Up Close and Personal by Johanne Brunet

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This is our dog Lucky. It’s one of the other shots that I made at the same time as Golden Gaze It’s certainly not as spectacular, but I thought that there was something appealing anyway.

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

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


Black With a Hint of Colour on June 16, 2012

In Dogs we Trust on June 17, 2012


animals, black, dog, hair, labrador, loyal, lucky, nose, retriever, snout

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  • opsdog
    opsdogover 5 years ago

    Every time I try something like this I get no pictures and I’m cleaning dog goobers off my lens…

    Excellent image.

  • Thank you Doug! It cost me half a jar of dog treats to make her stay still, and even with that, she kept trying to look away or giving me those little sideways glances with big round eyes and raised eyebrows… it was so funny!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Lovely POV, Johanne……love how the nose covers the diagonal on this one….beautiful texture on the nose….and soo.o.oo……rich! Lucky is SO well named!!!

  • Thank you Wendi for this great comment! It reassures me because it was rejected in the Animal Portrait group, while Come Make a Snowman with me and Golden Gaze were both accepted… I think it’the blur from the DOF…

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    This is a good one to sister, it’s different but very well done to.

  • Thank you sister, I’M glad that you like it!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Fern Design
    Fern Designover 5 years ago

    so beautiful!!! I love it!!!

  • Thank you Elisabeth! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryover 5 years ago

    Fantastic image.

  • Thank you Cheri! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    This is wonderful Johanne! Love the focus on that wet nose, and I am amazed your lens did not end up covered in dog drool!

  • Thank you Ursula! I have to admit that I did wipe the lens clean once or twice… LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • John44
    John44over 5 years ago

    A fine close up Johanne


  • Thank you John!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Great use of DOF and minimal lighting to create mood!

  • Thank you Steve! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • KcranmerArt
    KcranmerArtover 5 years ago

    Love the mysterious quality here…and as steven says great use of DOF!

  • Thank you Kellie! You have an amazing portfolio! Thanks for dropping by. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserover 5 years ago

    What a beauty! Both the dog and the picture. Well done. Love the POV/DOF.

  • Thank you Peter, she definitely is a beautiful dog!

    – Johanne Brunet

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