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Water Dog       ©2012 wrosenthal
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       1st place, 274 points
1/2000s, f4.1, ISO 100, 332mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: None entered       Extra Info: Petey (the girl) is a Greyhound rescue who loves the surf.
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Aug 6, 2012
    What a great shot. Almost like he's running on top of water. First place is well deserved!

Aug 5, 2012
    Congratulations! This is a very fine photo indeed!

Jul 31, 2012
    Congratulations Bill - what a wonderful shot. I'm so glad it placed first!

Jul 31, 2012
    Bill - I did guess that when I first saw it LOL I'm So anxious to try it out but work and personal stuff have covered me like an incoming wave - can't be all bad - I could have no work at all.

Point taken on the battery. I found a place on EBay that sells me a sheet of watch batteries for less than I can buy one for at retail. mlcdist@mlcdistribution.com or MLC Distribution. They have been excellent to deal with (they are in the US).

Jul 31, 2012
    well done it stood out on the first slide show I ran for the entries

Jul 31, 2012
    Great image. Congrats.

Jade O.
Jul 31, 2012
    The best of the best! Congrats!

Jul 31, 2012
    nice going!! congratulations

Jul 30, 2012
    well deserved first place.

Jul 30, 2012
    Nice! I recommend getting a spare battery ASAP. They last a long time, unless you forget to turn off the unit. That's my issue. BTW, guess how I got this shot? Yep. Red Dot.

Jul 30, 2012
    Congrats on the well deserved win. By the way - my red dot sight arrived today. Can't wait to try it out!

Jul 30, 2012
    Congratulations on your well deserved win with this outstanding entry.

Jul 30, 2012
    Thanks for all the wonderful comments and the votes. I am a bit surprised. I am sure that Petey's owners will be thrilled to know that she won! For those who want to know, this is on the beach at Carmel, California, where Petey spends some of her time.

Jul 30, 2012
    Congrats on this great shot and win!

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Jul 30, 2012
    aah, if only life were so simple...good capture & timing, got the stride just right, framed with the waves in the background- and a classic insane doggy look , does it for me ! well done.

Old Finn
Jul 30, 2012
    An excellent take. The focusing has succeeded well to the moving subject. I could not have framed it better.

Jul 30, 2012
    The dog and the splash are perfect. Abut unlucky. About the wave behind which drags the eye off a little. But that is photography outside the studio

Jul 30, 2012
    What a stunning capture of a great action shot, crystal clear aqnd conveyes the moment brilliantly. High in my favourites.

Jul 29, 2012

Jul 29, 2012
    Beautiful color, sharpness, lighting, framing, dog! I thought she was afraid of the waves until I read your Extra Info. Good job!

Jul 29, 2012
    Great action shot, love the pose and composition - well done!

Jul 28, 2012
    Great shot - there's movement everywhere, and yet the detail is perfect. Petey is one lucky dog!!

Steven Sobel
Jul 28, 2012
    Great action, I shoot many dogs at the beach and I know how hard getting the perfect moment can be. The water spray combines with the waves in the background to create a sensation of extreme speed, very suited to the greyhound. One of my very favorite shots.

Jul 27, 2012
    this is a definite no 1 for me. clean sharp and full of action

Jul 27, 2012
    Incredible actioin shot. I find the wave just off the dog's back a bit distracting but realize that it also helps imaprt motion. It's an absolutely super rendition of a dog thoroughly enjoying herself and your note about her being a rescue dog makes this all the more poignant. Love it!

Jade O.
Jul 26, 2012
    I'm torn; the finest of images wonderously captured but with the scariest facial expression! All the same, a really fine, no, exceptional shot!
Edited on Jul 26, 2012

Jul 26, 2012
    good one for sure.
i like how the waves enhance the sense of motion and speed.
nice going.
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