Rocco, one of our dogs, is always a little bit shy.

Taken with:

Pentax K200D
Tamron SP AF 90 mm f/2.8 DI Macro 1:1
ISO 200 f/2.8 1/1250 sec

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bordercollie, dog, pentax, tamron, rocco, eyes, pr1mo photography, raw


  • Jenny Ryan
    Jenny Ryanabout 3 years ago

  • Oh wow, thanks Jenny.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

    Very nice! i have a camera shy dog that always goes the other way when I try to take her picture.

  • Thanks :)
    With a lot of patience and of course delicious treats, you’ll get there. I’m doing a project with him this year, 52 weeks for dogs on Flickr and now he found out that the black box means treats and lots of attention. It also depends on the lens, the big ones he doesn’t like a lot.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • DearMsWildOne
    DearMsWildOneabout 3 years ago

    great shot, I love how you captured that shy nature you say he has

  • Thank you.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Natalie Winter
    Natalie Winterabout 3 years ago

    Really great composition. Well done.

  • Thanks.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1about 3 years ago

    Karen Hi, Fabulous crop whether in camera or post, I love this imagery of a favoured breed ~ So full of all things owner and really pulling on the love of canine

  • Hi Rick, thanks for kind words. It’s not a crop, I shot it this way. Later I tried it portrait orientated, but it didn’t work the way I wanted it to.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

    This is just so beautiful.

  • Thanks, Karen.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic composition, just enough to show the character of the shy Rocco, great piece of work

  • Thanks you, Peter.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 3 years ago

    Awwww such a great image!!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks a lot, Vicki.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • malou
    malouabout 3 years ago

    Love it!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 3 years ago

    October 22, 2011

  • Thanks :)

    – Karen Havenaar

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