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The Regal Hounds  by AuntDot

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This is a still life of my Lenox fine china Greyhounds statuette pair called “Jeweled Devotion.” They are ivory white with gold plated collars, but I changed it to black and white in Picasa3. I am a strong advocate for the welfare and adoption of racing Greyhounds. I dedicate this to all those who promote adoption of pets, especially my favorites, the Greyhounds, and especially to Christine Johnson, head of Greyhounds Rescue & Rehabilitation in Cross River, NY, who brought me my late dear sweet Abby Rose over ten years ago!

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
1/60s, f/5.0, ISO 1600, focal length 20mm
Light from an LCD bulb over the shelf

FEATURED in Crosses, Crafts & Collectibles, June 29, 2014
Top Ten Winner in the “Still Life Photography” challenge in Fine Art Photography by Canon, June 26, 2014
FEATURED in All Things Twin, June 9, 2013
FEATURED in RB Explorer Featured Photography, April ?, 2013
Top Ten Winner in the “Still Life” challenge in Absolute Clarity, Feb. 20,, 2013
Top Ten Winner in the “Black and White” challenge in Just For You – DEDICATIONS, Dec. 6, 2012
SOLD as a greeting card, Oct. 5, 2012. A huge THANK YOU to the buyer!
Top Ten Winner in the “Dedicated to Artists” challenge in Just For You – Dedications, Dec. 18, 2011
FEATURED in Statues and Such, October 24, 2011
FEATURED in Sighthound Central, October 23, 2011

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 3 years ago

    Dot, Exquisite, love the tones and reflections!

  • Thank you so much, Glenn. I don’t have all the self-confidence in the world, so it’s great to hear such a positive reaction to this image. I really appreciate it a lot!

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful still life.. great comp..Looks great in B&W.


  • Thanks very much, Di! I don’t usually do still lifes, but I just walked around the house with the camera today and this caught my eye.

    – AuntDot

  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnabout 3 years ago

    elegant arrangement, lovely capture

  • Thank you, Quinn!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    SIMPLY STUNNING Dot!!!! I can just picture them with the Gold… Awesome ART my friend. xxxx

  • Thank you so much, Debbie. The wood behind them is a beautiful natural cherry, but the hounds showed up better in b/w. One of my favorite possessions.

    – AuntDot

  • Kable
    Kableabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Kable! I appreciate that very much!

    – AuntDot

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithabout 3 years ago

    Looks good..well captured!

  • Thanks, Keith. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusabout 3 years ago

    I am so envious!! It’s a wonderful capture of them.

  • Nothing to envy, Christina. They’re just statues. Now, if they were real greyhounds I’d be in heaven. They’re my favorite breed, but allergies keep me from getting one these days. Thanks so much for your kind words.

    – AuntDot

  • Rebecca Eldridge
    Rebecca Eldridgeabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful still life photo Dot, I love it, very pretty! xxx

  • Thank you so much, Rebecca. Glad you like them. Not like the real thing, though.

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Dot, love the reflections and composition.

  • Thank you, Andrea. I appreciate that!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago
    magnificent capture
  • Thank you so much, Kathy!

    – AuntDot

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