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Contest Finalist in My Favorite Pet Photo Contest
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AmandaHolowaty
 
AmandaHolowaty December 02, 2015
Very nice
tracyfinn PRO+
 
tracyfinn December 02, 2015
Looks like someone is about to get a peck on the nose. :)
mle555
 
mle555 December 06, 2015
Do these two know each other? Amazing shot!!!
tanjabrandt
 
tanjabrandt December 06, 2015
These Two are big friends :-)
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds December 21, 2015
WOWWW! AWESOME !
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo December 21, 2015
Wonderful! Congrats on being a Finalist!
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell December 21, 2015
Love this.. great capture
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 22, 2015
Wow amazing capture!!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 23, 2015
Congratulations on the win! Well deserved, i was rooting for you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 23, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
shuttertime PRO+
 
shuttertime December 23, 2015
Congrats! What a well behaved dog! I love the eye contact.
casper1943
 
casper1943 December 23, 2015
What a shot!! Deserving of the award. Congrats
BOULENGER
 
BOULENGER December 23, 2015
Congrats on being a finalist. I am curious : what is your secret with your dog and your owl? How are they so friendly?
alessandropo
 
alessandropo December 23, 2015
Well it was bound to happen!!!!
So happy for you!!
tanjabrandt
 
tanjabrandt December 23, 2015
Thank you so much to all!!!
And great X-Mas !!!
ElaineCatlingPhotography PRO+
 
ElaineCatlingPhotography December 23, 2015
Congratulations! Superb capture!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 December 23, 2015
What a marvelous capture! Congratulations on being a finalist.
simonvenables PRO+
 
simonvenables December 24, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
gcampbell6652 PRO+
 
gcampbell6652 December 24, 2015
This is such a great capture. Thank you for sharing
patteglia PRO+
 
patteglia December 24, 2015
Congrats on your win!! And Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday :)
mrlarrys
 
mrlarrys December 24, 2015
Love the contrast and capturing the connection to source. We are all connected. Congratulations!
JohnCookPhotography PRO+
 
JohnCookPhotography December 25, 2015
Great capture
sydneyosbourne
 
sydneyosbourne December 28, 2015
Kudos!
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee December 28, 2015
congrats, how wonderful is this, just brilliant
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz December 30, 2015
Love it ! Well deserved !
danielobermeier
 
danielobermeier January 02, 2016
Great Picture !!
Dave_B
 
Dave_B January 02, 2016
Absolutely fantastic photo. Who won the stare down contest the dog or the owl.
renakaymcguire
 
renakaymcguire January 14, 2016
Amazing in every way.
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick January 14, 2016
Outstanding photo.
KCraine
 
KCraine January 17, 2016
I love this!!
Pblais PRO+
 
Pblais January 18, 2016
The convergence of amazing moment meets photographer at the ready! They call that magic!
davidmeikle
 
davidmeikle January 19, 2016
I dont think that owl gives a hoot
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick January 20, 2016
Beautiful dog.
Ryanbrookskiwi
 
Ryanbrookskiwi January 21, 2016
Brilliant capture!
Well done!
JPapastathis PRO+
 
JPapastathis January 22, 2016
Excellent!!!
gigimuracco
 
gigimuracco January 24, 2016
Love this
carlathrasher
 
carlathrasher January 28, 2016
This is a fantastic shot!
AlexandraKay16 PRO+
 
AlexandraKay16 January 29, 2016
Precious!
vanessacowling
 
vanessacowling January 30, 2016
Love this, i have the Malinois as well, beautiful dogs
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography February 05, 2016
LOL! How adorable is this? :-) Amazing capture! Congrats on the awards. :-)
lenehunoehenriksen
 
lenehunoehenriksen February 06, 2016
Love it
christeneannaispearanda
 
christeneannaispearanda February 07, 2016
wowwwww
shutterbug12
 
shutterbug12 February 09, 2016
This photo is so amazing that the owl just stayed there for the German Shepard. Wonderful
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 February 13, 2016
Absolutely phenomenal capture!! Just a wonderful story being told here!
ShelleyE
 
ShelleyE February 23, 2016
Love, love, love your photos, congrats on being a finalist also.
sollajoh
 
sollajoh February 28, 2016
:)
ShelleyE
 
ShelleyE March 01, 2016
I really enjoy your creative shots and look forward to seeing more.
CherylG
 
CherylG June 19, 2016
So adorable!!
lisaannbirch PRO
 
lisaannbirch June 24, 2016
love this
Biblo
 
Biblo June 24, 2016
Awesome picture and great models. That owl would be owl food if it were my dog.
brucesharock
 
brucesharock June 25, 2016
I wonder if the owl is passing some words of wisdom!
AmancioCouto
 
AmancioCouto June 25, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
AmancioCouto
 
AmancioCouto June 25, 2016
One the best images that i can see. AMAZING !!!...
Congratulations
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 26, 2016
This is fabulous. Congratulations.
kristenmalone_6854
 
kristenmalone_6854 June 26, 2016
The eye contact seems to say, "I understand"
Sharons_Shotz PRO
 
