Nancy S. Kruskop level-classic 3/25/2009 3:51:29 PM

What a lovely photo of a lovely dog. I like your choice of a tight frame, as it really draws attention to those soulful eyes. The shading in the coat has great detail and color.
Nancy #1103973

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/25/2009 4:22:19 PM

Wow Susie you have done an Outstanding job with this! A wonderful portrait!! Jeff #7330673

Ron McEwan level-classic 3/25/2009 4:29:19 PM

Excellent portrait Susie, great detail, I can count the hair on her head, she has a nice expression too. #7330757

Monnie Ryan level-classic 3/25/2009 5:02:28 PM

She's beautiful, Susie -- and she looks so real I want to reach up and scratch those cute floppy ears! #7331056

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 3/25/2009 5:55:30 PM

Beautiful comp and detail, Susie. Love the sparkle in the eye. Well captured. #7331308

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/26/2009 1:01:21 AM

beautiful capture!!! #7332818

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/26/2009 2:55:16 AM

A magnificent portrait of Rafiki! #7333134

Carol Sawyer level-classic 3/26/2009 3:42:51 AM

Beautiful portrait, dog and great detail, Susie!! #7333282

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 3/26/2009 8:56:03 AM

Many thanks Nancy, Jeff, Ron, Monnie, Mary Beth, Stefania,, Michelle, and Carol for all the lovely comments on Rafiki :)
Cheers, Susie #7334735

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/26/2009 10:09:00 AM

This beautiful portrait makes it clear one could probably trust Rafiki with one's life. #7335063

Daniella Puente level-classic 3/26/2009 10:54:31 AM

GREAT detail on the face, is a beautiful photo Susie! #7335223

John Connolly level-classic 3/26/2009 12:28:43 PM

A beautiful doggie portrait Susie! I must admit I have never heard of this breed of dog, but she sure has a beautiful face. #7335552

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 3/26/2009 1:14:51 PM

Many thanks Mitch, Daniella, and John!

Walter H. Wiesbeck level-classic 3/26/2009 4:07:21 PM

Beautiful portrait,and detail,Susie! #7336388

Joan E. De Freece level-classic 3/27/2009 9:15:41 PM

Stunning portrait Susie...beautiful detail...love it! #7342380

Susie Peek-Swint 4/22/2009 12:18:06 PM

Many thanks Walter and Joan! #7432151

Tiia Vissak 4/22/2009 12:25:41 PM

Congratulations! #7432197

Michelle Alton level-classic 4/22/2009 12:57:31 PM

A wonderful selection for March Finalist, Susie. Congratulations on all of your March potential winners! #7432511

lynn carter 4/22/2009 12:59:39 PM

Congratulations Susie,

great portrait of a lovely dog #7432538

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 4/22/2009 1:17:12 PM

Congratulations Susie! #7432725

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/22/2009 2:35:41 PM


Nikki McDonald level-classic 4/22/2009 4:05:08 PM

And this is a lovely portrait of Rafiki and worthy of a finalist -- and more! Congratulations, Susie. #7434333

A P level-classic 4/22/2009 5:01:58 PM

wonderful Finalist and Congratulations Susie #7434773

Stephanie Frey level-classic 4/22/2009 5:18:10 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #7434918

Karen Celella level-classic 4/22/2009 5:44:31 PM

Congratulations Susie on this wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #7435170

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 4/22/2009 7:50:14 PM

Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist Susie!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7436133

Pat Gamwell level-classic 4/22/2009 9:50:04 PM

SUPERB FINALIST, Susie! Congrats! #7436800

Tommy E. Burgess 4/22/2009 10:47:30 PM

Outstanding capture and a well worthy finalist Susie!! #7437109

Datha Y. Thompson 4/22/2009 11:37:11 PM

Congratulations Susie!!! :0) #7437282

Laurie Daily level-classic 4/23/2009 3:50:42 AM

An outstanding portrait, Susie...congratulations on this great finalist! #7438181

Mitch Spence level-classic 4/23/2009 7:51:34 AM

Congratulations, Susie. It's a great portrait. #7439298

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 4/23/2009 8:39:50 AM

Congratulations!!! #7439630

Carol Sawyer level-classic 4/23/2009 12:58:45 PM

Congratulations, Susie!! #7440836

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 4/23/2009 1:09:24 PM

WOW, CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Susie!!! #7440891

Ann Coates level-classic 4/23/2009 1:46:26 PM

This is really beautiful Susie. Congrats on your finalist. #7441059

Susie Peek-Swint 4/23/2009 2:05:42 PM

Many thanks for all the lovely comments on Rafiki .. she's a sweet dog :) #7441146

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 4/23/2009 4:42:42 PM

Congratulations, Susie! Great shot! #7441650

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 4/23/2009 6:29:52 PM

Beautiful detail, Susie. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist. #7442003

Laurence Saliba level-classic 4/24/2009 5:05:05 AM

Gorgeous image!!! Congrats Susie!!! #7443665

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/24/2009 8:08:42 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!

Susan Fox 4/25/2009 6:08:49 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Susie! #7449769

Katarina Mansson 4/26/2009 3:46:40 AM

Susie, congratulations on your finalist and good luck next! #7450860

Linda Blair 4/29/2009 4:05:39 PM

A very sweet and beautiful portrait....congrats!!!!! #7465891

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Rafiki is an Anatolian Shepherd dog ~ her owner told me the name means 'friend' in Swahili .. she's a lovely dog and worthy of her name :)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: DMC-FZ50

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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