 09:26:45 PM
Beautiful image of such a happy dog!! Congrats!!
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02/14/2010 09:55:31 PM
This beautiful expressive photo should have won in my opinion.
I'm from The Netherlands and often watch the rescue of animals on Animal Planet. Great organisation, glad this lovely Flake got lucky and found you. Keep up the good work.
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02/14/2010 10:17:15 AM
My first reaction was...
OMG! A polar bear attacking the photographer, but I'm glad he survived and came home to enter this challenge.
It's a great shot with perfect timing. Congrats!
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02/13/2010 11:54:45 AM
This is a great picture...it looked like a polar bear to me at first. Congrats to you!!
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02/12/2010 04:20:24 PM
i'm shaking my head here .. this is such an incredible photograph .. your title just adds to the emotion and excellence .. i love hearing about dogs that have happy homes especially when they had a bad time before .. congrats on your ribbon .. i bet flake has a few 'real' ones at home ..!!! .. :)
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02/12/2010 03:00:17 PM
Thanks for your comment. I really enjoy your photo. The dogs facial expression can make anybody smile! Great capture!!
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02/12/2010 02:32:01 PM
what kind of dog is this?
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02/12/2010 02:43:36 AM
It really is very nice.It is one of my favotite photoghaphs.Harvey Sherman.Was a planed photo with the dog in the leff guadrant?
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02/11/2010 09:28:31 PM
She looks like a Polar Bear. That's what I thought til I read your comments. The slow speed shot is awesome too. Beautiful dog and awesome shot!! Congrats.
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02/11/2010 04:50:49 PM
The dog from The never ending story...
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02/11/2010 11:50:18 AM
This photo makes me smile every time I see it!
Such a happy looking doggie :)
Fantastic photo
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02/11/2010 10:13:10 AM
Oh, SARA! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy your award worthy dog-in-the-snow photography did in fact win its just award! Pilot's Sister? She is AMAZING! Way to GO!
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02/10/2010 10:36:10 PM
Knew this would do well, what a great image. Congratulations!
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02/10/2010 09:11:50 PM
LOL @ both of these! What a delight! Congrats!
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02/10/2010 08:43:19 PM
Great.
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02/10/2010 03:10:59 PM
A beautiful shot
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02/10/2010 02:39:45 PM
lovely shot!
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02/10/2010 02:26:30 PM
WOw...great capture. Perfectly exposed and I love the expression on her face. Congrats!
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02/10/2010 12:52:58 PM
Perfect title for this wonderful image. Congrats on your ribbon, Sarah.
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02/10/2010 09:06:40 AM
I'm glad this one ribboned. It certainly was my pick for BLUE. Congrats. Just too fabulous.
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02/10/2010 08:51:05 AM
A joy to behold--congratulations !
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02/10/2010 07:31:14 AM
My Golden loves the snow too. But, you have truly captured the true bliss that they have when romping around in the snow. Well done.
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02/10/2010 07:13:22 AM
Great action capture!! Really did capture the joy of the moment. Congrats on your Red Ribbon.
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02/10/2010 05:40:14 AM
Very nice! I actually thought at first that it's a polar bear! :) Maybe I should go to the real world again sometime...
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02/10/2010 03:46:11 AM
Congrats on the red, give it to Flake :)
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02/10/2010 12:59:55 AM
Great capture. Looks like she is really moving on! Congrats on the red!
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02/10/2010 12:30:16 AM
VERY well deserved ribbon - congrats! This is just simply delightful.
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02/10/2010 12:25:01 AM
I wonder what she think as she closes her eyes and just runs her heart out. Congratulations on your red, a fresh look for the front page.
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02/10/2010 12:09:53 AM
Huge congrats! Great capture!!!

Raj
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2010 11:00:30 PM
"Coming Through! Move Please! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!" (Amazing Capture!) :)
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02/09/2010 08:36:47 PM
Looks like someone is really enjoying the snow. Or was excited about coming inside lol. Great capture.
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02/08/2010 06:16:24 PM
Excellent capture, really nice shot.
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02/08/2010 10:45:51 AM
Love it! Especially the face. I'd like to see how it would look with a little less of the pinkish cast but it is great. Good Job.
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02/08/2010 10:01:44 AM
great capture!
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02/07/2010 05:37:49 PM
Great action shot! (no vote, just a comment)
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02/07/2010 02:40:16 PM
This makes me smile, so cute! Great timing.
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02/06/2010 04:44:07 PM
a 10
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02/06/2010 10:55:27 AM
Oh - BIG smile for this one! Perfect catch!!
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02/06/2010 09:29:58 AM
nice capture
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02/04/2010 10:08:20 PM
Great capture!
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02/04/2010 09:44:19 PM
What an expression.
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02/04/2010 09:38:28 PM
It's perfect! My choice for a blue!!
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02/04/2010 01:30:30 PM
I love this! Great action and fun!
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02/03/2010 08:13:06 PM
This is wonderful. You snapped the shutter at the perfect moment. Eyes shut, almost grinning. This just makes me happy to look at it. Great focus.
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02/03/2010 11:58:47 AM
Great shot and amazing timing/
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02/03/2010 11:52:46 AM
Great shot!
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02/03/2010 11:31:59 AM
excellent action shot, the snow blasting around the dog's movement, the shut eyes I really like this one.
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02/03/2010 10:56:11 AM
Absolutely beautiful action shot!
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02/03/2010 10:41:32 AM
:-) Yep, barrelling through the snow is a favorite pasttime around here, too. LOVE the grin!
02/03/2010 10:02:10 AM
A fun shot, great action.
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02/03/2010 06:29:21 AM
What superb timing and what a superb model !
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02/03/2010 03:52:16 AM
Great shot! In my favourites. 9!
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