Ken Smith level-classic 12/22/2005 4:01:41 AM

The two dogs belong to my daughter, Christina (on left, from Atlanta) and her friend, Emily (Omaha). #362829

Cindy Paquette 12/22/2005 4:24:49 AM

What a way to put a BIG smile on my face Ken! A super, fun and sweet image! Your daughter and friend are lovely BTW! #2212101

Jeff Robinson level-classic 12/22/2005 4:36:08 AM

Excellent image Ken! Great work! Jeff #2212151

Mary Timman level-classic 12/22/2005 4:37:50 AM

So cute and love your effects.
Daughter and friend very cute also. #2212159

Mary L. Graham level-classic 12/22/2005 4:56:24 AM

Beautiful Ken!! they are so Cute!! and I love your effects! =) #2212223

Linda D. Lester level-classic 12/22/2005 5:18:58 AM

You daughter is beautiful!I'm sure they are happy to see each other! #2212306

Linda D. Lester level-classic 12/22/2005 5:19:47 AM

Wonderful actions shot of two very happy dogs. Their white is awesome. Great animal shot, ken! #2212308

Julie Abston 12/22/2005 5:22:15 AM

Excellent capture, Ken! The lighting is great and I love the selective buzz!! Very well done. #2212325

Kaye Burazin 12/22/2005 6:55:58 AM

You couldn't get any more adorable than this Ken. Such a fun action shot of fluff in motion. You daughter is beautiful. Thank you for sharing a photo of her also. #2212764

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 12/22/2005 7:07:26 AM

This is fabulous Ken!!!! I love it! Wonderful capture! #2212808

Carol McCants 12/22/2005 7:57:42 AM

Great photo! Your whole gallery is awesome. I see that you are from Omaha...I work in Omaha too!
Happy Holidays.
Carol #2213010

Daniel Diaz 12/22/2005 8:16:47 AM

Too cute and adorable Ken, this should be a Winner!!!!! #2213120

Ken Smith level-classic 12/22/2005 2:56:21 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. I was lying on my stomach and folks were trying to keep the dogs running around. I took about 100 pictures and this one was the best. #2214498

Darryl Wilkinson 12/22/2005 4:27:23 PM

Spoken like a true photographer and director! Beautiful images, Ken, both the dog's and the girls. What an excellent presentation! And a "winner" in my book, TOO!!! #2214745

Anita Ott 12/22/2005 4:32:09 PM

Great shot. You can see the joy on their faces. The color, composition, added filter, just everything is perfect! Well done! #2214760

Ken Smith level-classic 12/22/2005 7:23:27 PM

Darryl and Anita, thanks for the comments. #2215071

Guitar Slinger 12/23/2005 7:22:01 AM

Great shot, Ken. Very vivid. Where is your dog? #2216989

Cathy Barrows 12/23/2005 8:08:08 AM

they look like they are having so much fun...very cute #2217188

Alana Ibe 12/23/2005 12:31:17 PM

That is one of the most adorable pictures!! Very sweet capture. Your daughter's friend could be her sister! They are both beautiful! #2218238

Ken Smith level-classic 12/23/2005 12:36:23 PM

Guitar Slinger, Cathy, and Alana, thanks for the comments. Alana, yes her friend has often been mistaken as her sister. #2218252

Corinne M. Thompson 12/23/2005 2:35:50 PM

Ken, this image just exuberates so much Fun! Sometimes making friends is easy...your daughter is very pretty! #2218475

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 12/27/2005 10:21:49 PM

Just looking at it makes you so happy!!! You know the old addage that you know you're getting old when you get down on your knees (or belly) to pick something up and then look for whatever else you can pick up at the same time? Well, it's true with photography too! Thanks for sharing the picture of your daughter--she looks like a gem. #2228232

