This is a 9 week old English Setter Puppy who is
who unlike the photo is a powerhouse of
energy like most puppies. Barney is a Llewellin field setters as opposed to Show Setters that were introduced when Lavarak began breeding English Setters for Competition. His coloring is unusual since he is a tri with liver and black ticking and beautiful green/amber eyes. This breed is intelligent, very affectionate and needs a lot of family attention to grow up to be wonderful couch potato. I took a series of shots of Barney and delight in his curious and playful nature. Given his sense of wonder and adventure, Barney is a great subject for photographing dogs which I love to do owning a red and white Setter
and an orange belton English Setter. Given their lack of pretension and self consciousness, it is delightful to take photographs of our canine companions. I have a series of amusing and poignant photos of this adorable puppy. Candid shots of dogs are very popular and there are many wonderful photography books on canines given their unique and very different personalities. I adore them and believe people can benefit and learn a lot from our beloved and dear animal friends.
Nikon DSLR D80- Macro Lens
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