A Dachshund: Max

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  1. the_peel

    the_peel TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    Here's my first submission for critique. Specs... D70 with 28-200 lens. No flash. Set to roughly 30 sec @ f/5.6 (focal length 200). Mainly untouched except for small level adjustments and I removed a small speck of dust from the side of his nose. I saved it with sRGB color profile embedded, but the colors look a bit washed out when using a web browser, so if you want to really see it properly, please download and view it in Photoshop (or similar) with color management enabled. Oh, please remember to give me a crit! Thanks!

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    You needed a larger DOF - his nose is blurred.

    Daxhunds are a bugger to shoot (I know, I've tried) because they always flash bounce.

    Otherwise, you did a fantastic job of catching his expression. I love it.

    Mini or full sized by the way?
     
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    Yeah, I was kinda wondering about the nose too. I wanted to keep a small DOF so the background wouldn't have any chance to distract from the subject... maybe I could have increased the DOF just a bit. :)

    My Max can be difficult at times... he doesn't like holding poses for too long. He's a mini. :)
     
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    2Stupid2Duck TPF Noob!

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    My mum has a mini too. Her name is Lucy.

    That's how I knew about the flash bounce. The little buggers only got short hair. Great dogs tho.
     
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    I think the blurry nose is just fine. The important part for me is the eyes which are in focus.
     

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