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Enjoying the Sunshine



Esther Visser

Esther Visser
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21 Comments | Report
KAM1975
 
KAM1975 July 18, 2014
That's a fab capture!! ;)
RAPJones PRO+
 
RAPJones July 18, 2014
Excellent doggy picy!!! :)
NatalieKinnear
 
NatalieKinnear September 24, 2014
Awwww lovely :)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta September 24, 2014
Lovely close-up. Congratulations on being Featured.
vojce PRO+
 
vojce September 24, 2014
very nice
scottnmandy
 
scottnmandy September 24, 2014
Great shot. Congrats on the feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 September 24, 2014
Very nice.Congratulation on being feature!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz September 24, 2014
I think you capture the dog's life very well. Congrats on the feature.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 24, 2014
Love this...Congrats! ")
conradconniebraganza
 
conradconniebraganza September 24, 2014
Nice pik
Debarpan
 
Debarpan September 24, 2014
Nice capture
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 24, 2014
great capture !
ShutterFlutter
 
ShutterFlutter September 24, 2014
Love it...
katieo'brianrobles
 
katieo'brianrobles September 27, 2014
HOw I wonder what he's thinking. This is soulful and so special.
Ayersphotography PRO
 
Ayersphotography September 28, 2014
Adorable!
ianharris_8239
 
ianharris_8239 September 30, 2014
Brilliant
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter October 01, 2014
Great shot. Congrats. - Jake
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen October 14, 2014
What a sweetheart.
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HappyTree May 27, 2015
This is adorable!
szanika
 
szanika July 09, 2015
wow Lovely photo and lovely doggy :)
Stormchild
 
Stormchild November 15, 2019
Beautiful old soul

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my home. It is a photo of my pet dog. She is an Australian Bulldog and she was enjoying the morning sunshine.
Time
It was morning and she was just lying by me while I was editing some photos on my computer
Lighting
It was morning natural light. The sunshine was coming in from the side and she was certainly enjoying lying in the sunshine.
Equipment
I happened to have my Nikon macro 105 mm lens on my camera, a Nikon D610. I didn't use any light modifiers as the sunshine was hitting her face at a lovely angle.
Inspiration
It was a spur of the moment shot. My dog was enjoying the sunshine. My camera was handy and I got down on the ground in front of her to take the shot. She usually comes over to me if I try and take her photo but this time she just stayed as she was enjoying the sunshine and feeling lazy I think.
Editing
I use Lightroom and photoshop for post processing. This photo didn't need a lot. The sunshine and her relaxed expression were enough. Plus the fact she is looking straight at me.
In my camera bag
This photo was taken a while ago now These day I usually grab my Nikon d750 with my 24-70mm F2.8 lens on. This lens is so versatile as I can shoot wide, I can shoot in limited spaces and the 70mm is good for portraits. I do love my macro 105mm as well though for shots like this.
Feedback
Photographing your own pets can be difficult. I usually have lots of bribes on hand. You need to get down to their level and as soon as I do that, they think I'm there to play with them. For this shot however, she was enjoying the sun and was too lazy to move so it was an ideal opportunity to catch her. I'm always on the look out for moments when the light and the mood are just right.

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