Running with the Big Dogs

Uploaded: September 25, 2014 07:16:17 | Entered: February 29, 2016 20:23:55


Reminds me of the saying, “If you Can't Run With The Big Dogs, Stay On The Porch.” Not this little doxie - racing around full-tilt with an old beat-up dog toy in his mouth, he was the unstoppable leader of the pack....A real bundle of happy dog energy! Captured at the very summertime-dry and dusty flats by Lady Bird Johnson Lake in Austin, TX.

Resub 02/16 Animals

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 240.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Julianne Bradford September 25, 2014

What a fabulous happy energetic capture Val! WTG! Winner, winner :) #1588371

Jane E. Bentz level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Love the action, the colors, and the DOF in this shot. Great capture! #11143723

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Outstanding fun capture. He looks to be running with all his might. LOL I think the one in the back lost interest. Love the dust and light too. #11143761

Don Christiana September 25, 2014

This is a favorite for me.... the action of the dogs and dust flying is perfect. Fun time for all. #11143779

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Superb action capture, Val #11143784

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 25, 2014

Love the dust stirred up, the action, everything about it Val...a fave for me too! #11143850

Carol Quina level-classic September 25, 2014

What a fun capture! Lovely golden light. #11143860

John Connolly September 25, 2014

I wish I had that much energy these days Val! What an amazing action capture! #11144237

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 25, 2014

Love that Texas sun and dry land Val! Exciting and full of energy capture! I'm always for the short guy! :-) #11144362

Mitch Spence level-classic September 25, 2014

So full of fun and play and stuff, Val. Just a great in-the-moment image. #11144459

Gord MacEachern September 25, 2014

Hi Val, this is an amazing feel good Image, Love it!!!!Every time I take a peek at your gallery your photography has just gone up another notch, always a pleasure!!! #11144516

David Phalen September 25, 2014

A fabulous animal capture!! Love the light and joy!! #11144528

Carol L. Fowler September 25, 2014

That dust makes the shot!! What a trio of energy bundles! #11144612

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 25, 2014

Love the light and the color of the dust, Val!!! Sooo cute and well done!!! #11144651

Bill Whala level-classic September 25, 2014

What a wonderful action shot, Val!! The flying dust really helps to tell the story. #11144715

Terry Cervi level-classic September 25, 2014

Yep, it's a fantastic capture, Ms.V! The light is amazing and the dogs, especially the little one is so cute running with that toy in his mouth! Super work my friend! #11144767

Stephen Zacker September 26, 2014

Wonderful light and fun capture #11145060

Monnie Ryan September 26, 2014

Outstanding capture, Val! I can almost smell the dust (atchoo)! #11145157

Marijana Fajgl level-classic September 26, 2014

You just have to love this capture! Happy image, full of energy and joy. I read somewhere that little dogs are not aware of their size, that is probably the case with this little leader :) Amazing capture, Val. #11145280

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 26, 2014

Hi Valarie,LOL! My friend.We have a little doxie.Excellent capture my friend!! #11145628

Nadia Paul September 26, 2014

The light coming through the dust makes this wonderful capture really special my friend - gorgeous work and a fave! #11145844

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 27, 2014

AWESOME action here Val, They do seem to be having fun, WTG!!! <>< #11146040

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 27, 2014

Love the golden tones & lighting, stop action & clarity, Val. #11146553

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 30, 2014

What a great shot, Val! Love the title and everything else in this image! Gold for you, my friend! #11148849

Kathy Salerni level-classic September 30, 2014

What a great shot, Val! Love the title and everything else in this image! Gold for you, my friend! #11148850

Mary Dimitriw level-classic October 04, 2014

Oh I love this Ms. Val. Perfectly timed! #11151235

Ann Coates level-classic October 08, 2014

What an amazing image. I love how you captured them at full throttle having lots of fun and the dust flying around adds to the sense of excitement. #11154253

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic October 08, 2014

This is a wonderful capture
Ysa #11154405

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 19, 2014

Fabulous light and action capture,Val!! #11162138

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 29, 2014

Big congrats on this awesome Stff Favorite, Val, and good luck in the next round! #11170675

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 29, 2014

Marvelous image, Val1

Huge congrats on your finalist and best wishes for the next round! #11171103

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 29, 2014

Huge congrats on all of your Finalists, Val, and good luck in the next round! #11171204

Nadia Paul October 29, 2014

So glad to see this as finalist - congrats my friend! #11171389

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Wonderful finalist. Congrats. I am sure this will be a winner. #11171685

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Just spectacular, Val! Huge congrats on your Finalist! #11172151

Daniella Puente October 30, 2014

Cool capture, congrats! #11172179

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic October 30, 2014

Ysa #11172226

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic October 30, 2014

Ysa #11172229

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 30, 2014

Glad to see this one again, Val, it is perfect! Big congratulations! #11172292

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Huge congrats on your gorgeous finalists, Val! Very best luck!! #11172332

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 30, 2014

Not surprised to see this one again. Congratulations on another fantastic finalist. #11172387

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 30, 2014

A big Congratulations my friend!! #11172681

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 30, 2014

Val, congrats on your "Texas doggies" finalist! :-) #11172881

Eivor Kuchta October 30, 2014

Fantastic action capture, Val! Congratulations on your finalist! #11173143

Sheri Whala level-classic October 30, 2014

What a fun finalist! Congrats! #11173184

Bill Whala level-classic October 30, 2014

Congratulations on your amazing Finalist, Val!! #11173334

Gord MacEachern October 30, 2014

Hi Val, great big congrats on your amazing finalists, hope to see them turn to gold!!! #11173361

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 31, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS Bill on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #11174298

Carol Eade level-addict November 01, 2014

Love the action and tones, Val. Congratulations on this terrific finalist. #11175488

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic November 02, 2014

Great capture, and what fun they were having! Congratulations, Val, on your Finalist award! #11176317

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 05, 2014

BIG congrats on this exceptional finalist, Val. WTG, my friend.

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