crysania4: (dahlia-fog)
I still just LOVE this photo.

Sony A580 | Minolta 135mm f/2.8 | f/4 | 1/320 | ISO 400 | 135mm
crysania4: (dahlia-fog)
Just playing catch-up here. Most of you have seen these photos, but I want to keep up with this!

Sony A580 | Minolta 135mm f/2.8 | f/4 | 1/250 | ISO 400 | 135mm
crysania4: (dahlia-autumn)
Another "Dahlia learns a new trick" photo. Or at least, Dahlia sort of learns a new trick. I wanted a photo of her upside down. She knows "roll over" so getting her to actually STOP in the middle of rolling over was hard. But I succeeded. To a degree.

Rather than looking all cute with her paws curled up next to her, I got a dog who stretched out oddly with her paws waving around awkwardly in the air.

Sony A580 | Tamron 18-200mm | f/3.5 | 1/640 | ISO400 | 18mm
crysania4: (dahlia-autumn)
I know most of my Flist saw these couple photos already but I LOVE THEM so much that I'm reposting them for my "100 things."

I really wanted a photo of Dahlia laying with her head cutely buried in some leaves. So out I went with a bunch of hot dogs and my camera and trained her to put her head down and keep it down. I still have work to do if I decide I want to really have her learn it but she picked it up SO quickly. I was super impressed.

Sony A580 | Tamron 18-200mm | f/3.5 | 1/125 | ISO100 | 18mm
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I was playing around with my bounce flash last night (something I haven't done since before I got this new camera!). I bought something to attach to it so I could bounce it off it and even use it outside.

This is Dahlia and her favourite toy: her foxy. I think it's Foxy #6 as after awhile they start to rip and the stuffing all comes out and we get her a new one (she has an old foxy for dog class that has no squeaker and almost no stuffing left, but she still loves that thing).

Sony A580 | Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/4 | 1/200 | ISO400 | 28mm | Bounce flash
crysania4: (dahlia-leap)
Dahlia says "I wiped MY paws!"

Sony A580 | Tamron 18-200mm | f/3.5 | 1/100 | ISO 1600 | 18mm
crysania4: (Default)
EXIF data: Sony A580 | Minolta 28mm | f/5.6 | 1/50 | ISO 100 | 28mm
crysania4: (Default)

EXIF data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/5.0 | 1/320 | ISO 1600 | 210mm
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There are so many things I love about this photo. Dahlia's majestic pose, the way the light filtered through the trees behind her and created some interesting circular lights with the bokeh used, the way I was below her when I took this photo (which I think adds to the majestic aspect), the way the light highlights her fur a bit. I just really loved it. So now you get to see it here!

EXIF data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/4.0 | 1/800 | ISO 1600 | 110mm
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I'm just catching up a bit on my 100 photos of Dahlia. Sorry if you've seen them before! Expect some music ones soon as well. I REALLY need to catch up there.

This photo was taken at Twin falls in Vermont this past week. Dahlia was flopped out and I decided to see what would happen if I used my wide angle lens coupled with my wide angle attachment when taking a photo of her. I placed the camera on the ground, used the LCD screen instead of the viewfinder to compose the photo and took a few photos. I like how this one turned out!

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Sony 18-55mm w/ wide angle attachment | f/5.6 | 1/30 | ISO 400 | 18mm
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(This is the last one, I swear!)

I love photos of dogs shaking off and last year I got a few decent ones of Dahlia. This time I kept looking for an opportunity and finally, at the very end of our visit to the local off leash area, she gave me that opportunity. I took several photos, but this one was my favourite of the group.

EXIF data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/4.5 | 1/500 | ISO 100 | 180mm
crysania4: (Default)
I like to get photos of Dahlia running. This past weekend I decided to try to get photos of her taking off from runs. I took several and this one was my favourite. I'm not sure if other dogs take off this way but it seems that Dahlia powers off from her back legs when she takes off. It looks really strange and awkward, both in person and in photos. She does this weird excited "OMG!!" thing with her paws in the air as she takes off.

Does anyone else have a dog who takes off from a sit like this? How do YOUR dogs take off from a sit?  And yes that IS drool coming out of her mouth.

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/5.6 | 1/800 | ISO 400 | 300mm
crysania4: (Default)
(Sorry folks...playing catchup here a bit!)

This one was one of a series of photos I took for a prompt in another community. The prompt was "from the ground." Now, I take a lot of photos of Dahlia from the ground in general. I'm usually kneeling, squatting or laying flat on the ground to get photos of her. So I decided that I was going to be truly literal about this and set the camera on the ground.

I like the hazy look to this photo though I'll confess here: the hazy blurry feel in the front of the camera is nothing more than blurred grass. It gives it an interesting affect doesn't it? The concept doesn't look nearly as nice in color.

EXIF data: Sony A580 | Tamron 75-300mm | f/4.0 | 1/100 | ISO 100 | 85mm
crysania4: (Default)
I got Dahlia a new Syracuse University colored tug toy. I loved this photo for the way she was slightly downhill and the way her mouth is wide open so you can see all her teeth.

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Minolta 70-210mm | f/5.6 | 1/800 | ISO 500 | 210mm
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This photo doesn't really look like much. I've taken a lot of "Dahlia on the porch" photos over the past nearly 4 years. But here I was experimenting with manual focus, something I almost never use. I figured it was high time I try to get to know that side of my camera better!

One of these days I'll take a fully manual shot. This one was taken using Auto ISO and Aperture priority mode.

EXIT data: Sony A580 | Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | 1/50 | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | 28mm
crysania4: (Default)
I looked down from my chair today and saw this. It was too cute to not take a picture of. That's Dahlia's favourite foxy toy, the only toy she knows by name.

196. 5/14 "Favorite Toy"
EXIF data: SONY A580 | 28mm f/2.8 | 1/25 | f/2.8 | ISO 1600 | 28mm
crysania4: (Default)
What the dog wants...

EXIF data: SONY A580 | 50mm f/1.7 | 1/1250 | f/4.0 | ISO 100 | 50mm
crysania4: (Default)
David's comment on this photo: "Saying her prayers to the god of hamburgers."

My thought: I need to get out and take pictures in better weather as my camera seems to be permanently set at ISO 1600 these days.

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Sony 18-55mm lens | f/5.6 | 1/250 | ISO 1600 | 45mm
crysania4: (Default)
My dog smiles.

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Sony 18-55mm lens | f/3.5 | 1/13 | ISO 1600 | 18mm
crysania4: (Default)
Tonight Dahlia DID NOT want to get off the recliner when I got home. She even wanted to play tug while on the chair. I couldn't resist taking some photos.

EXIF Data: Sony A580 | Sony 18-55mm lens | f/3.5 | 1/30 | ISO 1600 | 18mm

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