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Taking the Trunk Road



It was a sunny afternoon in March and we took Bambie out for a wander in the Woods. There had been some fierce gales and there was quite a lot of debris and de...
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It was a sunny afternoon in March and we took Bambie out for a wander in the Woods. There had been some fierce gales and there was quite a lot of debris and dead wood around. Then we came across an enormous trunk that had been slammed to the ground. I stood in awe and I could only imagine what power the wind must have muscled up to topple this giant. It also grabbed Bambie's attention but for quite a different reason, instantly recognising it as a giant "dog toy". Without hesitation she circled and charged at it. My hands and brain went into automatic mode as Bambie powered towards me, ears upright and paws pounding the air. Whipping up my camera I snatched just the one shot, just in the nick of time as she coasted over the log towards me.
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jrfleury PRO
 
jrfleury October 12, 2013
Whoa tough shot to make. Right on with the focus

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katikaputt
 
katikaputt October 12, 2013
fantastic shot
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale October 12, 2013
neat shot!
JLWPhotos
 
JLWPhotos October 15, 2013
Beautiful... Absolutley gorgeous shot.
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac October 16, 2013
A mind-blower capture...Awesome...way to go!
SlowGuns
 
SlowGuns October 20, 2013
Oh man, this one is unique!! one of the best pictures ive seen, beautiful action here!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett October 31, 2013
Great shot, crisp and blurred in one!
silcabieses
 
silcabieses November 03, 2013
Great capture!
pincastel
 
pincastel November 03, 2013
scary!
HRImages
 
HRImages November 23, 2013
WOW!! Amazing capture and great focus!!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock December 06, 2013
Awesome shot. The eyes....the tongue....the movement...just great.
nerophoto
 
nerophoto December 12, 2013
Nice action shot!!! Beautiful dog as well!!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK December 14, 2013
Great stop-action shot! Congratulations on your Feature!
NaturesEarth
 
NaturesEarth December 15, 2013
Amazing capture and congratulations!!
drofregor
 
drofregor December 15, 2013
One of the best pictures that I have seen in a while!!
oliverkershaw
 
oliverkershaw December 15, 2013
nice shot :)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 15, 2013
WOW! Superb! Congratulations on the shot and on being Featured!
Gragorgix
 
Gragorgix December 15, 2013
An incredible shot. Thanks for sharing!!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 15, 2013
Excellent well-timed capture of Bambie. Congratulations.
Casper PRO+
 
Casper December 15, 2013
Oh man, this is good!!
frankcfc1
 
frankcfc1 December 15, 2013
An amazing shot.
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard December 15, 2013
Awesome!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan December 15, 2013
Excellent timing, wonderful capture. Congrats on the feature.
tiptonace
 
tiptonace December 15, 2013
stunning capture well done
Spijkerboer
 
Spijkerboer December 15, 2013
love it
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto December 15, 2013
She looks very wild.
Perfect picture
tazdevilgreg PRO
 
tazdevilgreg December 15, 2013
Beautiful shot. Absolute masterpiece.
phspanky
 
phspanky December 15, 2013
Fantastic shot. She is so focused and happy.Congratulations on the feature, well deserved.
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 December 15, 2013
Super action shot! Congratulations on the feature award. Also, the dog is beautiful.
RichMiyara PRO+
 
RichMiyara December 15, 2013
Congrats on the feature - great shot!!
djensen PRO
 
djensen December 15, 2013
Awesome shot, congrats on the feature!
silcabieses
 
silcabieses December 15, 2013
you did a great work! such a facial expression!
catini
 
catini December 15, 2013
Amazing capture, congrats on your feature!
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater December 15, 2013
Awesome shot
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal December 15, 2013
WOW!!! What a shot. Congratulation on your Feature.
debhall PRO+
 
debhall December 15, 2013
Absolutely stunning shot! Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
CLARITA
 
CLARITA December 15, 2013
Fab shot gratulations.
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma December 15, 2013
Amazing...right off the screen rachel. Talk about the perfect focal point, oh my. Congrats on this incredible catch!
CarlWilsonPhotography
 
CarlWilsonPhotography December 15, 2013
Fantastic capture, congratulations!
CanonCarolyn
 
