bothering the dog

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  1. JahLynJie

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    It's good she's patient. Poor girl isn't feeling well today and there I was snapping photos of her.
    But the dog (her name is Shy) is my favorite subject.
    Let me know what you think of these.

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    I edited a bright green tennis ball out of this one. Can you tell where?

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    Thanks for looking. I appreciate any feedback or advice you can give me.
     
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    lovely dog ( im a dog lover... got 2 myself :) )

    but if i may be picky, its the framing of the shots.
    on all the photos, you have cut part of the dogs face off :(

    1, top
    2, nose
    3, bottom
    4, top

    like i say, thats just me being picky, great colour and all in focus though :)

    thanks for sharing :D
     
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    Thanks.
    I tend to like close crops, especially with animals. I guess it's my way of highlighting those little areas of the dog that I love so much- her eyes, nose, whiskers, paws.
    I'm finding that close crops aren't for everyone. And that's fine. Everyone has their own tastes.

    Though here is my personal pickiness coming out- I don't like the fact that in #2, her nose has been cut off. It definitely makes it seem like her nose has been chopped off and gives the photo an odd feeling to it.

    I appreciate your comments, they mean a lot to me.
     
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    Tennis ball?? Maybe near the bottom left corner. Good job removing it too! I personally like the close crop and it really shows off the special details we love in our pets- the wet nose, glossy eyes, etc. Maybe a blurrier or less cluttered background would improve overall quality, but I still really like them. She reminds me of a dog I loved as a child too.
     
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    Tennis ball.... nope, not the bottom left corner. I guess that means I did a decent job in the editing :D I'm still new at removing things from photos so that's a good sign I guess.

    Thanks for your comments. I think I'm going to try to remove the chair leg from the background of #4 to clean it up a bit. That one should be a pretty straight forward removal.

    Removing the calender from the background of #2 seems like it may be a little harder to get it looking natural but I think I'm up for the challenge. Maybe it won't be as difficult as I think.

    As for #3, I think maybe if I just try to blend in some of the lighter parts of the coffee table? Would that make it a little less distracting?

    Thanks for your comments :D
     
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    Hey ya,
    really luv the 4th shot the focus on the paw is great, i like the way you have cropped them, I think it makes it more intersting (",)
     
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    Thank you very much :D
     
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    That dog is really cute, I can see why he's your favorite subject!
     
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    Thanks.
    Yeah she's really photogenic, as well as patient.
    It was funny, when I first started shooting this set, she was originally laying the wrong way to get light from the windows in the living room. So I just grabbed her ankles and flipped her over to her other side. Didn't care one bit lol.

    Oh and I almost forgot, this is the original of #1
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