Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift

The Gift

Dog Blog Post #1245

Some shoots need no words.

Photography Assignment

Daily Dog Challenge "754. Surprise"

Our Daily Challenge - November 23, 2013 - "Gift"

The Gift

Editor's Note

Ok… maybe just a few words, before I get concerned comments wondering what the heck was in the bag to elicit that response.

Well, uh… nothing.

Not really, at least.

There was a roll of fabric in the bottom to keep the bag from collapsing, and in the shots where the boys were obviously peering (or going) in the bag then there were Cookies inside.

The rest of the time I was on the left tossing Cookies and trying to snap the pictures right after the Cookie left my hand, so I would get eyes/ears (i.e. "Surprise") without the open mouth.

Experience has shown that the very last thing they do when catching Cookies is open their mouths. Which means, somewhat counterintuitively, if I miss a wide open mouth in Catching Cookies shots, it's because I snapped the shutter too soon and not (what I thought for many shoots) too late.

Yes, I did experiments at some point after blowing it for the umpteenth time.

I tossed Cookies to Zachary - who is VERY reliable catching them no matter how bad my toss - and varied my click from immediately after releasing the Cookie until it was clearly too late. And yup, he waited until what seems like the last possible moment before opening wide.

Henry is even later to open, which probably explains why he misses so many.

Oh - so where are the Cookies? I cloned them away from #4 and #7 - the only shots where they appeared. I'm guessing #5 (tongue shot) was taken AFTER the Cookie was caught. I couldn't find the Cookie in #3 and #6, although there probably was one, based on the boys expressions.

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GOOSE said...

What a great series of shots.

Unknown said...

What's in the bag.....????
We hope there were cookies.
Have a serene Sunday and get in some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

YourSpecialDog said...

Curious what is in the bag ...... he looks like he didn't enjoy that pressent :p


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

WHAT? Nothing inside the bag???? Golden Precious FACES. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sage said...

The expressions are priceless---and all for a treat! Sage just looks at me when I try throwing a treat to her like I'm some kind of nit-wit. Not sure why it's different than a ball.

houndstooth said...

Oh thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed all of these! Their expressions are fantastic!

Sue and Doug said...

cute as always!