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Happiness is ... ... ...
著作権: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
ジャンル: 場所
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2007-09-19
カテゴリー: 日常生活Pets
カメラ: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Joy !!!, 80-89 (III), Greeting Cards, All Creatures Great and Small [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2007-11-07 4:22
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Here I go, sticking my neck out again. If you do not like pictures of pets on TL, then please just skip this shot! Opinions are like belly buttons: Everybody has one.
However, if you have serious suggestions for improvement of this shot, please do leave me some tips or do a workshop! Both are very welcome here.

I saw this little fellow in the park and took a few shots. Of course he was not too good at sitting still. It was much more fun chasing other dogs and children and anything else that moved or showed signs of intention to move :D

Tech: RAW -> jpg; lightly dodged eye area; adjusted Highlight/Shadow overall; resized for TL & sharpened edges only; framed, signed and titled.

Thanks for looking and have a happy week

chrisJ, WMcK, Hendrika, nova, vsinopoulos, Liberty, milas, Danert, mvdisco, eqshannon, vandana2923, shelbeesmom, Janice, Beger, Jens, lilimih33, Refugee, dareco has marked this note useful
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To ttreen: lucky shotSilke 1 11-07 07:15
To thor68: I think you're rightSilke 1 11-07 05:21

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2007-11-07 4:30]

Hi Silke

Fantastic backlighting, with excellent shadow detail. A good, uncluttered, oof, background, that doesn't detract from the central canine subject. Good sharpness, colour & dof. Tfs!

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-11-07 4:34]

Now how cute is this? Perfect capture. I love the light. The detail is just awesome. Lovely presentation. TFS

Hello Silke,
Nice little fellow in strong backlight!
He looks like a happy fellow that probably likes to be photographed...
Nice framing, good details!
Pablo -

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-11-07 4:43]

Hello Silke! Nice light halo or aura all around that beautiful little fellow.Great pause,great model,vry good cropping & compo.TFS.

hello! sweet dog! funny capture! great frame!TFS

Hi Silke,

Wonderful shot!! So cute, very sharp, excellent detail and lighting. Very nice presentation frame! I love it!!

what a cutie - westhighland white terrier? wonderful portrait and such a marvellous look, almost a smile, seems he kind of liked
getting your attention and being photographed. i really like the sunlight drawing a glowing line around him.
well done & viele gr゚e, thor.

Hi Silke :)

This is so lovely picture. So cute! Good lightning and superb expression of your subject. Well done Silke.

Have a beautiful day :)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-11-07 5:41]

merhaba myfriend Silke...
verynice portrait and shot...welldone...
superb focus and detail...selamlar

Hi Silke,
I don't care of what is on this picture if it is well done, it's well done . This one is very pleasant to see . The dog did a good job for you as the model . The sun from behind gives a great effect .

Bonjour Silke,
Suberbe capture de ce magnifique chien avec de beaux reflets de soleil qui l'entourent ,la prise de vue est superbe on dirait qu'il te sourit leur fa輟n;) Bonne journ馥.

Hello Silke,
What a lucky shot ... He is so cute.. I love the little face.. perfect frame also....


He had the sun behind him it's an evidence! I enjoy the style it give! The expression is happy! With ears dress like that i see all the attention he have... Want to play :)

Happiness is a warm puppy...is that the one...how cute...Have you seen Robs white fox? Wow...it is a keeper...love this shot Silke...RU staying busy?

Silk.. I think ( almost certain) we see a 'westie' here
West Highland White. Little hunting dogs from Scotland with hearts like a Lion
Good shooting, i like it
Smiles to Toronto from The Hague


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-11-07 8:55]

Silke, this is a very beautiful portrait of this sweet little dog.Excellent work.TFS
Regards Rose

very cute face here silke :)
excellent portrait of the dog
very good sharpness, the light in the back creates a nice glow around the subject
well done


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-11-07 9:57]

Hi Silke
This is a lovely picture.
Gr Jos

Oh boy are you in BIG trouble posting a DOG on this site!!......................B-).....Wonderful adorable shot Silke! He is a cutie!

Hi Silke, lovely portrait of cute little dog, splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Silke,
yes, happiness is to have such a cute friend - I like him so much, a lovely guy. I have a white cat and it's also big happiness when he is next to me and showing me his love.
Thanks for your shot, I like it so much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-11-07 12:21]

Cute dog, he's a happy looking chappy!!
The back fur looks a bit OE, but don't ask me how to fix it - sorry! It actually makes him look even cuter I think with the OE lighting up his HALO.
Well done

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-11-07 12:34]

Hi Silke,
OH! It is perfect like that!
Very good of backlight despite even if you had to make quickly. The halo around him enhance this candid and merry expression on his face. Excellent! Annie

Definitely a Westie Silke and well captured, he/she has mischief written all over that face. Good pose, fine use of the light and the only thing missing is the catchlight in the eyes. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on 羨 hand held macro

Hi Silke,
Having nice saturation and good contrast with backlight pictures is very difficult
But most of the time we think what the hack is the subject is so well presented.
But most of the time improvement is possible
Look in the workshop

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-11-08 1:27]

Hi Silke
Cute little fellow, great shot, nice focus, good light, and a superb sharpness. Vell presented, you have done well.


Fantastic Silke, love the light coming from behind - must be a rascal, but looks like a sweetie!
Cute overload here.

Hello Silke!
Lovely sweet little dog!
Great light and nice perspective!
Good detail!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

Il me fait sourire donc l'effet est r騏ssi, Bravo belle nettet馥 et bel angle de capture. Le chien a contribu avec son air de manequin J'aime cette image R饌l.

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-08 4:55]

What a cute doggie, it is, Silke.
Excellent portrait you took of it.

Hello Silke,

So cute expressions!!!
Nice composition and colors. TFS


dog shaped!
i agree being the worlds most silly person when it comes to dogs..i will literally go down on the ground to speak to them if i meet one when we are out..
we had 2 jack russells now gone
soon perhaps another..who knows..in the meantime i enjoy just meeting them here and there in the flesh and here in the pic
cute little rascal!

hi silke nice shot, very cute, looks like a cartoon dog, the top rim lighting is nice too, i like this one, well done, thanks scott

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-11-08 7:12]

Oh what a sweet little dog. A great pose!! The lighting is very nice. An excellent picture. TFS

Now that is one happy pup :-).
Look at those eyes and that expression.
Well caught

Hi dear Silke, he is a cutie! I love those westies.
It is hard in this backlight conditions but you managed quite well and Ruud made you a good ws.

Very well done and so cute with his ping tongue :))
Yan :)
ps: Thx for the great review on: "Crawling Tree" :)

Really cute. I like the back lighting. The expression is superb. Indeed you are an artist.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2007-11-12 13:30]

hello Silke

you have captured the happinnes in the face of this dog
the picture againts the light is very nice, getting this golden haro around the silhoute of the dog



  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2007-11-12 14:27]

Very funny and pleasant photo Silke.
He / she looks like a " play devil " with those special eyes ;-)
Great job : sharp, light and good background.

See you !

Hi Silke,
I love it! Very cute shot of a Happy Westie! He does so look like he was having a great day in the sun as it shows in his bright shinning eyes ands smile on his face! Love the bright color from the sun shinning on his fur...TFS

Hello Silke.

Excellent image, very good details an colors.

Jose Luis.

Hie Silke,

this doggy looks so cute, opening its mouth showing us its tongue. Good framing and good color compo and it's not overexposed.


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