Working Dog

Uploaded: October 09, 2012 13:59:20


Murphy poses for his portrait at the end of a long day on the farm!

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1000 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 36.00 mm, Model: NIKON D800


Mary L. Olson level-deluxe October 09, 2012

Lovely portrait. Beautifully done.

Mary Lou #1491280

Ken Beatty October 09, 2012

Wow! Nice image and perfect moment! #10362456

Dale Hardin October 09, 2012

Excellent portrait Phyllis and super composition as well. Love the effects you've applied. #10362583

Terry Cervi level-deluxe October 09, 2012

How beautiful, Phyllis! Fantastic light! #10362649

Phyllis H. Burchett October 09, 2012

Thanks everyone! No special effects just one off camera flash. #10362673

Cliff & Patti Smith level-classic October 09, 2012

Gorgeous! #10362739

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 09, 2012

OMG! This is a gorgeous portrait of Murphy, Phyllis! Love it! #10362854

Terry T. Ruvalcaba October 10, 2012

Beautiful! well captured, great light! #10363166

Michelle Alton October 10, 2012

INSTANT an!! high ranking FAVORITE #10363825

Carol A. Grady October 11, 2012

This is beautiful Phyllis. What a great capture of a regal looking Murphy! #10365367

Linda S. Smith level-classic October 17, 2012

Beautiful dog and gorgeous capture Phyllis! #10373533

Mitch Spence level-classic October 17, 2012

I am in love with this portrait, Phyllis. It is absolutely beautiful. #10373593

Rona L. Schwarz October 17, 2012

Another favorite for me, Phyllis! A SUPERB dog portrait - and it is so beautifully composed - the lighting is fantastic! I always end up with flare when shooting into the sun (but then I never use off-camera flash either)! This is really stunning. #10374361

Phyllis H. Burchett October 18, 2012

Thank you so much everyone for your comments!!! ☺ #10374802

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 25, 2012

What a fantastic find, totally awesome
Phyllis, love the shadows of the fence and the beautiful dogs expression in his eyes!

jo ann c. #10383582

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 28, 2012

Straight into my faves, Phyllis. Love it. #10388607

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 21, 2012

WOW!! This is outstanding! Beautiful work! #10428227

Lyn Darlington December 27, 2012

This is fantastic! Congrats on your finalist!!! #10481447

Nadia Paul December 27, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Phyllis! #10481687

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe December 28, 2012

Congratulations on the finalist. Well and truly deserved. #10482594

Danny B. Head December 28, 2012

Love it, Phyllis! Congrats! #10482632

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 28, 2012

Congratulations, Phyllis, on this superb finalist! #10482850

Ken Smith level-classic December 28, 2012

Superb, Phyllis. Congrats on your finalist!! #10482868

Sherran Andersen level-classic December 28, 2012

Congrats. #10483697

Emile Abbott level-classic December 28, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Phyllis #10483792

Tammy Espino December 28, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #10483920

Kathy Salerni level-classic December 28, 2012

I knew we would see this again! Congrats, Phyllis! #10484474

Mitch Spence level-classic December 28, 2012

Phyllis, I do so love this image. It's a winner in every way. #10484756

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic December 28, 2012

This is a wonderful capture. Congratulations #10484835

Marcel J. Fernandez December 28, 2012

Congratulations, Phyllis on your WOW Finalist. #10485170

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 28, 2012

incredible, Phyllis.........congrats!

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 28, 2012

What a lovely portrait, Phyllis!

