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A Border Collie running fast under the rain....here it's raining again :)

A Border Collie running fast under the rain....here it's raining again :)
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krobertsphoto
 
krobertsphoto March 06, 2016
Love! ??
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ClaudioPiccoli April 03, 2016
thank you! :)
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JinxiGurl April 03, 2016
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ClaudioPiccoli April 25, 2016
thank you! :)
helendaniels
 
helendaniels May 27, 2016
Perfection:-)
CherylG
 
CherylG June 18, 2016
Incredible work! Such a precious moment captured!
cenksarvan
 
cenksarvan June 30, 2016
Excellent
BarbieJara
 
BarbieJara June 30, 2016
Beautiful capture!
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz June 30, 2016
I know how difficult it is to capture such a superb sharp shot, tried it in vain with my dog..congrats !
jacpainter
 
jacpainter August 23, 2016
WOW...the wow factor...how beautiful is this photo....omg i so love it...thank you for sharing
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paullazenby August 28, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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paullazenby August 28, 2016
Write a commentA super image !!!
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CatWezel66 December 10, 2017
Perfect picture ????
ninanedelcheva
 
ninanedelcheva March 16, 2018
Perfect
bevktaylor PRO
 
bevktaylor September 24, 2018
Beautiful dog having fun on a run.

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during last springer in Switzerland....
Time
It was afternoon about 4 p.m. and it was raining a lot....it was cold.....and i was lying on the wet ground....there was a lot of mud.
Lighting
I wanted an image like this with light under the rain....and at the same time i wanted the dog on the mound .
Equipment
I use a Nikon D4 with a Nikon 300mm f/2,8 (i love it) to reach the maximum 3D effect....sometimes i use a Nikon 70-200 f/2,8 that is a fantastic lens.
Inspiration
Dogs usually inspire me...i love them in the natural environment. I follow them everywhere to understand their behaviours and movements. Then i try to get the maximum they offer me.
Editing
I usually post-process my raw photos with photoshop to save whites and black first. Then i adjust the temperature of the light and then i work on the sharpness of elements in the image. I want the subject to be bright...i want to be captured by the dog seeing the picture. Photoshop allow me to reach this result.
In my camera bag
I alway bring with me a Nikon D4, a Nikon D750, a Nikon 300mm f/2,8, a Nikon 70-200 f/2,8, a Nikon 105mm f/2,8, a Nikon 50mm f/1,4 and a Nikon 24mm f/1,4.
Feedback
First, i have to tell you one of the most important things (something obvious)....if you can, you should always choose a nice location to make shots. Is it easy? Not always :) Then, you have to know the dog you will take in photos. It's important to know how much it jumps high or how it runs.....if it moves head up and down during run or not.....if it jumps too early or too late catching the disc and if its energy is more visible after the catch or before. Each dog has its own style and this could make each photo unique. The color of the dog is very important too, and it make me choose the right position in field to show the dog at his best with nice coat and nice eyes color or if i want to shot him while he's staring me. Black dogs are completely different from black and white or brown one and it's important to know how will be the result with background and the light. Dogs with brown coat are more easy to shot and focusing. Black dogs are much more difficult. Colors and light in background are very important to create a nice final effect. Light through leaves is fantastic to create a magic bokeh. Another thing i like to do is choose the right lens. I love to use Nikkor 70-200mm f/2,8 VRII or Nikkor 300mm f/2,8 VR....each time i don't know what will be my choice for the shooting because i choose on field at last minute and i often change it during the shooting session. Focal lenght aside, the results that i look for, is very different. I will use 70-200mm f/2,8 (200mm) to take perfect photos without mistakes, but if i want to create a magic photo i will use the 300mm f/2,8 that give me the possibility to separate dogs from background better with a 3D effect. In this case, pay attention to the micro camera shake also because i don't use a tripod but only free hands. After choosing lens i proceed setting the camera; this is very important and i do it meticulously every time. People underestimate the importance of settings in camera and lens. This is one of the secret to have good photos ! Then it's time to shot ! Do you know that there is a magic moment to shot a dog in action? :)

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