Kristen McKain 4/18/2004 5:38:18 AM

wonderful dog portrait! #118616

Claudia Kuhn 4/18/2004 5:42:23 AM

Glad to see this one here Barbara! Love that expression! #489464

Joy Brown 4/18/2004 5:49:06 AM

Terrific! #489478

William C. Raco 4/18/2004 5:49:07 AM

Fantastic photo of a beautiful pup, Barbara.
Love the background as it compliments the dog so nicely.
Regal and beautiful!!

bill #489479

Debra Booth 4/18/2004 5:56:24 AM

Excellent portrait, Barbara! Looking at it, I almost forget it's a dog--if you know what I mean! #489494

Rob Friedman 4/18/2004 5:59:00 AM

What a classic portrait! The title says it all. #489501

Carolyn M. Fletcher 4/18/2004 6:03:42 AM

Charge them a bundle! This is a winner!! What a shot!! #489511

Sharon E. Lowe 4/18/2004 6:37:13 AM

Barbara - what an incredible portrait! Perfect pose and look for this stunning dog! #489562

Darren K. Fisher 4/18/2004 7:03:40 AM

WOW Barb outstanding portrait of this great looking pup. The pose is awesome, and your bg and the color of the pup really complament one another. #489615

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/18/2004 7:56:19 AM

Beautiful puppy portriat, Barbara! The background is wonderful with his coat! And his pose is fantastic! However you got him to stand still for this, hats off to you!! #489761

Lori Ditlefsen 4/18/2004 8:07:15 AM

Wonderful portrait Barbara! Love the clarity, color and lighting. Well done. #489805

Stephen Zacker 4/18/2004 8:25:56 AM

Truly a wonderful doggie portrait! #489861

Thomasa 4/18/2004 9:02:16 AM

What a stunning dog portrait! I love the warm tones and the great pose. Well done! #489893

Barbara K. Breitsameter 4/18/2004 9:34:27 AM

Thank you all! You have made my day with all the positive comments.

This dog is a 6 month old puppy and a pleasure to work with. Thank you to my favorite assistant, my daughter, who made this shot possible.

My secret to get the dog to pose like this is to have them sit, stay and put a treat in the hand of my assistant. Keep on telling them to stay, stay, stay and slightly move your hand with the treat to get the head in the right position, while commanding to stay. I usually only get 1-2 shots per pose especially with a puppy. It takes a lot of patience and time to get the shot jussssst right. Also dogs are much easier to work with that children; you can photograph for hours compared to minutes. Dogs just want to please -- well most do. #489932

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling 4/18/2004 10:46:29 AM

ok... I am incredibly jealous of you and this shot! THis is absolutely fantastic... and it helps having a good looking subject. I also have a Boxer. Bravo to your assistant too for making this just fabulous! #489981

Bonnie C. Lackey 4/18/2004 11:24:39 AM

A fantastic work of art... #489992

Jill Battaglia 4/18/2004 1:52:08 PM

Absolutely excellent!! A work of art!! #490111

Colette M. Metcalf 4/18/2004 2:02:32 PM

Beautiful shot! #490128

Joyce Baldassarre 4/19/2004 11:30:02 AM


Joyce Baldassarre 5/13/2004 5:46:36 PM


Lori Ditlefsen 5/13/2004 6:08:42 PM

congrats Barbara! #535194

Kathleen Clemons 5/13/2004 6:10:57 PM

Outstanding, Barbara! Congrats! #535214

Debra Booth 5/13/2004 6:37:09 PM

Congratulations, Kathleen! #535398

Darren K. Fisher 5/13/2004 8:39:45 PM

So very well deserved!!! #536201

Kristen McKain 5/14/2004 3:55:05 AM

congrats! #537168

Cathy Barrows 5/14/2004 5:32:40 AM

Congrats!...this is simply must be a wonder to get a boxer pup to sit and stay...they are so boxer is camera shy and if I aim my camera her direction she hides #537697

Sharon E. Lowe 5/14/2004 6:21:49 AM

Congrats Barbara - knew this one would be here! #538075

Robert Brown 5/14/2004 9:02:53 AM

Congrats, Barbara! #538809

William C. Raco 5/14/2004 3:20:36 PM

Congratulations, Barbara.
You should both be proud of this photo.
It's beautiful!

bill #540054

Robert Mann 5/14/2004 7:46:29 PM

Regal and, if not, very patriciian! What a great canine portrait, Barbara! Congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB #540661

Laurie M. Elmer 5/15/2004 8:32:33 PM

Congrats Barbara. Great shot-He has such attitude! #542567

Gil Hires 5/17/2004 5:42:48 AM

Congratulations, Barbara! Very nice portrait! #544872

Susie Peek-Swint 5/17/2004 1:26:59 PM

Beautiful portrait Barbara~ many congrats! #545786

Gerda Grice 5/18/2004 12:42:25 PM

You certainly got this shot jusst right, Barbara! It's a beauty! Congratulations and best of luckj in the final round! #547644

