Flying High

Joy Rector 6/11/2011 9:01:59 AM

beautiful shot #1384432

Marcie A. Fowler 6/11/2011 9:13:27 AM

Excellent stop action image Melinda. Beautiful dog too . . . #9455351

Melinda F. Schneider 6/11/2011 9:21:00 AM

Thank you Joy and Marcie.
This is Caden, an agility Viszla. #9455364

Debbie S. Steinhausser 6/11/2011 3:13:03 PM

Melinda, I love this shot! I have a blue heeler that I thought about doing agility with, but all the training centers are over an hour away, so I gave up on it. This is a great catpture and a beautiful dog. #9455599

Melinda F. Schneider 6/11/2011 3:19:01 PM

Thanks Debbie!
It might interest you to know that most people who train agility travel at least an hour! There just aren't enough facilities. You do have some other options however. There are lots of good books, and I offer online training:

Debbie S. Steinhausser 6/11/2011 6:32:13 PM

Thanks for the info, Melinda. My dog frequently got carsick and I felt I was doing it more for me than for him, so I gave it up. The vet did give me medication for him, but I decided not to put him through that. I love watching agility trials though and may try to photograph one someday. I'll check out your site. #9455778

Susan K. Snow 6/12/2011 4:48:27 AM

Excellent POV and action capture. And, of course, excellent sharpness and clarity and tonality. This is a wonderful capture, Melinda!!!

Our first dog after our marriage 42 years ago, was a pure cross between a German Shorthair pointer and a Vizsla. She was the intentional offspring of an experiment to see what she would look like. Fraulein was a beautiful. She had the deep chest of a Viszla but otherwise looked like a German Shorthair. The only reason she was up for adoption was because the pup and its "aunt" did not get along.

My husband and I agreed, she was the best (smartest, most obedient, and most loving) dog we have ever had. #9456136

Melinda F. Schneider 6/12/2011 6:35:54 AM

Thanks Bunny!
I've never owned a sporting breed before acquiring my weimaraner, Thoreau, a year ago. I am continually amazed at how smart and focused he is. What a joy! #9456283

Nikki McDonald 6/13/2011 7:20:57 PM

What a great action shot, Melinda -- timed perfectly. Title is right on. #9459407

Melinda F. Schneider 6/14/2011 4:23:22 AM

Thank you Nikki! #9459840

Daniella Puente 7/18/2011 11:31:49 AM

GREAT Melinda, love this! #9538210

Melinda F. Schneider 7/18/2011 11:36:35 AM

Thank you Daniella! #9538214

Michele Peterson 7/28/2011 8:03:04 PM

My favorite of yours this month, Melinda! Congratulations on the finalist!! #9561673

Susan K. Snow 7/28/2011 10:46:26 PM

My favorite also of yours this month, Melinda. I am so happy for you!!!!
Congratulations on your finalist!!!! #9562240

Usman M. Bajwa 7/29/2011 12:50:07 AM

Terrific stop action, Melinda. CONGRATZ on the Finalist!!! Good luck up next.

UB. #9562437

Melinda F. Schneider 7/29/2011 5:04:43 AM

Thank you Michele, Bunny, and UB!
Michele, Bunny, and Kristy all picked this as their favorite for June, and Kristy picked it as her Favorite-of-the-Faves where it did well in the voting! You really know how to pick 'em, Kristy!! Thanks so much!! #9563051

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 8:26:06 AM

Congratulation on this awesome finalist
Melinda and so very well deserved!

jo ann c. #9564356

Melinda F. Schneider 7/29/2011 12:49:12 PM

Thank you Jo Ann! #9565495

Michele Peterson 7/29/2011 1:19:23 PM

Yeah Melinda!!! Congratulations on your win!! #9565622

Melinda F. Schneider 7/29/2011 1:40:56 PM

Thank you Michele!
I am dancing on the ceiling!! #9565785

Michelle Alton 7/29/2011 1:45:47 PM

Great Winner, Melinda! Brilliant.
Congratulations! #9565825

Patti Coblentz 7/29/2011 1:50:54 PM

And I'm banging the cymbals for you...such a great image, Melinda (as all of your animal images are)...a big congratulations on your well deserved win!! #9565864