Ken Smith level-classic 12/28/2005 4:41:30 AM

Corinne and Susan, thanks for the compliments. #2228652

Ray Clarke 12/31/2005 6:43:54 AM

This is a lovely photo , the dogs look very smiley! #2237772

Ken Smith level-classic 12/31/2005 6:51:17 AM

Ray and Audrey, thanks for your comments. #2237795

Hendrik Storme 12/31/2005 12:30:31 PM

Very funny, beautiful shot! #2238613

Ken Smith level-classic 12/31/2005 1:12:43 PM

Thanks, Hendrik. I enjoyed doing it. #2238718

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 12/31/2005 1:20:09 PM

Really adorable capture, Ken! Love the happy, carefree nature of the dogs. Happy New Year! #2238764

Jenny Bosmans 1/2/2006 5:36:58 AM

Great capture of these two lovely little models, Ken!! Love this fun image!!
Great gallery you have too! #2243624

Ken Smith level-classic 1/2/2006 5:59:45 AM

Jenny and Terry, thanks for your comments. #2243740

Jennifer L. Trenchard 1/3/2006 12:25:02 PM

absolutely adorable & creative image! love your enhancements as well. :) #2248700

Alison Greenwood level-classic 1/12/2006 4:42:39 AM

Wonderful capture and effects! :o) #2279714

Jessica L. Franks 1/13/2006 6:54:55 PM

The expression you captured actually made me laugh out loud right here at my laptop. Woo hoo!!! #2286190

Ken Smith level-classic 1/13/2006 7:27:07 PM

Jennifer, Alison, and Jessica, thanks for your comment. Jessica, I too really like their expression. #2286280

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 1/13/2006 10:24:15 PM

You know, a day or so after I comment on a photo, I usually turn it off so that I don't end up with an inbox full of comments everytime I check my email. But I've left this one on because the happy expressions on these dogs faces cheers me up and I like to look at it from time to time! #2286460

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 1/13/2006 11:22:45 PM

Ken darling photo I would say this has to be a winner. Lovely young ladies with their puppies too.

Nice clear crisp image and so fun.

Kerby #2286498

Ken Smith level-classic 1/14/2006 6:15:25 AM

Kerby and Susan, thanks for your comments. It's one of my favorites and I put it in Joy category for December. #2287281

Corinne M. Thompson 1/21/2006 12:08:28 AM

See, frined do bring Joy, the Joy of a Finalist :), Congrats! #2312658

Darryl Wilkinson 1/21/2006 12:22:19 AM

Ken, you've outdone yourself, buddy! Congratulations!!! #2312738

Susan Jane Allen level-classic 1/21/2006 12:42:27 AM

Congratulations!!!!! #2312845

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 1/21/2006 12:49:47 AM

Ken I knew this would be a winner.

Congratulations. BEst of luck in the next round. Kerby #2312879

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 1/21/2006 2:07:38 AM


ccc #2313195

Kaye Burazin level-classic 1/21/2006 2:48:25 AM

I am so happy for you Ken.I knew you were good to go with at least two winners this month. Keeping my fingers crossed for you for the next round! #2313309

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/21/2006 3:54:41 AM

You did a great job....we wwere right on with yours. Congratultaions! #2313428

Linda Boehme level-classic 1/21/2006 3:57:27 AM

Congratulations Ken! I love this image! #2313437

Chris Macer level-classic 1/21/2006 4:54:31 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Ken! #2313755

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 1/21/2006 5:25:38 AM

Sooooo happy to see this again Ken!!! Wow! Congratulations! #2313973

Cliff & Patti Smith 1/21/2006 6:29:29 AM

A BIG congratulations my friend! What a wonderful image...they are adorable!Good luck in the next stage! #2314330

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/21/2006 6:38:42 AM

Congrats Ken, wonderful capture! #2314432

Life Expressions 1/21/2006 6:52:14 AM

Many congrats on your finalist Ken! Way to go!!! :) #2314569

Alana Ibe 1/21/2006 7:13:28 AM

Congratulations Ken!!!! I absolutlely love this picture, it deserves a win!!! #2314786

