Okay... well I went out again this evening and this time I waited awhile instead of going around 1/2 in the afternoon I waited until around 6:45/7pm I'll also enclose the photo information and I was shooting in "M" mode on the camera (Nikon D90). I appreciate the feedback and I hope that i've at least improved slightly since my last post. I'm sure it's boring seeing a variety of the same photos again but I figure it makes it easier to compare. Also, I can never have too many photos of my pups, so here goes! Their names are Dodger & Vega by the way. "The Artful Dodger and Vega" f/13 1/200 sec. ISO-200 62mm f/13 1/200 sec. ISO-200 62mm I know they are pretty similar. I had a hard time getting Dodger's eyes to show up (the brown/white dog) her eye color seems to blend in with her brown fur on her head. I'm not sure if a better flash would help or if I just had someone reflecting some light there to make her eyes stand out better. In any case I had fun taking these. I also do realize that I chopped off a leg here and there, my mistake although I was also just trying to get mostly the dogs and not so much of the background so I chopped off Vega's leg a bit. At least he's forgiving.