It was a stinking hot day so we took Gemini down to our local creek in Tallebudgera Valley, for a cool and refreshing swim. He was SO happy I had to join him in the water.

I carefully sat down into the water with my camera to get this shot of Gemini swimming towards me…around me…away from me…beside me…and luckily the camera did not get wet. A cocker spaniel doesn’t slash when he is swimming. Thank goodness. This was my favourite shot.

Canon EOS 400D digital SLR
Canon EFS Zoom lens 55-250mm
f5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 640, focal length 250mm.


dog, golden, cocker, spaniel, swimming, fresh water, creek, eyes, summer, aussiebushstick

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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  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    fine catch! what a sweet face

  • Ooooh thank you so much :) Robyn.

    – aussiebushstick

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

  • My pleasure David :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Another fave!

  • Aaaaawe, thank you SO MUCH for the faves and the visits. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • WesternArt
    WesternArtover 3 years ago

    Look at those gorgeous eyes. Lovely shot.

  • Thanks Rosemaree, I appreciate your sweet comment. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture I love it.

  • Thanks so much Carla :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    What a fabulous Image, this pup looks like it loves the water…laura

  • Thanks Laura. He loves the water to swim in on a hot day, but dreads his baths. lol. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 3 years ago

  • AWESOME! Thank you SO MUCH. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Nice work .!!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosover 3 years ago

    Congratulations. You have been invited to enter the February Featured Members Challenge..Good Luck!

  • WOW!!!! I have never been ‘invited’ before. Thank you, I will enter right now. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

  • Trina King
    Trina Kingover 3 years ago

    he is beautiful + i love his name! great shot!

  • Thanks Trina, I really appreciate your visit and comment. Robyn :)

    – aussiebushstick

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