Laura Clay-Ballard 1/21/2006 7:19:38 AM

i love everything about this winning image! super! #2314845

Dennis Flanagan 1/21/2006 7:36:40 AM

Congratulations Ken. #2315026

Carol McCants 1/21/2006 7:53:34 AM

Carol #2315208

Tammy Scott 1/21/2006 7:58:10 AM

Congratulations on this adorable finalist!!! #2315266

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/21/2006 9:11:37 AM

Congrats on your Finalist Ken! Jeff #2315935

KHAWLA Haddad 1/21/2006 9:32:38 AM

Congratulations on This wonderful finalist!!!!!!

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/21/2006 11:11:12 AM

Congratulation on finalist Ken. Good luck. #2316762

Cindy Paquette 1/21/2006 12:01:47 PM


Susie Peek-Swint 1/21/2006 12:36:06 PM

Wonderful Ken ~ many congrats! #2317426

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/21/2006 12:42:19 PM

Congratulations Ken on this adorable win. Good luck in the next round. #2317498

The Judges at 1/21/2006 1:21:33 PM

Light as air with happiness. #2317865

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 1/21/2006 1:23:14 PM

Huge congratulations, Ken! I love this one, too! #2317879

Ken Smith level-classic 1/21/2006 1:53:35 PM

Thanks so much for the comments, everyone. I smile every time I see this picture. #2318022

Jenny Bosmans 1/21/2006 3:02:05 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!! :) #2318292

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/21/2006 3:19:16 PM

Many congratulations on a wonderful finalist Ken!!! #2318402

Carla Metzler level-classic 1/21/2006 4:20:08 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist image, Ken! Best of luck in the next round! #2318836

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 1/21/2006 4:25:32 PM

Love the playful atmosphere here Ken! Congratulations on your Finalist and Best of Luck in the next Round!!!! #2318873

Silvia Nunes level-classic 1/22/2006 1:07:25 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!!!! #2320795

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/22/2006 1:34:53 AM

Great winner here, Ken!!! Congratulations!!! #2320836

Errick L. Cameron level-classic 1/22/2006 4:54:11 AM

Well done! Congratulations. #2321338

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/22/2006 9:43:34 AM

Such joy! Fantastic image Ken. Congratulations on your finalist! #2322258

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/23/2006 4:25:53 PM

Way to go Ken, big congrats on this adorable finalist! #2328182

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 1/24/2006 4:04:09 AM

Ken the results are not posted yet but I saw this come up on the home page last night as a first place winner.

I just wanted to congratualte you. I was betting this would be the grand prize winner it is so crisp and clear and beautiful.

Kerby #2330007

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 1/24/2006 4:17:58 AM

HOW EXCITING!!!! I am sooooo proud of you! This is wonderful news....CONGRATULATIONS KEN! #2330045

Donna W. Neal 1/24/2006 4:53:16 AM

Ken this is the cutest picture! The smiles on both dogs are amazing. I missed this the first time through
Congratulations on a wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round on this one! #2330174

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/24/2006 5:23:25 AM

WOW! Ken that is wonderful.....1st place is awesome! I wonder why they havn't posted the winners yet but have it in your site!
At least I get to be the first to say COngratulations!!!! #2330266

Ken Smith level-classic 1/24/2006 5:25:57 AM

Wow, I was stunned this AM when I saw the gold little button by this picture. I'm humbled and honored. Thank you BP Judges, and thank you to my friends that have commented on this picture. #2330275

Linda Boehme level-classic 1/24/2006 5:28:17 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your so well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN, Ken!!! #2330281

Alana Ibe level-classic 1/24/2006 5:51:00 AM

Congratulations, Ken!!! I knew this was a winner!!!! #2330357

Life Expressions level-classic 1/24/2006 6:01:37 AM

WOOOHOOO!!!! Someone break out a bottle of the bubbly to make a toast! Oh so what if it's only 8am..:P

