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Our little next door neighbour loves getting down dirty in the paddocks. I captured her here happily playing with the family pet....
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Our little next door neighbour loves getting down dirty in the paddocks. I captured her here happily playing with the family pet.
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33 Comments |
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka May 29, 2016
Wonderful composition, perfect lighting and a story to tell too.
Deboodle
Deboodle May 29, 2016
Thank you for your kind comment, Ruwan! :)
bobrick
 
bobrick May 29, 2016
nice intereaction
Deboodle
Deboodle May 29, 2016
Thank you heaps, Bob! :)
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch May 29, 2016
Wow! This is priceless! Superior capture!
GayleLucci Platinum
 
GayleLucci May 30, 2016
Beautifully captured moment. Love the lighting and composition.
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 17, 2016
Oh my - what a beautiful portrait! Amazing light! As Ruwan said, a real story-teller! :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 21, 2016
So adorable! Voted Freeze the Moment.
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel July 18, 2016
This one gets it for sure. It is a winner.
howie516 Platinum
 
howie516 July 26, 2016
Have to love these little ones, such a beautiful photo!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 26, 2016
Congrats Deb! Well deserved.
YvonneJeaK
 
YvonneJeaK August 02, 2016
Wonderful capture. Voted in the Monthly Pro Vol 23 Photo Contest.
Eduardbetz Platinum
 
Eduardbetz August 03, 2016
This is the winner for me ! Wonderful picture ! Congrats.
mikenewman
 
mikenewman August 05, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
mariejeannedeclerck
 
mariejeannedeclerck August 06, 2016
This is so beautiful and cute. Amazing. Congrats!!
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch August 07, 2016
Just voted decisive moment good luck!!! Wonderful image
laurenkaymyers
 
laurenkaymyers August 23, 2016
Awesome shot with excellent lighting. I love it! Congrats on your awards.
Deboodle
Deboodle August 24, 2016
Thank you very Lauren. A lovely random shot that turned out extra special.
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz August 26, 2016
Precious! Congratulations on another award for this image. :)
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 August 26, 2016
Great timing! Congratulations!
frenchiepooh
 
frenchiepooh August 26, 2016
stunning
lilliannapier
 
lilliannapier August 26, 2016
What an adorable photo. A child and it's best friend. The light is great. Top shot :)
lilliannapier
 
lilliannapier August 26, 2016
What an adorable photo. A child and it's best friend. The light is great. Top shot :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 26, 2016
Congrats Deb!
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford August 26, 2016
Congratulations Debbie! This is such a well deserved win!
florinabelu-alexandru
 
florinabelu-alexandru September 01, 2016
Gorgeous!What lenses do you use for this one?Congratulations for the rewards!I hope to get one day,as good as you.
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma March 06, 2017
Glad to see this amazing art is well awarded. So deserving. It's a gem. Congrats Deb.
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal April 06, 2017
hahaha so cute. Congratulations on your award!
daveseye Platinum
 
daveseye April 11, 2017
Great shot! Love the emotion.
Night_photograph
 
Night_photograph June 28, 2017
Wonderful shot, good work
ArberElezi
 
ArberElezi July 24, 2017
Cool
chastityriddlefox
 
chastityriddlefox March 30, 2018
I absolutely love this photo :)
eddieoliver
 
eddieoliver May 01, 2018
Was both surprised and happy when I saw a staffy featured in the nature contest write up. Lovely photo of my favourite breed of dog. I've had three over the years, my third just turned two. They are a misunderstood breed here in the U.K. Being used as nanny dogs in their past they are probably the best dogs to raise with children. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture it made me smile.
americorocha
 
americorocha October 07, 2018
Fantastic photo
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 19, 2018
Lovely shot
terryc Platinum
 
terryc November 16, 2019
That's such a cute shot, Debbie! Congrats on your finalist award!!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was taken on our next door neighbours property.

Time

It was coming onto the golden hour, and Miley their little grandaughter was playing happily with the family pet. She was picking up dirt in her hand and letting it slip through her fingers as the puppy was happily snapping at it. This only happened for a short instant, as toddlers have a short attention span. A moment later she and the pup were up and off searching for something else to get into.

Lighting

No flash, I just used available lighting.

Equipment

I was using my Sonya850, no flash.

Inspiration

I was following the little toddler around with my camera, capturing natural moments between her and the pup, and actually captured a very funny shot where one of their larger dogs walked right over the top of her.

Editing

In this image, I would have used basic processing including curves and sharpening.

In my camera bag

I travel very light these days, with my Sonya99 and a Tamron 28-300 lens. Its a great lens, go anywhere anytime and no need to carry a camera bag. I also carry a Sony 100mm macro, if I feel so inclined.

Feedback

Some of my best shots are those captured instantaneously, just having my camera ready at my eye for that special moment. It makes the image unique and more special.

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