This dog was having loads of fun playing catch the stick on Horseshoe Beach in Newcastle. Besides taking lots of action shots of it jumping into the water, I also managed to grab a few portrait shots when it was waiting for it’s master to resume the game.

This image is untouched and was captured using a Canon 450D:
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/320 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: 0 step
Focal length: 100mm [ on a 55-250mm lens ]
Aperture Priority Mode
White Balance: Cloudy

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    outstanding photography my friend – ace rok – such pinsharp detail and expression captured on the beach – studio quality!!


  • Thanks a lot Dinghy ! :) I saw a couple of ways it could have been better, but progression doesn’t happen in one day. I have a few from different angles and almost uploaded the one where it turned to look straight at me.

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    What a beauty!!! Gorgeous capture!!

  • Thank you Cheryl, much appreciated ! The owners saw all the action shots I was taking of their dog diving in the water and they got their dog to sit still for a few seconds while I got some still shots.

    – reflector

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyover 4 years ago

    Great portrait, Tony

  • Thanks a lot ! I’ll try to slow it all down next time to improve on the weak areas of my shots.

    – reflector

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Great shot Reflector.

  • Thanks Jacqui ! This dog was having a great old time playing fetch.

    – reflector

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    beautiful face !!

  • Thanks, it’s a cool dog. I caught it from a few angles and couldn’t decide which one to run ! :) I have two or three where the owner deliberately held the stick out towards me so the dog turned to face the camera.

    – reflector

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Isa and friends for choosing this shot to be featured ! It was a great animal – very acrobatic and a keen swimmer.

    – reflector

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 4 years ago

    Man oh man, what’s taking sooo long for those “fetches”. I still have lots of playtime left. You cutie pie you.

  • I love your comment, too funny ! The owner deliberately made his dog wait so I could get a few portrait style shots, besides the action shots.

    – reflector

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture James!

  • Thanks very much for your encouragement and the fave Paul ! I’m not sure if this was the best angle / version of the handful I got while it stayed still for a while.

    – reflector

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    gorgeous capture James :D
    Thank you for submitting your work to the All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST BLACK / WHITE we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous images

  • Thanks Pam ! I wasn’t too keen on the overcast skies but it turned into a great shoot regardless.

    – reflector

  • maxy
    maxyover 4 years ago

    What a face – sooo attentive! Absolutely fantastic portrait!!!

  • Thanks for your comment Maxy ! I took lots of action shots of this dog before this one – it was super keen to play fetch and not afraid of the water.

    – reflector

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