MANY MANY congrats on your fantastic win Ken!!!! WTG!!!!!! #2330397

Mary Dimitriw level-classic 1/24/2006 6:09:40 AM

Congradulations Ken on your First Place Winner!! What an adorable capture. #2330417

Dr Silly level-classic 1/24/2006 7:13:32 AM

Congratulations Ken, on your First Place. :o)

Chris Macer level-classic 1/24/2006 7:16:05 AM

Congrats on 1st place, Ken!! #2330767

Piotr M. Organa level-classic 1/24/2006 7:19:51 AM

Very happy photo, Ken! Congrats on your First Place! #2330803

Dennis Flanagan level-classic 1/24/2006 7:37:54 AM

Congratulations Ken. I am in the presence of greatness. Please don't keep insisting I bow when I approach your desk. #2330888

Pat Gamwell level-classic 1/24/2006 7:51:26 AM

AWESOME AWARD, my friend! CONGRATS for a well deserved image & it's creator! #2330974

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 1/24/2006 7:54:54 AM

Congratulations, Ken, on your well-deserved First Prize win! #2330998

Goshka G. level-classic 1/24/2006 7:55:16 AM

Many congrats on this wonderful win, Ken!! Love those happy faces!! #2331002

Barbara Helgason level-classic 1/24/2006 7:58:39 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win Ken!! #2331023

Carla Metzler level-classic 1/24/2006 8:20:42 AM

Way to go Ken! Congratulations!! :) #2331073

Alison Greenwood level-classic 1/24/2006 8:41:00 AM

Fantastic!!! Congratulations Ken!!! :o) #2331185

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/24/2006 8:47:00 AM

Big congrats on your first place win Ken!!! Way to go! #2331227

She-She Killough level-classic 1/24/2006 8:55:05 AM

Ken how did I miss your entries?? I went to your site the other day looking for what you entered and didn't see any finalists there so I thought you only entered the pepsi can. (which was awesome all by itself)
WOW Congrats on this AWESOME WINNER!!!!!! LOVE IT! #2331282

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/24/2006 9:16:01 AM

So cute, congratulations!!! #2331371

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 1/24/2006 10:00:23 AM

Congratulations, Ken, on this marvelous First Place win! I loved it from the beginning! #2331501

Cliff & Patti Smith 1/24/2006 10:00:58 AM

YEEHAW! A BIG congratulations on your first place win Ken! Very well deserved! #2331506

Janet L. Skinner 1/24/2006 10:02:57 AM

An image that brings a big smile!! Congratulations, Ken!! #2331520

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 1/24/2006 10:06:34 AM

Awesome Ken, way to go!! Congrats on this terrific first place win! #2331540

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 1/24/2006 10:19:00 AM

Congratulations Ken!!! This is wonderful.. Reminds me of when my maltese was a baby.. They are so full of fun and life... First Place is a huge accomplishment.. WTG!! #2331618

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston 1/24/2006 10:24:23 AM

Congrags on your win Ken. Excellent! #2331648

Kristi A. Howson 1/24/2006 10:40:24 AM

Congratulations on your win Ken...What cutesters they are :) #2331742

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/24/2006 11:31:53 AM

Congratulations on your adorable first place win Ken. #2331965

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/24/2006 12:10:15 PM

A big congratulations on this first place win for such a cute photo Ken!!!!! Wonderful!!

