Our English Golden Cocker Spaniel is from a pedigree of Cocker Spaniel show dogs. Although I brush him every morning and every evening, Gemini has never been in a competition. The reason for so much grooming is his long silky coat. Here he is enjoying the rainforest and is all wet. Gemini was standing at the top of our driveway just after the rain and had spotted something in the distance. We were heading off into the bush for a walk. I thought his ‘stand’ looked quite good and took about four photos. This is my pick.

Canon EOS 400D digital SLR
Canon zoom lens EFS 55-250mm
f5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, no flash used.


dog, english, golden, cocker, spaniel, pedigree, wet, rainforest, bush, australia

Hi, my name is Robyn J. Blackford. I am a retired nurse who loves photography, pyrography and writing. I live with my husband in the rainforest of Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland, Australia.

All my photos are what I see through the lens.

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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!!! BIG HUGS!:)))

  • Thank you so much gingermegs :) I gave him a big hug for you and got all wet. lol.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 3 years ago

    Beautiful dog and capture!!! Is he yours?

  • Thanks so much Carol; yes he’s my dog. He turned 2 in June this year.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful dog and photo!

  • Thank you Istvan. Looks like you have a dog too.

    – aussiebushstick

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Gemini is such a beautiful photogenic boy ! lovely shot and love the alert expression

  • Thank you Trudi. I love your comments, they mean a lot to me.

    – aussiebushstick

  • riata66
    riata66over 3 years ago

    Gemini is gorgeous and I love this image. He looks like a very nice dog.

  • Thank you so much Karen. He is a loving dog…a really sweet temperament.

    – aussiebushstick

  • David Ford Honeybeez photo
    David Ford Hon...over 3 years ago

  • WOW! Thank you SO much David! I would never have thought that this photo of Gemini would be a feature!

    – aussiebushstick

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