Melinda F. Schneider 7/29/2011 2:05:40 PM

Thank you Michelle and Patti!
I may stay up here for another month!! #9565987

Marcie A. Fowler 7/29/2011 3:08:03 PM

I love this image. Congrats on your win. #9566245

Kay E. Mahoney 7/29/2011 4:40:28 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Melinda. #9566742

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 5:53:16 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold Winner Melinda, I love it!

jo ann c. #9567178

Katarina Mansson 7/29/2011 10:33:19 PM

Big congratulations on this fantastic winner Melinda! #9567909

Mary K. Robison 7/29/2011 11:12:36 PM

Outstanding stop-motion capture and great discussion, too, Melinda ~
Congratulations on your Second Place Gold Winner!
Keep on flyin' high ~ you've earned the right to!

Merna L. Nobile 7/30/2011 12:11:41 AM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile #9568114

Alan L. Borror 7/30/2011 2:16:43 AM

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Melinda! #9568260

Usman M. Bajwa 7/30/2011 2:56:29 AM

Big CONGRATZ on this stunning Gold winner, Melinda!!!


Melinda F. Schneider 7/30/2011 3:35:41 AM

Thank you Marcie, Kay, Jo Ann, Katta, Mary, Merna, Alan, and UB! #9568365

Christopher Budny 7/30/2011 4:53:53 AM

What a superbly well-timed capture! I love those ears standing up! Congratulations on your win, Melinda! #9568502

Patrick Rouzes 7/30/2011 7:35:31 AM

Congratulations on this amazing Winner, Melinda! WTG! #9568988

Mitch Spence 7/30/2011 9:40:34 AM

Flying high both he and the image are, Melinda. Congratulations to you. #9569369

Melinda F. Schneider 7/30/2011 11:53:38 AM

Thank you Chris, Patrick, and Mitch! #9569544

Lydia Williams 7/31/2011 7:03:02 AM

Awesome action shot...Congratulations on your golden win! #9571202

Melinda F. Schneider 7/31/2011 9:52:31 AM

Thank you, Lydia! #9571489

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/31/2011 12:28:00 PM

Congratulations Melinda on your Win!!!

Dominick #9571766

Melinda F. Schneider 7/31/2011 2:49:23 PM

Thanks, dear Dominick! #9571979

Richard B. Hallick 7/31/2011 4:28:22 PM

Melinda, a big congratulations on your gold award. The action this this image is wonderful. #9572287

Melinda F. Schneider 8/1/2011 4:13:48 AM

Thank you, Richard! #9573310

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/2/2011 9:22:18 AM

What a super action capture and winning image. Congratulations Melinda! #9576874

Melinda F. Schneider 8/2/2011 4:24:38 PM

Thanks so much, Donna! #9577596

Erica Murphy 8/6/2011 11:01:38 AM

Fabulous action shot Melinda and my favorite breed!! Congratulations on your win! #9586071

Melinda F. Schneider 8/6/2011 1:42:41 PM

Thank you, Erica! #9586277

Nikki McDonald 8/10/2011 4:25:12 PM

Action captures just don't come any better, Melinda. Sorry so late -- out of town when the finalists and winners were posted and am just now catching up. Congratulations! #9595928

Melinda F. Schneider 8/11/2011 3:55:27 AM

Thanks Nikki!
(I knew you'd been away.) #9596716

Susan K. Snow 10/19/2011 2:11:52 PM

Congratulations on your gold medal winner, Melinda. Action captures are hard enough, but this one is absolutely awesome. Amazing creation. You should be proud!

Congratulations!! #9748435

Melinda F. Schneider 10/19/2011 4:20:48 PM

Thank you, Bunny. #9748779

Daniella Puente 3/16/2016 9:24:07 AM

Was just visiting these ALL TIME picks zone and see this Melinda, is awesome I remmember it :) #11447692

Melinda F. Schneider 3/16/2016 10:20:14 AM

Thank you, Daniella! #11447721

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