Anita Ott level-classic 1/24/2006 1:07:27 PM

CONGRATLATIONS! I am so excited for you on this well deserved win..... keep up the great work! #2332470

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/24/2006 2:19:57 PM

I hope your daughter has this printed out already! This shot is beautiful! they both look as happy as can be! #2332795

Ken Smith level-classic 1/24/2006 2:37:02 PM

Thanks so much for your comments. I was blessed to have this opportunity--having my daughter and her dog home for Christmas. #2332880

Sharon Day level-classic 1/24/2006 2:40:19 PM

Big congratulations on your 1st place win, Ken!!! Fantastic capture!!! Way to go!!! #2332898

Judith G. Secco level-classic 1/24/2006 2:43:01 PM

Such a great capture, Ken. Congratulations. #2332916

Carol McCants level-classic 1/24/2006 3:10:23 PM

Carol #2333043

Hendrik Storme level-classic 1/24/2006 3:17:12 PM

WOW,BIG congratulations on your first place win Ken! #2333075

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 1/24/2006 3:56:26 PM

Fantastic, Ken!! Congratulations on this beautiful 1st place win!! :) #2333167

Cindy Paquette 1/24/2006 4:08:22 PM

Isn't this just so wonderful for you Ken!!! The shot is so full of've captured this for all of fantastic. CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved win! #2333230

Darryl Wilkinson 1/24/2006 5:29:40 PM

BRAVO, KEN!!! Such a joyful image and so very well captured! Your hard work of chasing these dogs around for the day has paid off!!! CONGRATULATIONS buddy!!! #2333561

Anita Taylor 1/24/2006 6:36:18 PM

Congratulations on this abundantly happy image! They look like they are just having so much fun! #2333809

Tammy Scott 1/24/2006 7:07:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this adorable win!!! Now you will have a lensbaby! #2333914

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/24/2006 7:15:55 PM

Ken, it been fun reading all these wonderful comments form everyone here at BP! What a great place of people! Congratulations again!!!! #2333962

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/24/2006 7:45:28 PM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Ken!!! I love the joy and happiness you captured here. This is so special!! #2334080

KHAWLA Haddad 1/24/2006 7:57:42 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful 1st place win!! #2334115

Corinne M. Thompson 1/24/2006 8:11:58 PM

It's true- Friends are worth their weight in GOLD!!! :) Congrats! #2334183

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/24/2006 10:19:33 PM

There you are with the gold plaque!!!
Congratulations on this BIG WIN, Ken!!! #2334600

Mary Clarke 1/25/2006 1:40:44 AM

Many congratulations Ken. Well deserved with this wonderful image. #2334946

Donna W. Neal 1/25/2006 4:06:10 AM

Still makes me smile and I am so happy to see it here in the winners circle!
Congratulations Ken!!! #2335185

Mary N C. Taitt 1/25/2006 9:11:14 AM

Adorable shot, Ken, Congratulations on your WIN! YAY! Mary :-) #2336788

Mick Burkey level-classic 1/25/2006 10:30:45 AM

Cute as heck, Ken. Congrats on your well deserved win. Keep it up! #2337027

Katrina McMeans 1/25/2006 10:45:17 AM

This is absolutely DARLING, Ken!!! Congrats on your fine win!!!
~K #2337082

Cathy M. Gromball 1/25/2006 3:59:35 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Ken! Adorable!

Cathy :) #2338270

Cathy Barrows 1/25/2006 5:39:22 PM

Congrats on your win...this is so cute #2338784

Ken Smith level-classic 1/25/2006 7:08:49 PM

Thanks so much for the comments. I'm honored. #2339156

Monika Sapek level-classic 1/25/2006 10:32:40 PM

Many congratulations on you First Place Win with this fun image, Ken!

