Thanks so much to the Hosts of Pets Are Us Group for the feature on 28.12.09, and the Hosts of Paws N Claws Group for the feature on 29.12.09

Thanks very much indeed also to the Hosts of Cats and Dogs Group and the Hosts of The Woman Photographer for the features on 30.12.09

Thanks very much also to the Hosts of Our K9 Friends Group for the feature on 05.01.10

Taken with a Nikon D40 and Sigma 70-300mm lens

“Should you wish to own a dog that is a good companion, loyal, intelligent, full of fun and small enough to suit almost every household, then the Sheltie is the breed for you.

The Sheltie’s brain is amongst the most highly developed of all canine breeds, making them easy to train, whilst still retaining a mind of their own. They are extremely inquisitive and will watch whatever you are doing – as if to try and understand our behaviour and reason for doing things. The normal dog tricks are not enough for the Sheltie, they will develop their own, which are a source of pleasure for their owners, constantly finding new ways to make them laugh".

(Information taken from the Sheltie UK site – I can add from personal experience that this information is all true!)


  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    such a stunning picture,beautiful,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn, so pleased you like her. An experiment in soft focus and focal B&W!

    – FelicityB

  • tserio
    tserioabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work! What a gorgeous subject!!!!! What’s his name?

  • Thank you so much – she’s just turned 3, and her name is Sky Blue. I didn’t intend to add this one, I was experimenting with effects and I liked the result – I’d promised myself no more dog photos for a while!

    – FelicityB

  • Royald
    Royaldabout 5 years ago

    Love the focus on this and the dog is a masterpiece of nature!

  • What a fabulous comment – thank you! I’ve just made this one my screensaver and it’s almost as if her eyes are following me round the room …

    – FelicityB

  • Michael Oubridge
    Michael Oubridgeabout 5 years ago

    Sky looks great Flick, hope you had a fabulous Christmas my friend :) x

  • Thanks very much Michael! Hope yours was excellent, and very best wishes for 2010:))

    – FelicityB

  • Kerri Gallagher
    Kerri Gallagherabout 5 years ago

    Awe what sweet adorable pup way to cute!!!

  • Thanks so much Kerri!

    – FelicityB

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 5 years ago

    Beautifully done, Felicity. All this playing & before we know it, we’ll be world beaters! LOL

  • Thanks so much J! I wasn’t going to add this at all – I’m so very pleased others like it too:))

    – FelicityB

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 5 years ago

    awesome capture!! love the softness around your beautiful girl!!

  • Oh thanks very muchAngie! I was playing about with Picasa:)

    – FelicityB

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 5 years ago

    Oh, she is absolutely adorable. Wonderful portrait!!

  • Oh thanks so much Tibby – the camera just seems to like this little girl :))

    – FelicityB

  • sarahnewton
    sarahnewtonabout 5 years ago

    absolutely stunning, what a beautiful girl she is!

  • Thanks so much – I’m glad you like her:))

    – FelicityB

  • Carol2
    Carol2about 5 years ago

    Gorgeous portrait, She is sooo beautiful, Felicity!!

  • Thanks so much Carol – she has the nicest nature too, and is quite a laid back little girl:)

    – FelicityB

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