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Old Feb 4, 2006, 8:40 AM   #1
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Hi folks hope this works, Really appreciate any feedback on my image, Taken with my new 350d and kit lens and my dog murphy.


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Old Feb 4, 2006, 8:58 AM   #2
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kinda interesting.

wasn't sure if you wanted part of the dog's head out of focus.


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Old Feb 4, 2006, 9:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, yes going for just the eye area in focusits actually going to be a fairly big print and when looked at from a distance I really want the viewer to be pulled in to his expression.
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 9:59 PM   #4
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I really don't like the DOF of this picture at all. Instead of being pulled to the dog's expression, I am pulled into his OOF nose.
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 8:41 AM   #5
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One could argue it gives the dog a pugnacious look, like the dog is a real character from an old 20's movie.


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I have virtually the same picture but whith a much deeper dof, and out of the two I chose this as the better!

Now im wondering if I just have an odd preference or if the shallow dof works! Id appreciate anyone elses feedback to give me a bit more of an ide of opinion on this.



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Staffordshire? Any chance you breed them or provide the breeder you got him/her from? beautiful dog!
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if the oof area was behind the dog i think shallow dof would work, but with the oof area prominent in the fore-part of the image and on such an important part of the dog as the muzzle, i think it would like to see more dof..
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Thanks Geminichild, he is a staffordshire bull terrier and is actually from staffordshire in the UK.

Hards I did originally have the shot with a beautifully in focus nose and blurry eyes! out of the two this was prefferable, but I think you are right if I could get enough dof to allow the muzzle and eyes to be in focus I think I may be better off.
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