Haley, my golden Retriever, has several toys but the red ball is her favorite. The only time she wants to put it down is when she eats!
I have been having some action/focus problems and trying to work them out with the help of Haley. She is very well trained and will sit until I am in position with my camera and ready for her to run toward me. We have done this repeatedly during the last few days in the front yard. I couldn’t ask for a better model!
THe first day I tried it, I had both dogs in the yard. My other one, who isn’t so well trained, mostly just got in the way or ran in the opposite direction so decided working with Haley only was much better idea.


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  • AngelPhotozzz
    AngelPhotozzzover 5 years ago

    Aww she is beautiful! Great work!

  • Thank you, Angelphotozzz! Haley is a wonderful dog.

    – Jane Best

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 5 years ago

    love the flying ears!! gorgeous!

  • Thank you, Di. I have been trying to practice on focusing with action shots and Haley has been a wonderful and cooperative subject!

    – Jane Best

  • AngieM
    AngieMover 5 years ago

  • WOW! Thanks! A wonderful New Year’s surprise. I will congratulate Haley too!

    – Jane Best

  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthover 5 years ago

    What an amazing capture of a dog in motion, I love when they run full tilt like that, just beautiful!!

  • Thank you, EchoNorth. I have been having some problems recently in getting good focus on a moving subject so Haley has been helping me practice on this by being my moving subject. She is a wonderful dog to work with. Is fun for her!

    – Jane Best

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 5 years ago

    Congratulation Jane…What a great photo in motion….Very nice…

  • Thank you, Donna. I am trying to work through some focus on moving subject problems and Haley has been helping me by being a good moving subject.

    – Jane Best

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, this is wonderful

  • Thank you, CraigsMom. I need to give Haley most of the credit since she has been such a cooperative subject!

    – Jane Best

  • Pamela Kadlec
    Pamela Kadlecover 5 years ago

    Good job, jane, patience rewards you on this shot. Go Haley!

  • Thank you, Pamela. Have been having focus on moving subject problems so Haley has been helping me try to work them out. SHe enjoys running and especially if she can have her red ball.

    – Jane Best

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    great action shot! full of character and b-b-b-b-bounce! congrats on feature jane!

  • Thank you Vicki. She LOVES that red ball

    – Jane Best

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 5 years ago

    Great action shot!

  • Thank you, Carol! Haley is a wonderful subject to work with. She is very willing and eager to please.

    – Jane Best

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    brilliant capture – and a moving dog let alone too is not an easy target!

  • Thank you dinghysailor! Haley is a delight to work with. She is teaching me alot!

    – Jane Best

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