Mary L. Graham 1/28/2006 4:54:04 AM

Wooooooo hoooooooo Ken sorry I'm late on congratulating you on your Winner. Very deserving I might add!!! =) #2348255

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/21/2006 1:44:13 PM

Congratulation on this very adorable and deserving winning capture. Way to go Ken. #2448097

Nancy Grace Chen level-classic 3/18/2006 8:44:47 PM

Incredibly adorable!! #2547732

anonymous A. level-classic 3/31/2006 10:31:50 AM

Luv the the dogs, luv the POV, luve the shot!!! #2594643

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 7/1/2006 9:26:20 AM

This has to be the sweetest photo of the year with animals! Adorable!
Hey Ken, you are some outstanding photographer, you take a lot of kidding, sure you "dish it out" pretty well too, but your photography is amazing! jo ann c. #2974965

Cassie L. Woodlee level-classic 7/2/2006 9:51:06 PM

Oh my gosh sooo precious !! #2979896

Bill Wyatt 7/11/2006 3:51:10 AM

What a cute capture! The lighting and colors are awesome. Congratulations, Ken! #3012410

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/11/2006 5:35:39 AM

Congratulations on this adorable pair! I love it!
jo ann c. #3012987

Ken Smith level-classic 7/12/2006 7:55:25 AM

Bill and Jo Ann, thanks for your kind words. #3018433

Colleen Braun 8/13/2006 3:08:44 PM

such an adorable image, I can see why it is a winner... #3159185

ronda chatelle level-classic 9/4/2006 4:58:16 PM

Outstanding representation of "friendship" Ken! Absolutely adorable. You captured the true essence perfectly! Congratulations on your first place win- #3266606

Amanda Price 9/9/2006 8:37:02 AM

Ken, someone on flickr has stolen your image: #3287498

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 9/21/2006 1:45:55 PM

Ken - this is absolutely gorgeous! Judy #3341448

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/28/2006 5:54:09 AM

That is just way too cute Ken. congrats on the winner! #3379016

Darryl Wilkinson 11/5/2006 6:29:09 PM

It's worth another try. Why not LOL #3550032

Kenneth Mucke 1/26/2007 8:01:07 PM

No idea how I missed this really wonderful and fun image Ken..Big Congrats from last year. #3877103

Sharrie Thomas 3/14/2007 6:35:55 AM

This is just a GREAT shot!! No wonder it is first place! Belated congrats. #4053262

Beverly A. Wright 8/3/2007 3:59:53 PM

Hi Ken! As I was enjoying my tour through your gallery I came upon this
darling shot!! A belated CONGRATS to
you on this well-deserved first place!!!
Love the desciption that is with this!!!! #4597797

Sandra Schlesinger 8/17/2007 11:03:23 PM

Such a happy image: I love it. Beautiful capture. And I can't resist asking about the breed: are these lovely dogs bichons? #4663483

Mary E. Heinz 9/3/2007 12:49:58 PM

Great title, beautiful light/ such a fun image.......I thought I commented as well before/ I know I'd seen it/ just precious... #4741308

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/26/2008 3:23:47 AM

Ohhh, I remember these adorable dogs from last year!

They are definitely one of my all time favorites!

jo ann c. #5553223

James E. Coleman level-classic 4/3/2008 9:07:01 PM

The first photo is great, the second is priceless, for you!
Our children are such a great gift for us and to us! You story, title, and all, are great!!!...and two real cuties---BOTH PHOTOS!:)
At this point in the comments I think it is safe to say we ALL enjoyed them very much!!!

Jim #5741017

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/21/2009 8:33:09 PM


Yes. They look like INSTANT pals! What a perfect capture. You caught both expressions just right on the money!

You get an A+ from me!



James E. Coleman level-classic 8/25/2009 3:22:46 PM

This is STILL such a great set of photos and story! Four gorgeous creatures, each in their own way, you know, ie dogs and gals.:)

Well, two more days and I am off to Alaska!
Maybe after that I can get back and get some photos on here.

Your BP fan & friend,

Jim (but don't let it get around, otherwise I can't hassle you!)....:):)
Have a good week.

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This is the "tail" of two lonely dogs. One from Omaha (on the left), the other from Atlanta. They meet for the first time. And they quickly become friends.

1/1000 sec, f6.3, ISO 400, used buZZ filter on grass.

Uploaded on 12/22/2005 4:00:14 AM Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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