Congrats on this beautiful finalist!
Debby #10485828

Diane M. Dority December 29, 2012

Stunning! Congrats on a beautiful capture. #10486377

Merna L. Nobile December 29, 2012

January is a month of reflection for me, I remember how privileged I was to observe all the outstanding work and beautiful photographs of the past year. For the last time this year, I would be honored to congratulate you for your spectacular work and willingness to share with all of us, Happy New Year, Merna Nobile

Phyllis H. Burchett December 29, 2012

Sorry I'm late, been out of town...thanks everyone!!! ☺ #10488527

Carol L. Fowler December 30, 2012

Beautiful Doggie Portrait- Conrgats! #10489458

Ellen Hodges December 30, 2012

Huge congrats and best luck, Phyllis!!! Hope Murphy finds some gold for you! #10489734

John Connolly December 30, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist Phyllis! Murphy is a great name for this working dog! #10489835

Leslie McLain level-classic December 30, 2012

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Phyllis. #10489872

Robert R. Goodman December 30, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Phyllis!!!!! #10489927

Mary K. Robison December 30, 2012

Congratulations on this gorgeous and very special portrait making Finalist, Phyllis! Easy to see why the judges selected it.
Also easy to see the silver badge turning to gold for this. #10490239

Ujjwal Mukherjee December 30, 2012

Congratulations on your excellent finalist,Phyllis!! #10490557

Karen Slagle December 31, 2012

Congrats on your fabulous finalist, Phyllis. #10491281

Debra R. Harder December 31, 2012

This is a GOLD winner IMHO!!! I LOVE THIS, Phyllis!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! #10491845

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe December 31, 2012

Phyllis, I definitely second Debra's comment. It's a winner in my book! #10491872

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 28, 2013

Congrats on another excellent and engaging finalist, Phyllis!

Debby #10671583

Nadia Paul April 29, 2013

Another beauty Phyllis - congrats! #10672905

Emile Abbott level-classic April 29, 2013

Congrats on this being a finalist in Dec 2012 and again in March 2013. #10673898

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 29, 2013

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER, Phyllis!!! #10674672

Liz blahh April 29, 2013

Beautiful, congratulations! #10674832

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 29, 2013

Huge congrats Phyllis, on this well deserved 1st Place Winner!

Debby #10674849

Terry Cervi level-deluxe April 29, 2013

I just love your work, Phyllis! Congrats on your wonderful First Place win! #10674939

Ellen Hodges April 29, 2013

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Phyllis!!! #10674983

Rona L. Schwarz April 29, 2013

So thrilled to see Murphy with First Place Gold, Phyllis! I have always loved this capture! Huge Congrats, my friend! #10675021

Nancy Marie Ricketts April 29, 2013

Congratulations, Phyllis, on your superb First Place GOLD!! #10675039

Robin R. April 29, 2013

Congrats on this beautiful portrait. Wonderful lighting. #10675061

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 29, 2013

Awesome is the word here, Phyllis. BIG CONGRATZ ON THE FIRST PLACE WIN!!

UB. #10675067

Nadia Paul April 29, 2013

Congrats on your well deserved win Phyllis! #10675132

Stefania Barbier level-classic April 30, 2013

Congratulations on your wonderful winner ! #10675239

Dayna Cain level-classic April 30, 2013

This is such an amazing image Phyllis. HUGE congrats on your win! #10675346

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 30, 2013

Fantastic portrait, Phyllis. Congratulations on your win! #10675398

Chris Schlosser April 30, 2013

Beautiful lighting and capture , Phyllis! Congrats on your gold winner! #10675462

Jessica Jenney April 30, 2013

Congratulations, Phyllis on your fabulous First Place Win! #10675536

Leslie McLain level-classic April 30, 2013

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Phyllis. #10675544

Linda D. Lester level-classic April 30, 2013

What a that light!
Congratulations! #10675609

Val Feldman level-classic April 30, 2013

Warmest congrats on a fabulous First Place Win, Phyllis! #10675828

Emile Abbott level-classic April 30, 2013

Congratulations on your fabulous first place winner Phyllis. #10675843

Linda A. Braddock April 30, 2013

Phyllis, Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner! #10675856

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe April 30, 2013

I am so glad the judges (whoever they might be) gave this the award it deserves.

