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April 17, 2009
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Make
Canon
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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
250 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 5, 2009, 12:05:23 PM
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Pure Admiration by BeautifulDragon322 Pure Admiration by BeautifulDragon322
****FULL SCREEN PLEASE****

Deirdre is already 5 months old and still growing. She really looks up to her best friend and brother, Marley. She follows him around and watches him all the time. Marley looks so proud in her eye.

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This is a fantastic photograph.

Ignoring the reflection in the eye - which is really the jewel of the picture - this is a great macro shot, and the simple shape of the face expresses a number of things: Love and cuddliness, but also a hint of depression.

Factoring in the reflection (which is a great touch and must have been very hard to capture) adds a bit of story to the piece and raises some questions. Is the white dog, who appears so proud, strong, young, and virile, a new addition to the family? Does the older dog feel worn down or left out?

From a phoptography standpoint, this is a beautifully framed piece, although the depth of focus could in my opinion be just a little deeper, catching a bit more of the muzzle in a bit sharper focus. Although, an argument can me made either way; leaving the white hairs in a softer focus adds a bit of age and weariness to what I'm sure is a very happy and very well-loved pooch.

All around, great job!
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EvilNessCroft Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture! Well done! :D
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you so much, I appreciate that! :D
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Str3aming-colors Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
Lovely <3
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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Str3aming-colors Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010   Photographer
No problem : )
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Photographer
:XD:
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Oldbeho Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
it seems so sad, and the reflex in the eye is amazing...
wonderful shot!
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Photographer
Yeah she is sorta droopy sometimes :p Thank you so much!
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maros612 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Stunning!!
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Photographer
:XD: Thank you!
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QuiGonJediJinn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Great photo! I love boxers. I have an 18 month old named Elizabeth.

I really liked the photo and then I noticed the reflection. Awesome! I took a similar photo a couple days ago. [link]

Keep up the good work!
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you! Awe Elizabeth sounds like a cutie! Yeah I think Deirdre is an American bulldog mastiff mix :D

Thank you for the link! That shot is just stunningly amazing!! You do the same!
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sidneyj06 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, the reflection is really clear! Nice work.
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student Photographer
:D Thank you, I am so happy I could capture that moment!
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AmmsA7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
nice shot!!
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student Photographer
:D THanks so much!
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Fairchild12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!!! i love it
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:XD: Thanks!!
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depshado Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
great eye shot...:thumbsup:
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:) Thank you It has to be my favorite that I have done so far!! :D
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   General Artist
Top Notch World Class Photograph.
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:D Thank you sir that means a lot!! :D
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Ttonny Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot! :heart::heart::heart:
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:D :huggle: Thank you so much!!!
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:iconttonny:
Ttonny Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you are welcome!
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student Photographer
:)
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Maby8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Absolutely amazing reflection in the eye.
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you! This is one of my favorite eye reflections!
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:iconmaby8:
Maby8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
I can definitely understand why.
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmaby8:
Maby8 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Anytime.
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Photographer
:bow:
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momentstoremind Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
she is so big :O
Oh my god, but she still looks amazing
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
LOL Oh yeah and you should see her now at about 85lbs! Thank you!! :D
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
that reflection is just amazing :faint:
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:iconbeautifuldragon322:
BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:D Thanks I am SO happy with it!!
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
you're welcome :D
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LittleMs-Strange Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
another absolutely gorgeous shot! :worship:
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:D Thank you I just LOVE this one!! :bow::huggle:
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LittleMs-Strange Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
me too!!! :D
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Student Photographer
:woohoo:
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semaj007 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
awesome shot! is this edited or the actual pic? damn!
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Photographer
:D Thank you so much! The ONLY edit I did was select just the eye reflection and bring up the brightness a tad :D
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jesse-botanical Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
very cool reflection hun
good shot
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Photographer
:) Thank you I am so glad you like it!! :D
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Lady-Mystica Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
There's so much kindness in her eye(s) :)
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Photographer
I totally agree thank you :)
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GrungeTV Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great capture, Lydia! You got Marley's reflection spot-on there! :)
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BeautifulDragon322 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you Sir! Oh I know and he looks so proud and handsome! :D
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M0nk3m4n Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Gosh damn! That's just wild! Awesome pic.
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