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Lilo chilling out in the chair.

My Amazing Portrait - ranked Number 1 and placed ahead of 28,920 submissions. But hey, Viewbug chooses their own ...
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Lilo chilling out in the chair.

My Amazing Portrait - ranked Number 1 and placed ahead of 28,920 submissions. But hey, Viewbug chooses their own "people's choice" regardless!

World photo day 2020 ranked number 6 and placed ahead of 49,305 submissions yet our votes don't matter it seems, they choose their own people's choice.

Why do I mention this? Because I am protesting what I feel are Viewbug's misrepresentation of "people's choice".
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32 Comments | Report
BabZz
 
BabZz October 23, 2018
Hellooo mate how's your day been
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz October 23, 2018
Me or the dog? ;-)
Ruslan_Lavrentyev
 
Ruslan_Lavrentyev February 04, 2019
Ha-ha!
tiffanylamothe
 
tiffanylamothe February 11, 2019
“Could you please pass the Grey Poupon?” This photo is great. So distinguished. ❤️
DRAGONFLY59
 
DRAGONFLY59 March 05, 2019
I've been been waiting for you\u1F49D
mttomimages
 
mttomimages June 24, 2019
Such a fun image!
jerrybeverly PRO+
 
jerrybeverly June 24, 2019
Great capture. I love this shot.
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz June 24, 2019
Thank you so much!
Hood PRO
 
Hood June 26, 2019
Beautiful capture!
kimgooden
 
kimgooden January 15, 2020
I love Lilo’s personality, you can tell he is a fun dog.
donnarobisonphotos
 
donnarobisonphotos January 15, 2020
Love it
brianvandermerwe
 
brianvandermerwe January 22, 2020
Made my day
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz January 22, 2020
Why thank you. Wonderful to hear.
Aspirephotography1 PRO+
 
Aspirephotography1 March 11, 2020
Great photo congratulations on your award
greggywarez
 
greggywarez March 29, 2020
this shot kills the old saying about not working with animals...lol Great shot.
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz March 30, 2020
Thanks, it was indeed a great capture. She was looking at a squirrel!
WhenLeeIsFree
 
WhenLeeIsFree April 17, 2020
Waiting! We know that feeling.
ppls6
 
ppls6 June 03, 2020
Absolutely priceless, superb!
Sanyukta
 
Sanyukta July 05, 2020
Congratulations on your award... it's perfect capture... I'm in love with that dog now:)))
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz July 05, 2020
Thank you so much!
Marylee8797 Platinum
 
Marylee8797 July 11, 2020
Love it ! ❤️
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz July 12, 2020
Thank you
Morebito
 
Morebito August 24, 2020
He is lost in thought ❤️
mmccloskey
 
mmccloskey September 15, 2020
Has the same look on her face as my BMC gets when watching a squirrel. Cute capture!
shannondizmang
 
shannondizmang October 14, 2020
love this, gave it a vote
RubyShilo
 
RubyShilo October 17, 2020
Beautiful!
patriciacottrell Ultimate
 
patriciacottrell November 13, 2020
Great shot-super pose!! \u1F496
carolynmariespirko PRO
 
carolynmariespirko November 15, 2020
Very sweet
darlenelonseth
 
darlenelonseth December 14, 2020
Fantastic
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz December 14, 2020
Thank you!
melvynstuarthackney
 
melvynstuarthackney December 14, 2020
Love this photo.
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz December 14, 2020
The pose looks so human ! Never see a dog posing like that ! Congratulations !
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz December 14, 2020
She was eyeballing a squirrel and perked up to look out the patio door!
MariamFkini
 
MariamFkini December 30, 2020
What an elegant pup!
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz December 31, 2020
She\'s a great pup 🐶 thanks 😊
charlenestoldt
 
Cute photo,love it!
Stickmandan
 
Stickmandan Jan 12
it looks like my friends dog, Tank.
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz Jan 14
Cool, this one has a sister. Both were rescue dogs 😊
maryphippsseward PRO
 
Such a casual gent!
maryam_0614 PRO+
 
maryam_0614 Apr 10
Sitting like a Hooman ???? great shot
GreenCopperz PRO+
GreenCopperz Apr 10
Thank you!
MyNikonLens PRO+
 
MyNikonLens Apr 16
Nice big boy.😀😀
hamidreza.hd
 
hamidreza.hd May 14
😐😐😶

Behind The Lens

Location
This was at one of my best friend's house in her living room. She has two rescue dogs, both sisters from the island of St Lucia. She has several large windows facing west and we were in her living room. I had my camera nearby and I decided to catch her eyeballing domestic critters, in this case a squirrel. Her property backs onto a forested area, which Lilo and her sister seem to be always wanting a piece of the action when wildlife rears!
Time
This was a mid afternoon, two summer's ago, just before dinner. Lilo and her sister Brooklyn usually fight over who got the top spot to look outside at squirrel's trying to hit up the bird feeders in my friend's back yard.
Lighting
This was totally ambient lighting.
Equipment
This was with my Canon 5D mkIV and EF 70-200 IS II L, no flash and totally handheld.
Inspiration
I was sitting at one of my best friend's house and was chatting when I noticed Lilo, who was always on the hunt for backyard squirrels, had perked up and noticed one. I happened to have my camera near and managed to snap off this beauty of a pose. She wanted the squirrel so badly haha. I am increasingly less inspired to submit photos to contests. Having had this photo ranked 1st overall (not percent, actually 1st by people's votes) out of ten's of thousands of photos, yet don't even get a runner up or anything is truly dishearening.
Editing
I did surprisingly little on this as far as post processing, other than a little blurring, crop and adding a little vignette in PaintShop Photo Pro 2019. I usually use DXO for my RAW processing or on occasion Canon's own if I shoot with Dual Pixel Raw. I am still learning portraiture and would love tips and tricks or ideas. I am learning to do more in camera and shoot on manual. There are so many inspiring shots here, I can't imagine not being a member!
In my camera bag
I have my Canon BG-E20 grip on my 5D mark IV, along with a EF 24-70 f2.8 II L, a EF 70-200 f2.8 IS II L, I have a EF 50 f1.8 III, an EF 85 f1.8 as well as an EF 300 f4 II L. I have a Canon 600 EX RT II speed light and a Metz 52 flash. I have a whole whack of Yongnuo 622 flash controller thingys too. I now keep a box of tissues to wipe away tears of frustration. I recommend sealing them in a ziplock bag or other waterproof container, as you will need them now and then when contest winners are chosen despite your rank as voted by your peers.
Feedback
Ummm, no not really anymore, as voting is just a facade and a means to make you feel involved. So really, do what you wish and prepare for surprise or dismay, and/or both. You just never know with the judges! If I must - Best to always have a camera nearby pets it seems, as you never know what kind of shot you'll miss with a pet. Right place and right time I guess with this one! There are many inspiring photographers here and in my city. I have learned from everyone and love being motivated by friends and the people I meet here. When it comes to pets, study their habits and try and keep at their level, you'll gain interesting perspectives and see things how they see. Top down can also work, in the right environments. Envision what you want to capture, here I wanted the viewer to wonder what Lilo was so focused on, what had her attention!

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