Friday, April 11, 2008

Hey, That's Not A Dog!

I know!
I went to agility class early last weekend to practice with the new lens on the class before us. As I was walking up the side of the field this guy landed in the pasture behind us.
Now, I know I said "this guy." I also know that Great Blue Herons are not sexually dimorphic. So, how do I know it's a guy? No self respecting woman would do this in public...while being photographed, no less.

Right, yeah, yeah, back to the dogs. The girls are thrilled that summer is here and the pool is out. I am not so thrilled because the iDirt, when mixed with water, produces yellow dogs. Booooo.

And this one, always with the tongue.

I am love, Love, LOVING the new lens. I wish, Wish, WISH it wasn't like toting around a grenade launcher.

And then there are these shots. The ones that break my heart. The ones that are sooooo close to being cool. Until I cut Bella's nose off. Hrmph.


  1. Hehe, so I'm not the only one obsessed with Blue Herons, huh? I've been stalking the one who lives on our pond for a couple of weeks and scarring the begeesus out of him with my camera. By now I think he just accepts me as a wierd one. I am fascinated with that pterodactyl. And I do refer to him as a "he". Great actions shots of Kate and Bella!

  2. Hey!! I just found your blog (thanks RDM). :) Now I can get my Kate and Bella fix any time I damn well please. Life is good.


  3. Washingtonian flyballApril 12, 2008 at 8:39 AM

    Hey you really know how to take beautiful action shots. A shame you don't live in the Pacific Northwest - I'd love to get some flyball shots of our dogs that have the detail you captured on your dog photos. i'll check your blog out again.

  4. I know what you mean about cutting off the nose. Been there, done that...always with the best shots! Love the blog.

  5. Actually, I like the shot with Bella's nose touching the top of the frame -- it's not far enough off to be THAT much of an "oops" -- I kind of think it adds something. I mean, let's face it, the "dog going after flying object" photo has been done a zillion times and this one has a different perspective going for it.

    -- Melanie (with Solo, Fly, and Jett)