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2013 Dobermantalk Calendar November Winner

Congratulations to Greenkoukie and Zoobs for their gorgeous head shot. Thanks to everyone who submitted all the wonderful photos. Again a really tough month.


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Beautiful! Excellent choice!
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Excellent choice! Love Zeus



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Congratulations greenkouki and Z!!!!!!

i just love that photo.

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greenkoukie - well deserved close up of Zoobs.

If you could, please share the story behing the winning photo....for interest, to all.
- as an amateur, I strive for 3 things:
a) the leather grain, of the nose leather
b) crystal clear focused eyes, that shows the dogs inner soul & heart
c) perfect framing
^^^^ Much easier said than done / if you have any photo tips, I (like many) are all ears...big calendar congrats, you two.

------------Kelly & (Amy - RIP @ 11.7 y/o)

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Congratulations! What a great shot. I second the above comment about how did you get such a great photo?

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Congratulations! Great photo of Zeus!

Thanks to all who voted for Ms. Jordan!

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and the little redhead, Ch. Foxfire's Alltimate Hot Topic, CGC "Eden"

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Gorgeous. Congrats!

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Congratulations! Such a beautiful shot

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Congratulations! It is an absolutely gorgeous photo. His eyes are so yearning.
My question is, what was he looking at for his eyes to be so expressive?
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Congratulations. What a gorgeous shot!

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greenkoukie - well deserved close up of Zoobs.

If you could, please share the story behing the winning photo....for interest, to all.
- as an amateur, I strive for 3 things:
a) the leather grain, of the nose leather
b) crystal clear focused eyes, that shows the dogs inner soul & heart
c) perfect framing
^^^^ Much easier said than done / if you have any photo tips, I (like many) are all ears...big calendar congrats, you two.
Thanks for the comments. There are several things that can account for the sharpness. The first is probably the camera gear, a nikon dslr with a very sharp 50mm lens. I used a circular polarizer lens filter to knock down some of the glare on the nose and eyes and help boost the yellow and green colors also. I shot it at a somewhat wide aperture (probably f8 or f11 as I like to with this lens) so the nose and eyes are both focused. I'm not going to lie, there was a good bit of processing as well- burning, dodging, sharpening, etc. and that's where I decided to crop it in a bit more too. I think Zeus's eyes always look very deep in photos because his irises are so dark and therefore reflect the sky more vividly. The lens filter makes those reflections look a little more natural too.
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Thanks for the comments. There are several things that can account for the sharpness. The first is probably the camera gear, a nikon dslr with a very sharp 50mm lens. I used a circular polarizer lens filter to knock down some of the glare on the nose and eyes and help boost the yellow and green colors also. I shot it at a somewhat wide aperture (probably f8 or f11 as I like to with this lens) so the nose and eyes are both focused. I'm not going to lie, there was a good bit of processing as well- burning, dodging, sharpening, etc. and that's where I decided to crop it in a bit more too. I think Zeus's eyes always look very deep in photos because his irises are so dark and therefore reflect the sky more vividly. The lens filter makes those reflections look a little more natural too.
Plus.. what you did NOT mention is that you have a drop dead GORGEOUS subject to shoot. Congratulations.. It's a perfect November page
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I love that boy. Handsome is as handsome does!

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