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The pups had a fun Sunday

Spatx
September 28th, 2008, 07:46 PM
... And I had fun trying out my new flash! :D

Recently I've been working a lot, and have been missing out on Cody and Nova's morning antics. They are hilarious to watch, they play for hours until they get too tried, then nap on the couch.

Nova chews on her Kong frisbee
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/2897092090_e71e23b974.jpg
I was talking to her, she can be a good listener, I'd hope so with her big ears :D
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2896253813_1cd73d87b4.jpg
Cody loves his mini soccer ball
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2897099880_5388bc3e95.jpg
My sister and brother did this to Cody - I don't think he minds.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2897126614_7303350614.jpg
Happy Boy!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2896278789_03acdc2de8.jpg
Sleepy on the couch
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/2897101254_c7d5bcb6c5.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/2897104478_7028d05b71.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2896261973_aacea795b4.jpg
The two of them playing
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2897112856_8753f3c468.jpg
Their crazy faces when playing. It's scary when you see it in stop motion!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2897095300_ac705c1d46.jpg

onster
September 28th, 2008, 07:49 PM
oh wow the last pic!! :eek: eek! I LOVE it though..hehehe such a cool shot! Its all in the eyes :|:|

lol Nova has very nice pearly whites too, hehehe.

All great shots, so much fun!

:offtopic: but what cam do u have/use? Seems to be gr8 with the action shots and depth :thumbs up (and of course u have amazing talent too!)

Spatx
September 28th, 2008, 07:55 PM
I use a Canon EOS Rebel XSi, I shot all these pictures using a fixed 50mm f1.8 lens along with a 380EX Flash. I just recently started to get into using the DSLR, it's awesome! It's been a huge learning curve coming from a point and shoot camera, still tons to learn and experiment with :D

I also love that last pictures - it freaks me out but theres something about it that makes me laugh! :laughing:

Diamondsmum
September 28th, 2008, 07:56 PM
ohhh wow Those are great shots :)

I love the sleepy one & the "playing" LOL

kanis
September 28th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Great photos. What kind of camera do you have? Mine is supposed to be able to take stop action pics but they don't look as crisp as yours.

Chaser
September 28th, 2008, 08:25 PM
great pics!!! and so much cuteness! Some of Nova's expressions are so adorable :lovestruck:

Frenchy
September 28th, 2008, 08:34 PM
ahhh the both of them are just adorable ! Love Cody with all the suffies :laughing: and the last picture , sooo teethy :D

14+kitties
September 28th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Wonderful pics!! I love Nova's markings. And Cody reminds me of my Tasha :rip:. Same colouring.

BrightEyes
September 28th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Love the pics! The last shoot looks like Nova is saying "yeah, yeah, yeah, I've been to the dentist too"

:laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
September 29th, 2008, 01:04 AM
I was talking to her, she can be a good listener, I'd hope so with her big ears :D

:lovestruck:

Cody loves his mini soccer ball

:lovestruck:

All the "Sleepy on the couch" pics are adorable :cloud9:

Their crazy faces when playing. It's scary when you see it in stop motion!

:laughing: Love it! :pawprint:

rainbow
September 29th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Awwwww...... your gorgeous fuzzbutts. :flirt:

The "teethy" pic is awesome. :thumbs up

And, I love the Nova "good listener" one and the "sleepy on the couch" ones. :cloud9:

Spatx
September 30th, 2008, 07:38 PM
I have a couple more photos from Sunday, I didn't take as many as I would have liked, but its difficult to walk a dog and take photos at the same time. Our town had the Richmond Hill Pooch Party at the Richmond Green this weekend. We went on Sunday with Nova for a few hours, unfortunately Cody had to stay home because he isn't good around children and this was a family event.

I entered Nova in the trick contest for fun, she got 3rd place, but I personally think she should have gotten 1st :angel: She was the youngest dog in the contest, so I'm not comlpaining! She performed wonderfully for me, and even did her newest trick weaving through my legs while walking perfectly.

But anyway, I did get a couple shots at the Richmond Green. I also discovered Nova is scared of water falls - so I didn't get the shots I had hoped for.

Nova in her crate waiting to leave.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2896280527_7b6ce3b5da.jpg
Looking at the other dogs
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2897128048_2076cf1d3c.jpg
Nervous by the water
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2897136250_40619000b9.jpg
Sitting tired by one of the ponds
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3042/2896297797_0b07d24ccd.jpg
Nice side profile by the waterfalls, distracted her with food temporarily!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2897137684_8d7bf7812f.jpg

Next year I'll have to go on both days, work got in the way this week. But next year I'll have to go alone to get photographs, and get someone else to take pictures of Nova and I when we enter any contests.

krdahmer
September 30th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Beautiful doggies!! :lovestruck: And man are those some pearly whites or what?!?:eek::laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
October 1st, 2008, 12:31 AM
Love the pink harness :lovestruck: :D

That's a great shot of her nervous by the waterfall :cloud9:

She seems okay being by the pond so is it just waterfalls or is she nervous around all running water like rivers too?

Spatx
October 1st, 2008, 12:37 AM
She loves water hoses, is fine with sprinklers and our little pond in the yard. She's fine with lakes, waves, and the creek at the park. Something about the water falls made her nervous and she wouldn't go near it. I keep wondering if she associates the noise with bathtime or something :shrug:

growler~GateKeeper
October 1st, 2008, 01:05 AM
could be...do you bathe her in the bathtub or outside?

might be just the noise level too :shrug:

Spatx
October 1st, 2008, 01:31 AM
Could be anything, I usually bathe her in the bathtub since it's easier to keep her in one place there. She HATES baths... cries the whole time. It wouldn't surprise if it was also the noise level, had a thunderstorm today and the thunder was so loud it shook our windows... Nova ran around barking like a mad dog :rolleyes: In any case I'll have to expose her to loud moving water more often, since she will be seeing more of it in the future when we go camping next year.

TeriM
October 1st, 2008, 01:55 AM
Wow, those are all fabulous pictures :cloud9:.

growler~GateKeeper
October 1st, 2008, 02:02 AM
Could be anything, I usually bathe her in the bathtub since it's easier to keep her in one place there. She HATES baths... cries the whole time.

In any case I'll have to expose her to loud moving water more often, since she will be seeing more of it in the future when we go camping next year.

I used to bathe my dogs outside - so only in summertime & leash them to a fence :evil::D

Good excuse for lots of relaxing hot soak in bubble baths :D just getting the dog used to the running water :D

JennieV
October 1st, 2008, 12:19 PM
Beautiful pics!:lovestruck:
Nova looks like such a great pup! She seems very attentive, and those TEETH! :eek:

AmericanBullMom
October 1st, 2008, 12:27 PM
I cant get over how NICE those pics came out! I need a new camera!
Love those teeth!
I love your baby... He' sooo precious!:cloud9::lovestruck:
I get pics like those too...:evil: viscious doggies!

They all look so mean!

jiorji
October 1st, 2008, 12:34 PM
I use a Canon EOS Rebel XSi,

*drool*

your pictures are always great but gee, what's a photographer without his glorious models??:D:cloud9:

Melinda
October 1st, 2008, 03:08 PM
those are gorgeous pictures!! of course you had beautiful subjects to shoot!! I love the "sleeping on couch" ones, bet you'd be great at taking pics of black dogs......so hard to do!!