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The Face That Gets All The Girls

One of the great joys of owning a dog is seeing their personality as it develops. Their faces can be so expressive, especially their eyes. Oshie’s many different faces are a constant source of entertainment in our house. He makes strange faces when he hears noises from another room or when his ears are getting rubbed. He even makes faces when you say certain words or phrases to him like “do you want” ha-ha. I do my best to try and capture these faces so we can look back on them later an laugh.

Here is one of the faces he does often and it always makes us laugh. I think it is his inquisitive used when he is trying to figure something out like “why is dad sticking his camera in my face again”. Don’t you think this is a face that would drive all the girls crazy?

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Shot with a Canon 7D Mark 2 and Tamron 70-300mm Lens and processed in Adobe Lightroom

Passed Out

Another one of my shots from our Asheville trip in May.

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The puppy life is hard. Canon 7d Mark II and Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8

Hawks

They have been hanging out on the neighbors fence again. I am not entirely sure which species this is. Cooper’s Hawk maybe? They  like to sit on the fence and watch the yard for insects. Once spotted they dive bomb off the fence and have the unsuspecting insect as a snack.

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Shot with my Canon 7d Mark II and Tamron 70-300mm Lens

 

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Not as timid as the other hawks, this one actually let me get very close.

Sunset Redemption

Being a rookie photographer I often make mistakes with my camera settings. Most of the time I don’t let it bother me and I adjust and  retake the shot. There are occasions where I do get a bit upset with my bungled settings because I know I likely won’t be back to that spot again in the near future or they have caused me to miss a candid/action shot. Below is an example of one of those moments. It is a sunset shot from our trip to Massachusetts where I had the settings all wrong. After looking through my photos from the trip I was frustrated that I didn’t try a bit harder to create a better image.

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Shot with my Canon 7d Mark II and Canon 18-55 kit lens

Thankfully all was not lost and smarter people than me were able to create programs that can help beginners create a usable end result even when we fail with our camera settings. Below is the image after some work in Adobe Lightroom. It is certainly not perfect and I won’t be printing it large due to the noise in the lower half of the image but it is presentable and provides me with a decent image to remember the trip by. It is amazing how much detail I was able to recover. This also shows my improving skills with Lightroom. There is no way I would have ended up with this result when I first started with the program. I am enjoying finding and learning how to use all the tools Lightroom offers. Now I just need to get everything right in camera so that I don’t have to work so hard in post.

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Thank God for photo editing software!

Floating

One of the rare times where Oshie actually wanted to run around while I had the camera out.

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Shot with my Canon 7d Mark II and 50mm f/1.8 lens.

 

Fetch

A game that doesn’t last long when played with Oshie unless we are at the beach and that is only because it is an excuse to get in the water.

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Shot with my Canon 7d Mark II and Canon 50mm f/1.8

Vine Ripened

Shot with Canon 7d Mark 2 and Canon 50mm f/1.8

We had a very small harvest from our first attempt at a garden this year. Thanks to Hurricane Matt most of plants did not make it but this is one of the Tomato plants we saved. 

Chirpa

Not the most handsome creature but still pretty cool. Chirpa is juvenile Eastern Screech Owl. He was no bigger than 6 inches tall and won’t get any larger. He is still growing in his adult feathers.

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Nev The One Eyed Hawk

He can still see much better than I can. It was nice to finally get up close and personal with Red Shouldered Hawk after chasing them around my yard for the better part of a year with no real luck. Apparently he had an infection in his right eye that eventually got to the point where removal of it was necessary. Still a magnificent creature.

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Nev’s good side. Canon 7d Mark 2 and Tamron 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom CC

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