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A black kelpie catching a disc in the darkness of a competition in Switzerland :)

A black kelpie catching a disc in the darkness of a competition in Switzerland :)
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12 Comments | Report
CherylG
 
CherylG June 18, 2016
Incredible work!!
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ClaudioPiccoli July 26, 2017
Thank you!
andreabaumann
 
andreabaumann April 13, 2017
Wow such great shots well done????
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ClaudioPiccoli July 26, 2017
Thank you so much!
RuthJollyphoto PRO+
 
RuthJollyphoto January 13, 2018
Wonderful catch!
davidmcglynn
 
davidmcglynn January 13, 2018
thats btilliant :)
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amsiso January 15, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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amsiso January 15, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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amsiso January 15, 2018
Just love this photo!!! is perfect
PhilFromNB
 
PhilFromNB January 24, 2018
What a nice shot!!
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RiViCo February 23, 2018
Excellent timing and focus
aldi_0757
 
aldi_0757 July 01, 2018
Great
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justkim1106 September 04, 2018
Amazing action shot! Beautiful dog, too.
DanielGarrison
 
DanielGarrison February 18, 2019
Great Stuff!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Switzerland during a discdog competition.
Time
It was around noon with a bad strong light on a side.
Lighting
The only way to work with a black dog was to find a solution to exploit the light on him on a side only.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D4 with a Nikkor 300mm f/2,8 without any kind of tripod or flash.
Inspiration
Black dogs always inspire me because people say they are difficult to shot. I find them so interesting and beautiful for their elegance joined with their intensity.
Editing
Yes I did. I used PS to reveal all detaild on black fur and improving the colors and sharpness.
In my camera bag
I always bring with me my best cameras that at the moment are a Nikon D5 and a Nikon D750 as back up. Then I love to bring a Nikkor 300mm f/2,8 (incredible for action shot), a Nikkor 200mm f/2 (amazing for portraits), a Nikkor 70/200mm f/2,8 as back up, a Nikkor 105mm f/2,8 for some portraits and a Nikkor 24mm f/1,4 for some kind of action following closed the subject.
Feedback
I suggest all photographers to work with an open mindset without walls! Think and make it happen!

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