Sharons_Shotz June 26, 2016
love this!
carolineturner
 
carolineturner July 11, 2016
absolutely adorable!!
kumarzarapkar
 
kumarzarapkar July 15, 2016
hypnotism…
David_Pavlich
 
David_Pavlich September 29, 2016
I hope you got this printed!!
birder2
 
birder2 November 23, 2016
It deserved past awards and any it will pick up here. WOW, unbelivable content. Love!
claudiomerlo
 
claudiomerlo December 17, 2016
This struck me for the lucky shot and the intensity of the study between the two animals with the gaze deeply investigate their forms and their minds.
Donalda
 
Donalda December 17, 2016
Superb shot.
Jayjay1210
 
Jayjay1210 December 18, 2016
i love this photo pure stunning.
MRueffer
 
MRueffer December 18, 2016
Adorable
MRueffer
 
MRueffer December 18, 2016
The owl is thinking can I eat it?
StevenBursell
 
StevenBursell December 24, 2016
Extremely well done and a very fine example of patience and photo know how.
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 February 04, 2017
Simply amazing! Congrats!!
jlasky
 
jlasky April 08, 2017
I love your pictures. They are inspiring :)
Jack_EJ
 
Jack_EJ May 26, 2017
Wow plz can someone follow me as I am new
cologne2792
 
cologne2792 June 19, 2017
That is just amazing !
photoboy3354
 
photoboy3354 August 29, 2017
so cool great job perfectly timed too!
shawn-augustson
 
shawn-augustson November 03, 2017
Great shot, mine would have eaten the owl.
Gwenrichardson
 
Gwenrichardson November 25, 2017
Lovely photo cute dog
nenahampton
 
nenahampton April 01, 2018
So, be a sand bagger, and Don't take them to Hollywood.....
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose April 26, 2018
Gorgeous photograph!
ByRenee PRO
 
ByRenee April 26, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you have captured the trust between the two animals. well done.
Robinsonvt
 
Robinsonvt April 27, 2018
Extraordinary moment!
InuYashafoxfire
 
InuYashafoxfire May 03, 2018
Such a beautiful malinois and owl, they are so cute together.
TexasCowboy
 
TexasCowboy July 17, 2018
Amazing shot. The eye contact between them is perfection. Beautiful work.
Mkelly2030
 
Mkelly2030 August 19, 2018
Great shot
perladragnars
 
perladragnars October 18, 2018
Ive sern this photo on FB a long time ago...
linabulgaria
 
linabulgaria November 02, 2018
So sweet, bravo! :)
MRueffer
 
MRueffer November 19, 2018
Amazing
nicolevittoriadejager PRO+
 
nicolevittoriadejager November 21, 2018
Powerful image!!
livit
 
livit October 21, 2019
Love it... great capture
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel October 31, 2019
This one gets it! It is a winner. Well done.
polynator
 
polynator November 03, 2019
Impressive capture!
ahmeddesperados
 
ahmeddesperados November 10, 2019
so cute
Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 November 10, 2019
Magnificent!!!
Gwenrichardson
 
Gwenrichardson November 11, 2019
Lovely photo
roxcornette
 
roxcornette November 11, 2019
love the staring contest going on here.
helenmckay
 
helenmckay November 11, 2019
It makes me smile
Love it
Kai-T-Stoeyva PRO+
 
Kai-T-Stoeyva November 14, 2019
wow
tonychirino PRO
 
tonychirino November 16, 2019
Beautiful shot
Nick13
 
Nick13 November 30, 2019
Amazing
ruicampos
 
ruicampos Jan 06
Beatiful foto !!!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken outside, at the edge of the wood, near Düsseldorf, Germany. When I go out, to have a walk, I have always my camera with me and my animals. If they want to interact, I want to fix this with the camera.
Time
I went out at 12 noon and the weather was fine. We wanted to go to a great lost place, which was an old sand bunker, to enjoy the day. But when we arrived there, we saw, that they made a high palisade around the whole area. So we wanted to walk back on the other side but the way was very long and no, it starts bad weather and rain. We made a rest on this tree and Ingo and Poldi had a discussion ;-) They where tired. It was 16 o clock afternoon, when shooting the picture.
Lighting
In this moment, the light wasn't very good. And Ingo und Poldi wasn't in good mood. But they want to share their bad mod with another and so the expression of the picture was more valuable for me, then the good light before.
Equipment
I am using always Nikon. My pics, I am taking with the Nikon D4 and most of the pics I shot with the Nikkor 70-200mm, 2.8 No flash, Tripod or something else. I am making my pics all alone with my animals and I am mostly far away (200 mm) from them. So they can interact if they want.
Inspiration
The love and the big friendship between my animals and me and the love to the photography
Editing
Yes, I am taking my pics in RAW. So I convert them in Adobe Lightroom. Some pics, I improve also in Photoshop, for warmer colours, lights....
In my camera bag
I have in my bag my Nikon D4, with the Nikkor 70-200mm, 2.8. Also some extra memory cards. An extra Accu. The Nikkor 50mm, 1.8 and sometimes the Nikkor 14-24mm, 2.8 or the Nikkor 105mm, 2.8 Macro. And a ball for my dog, Ingo.
Feedback
The advice for my kind of photography is not so easy, because the biggest advice is, to let the animals trust in you. Trust in each other. So that they want to work with you, want to be with you and that they have fun. I am very quiet and let them interact, so I only shoot the moments.

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