Mary Lou #10675863

Carla Capra Anderson April 30, 2013

This is outstanding!

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 30, 2013

Awesome 1st Place winner Phyllis!

Big congratulations! #10676045

Daniella Puente April 30, 2013

Wonderful photo, congratulations! #10676075

Debra R. Harder April 30, 2013

Yeah! So happy to see this beauty win FIRST PLACE, Phyllis! I loved it the first time I saw it. HUGE CONGRATS!!!! #10676144

Karen Celella April 30, 2013

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Phyllis! #10676337

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 30, 2013

I wondered why this image did not get a win the first time. Congrats on your outstanding First Place Winner, Phyllis! #10676368

Ann Coates level-classic April 30, 2013

Congratulations on your brilliant First Place Gold. #10676424

Lindley Johnson level-classic April 30, 2013

Extraordinary light, shadows, and composition, Phyllis! Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Winner! #10676484

Mitch Spence level-classic April 30, 2013

It's been gold for me since I first saw it, Phyllis. Congratulations to you. #10676514

Robert R. Goodman April 30, 2013

Hi Phyllis,Congratulations my friend on this beautiful win!!! #10676595

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic April 30, 2013

This not only caught my heart, but wrapped its arms around it, Phyllis. Perfection in every way. One of the best photos I've ever seen. Truly gorgeous. Huge congrats on this beautiful beautiful Winner, Phyllis. #10676622

Phyllis H. Burchett April 30, 2013

Thank you so very much everyone...I'm in Colorado at a shoot so haven't had much time to comment but will get caught up soon. #10676688

Irene Colling level-classic April 30, 2013

A wonderful canine portrait Phyllis. I love the backlit hair and your composition is excellent.

Congratulations on your winning image. #10676788

Marilyn Cornwell April 30, 2013

Congratulations! #10676823

Ann Lyssenko level-classic April 30, 2013

Congratulations on being a winner with this wonderful image of a pup in their world. Ann #10676882

Carmody Baker April 30, 2013

Love it. Congratulations Phyllis! #10677060

Monika Sapek April 30, 2013

Huge congratulations on your wonderful Winner, Phyllis! #10677082

Cindy Bendush level-classic April 30, 2013

Huge congratulations on your gold! #10677104

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 30, 2013

Big congrats on your GOLD, Phyllis.

Linda S. Smith level-classic April 30, 2013

Huge Congrats on your First Place Win Phyllis! #10677249

Robert Jensen April 30, 2013

absolutely gorgeous image

Sue Overson May 02, 2013

Outstanding! Congratulations!

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 02, 2013

Absolutely stunning work Phyllis, congratulations on your wonderful 1st Place! #10679844

Katarina Mansson May 02, 2013

Congratulations on your excellent and beautiful 1st Place Winner Phyllis! #10679887

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 02, 2013

Congratulations, a huge win!!! #10679907

Ken Smith level-classic May 03, 2013

Superb...and richly deserving of the first place win. Excellent, Phyllis! #10680125

Renee Doyle May 04, 2013

Hope you have this hanging somewhere!!! AWESOME! Big congrats on this fantastic winner Phyllis! #10681846

Danny B. Head May 04, 2013

Two of my favorites: Beautiful dog and beautiful photography Congrats, Phyllis! #10681943

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 07, 2013

Beautiful work all around, Phyllis! Congratulations! #10684912

Phyllis H. Burchett May 07, 2013

Thank you so very much for your comments everyone!!! #10685047

Lydia Williams level-classic May 09, 2013

A beauty, Phyllis! Congratulations!! #10687421

Carmody Baker May 27, 2013

Wonderful capture Phyllis. Congratulations! #10709513

Melissa Wynn June 25, 2013

Love this image! I have an Aussie and they are such amazing dogs! You have some amazing photos in your gallery! Beautiful imagery. Nicely done!

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic September 08, 2015

Beautiful capture and dog!! Into my favorites! #11356412

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