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Trespassers: Get The Message

My sister's over-large German Shepherd. Amiable and playful, but able to bite through a tennis ball in a lot less time that I would need to open it with the kni...
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My sister's over-large German Shepherd. Amiable and playful, but able to bite through a tennis ball in a lot less time that I would need to open it with the knife.
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20 Comments | Report
Bullterriere June 01, 2014
Love the expression
Gragorgix June 05, 2014
Beautiful Photograph....
Snappin-shots June 22, 2014
absolutely gorgeous!!
paulinesimmonds June 22, 2014
What a beauty, love these dogs, just lost mine, but agree, big playful friends.
Flosno August 03, 2014
Great capture.....he certainly has a mouth full
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barbarabrock December 24, 2015
Wow, what a gorgeous dog! I love German Shepherds!
adavies February 10, 2016
Adorable! Such an overachiever:) Nicely done! By the way, thanks so much for taking the time to look at my photos:)
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LookSee November 09, 2017
I always like it when my photos trigger some memories and associations. :)
Parallel March 03, 2019
Ha-ha-ha! Meanie! :))
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LookSee March 03, 2019
No, he never was! He was always just playful. (RIP)
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RickL May 07, 2020
Beautiful dog photography,he must be a real character.One ball is not quite enough
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LookSee May 08, 2020
Not quite; used to hold three at times! But two is just right for a message :)
CURUTCHET June 13, 2020
I had german shepherd , i love them amzing friend and very protective
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LookSee June 16, 2020
True, they're very intelligent and loyal. It's seeen in the eyes too. Thanks!
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DutchTouch October 26, 2020
Love dogs! Great photo
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LookSee October 26, 2020
Thanks, me too! :)
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MaryAnne306 November 01, 2020
What a great capture of a very doggy activity. Beautiful animal.
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LookSee November 01, 2020
Thanks, he really was...
mariadelcarmenllavayol November 28, 2020
Hermoso!!! Me gustan todas las razas pero esta es mi debilidad. Si no fuera por Sabú el ovejero de mis padres yo no te estaría escribiendo. Saludos desde Uruguay
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LookSee November 28, 2020
Thanks for writing to me anyway! I'm glad you like the photo. Greetings to Uruguay from North Macedonia! :)
lulu2 November 04, 2021
That is too cute for words 😍
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LookSee November 04, 2021
Thanks! :)
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annetteflottwell May 31, 2022
the English would say : he has balls :)
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LookSee May 31, 2022
true... and in the core of the message he's sending... 😁
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ronjudyluv2travel September 22, 2022
Don't laugh, if I could find five balls, I'd try to jam them in.
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LookSee September 22, 2022
Seems like he's happy with two... 😁
imagesbyPattiC Platinum
Too bad your dog doesn't like balls!! 😁
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LookSee Feb 21
Here's to prove otherwise! :)
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TracyJane51 Jun 04
I hope only tennis balls are on his menu😅🎾🤣😂🙏😇✨
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LookSee Jun 04
Frankly, he was more of a guard dog than a tennis player 😉
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MyStyleNZ Sep 26
Such a Cute Photo, Love those eyes 🐾💖
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LookSee Sep 26
Thanks, he was a complete personality!
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Behind The Lens

The photo was made in my family home in Zagreb (Croatia), where we've had dogs for as far back I can remember! And it means looong way back! But this dog lived there just some thirteen years ago...
Date/Time of the original was 09-Nov-08, the time was 11:01:40
Sure, all of it: Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec, f/4.3, ISO 125, 0.00 eV, Metering Mode: Pattern, Flash: Off, Did not fire, and Focal Length was 28.03 mm. The photo was made outside in the garden, in the normal daylight.
My Olympus Superzoom of those days was a SP570UZ; small, lightweight, and quick to employ when needed. To my sorrow, later on this excellent camera developed a mechanical error which was unrepairable (read: too expensive to repair). The photo was made out of hand with no added accessory of any kind.
Well, this big and playful German Shepherd was always an inspiration, since he seemed to have had a kind of humor of his own. Still, he was able to distinguish things he was allowed to gnaw from things that were a no-no... like slippers, shoes, rugs and alike. But when he was given something to play with, it was his - like the tennis balls which he adored. At times he would even manage to carry three in his mouth! Carrying two balls was a kind of easy for him... and it was also title-inspiring, due to the wordplay (or pun; intended, since he was one serious guard dog).
As far as I can remember, not much. There was some croping to get to the portrait, and nothing more serious that that.
In my camera bag
For decades already I find it easier to carry a photo vest than any photo bag. It is more than enough to take along whatever I want or need for my photo session, walk or trip. My photo bags usually stay home or in the car, to keep the equipment I'm not using at the moment. My tripod has its permanent place in the car. The vest pockets usually contain two cameras. One of those is always waterproof. Sometimes I'll add a small action camera, mainly for its wide field of view and resistance to water and weather. Other pockets keep the spare batteries, ND and CPL filters, and one small camera clamp which can be fixed to almost anything. In many cases this can replace a tripod. The vest has deep pockets for longer lenses, and these usually hold a small water bottle, a sandwich, or a bar of chocolate - if I plan on being out for the whole day. I always pack about three meters length of paracord or similar strong, thin rope, one hefty pocket knife, and a lighter. Much can be improvised with these if need be. Recently I made it even easier, and take the essentials along in a waist pouch; one variable-volume McKinley. In the Outdoors, simplicity and comfort are my most important aspects!
First and foremost, always have a camera at hand. Nowadays it is easier than ever, since everybody has at least a smartphone - and it's hard to even find one without a camera! But if you are serious about photography, let the phone camera be a spare one, and shoot with something / anything better. By "better" I mean the camera that lets you adapt for all kinds of shooting parameters, so you get the photos exactly the way you want them to be, and possibly right in-camera. For this it has to have superior optics. Also, the camera ergonomic features are definitely better adapted to normal handling, and especially when handling fast! Anyway... always have a camera along because some scenes will rarely repeat - and the lost moments are lost forever. Have a Good Light!

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