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September 22: What Was That???!?
September 22, 2005 Lisa Carmichael

September 22: What Was That???!?

Studio City, CA

For my PaD today I decided to try to get a portrait-type picture of our younger Jack Russell, Busby. The challenge is trying to get him to sit still. His instincts are so strong that even the slightest rustling of leaves or noise in a neighbor's yard sends him racing off to investigate, and, if he has his way, conquer the intruder. We struck a compromise for this picture - I held his favorite toy captive and he paid attention to me...sort of!

Canon EOS 350D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/125s f/8.0 at 72.0mm iso400 full exif

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Di24-Sep-2005 03:20
This is awesome, Lisa!
Mindy McNaugher24-Sep-2005 01:33
Fantastic portrait! Just love those teeth! He is gorgeous!
Lee Rudd23-Sep-2005 23:15
smile for the toy!
Bryan Murahashi23-Sep-2005 15:52
Great story on how to hold this pups attention. Great portrait of your pup.
Focus23-Sep-2005 14:04
Well done! Focus is right on, and he has a grin (sort of!).......but I really love his eyes - he is focused and ready.
Herb Knufken23-Sep-2005 13:26
Great portrait
Ron S. Bernardo23-Sep-2005 13:16
That pointy pose of his nose, the open mouth and focused eyes are telling me he was ready to grab his favorite toy. Good shot. I wish I could do the same to people to pay attention, LOL.
Graham Tomlin23-Sep-2005 10:39
fab picture
antidote323-Sep-2005 10:06
cute...i know the feeling about trying to photograph a pet dog!!
joanteno23-Sep-2005 09:57
Very cute.. you nailed the focus right on.. hard to do with an active dog!
Yvonne23-Sep-2005 08:37
Gorgeous - the Jack Russells are such interesting characters. Superb portrait.
Pepe Zyman23-Sep-2005 07:01
Very cool portrait!
Steven Jusczyk23-Sep-2005 06:42
And here I thought he was just showing off his new choppers!
tomsview23-Sep-2005 06:41
Nice capture!
Brian McAllister23-Sep-2005 05:12
Dawgonit...or is that Dogonnit...dog on it!!!
Oh heck. He's cute Lisa. Nice shot.
shatterbug23-Sep-2005 04:48
Great shot Lisa! I can almost feel the bite! :-o Clever tactic by the way. Me I get this look when you hold my steak hostage. :-o
Robin Reid23-Sep-2005 04:47
Gayle said it. Also you did an excellent job of focus on the nose and one eye. It came out very well. Good show Lisa.
Gayle P. Clement23-Sep-2005 04:24
The picture almost vibrates. He is so alert!