CanonCarolyn December 15, 2013
Congratulations! Great picture!
walksinthewoods
 
walksinthewoods December 15, 2013
love the work nice job
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade December 15, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
michaelow Premium
 
michaelow December 15, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations!
annetteguarrasi
 
annetteguarrasi December 15, 2013
Unreal! Way to go.
shannonsummers
 
shannonsummers December 15, 2013
i love this picture but if you look at it right looks almost like hes doin a split lols
lindawaringsuffion
 
lindawaringsuffion December 15, 2013
Unbelievable shot!! Truly breathtaking!
johngreene
 
johngreene December 15, 2013
Congrats! This is awesome.
smsunshine
 
smsunshine December 15, 2013
Beautiful Husky & excellent action shot Rachel =)
I love the expression on Bambie's face !!!
charlena PRO+
 
charlena December 15, 2013
what a fantastic catch
tissa7
 
tissa7 December 15, 2013
amazing shot
arunsiddharth
 
arunsiddharth December 15, 2013
Excellent freezing.
catherinemelvin
 
catherinemelvin December 15, 2013
Love the detail and texture you've captured on this wonderful animal! gorgeous stop action and color! beautiful shot!
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios December 15, 2013
This is a fantastic shot, well done. Love the look and enjoyment on Bambie's face!
lovelife
 
lovelife December 15, 2013
Awesome!
alanrobertson
 
alanrobertson December 15, 2013
astonishing….
mjgphotog
 
mjgphotog December 15, 2013
Like the shot, Babmie has a lot of energy
andrew2
 
andrew2 December 15, 2013
Superb....amazing image...congratz on being featured!!!!!!!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair December 15, 2013
Amazing!
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 15, 2013
Excellent focus in this beautiful capture.Congrats!
lvascon
 
lvascon December 15, 2013
Picture full of energy! Great timing! Great capture!
scpics
 
scpics December 15, 2013
Amazing picture!
iuliandrei
 
iuliandrei December 15, 2013
Fantastic
davidsloan
 
davidsloan December 15, 2013
Bambie jumps out of the photograph right at you, amazing skill.
RonitaBarwell PRO+
 
RonitaBarwell December 15, 2013
Amazing what a picture!
toml721 PRO
 
toml721 December 15, 2013
The husky we had , I hoped to get a similar shot of. He could take a 3 foot leap off the deck in the back yard in a full sprint. I was never able to get the shot set up properly. Then we had to down size the house and the dog had to be sold to a good home. They didn't have the same set up or I'd have tried to get the shot there. Great work.
meshersmith PRO+
 
meshersmith December 15, 2013
Great capture, congrats on your featured!
Oksana
 
Oksana December 15, 2013
Incredible shot! Love the composition and post production. This image has quite an impact on a viewer!
bbranyon
 
bbranyon December 15, 2013
Great capture!
raymondho Premium
 
raymondho December 15, 2013
This is a wonderful capture.
garycollins PRO
 
garycollins December 15, 2013
Stunning!Takes my breath away........
carleta400
 
carleta400 December 15, 2013
Love it. Great shot.
potterpals Premium
 
potterpals December 15, 2013
There's nothing I can say that hasn't been said already! Congratulations on your feature.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud December 15, 2013
WOW, what a GREAT shot!!!!! Congratulations on your Feature!
mdunlap1122 Premium
 
mdunlap1122 December 15, 2013
Outstanding shot....fantastic work
Alexig PRO+
 
Alexig December 15, 2013
Wow, what an amazing capture.
webejamn
 
webejamn December 15, 2013
WOW, this is a great shot, use a shutter release, or a remote or anything like that?
nitti
 
nitti December 15, 2013
Intense! Congrats
terrystormon
 
terrystormon December 15, 2013
Sensational..better than anything I have seen to date
TeddyChan
 
TeddyChan December 15, 2013
You really captured his motion, excellent shot. ^^
NickyV
 
