This is Sonney, our friend’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is a lovely dog with a great personality and a loving nature. The shot is of Sonney enjoying the waters of Ullswater in the English Lake District National Park.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier (informally: Staffie, Stafford, Staffross, Staffy or Staff) is a medium-sized, short-coated, old-time breed of dog, originally bred for bull baiting. In the early part of the twentieth century, the breed gained respectability, and it was accepted by the The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It is an English breed of dog related to the Bull Terrier and similar in appearance to the much larger American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pit Bull Terrier.

Information from Wikipedia.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Related shots can be found at: England or you can look at all my HDR shots.


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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    oo scared doggie. nice shot! perfect environment :)

  • Thank you kindly LisaBeth …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot Tom,great looking dog

  • Thank you kindly Trudi, he is a big softy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    Cooling off – - – a wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you Lorilee, it was certainly cold in the water …

    – Tom Gomez

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 4 years ago

    Lovely dog and shot Tom x

  • Thank you so much dear Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Dont let him lead you astray Tom, quality shot BTW :o)

  • Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Smith
    David Smithabout 4 years ago

    Good shot Tom, Regards Dave.

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • imagic
    imagicabout 4 years ago

    Hi Tom A good catch…. well done my friend.

  • Thank you so much Jens …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Brill shot mate..

  • Cheers Jase …

    – Tom Gomez

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 4 years ago

    He certainly looks like he’s enjoying that dip in the river Tom, love the dropping water droplets and strong eye contact, lovely work,
    Regards, Rod.

  • He certainly was enjoying it Rod, cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

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