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Please note that I have deleted all my older simple Thank You replies, in order to unclutter the page a bit. Replies with more text were left in .

My dog Lucky looking out the window, longing for a vigorous healthy walk in the snow. We can see the trees and the snow through the window panes reflected in her eye.

Lucky is a black labrador retriever mix, and the loyal companion that we rescued from the dog shelter last year, my sister and I.

Focal length 55mm
ISO-400
Aperture f/5,6
Shutter 1/50 sec.

Shot hand held in manual mode, in natural light.
Nikon D60
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

Thank you to the following groups for featuring Golden Gaze

Dimensions on February 20, 2009

Nikon DSLR Users Group on February 20, 2009

Cats and Dogs on February 20, 2009

Rescued Pets group on February 24, 2009

Shameless Self-Promotion group on February 28, 2009

Photography 101 on June 23, 2009

Respectful Retrievers on August 1st, 2009

Amateur Photographers’ Association on October 16, 2009

Photography 101 on May 30, 2010

Nikon DSLR Users Group on August 24, 2010

Respectful Retrievers on August 25, 2010

Our K9 Friend on August 31, 2010

Labrador Retrievers on September 4, 2010

The Silky Touch on September 13, 2010

PhoDOGraphy on January 14, 2011

Nikon Users on April 23, 2011

Focus and Lighting on August 14, 2011

TOP 3 PLACEMENTS IN CHALLENGES
Finished in 3rd position of Top Ten out of 156 entries in the Best of the Best challenge of the Shameless Self-Promotion group on February 27, 2009

1st place winner in the March 2009 Avatar challenge of the Cats and Dogs group on March 1st, 2009

Finished in 3rd position of Top Ten in the challenge Our Loving Pets of the group The Addicted Photographer on March 5, 2009

1st place winner in the challenge The Eyes of your Pet of the Playful Photogenic Pets Group on April 10, 2009

1st place winner in the Dog Eyes challenge of the Paws N Claws group on June 9, 2009

1st place winner in the challenge 2 or more Features, Cats and Dogs only of the Paws N Claws Group on June 13, 2009

Finished in 3rd position of Top Ten in the 5 or more Features challenge of the Paws N Claws Group on September 10, 2009


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animals, black, companion, dog, eye, friend, gold, labrador, lucky, retriever, rescue, wistful, wistfulness, loyal

Freelance photographer specializing in pet photography as well as maternity and newborn portraiture.

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Comments

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Amazing composition…great job on the exposure too! black is hard. Gorgeous sad eye!!! Hope you took Lucky out!! she deserves it!

  • Thank you Wendi! We did go out for a walk a little later; she really deserved it. I told her to stay put, and she did, despite her uneasiness from the camera. She obviously didn’t feel comfortable with that think looking at her from so close! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • ooyayootay
    ooyayootayover 5 years ago

    STUNNING SHOT! EXCELLENT!

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 5 years ago

    Great composition

    Debra

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture! Well done!

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 5 years ago

    Simple, elegant and detailed. Like this alot. Thank you.

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    Perfect shot sister!

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    This is truly a brilliant shot Johanne! You have captured the total essence of this dog with this image. Love the clarity, focus and that amazing reflection!

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago

    oh johanne!!! this is stunning!!! love it!!!!

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserover 5 years ago

    Wonderful detail in this shot. And indeed great exposure give the amound of ‘black’ in the picture. Would be a great submission for the “Black with a hint of colour” group, wouldn’t it?

  • Thank you so much Peter! I’m awaiting approval in the Black with a Hint of Colour group. Thanks for suggesting it anyway! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    I love this wonderful image, it is captivating!
    Congratulations on your feature in Dimensions

  • Thank you so much for the great comment and for the feature Sharon! You know, the funny thing is that I almost didn’t submit it to the group think that it didn’t belong there. It only after ticking my way through my list of groups that I had a good look at the pic and decided that the reflection in the eye made it belong so I went back and checked the box. I’m glad I did! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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