NickyV December 15, 2013
WOW! Nice capture!
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 December 15, 2013
Excellent Shot. Love the tongue hanging off to the side. Very Nice Work. And Congrats on the Feature.
srijanighosh
 
srijanighosh December 15, 2013
An impossible capture
GBloniarz PRO
 
GBloniarz December 15, 2013
Photo of the year?
rhmimages PRO
 
rhmimages December 15, 2013
Wow. Really impressive.
mspix PRO+
 
mspix December 15, 2013
Outstanding & amazing capture!! Goes beyond Genius if you ask me...
d0nn3112009
 
d0nn3112009 December 15, 2013
great shot!!
nguyenvy
 
nguyenvy December 15, 2013
B?c ?nh th?t ??p
VeniceBeach
 
VeniceBeach December 15, 2013
so good!
symesie04
 
symesie04 December 15, 2013
lovely
Celtic
 
Celtic December 15, 2013
really cool shot!! Congrats!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan December 16, 2013
great capture !!
paulashby
 
paulashby December 16, 2013
Great focus and dof,
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita December 16, 2013
expert camera work in play here...what a fantastic shot. Can see why it got featured...congrats!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter December 16, 2013
Amazing capture & detail. Congrats. - Jake
brentmorris
 
brentmorris December 16, 2013
The eyes have it
ack1128
 
ack1128 December 17, 2013
I love that photo. It is so cool that is was featured. What camera did you use?
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 17, 2013
Fantastic capture! Congrats!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett December 17, 2013
Congratulations on your feature! Awesome shot!
pranab
 
pranab December 18, 2013
superb shot.
bsturgis2
 
bsturgis2 December 19, 2013
Wow a great shot!!
flicksie
 
flicksie December 19, 2013
10/10+++++ Top Dog!!!
Sacker Foto
 
Sacker Foto December 19, 2013
So Cool!
Great story too.
Congrats.
manueldmadero
 
manueldmadero December 19, 2013
I'm truly surprised, is this picture "as-shot" or did you enhanced the 3D effect by using some software?
MyrianEdithPoggi
 
MyrianEdithPoggi December 19, 2013
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
Joey_Howard
 
Joey_Howard December 20, 2013
Very nice
Bullwinkle PRO+
 
Bullwinkle December 20, 2013
great action photo
DonTX
 
DonTX December 20, 2013
Great action shot. Wonderful focus on the eyes!
SheilaFaryna PRO
 
SheilaFaryna December 20, 2013
Stunning!!
ashleysfinley
 
ashleysfinley December 20, 2013
Beautiful dog! Beautiful photo!
Ceefer
 
Ceefer December 20, 2013
My absolutely favorite shot ever... just breathtaking!
waldirosenberg
 
waldirosenberg December 20, 2013
What an amazing shot! Congratulations.
sungcho
 
sungcho December 20, 2013
Cool shot!
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert December 20, 2013
You've read it all in the comments but this is simply stunning. A beautiful, beautiful capture and very well deserved featured.
rachelstandring
rachelstandring December 20, 2013
Thank you, I could never have imagined all this response
lalababu
 
lalababu December 20, 2013
S U P E R B
diculous Premium
 
diculous December 20, 2013
Ultimate dog!
Willyt0001
 
Willyt0001 December 20, 2013
Awesome shot... great timing...
normg123 PRO+
 
normg123 December 20, 2013
Breathtaking
larryreibstein
 
larryreibstein December 20, 2013
once in a hundred-thousand . . .
Steenowitz
 
Steenowitz December 21, 2013
This shot is just spectacular
EvaThomsonWhorley PRO
 
EvaThomsonWhorley December 21, 2013
Brilliant!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 21, 2013
superb!
maalikali
 
maalikali December 23, 2013
Awesome focus, very sharp, nice job.
michyoung
 
michyoung January 07, 2014
This needs to be publicized in the pro circuite. Many awards will be yours with this shot.
michyoung
 
michyoung January 16, 2014
Portrays speed perfectly. This photo is a winner for sure!
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit January 16, 2014
Congrats on winning People's Choice! Great shot!
hotpixel
 
hotpixel January 16, 2014
Amazing catch !! Congratulations on your two very well deserved awards (:
dareco PRO+
 
dareco January 16, 2014
Congratulations! Awesome capture!
anneschlueter PRO
 
anneschlueter January 16, 2014
Congratulations!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ January 17, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award
2watsons
 
