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olive by gary roberts


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this beautiful little face belongs to olive, one of our 5 week old miniature wire-haired dachshunds. i wanted to photograph her in such a way as to just capture her face and paws. i have subsequently added some vignetting in lightroom to try and obscure my hands in post production. the water droplet on her whisker by the way was just sheer luck:-)

also available in my hot dogs calendar
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features and challenges

daughter to ruby! and half sister to ava!

for personalised calendars, please refer to this image as “olive1”
for more hot dogs, please click on any of the thumbnails below:

the wires

olive – daughter to ruby, sister to rza

rza – son to ruby, brother to olive

ava – daughter to ruby, half sister to olive and rza

the smooths

una – daughter to rosa

otto & nigella – son and daughter to una, siblings to gretal

gretal – daughter to una, sister to otto and nigella



cute, dachshund, dog, miniature wire miniature dachshund, pooch, pup, wire


  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 4 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…I could keep going but i had better not!!!
    Awesome shot Gary :)) Now I think she had better come live with me ;)

  • lol, many thanks di – i haven’t finished yet! i’m just working on ‘another olive’ and one of her brothers ‘rizza’ – watch this space as they say!

    – gary roberts

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 4 years ago

    They all look so well cared for…My Neddy has just learned how to climb up on the bed…lol…he crawls under the doona and snuggles at my feet :))

  • thanks di, they are spoiled rotten but only with love and affection. i’m actually quite strict with their diet to hopefully avoid back problems down the line. so they get premium dog food and home-made casseroles and a few bones. none of them are “hang around the dining table” dogs, they no they won’t get anything!

    – gary roberts

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

    Cute little girl

  • thank you ~ ademac, much appreciated

    – gary roberts

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 4 years ago

    How precious this is!!!

  • thanks victoria, she really is a sweetie:-)

    – gary roberts

  • and thanks for the fave too!

    – gary roberts

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceover 4 years ago

    A great photo of little Olive, Gary.Beautifully clear and sharp with her bright eyes and wet nose.

  • thanks jenny, she’s really lovely isn’t she

    – gary roberts

  • Royald
    Royaldover 4 years ago

  • hey, thanks very much diane!

    – gary roberts

  • AlexKokas
    AlexKokasover 4 years ago

    What an adorable face.. Cheers.. :)

  • thanks alex, she’s very special!

    – gary roberts

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    I love this!

  • hehehe – thanks gina:-)

    – gary roberts

  • thanks for the fave too gina!

    – gary roberts

  • Patty Gross
    Patty Grossover 4 years ago

    She’s beautiful! How could anyone not fall in love with a face so sweet and innocent as this? Fabulous portrait of Olive!!!

  • thanks for your kind words patty, she is pretty special:-)

    – gary roberts

  • thanks for the fave too patty!

    – gary roberts

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful portrait! She is ready to steal someone’s heart. Mine stole my heart in Dec. 1998, and I have never gotten it back…and don’t ever want to.

  • hehehe – thanks judy, much appreciated!

    – gary roberts

  • thanks for the fave judy!

    – gary roberts

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