I finally got my 580 EXII, so i decided to try it out on the only willing "models" i know, my cousins dogs. i wanted to get more shots of them, but the weather wasnt cooperating and i only managed to get a few. #1 this is their older female. she is about 14 months old now. #2 this is the new puppy. shes only 9 weeks old, and already around 20 pounds. the green right ear isnt an error or weird infection, its some type of coating they put on her ear when she got tattooed. #3 this is the oldest of the group. hes 9 years old, and by far the easiest to get to pose. #4 this is another shot of the older female. thats a chew toy in her mouth. #5 and finally, this is the younger male. for some reason he hates my camera, and tries to grab it every time i try taking pictures. hes nearly succeeded too many times, so the only other shots i have of him are either from a distance, or blurry, wide open mouth shots of him trying to eat my camera. it took nearly an hour of making him run after a toy to get him tired enough to sit still so i could take his picture. these were all shot with my Rebel XT, kit lens, 580 EXII flash, and a CP filter on the lens. next time i go back, i hope to remember to take the filter off before i start shooting.