Irish Terriers are not a breed you come across very often, but I was delighted when I happened upon Cookie and her owner Tracy in the park the other day on what was our third meeting and which lead to me setting up the photo shoot.
I had mistakenly taken Cookie for a Fox Terrier, as their coats and head shape are similar, but the Irish Terrier is bigger than your typical Fox Terrier and has a distinctive red coat. This loyal and spirited terrier is full of attitude and spunk. They are intelligent and quick to learn if you tap into their willful spirit. They are great companion and watchdogs, and will dispatch vermin.
The photo shoot was a dream, as Cookie was well trained, obedient and patient; what more could a photographer ask (quote unquote “never work with children or animals”!!!). Here is a series of my favourite images from the evening.
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I was in my element yesterday at the Country Show as there were dogs all around, as far as the eye could see. There were various doggy activities going on; agility, lurcher racing, dock dogs etc, and it seemed that 80% of the public had brought along their four legged friends too, an enjoyable afternoon’s walk. Here are a few faces and paws that caught my eye. All pictures taken on my handy lightweight
Panasonic Lumix G3.
This is a series of shots I took on one of my fabulous Dog Days sessions in 2011 with Abbey, a lovely Golden Labrador. She loved to fetch from the water and after each retrieval she would shake herself to disperse the excess water from her coat. I thought this made a great action sequence and put them together in a filmstrip format to demonstrate the movement from start to finish. Some of the body contortions are really quite dramatic when caught in slow motion.
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A few weeks ago I gained a wonderful new neighbour. She has this amazing companion who you can’t help but like immediately. Meet Sims – the Great Dane. With the wonderful summer weather we’ve been enjoying recently I got them to accompany me over the nearby fields to grab a few portraits; he makes a striking statement against the brilliant blue sky.
Compact Corner: Sometimes I like to travel light (equipment wise) & on this recent trip to Spain I took only a Panasonic Lumix compact camera; therefore these images were not selected for their technical quality, but more from a “saw it – snapped it” view point. Enjoy and post a comment if you will. Adios
This week I took myself along to Watermead Park, Leicester where the UK Newfoundland Club were conducting water tests for dogs of all abilities. ‘Newfies’ are one of the largest of the dog breeds; known for their strength, gentle nature and water rescue abilities. They are aided in this last regard due to their webbed feet and thick waterproof double coat. Here is a selection of portraits and action shots from the first day. If you’ve enjoyed viewing them, please share your comments – see you next time.
Here are some more images taken from my visit to the beautiful Northumberland coast. There were dogs of every breed, shape and size; all having an absolute ball and loving life at the beach!