Robert Brown 5/19/2004 1:14:22 PM

Congratulations, Barbara, on your 2nd place award. This is quite a regal pose! #549700

Cathy Barrows 5/19/2004 1:22:42 PM

Congrats on your win! #549721

Claudia Kuhn 5/19/2004 1:32:22 PM

Hey Barbara! Congrats on your win!! #549750

Donna W. Neal 5/19/2004 1:39:00 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Barbara !! #549779

Sharon E. Lowe 5/19/2004 1:40:34 PM

Congrats Barbara - knew we would see this lovely portrait again!! #549785

Dale Ann Cubbage 5/19/2004 1:58:01 PM

Many congrats on this win Barbara! I knew it would win, I saw it on antoher site and that it had won! So happy for you! #549825

Carolyn M. Fletcher 5/19/2004 2:02:03 PM

Congrats, girl!! #549840

Kathleen Clemons 5/19/2004 2:22:38 PM

Congrats, Barbara! #549943

Andre Marhaug 5/19/2004 2:25:36 PM

Congrats!, Barbara. (Lovely, patient model, to :-) #549952

Laurie M. Elmer 5/19/2004 2:26:34 PM

Congratulations Barbara! #549956

Murry Grigsby 5/19/2004 2:36:19 PM

Congratulations on your win Donna! #549972

Murry Grigsby 5/19/2004 2:37:17 PM

Sorry about that Barbara I was posting and reading ahead (BIG red face). Congratulations on your win Barbara!! #549974

Karen Engelbreth 5/19/2004 2:52:46 PM

Congratulations, Barbara! #550010

Nancy Grace Chen 5/19/2004 2:54:51 PM

Glad to see this great shot again, Barbara!! Congratulations on your winner!!

Nancy #550014

Susie Peek-Swint 5/19/2004 3:08:03 PM

Well done Barbara ~ well deserved win! #550050

Kelly Abernathy 5/19/2004 3:19:40 PM

Congrats Barbara! -K #550085

Joy Brown 5/19/2004 3:40:18 PM

Congratulations Barbara - well-deserved!!!! #550127

Susan T. Parady 5/19/2004 4:04:27 PM

Congratulations on your win with this regal portrait! #550164

Darren K. Fisher 5/19/2004 4:57:14 PM

I never had a doubt. Wonderful job and a big CONGRATS!!!! #550241

Colette M. Metcalf 5/19/2004 5:05:09 PM

Congratulations, Barbara!!! #550260

Debra Booth 5/19/2004 5:35:39 PM

Congratulations, Barbara! #550315

Diane Dupuis 5/19/2004 6:19:29 PM

Congratulations Barbara!! Great shot! My dog sat for 10 whole minutes before taking off! #550395

Casey A. Hanson 5/19/2004 6:32:13 PM

Many congrats Barb- great job! #550414

Kathleen R. Struckle 5/19/2004 7:41:59 PM

Many congrats Barb on this wonderful photo! #550487

Gerda Grice 5/19/2004 8:38:21 PM

This one just HAD to be a winner, Barbara! Many congrats on your very well deserved win! #550557

Anton Falcon 5/19/2004 9:37:31 PM

yes! very well deserved! congrats, Barbara!! #550628

Monika Sapek 5/19/2004 9:38:13 PM

Many congratulations on great your win with this wonderful photo, Barbara!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/19/2004 10:56:37 PM

Good for you, this is lovely. #550718

Judith G. Secco 5/20/2004 5:28:52 AM

Wow, what a wonderful shot. Missed this one before. Congratulations. So well deserved.
Judy #551292

Wally Orlowsky 5/20/2004 5:53:18 AM

Congratulations, Barbara! #551373

Lori Ditlefsen 5/20/2004 6:55:24 AM

congrats on the win Barb! #551596

Michael Brown 5/20/2004 7:42:46 AM

A great portrait, and well deserved win.

Mike #551734

Allan L. Whitehead 5/20/2004 8:12:25 AM

Barbara, my dear friend, congratulations on this terrific win. It is richly deserved. Extremely well done - your friend, Allan #551816

Judy Rae 5/20/2004 1:52:27 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful subject and a beautiful photo! #552294

Mary K. Robison 5/20/2004 3:10:39 PM

Sometimes hard work DOES pay off, Barbara! Congratulations to you AND your assistant for capturing this wonderful portrait ~ a very well-earned win! #552407

William C. Raco 5/20/2004 6:34:57 PM

Super, Barbara!
Congratulations on a wonderfully done portrait.

bill #552712

Kathleen R. Struckle 5/20/2004 7:46:24 PM

Congrat's Barbara, It is such a great photo!! #552845

Bernard B. Travers 5/21/2004 6:31:24 PM

Great job Barbara. Congratulations on excellent work. #554436

Joyce Baldassarre 5/22/2004 7:18:29 AM


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f8, 1/125s, ISO100, shot in RAW format-converted in Capture One, 3 Alien Bees 1600 flash units ( 1 softbox, 1 umbrella & 1 backlight) , camera handheld & used lots of doggy treats.

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