Sunday, May 29, 2011


Flap Harder!

Dog Blog Post #344: There was neither artistry nor technique in today's shots, but we all had fun getting them. Today's Daily Shoot assignment was...

Make a photograph today with a central point of interest in it.

... and I decided that nothing is more central to the boys than their Lacrosse Balls. (Editor's Note: the first draft of the previous sentence was originally one word shorter. Thankfully, I decided to read it again before publishing!)

Other than requiring a bit of dexterity, and switching Baby into "Sports Mode", this was pretty easy.

Step 1: Pick up the nasty, slimy Lacrosse Ball (yes, I have a chucker, however, as I (and my neighbor) discovered, I do not have a long enough yard to safely use it.)
Step 2: Heave it down the yard.
Step 3: Wipe fingers on jeans (an important step that keeps nasty things off Baby, and reduces the chance she will slip from your fingers while you...)
Step 4: Zoom in, find the dogs (by now on their way back with the Central Point of Interest) through the viewfinder, and snap the picture.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat!

Zachary is Old Reliable - if I throw it, he brings it back. It's central to his being, and he will keep retrieving as long as I keep throwing.

Henry is... learning. He will certainly chase after the ball, every time. And he will bring it back, assuming he finds it. He's just not quite as motivated to locate lost Lacrosse Balls as Zachary is. Zachary treats a lost Lacrosse Ball as though someone should be dialing 911. Henry realizes there is a yard full of Lacrosse Balls, and really, is that one so very important if there's another close by?

Golden Races

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Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Yes, just as well you re-worded that sentence, lol!

One thing about longer coated dogs is they portray movement so well. A photo of Beryl fetching a tennis ball just doesn't have the same sense of speed even though she's a Greyhound:)

Amber-Mae said...

GREAT pictures!!!!!

Sophie said...

Adorable photos! Your new camera really is fantastic :)

Tanner and Beth said...

Wow! I can't wait till I can do that again. It is so hard having stitches in my tummy. But mommy says they are getting much better.

Thanks for all your good wishes. It is so good to have friends who care about you.

Puppy Kisses,

houndstooth said...

I smile looking at those pictures! I can just picture the differences in their personalities as they search for the Lacrosse balls. :) Zachary might be related to Morgan somehow.

You definitely got some really great shots of the boys!

Boondocks said...

As always.. an absolute gorgeous pic. My mom is jealous of your photography skills and wants to know if you use a canon rebel.


greygirl25 said...

I love these, they look like such happy boys.

Kristin G. said...

Great action shots!!