2watsons January 17, 2014
What a perfect capture! Happy dog doing what he loves best!
becapics
 
becapics January 18, 2014
Amazing capture! All Star here!
photosue50
 
photosue50 January 19, 2014
Awesome shot
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade January 20, 2014
Nicely captured...very well timed!...well done and congrats!...Brian
JoeS PRO
 
JoeS January 21, 2014
Well deserved awards! Fantastic shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 21, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on your win.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 22, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats.
DoyLeanne
 
DoyLeanne January 22, 2014
well done! congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions January 25, 2014
congrats
Koi_Mau
 
Koi_Mau January 25, 2014
perfect.. fantastic
ykd
 
ykd January 26, 2014
Amazing shot!
vibu
 
vibu January 26, 2014
love it :)
glburghart
 
glburghart January 28, 2014
Congrats... Fantastic shot!
kchased
 
kchased February 01, 2014
well done. congrats
TrevJel
 
TrevJel February 04, 2014
A stunning capture and well deserved winner, well done.
ShannonCM11
 
ShannonCM11 May 18, 2014
Absolutely amazing shot
moraleebernard
 
moraleebernard May 26, 2014
VERY GREAT DETAIL IN PHOTO WELL DONE
edstilwell
 
edstilwell July 07, 2014
Magnificent shot!!!
Vasanthakumar
 
Vasanthakumar July 20, 2014
freeezing......
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 August 03, 2014
Fantastic shot in motion.
malcollins
 
malcollins November 24, 2014
Right time right place,its a stunner.
Duker
 
Duker November 26, 2014
very nice
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne November 29, 2014
it`s gonna be jump into U. Brilliant!
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo December 04, 2014
Wow, what a moment that you captured..and so sharp too..Great achievement!
amyktoney
 
amyktoney December 10, 2014
Congratulations. Great shot and I really appreciate the description
LucyLoo
 
LucyLoo December 15, 2014
What enormous fun this is: you have captured "Bambie's" sheer joy and powerful leap brilliantly. Great reactions on your part :-D Congratulations on this superb photo. :-D Love it :-D
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 01, 2015
all-time favorite ,love your style
caloy
 
caloy January 14, 2015
A once in a lifetime shot!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover January 19, 2015
Superb,great action shot,nice and sharp.
Ashleyleirer
 
Ashleyleirer January 19, 2015
This is a fierce shot!
randybrown PRO+
 
randybrown January 21, 2015
Amazing!
Wendy-May
 
Wendy-May February 09, 2015
Fabulous capture!
victoriamiller_5037 PRO+
 
victoriamiller_5037 February 19, 2015
Excelant
shirleenburnett
 
shirleenburnett February 20, 2015
love it. so dynamic!
steve meeks
 
steve meeks March 07, 2015
TOO GOOD!
AZPhotos PRO+
 
AZPhotos March 11, 2015
Incredible!
BarbaraOdle PRO
 
BarbaraOdle March 16, 2015
exceptionally good image. One chance to get the shot and it paid off
sakhile
 
sakhile April 05, 2015
Masterpiece Shot.
ferdhart PRO+
 
ferdhart April 20, 2015
Powerful shot
DebJay
 
DebJay November 03, 2016
Great capture and thanks for the tip, holding your breath and elbows tucked into your sides as I tend to shake at times.

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Behind The Lens

Location
In the woods near my home in Bricherasio, a little village in northern Italy.
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
Only natural lightning
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D, 70-200m Canon zoom
Inspiration
I realised Bambie was going to jump the log and anticipated it as a great action shot. The challenge was to capture the precise right moment without the use if a motordrive. My reflexes v her speed.
Editing
Softened the background and sharpened up the foreground a little using Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5, 200m macro telephoto lens, canon flash. 70-200m zoom and 300m telephoto if I plan on doing action shots.
Feedback
Pre focus on the point where you anticipate the best shot will be then wait for your subject to hit the spot and shoot. Use prime lenses if possible, 500th sec to stop blur, take a breath and hold it before taking the shot, grip your camera well and squeeze your elbows into your sides to help prevent camera shake if you can't find something to lean on.

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