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Desert storm



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A border collie is like a desert storm :)

A border collie is like a desert storm :)
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18 Comments |
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 28, 2016
Awesome capture! Awarded.
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli December 05, 2016
Thank you :)
SylwiaUrbaniak
 
SylwiaUrbaniak December 03, 2016
Incredible shot!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli December 05, 2016
Thank you :)
Pclaesen
 
Pclaesen April 15, 2017
Fantastic shot!!!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you! :)
FullexposureUK Ultimate
 
FullexposureUK April 18, 2017
Superb shot and a well deserved winner.
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you so much! :)
ths205
 
ths205 April 18, 2017
Congrats
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thanks
JayneBug Ultimate
 
JayneBug April 18, 2017
Well deserved, caught the action and the moment. Fantastic.
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you! :)
Tverhofstad
 
Tverhofstad April 20, 2017
Amazing Shot! This is easily one of my favorites that I have seen.
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you so much!!!
anneliehgberg PRO+
 
anneliehgberg May 31, 2017
Wow!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you Anne!
9893_6515
 
9893_6515 May 31, 2017
This is great shot!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you!
kramski
 
kramski June 01, 2017
That's just incredible!! ........ well done!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you!
gilbertmleoncio
 
gilbertmleoncio June 01, 2017
WOW! Just wow!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you!
Neckbone
 
Neckbone June 03, 2017
Great timing and capture! Edit is perfect!
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you!
aphotoaday365
 
aphotoaday365 June 03, 2017
Front cover worthy...in my opinion.
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli June 26, 2017
thank you so much for the comment! :)))
Emailwalla
 
Emailwalla July 25, 2017
Nicely captured
ClaudioPiccoli
ClaudioPiccoli July 26, 2017
Thank you!
Aubreysview
 
Aubreysview October 08, 2017
Wow, nice!
Rense_Sjoers Ultimate
 
Rense_Sjoers November 01, 2017
You know this my favorite Claudio.
I realy love this one, Desert Storm :-)
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 30, 2018
Great picture ! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😃😄
DaveCurtin Ultimate
 
DaveCurtin July 26, 2019
Wonderfully captured!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo in a beautiful place near a caste in Italy. It was nice to be there but not easy to make people to know with an action photo with short depth of field....so i tried to find a place where to show how hot was the location....and so on :)

Time

It was near noon in October with the sun not so high and strong like in summer.

Lighting

In October it's easier to don't have a strong natural light by the sun but anyway i looked to have the sun on the side to emphatize the dust and her shadows and contrast.

Equipment

I used my favourite gear in that moment, the Nikon D4 and the Nikkor 300mm f/2,8 VR without any kind of tripod, flash or anything else. I want to be free during my shooting time and i want to get everything by the natural environment.

Inspiration

The dog for first ! Dogs always inspire me during the action. Each dog has an incredible personality that is visible if we take it in the right way.

Editing

Yes i think that post processing is mandatory today. With a good post processing i can improve the best features of the image. Like for a make-up on a girl. A good make-up is not visible as in photography a good post processing is not visible because we can work on adjustments and many other things like colors, tones, shadows and lights, black and white, contrast, curves, levels, sharpness etc. So many things to work with :)

In my camera bag

At the moment I'm bringing with me a Nikon D5 and a Nikon D4 as back-up (and a Nikon D750 for some portraits). Then my favourite lens the Nikkor 300mm f/2,8 VR, then the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2,8 VRII, the Nikon 24mm f/1,4, the Nikon 50mm f/1,4 and the Nikon 105mm f/2,8. Then many batteries and memory cards.

Feedback

The best advice i can give to poeple who want to capture something similar is to understand very well what they are going to take in photos. So observe first and then try to take photos. Get inspiration by the dog you have to face to. Adapt yourself to the subject and move yourself to take it in the best way !

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