Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope (#2)


Most of the time I’m not lucky enough to capture something that fits the challenge on the day it comes out.  In this case, I’m only one day late with an additional entry but I thought it fit so well I had to post it.  I decided to go for an early morning walk down by our local dog beach.  Its also a bird sanitary so there is normally a lot to photograph there.  On the return leg of the walk there are always hundreds of dogs out running around so you have lots of “models” doing their own thing to work with.  I caught these two in the water after one had retrieved the ball.  The left dog has GOT to be thinking “come on now – share with your sister”.  The right dog is just hoping that “sis” would go away….  As always click twice on the pic to get a closer look at the staring contest.

Come on!!

33 responses

  1. Great photo!
    http://www.blonderobyngirl.wordpress.com

    January 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • Thanks Robyn! OBTW – the pics on your blog don’t seem to be available.

      January 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

      • Which photos are you not able to see? I fixed one of them that I know I was having problems with. I can see all of them myself.

        February 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      • Hi Robyn,
        Looks like they are working now.

        February 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Robyn's Blog and commented:
    Adorable dogs 🙂

    January 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

  3. Please drop that ball . . . PLEASE! LOL, I guess there is always ‘hope’.

    January 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

  4. Brilliant capture!

    January 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    • Thanks Gilly,
      With hundreds of dogs running around, there has to be as least one good photo op!

      January 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

  5. I’m still laughing. a great pic of the dogs, and the ripples on the water are beautiful.

    January 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

    • Thanks Isobel – what would photographers do without cats and dogs to interpret?

      January 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

  6. What color! What expression! Would you mind sharing the type of camera you use? I use a Nikon D300 and it’s about time to replace it..no worries if it’s an awkward question.

    January 28, 2012 at 11:04 am

    • Thank you. I also use a Nikon but its a D7000. Most of the wildlife on my blog are taken either with a Sigma 150-500mm or a Nikon 300mm/f4. These little doggies were taken with the Nikon lens – I really like the sharpness and the color renditions of that lens.

      January 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      • The lens did a beautiful job…as did the “eye” behind it. I use a 400mmNikon lens and LOVE it. Thanks so much for the info!

        January 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      • My pleasure – I’d love to have a 400 also but don’t think thats in the cards.

        January 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  7. Beautiful photograph! Cute dogs!

    January 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

    • Thanks Jennifer. I couldn’t take my dogs to the beach as they don’t play well with others (that they don’t know)!

      January 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  8. Nice clear photo, one hoping for ….!! 😉

    January 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

  9. Great shot…thanks for sharing !
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    January 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  10. love this one – the expressions are priceless

    January 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  11. I love your dogs. great shot

    January 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    • Jesse,
      They’re not mine (as they just aren’t blurs for the camera) but thanks for the compliment!

      January 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

  12. Awww, that’s a great capture!

    January 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    • Thanks Fergie – I read somewhere that dogs are capable of over 100 different facial expressions – I think I caught at least 2!

      January 29, 2012 at 9:25 am

  13. Great entry for this week theme my friend 🙂
    http://wp.me/1Dwwo

    January 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  14. Glad you were able to capture this moment!!

    February 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

    • Thanks Gracie! They were definitely dogs with great personalities!

      February 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  15. Jackie Cangro

    I love this slice of life. The dog on the left looks a bit like my dog when I’m eating something tasty. 🙂

    February 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    • Thanks Jackie – they do let you know when they want something!

      February 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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