Uploaded: April 18, 2004 05:24:33


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.


Kristen McKain April 18, 2004

wonderful dog portrait! #118616

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 18, 2004

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

Joy Brown April 18, 2004

Terrific! #489478

William C. Raco level-classic April 18, 2004

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

bill #489479

Debra Booth April 18, 2004

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

Rob Friedman April 18, 2004

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

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic April 18, 2004

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

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict April 18, 2004

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

Darren K. Fisher April 18, 2004

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 April 18, 2004

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 April 18, 2004

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

Stephen Zacker April 18, 2004

Truly a wonderful doggie portrait! #489861

Thomasa April 18, 2004

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

Barbara K. Breitsameter April 18, 2004

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 April 18, 2004

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 level-classic April 18, 2004

A fantastic work of art... #489992

Jill Battaglia April 18, 2004

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

Colette M. Metcalf April 18, 2004

Beautiful shot! #490128

Joyce Baldassarre April 19, 2004


Joyce Baldassarre May 13, 2004


Lori Ditlefsen May 13, 2004

congrats Barbara! #535194

Kathleen Clemons May 13, 2004

Outstanding, Barbara! Congrats! #535214

Debra Booth May 13, 2004

Congratulations, Kathleen! #535398

Darren K. Fisher May 13, 2004

So very well deserved!!! #536201

Kristen McKain May 14, 2004

congrats! #537168

Cathy Barrows May 14, 2004

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 level-addict May 14, 2004

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

Robert Brown May 14, 2004

Congrats, Barbara! #538809

William C. Raco level-classic May 14, 2004

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

bill #540054

Robert Mann level-classic May 14, 2004

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 May 15, 2004

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

Gil Hires May 17, 2004

Congratulations, Barbara! Very nice portrait! #544872

Susie Peek-Swint May 17, 2004

Beautiful portrait Barbara~ many congrats! #545786

Gerda Grice level-classic May 18, 2004

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

Robert Brown May 19, 2004

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

Cathy Barrows May 19, 2004

Congrats on your win! #549721

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 19, 2004

Hey Barbara! Congrats on your win!! #549750

Donna W. Neal May 19, 2004

Congratulations on your WIN Barbara !! #549779

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict May 19, 2004

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

Dale Ann Cubbage May 19, 2004

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 level-classic May 19, 2004

Congrats, girl!! #549840

Kathleen Clemons May 19, 2004

Congrats, Barbara! #549943

Andre Marhaug May 19, 2004

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

Laurie M. Elmer May 19, 2004

Congratulations Barbara! #549956

Murry Grigsby May 19, 2004

Congratulations on your win Donna! #549972

Murry Grigsby May 19, 2004

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

Karen Engelbreth May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Barbara! #550010

Nancy Grace Chen May 19, 2004

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

Nancy #550014

Susie Peek-Swint May 19, 2004

Well done Barbara ~ well deserved win! #550050

Kelly Abernathy level-classic May 19, 2004

Congrats Barbara! -K #550085

Joy Brown May 19, 2004

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

Susan T. Parady May 19, 2004

Congratulations on your win with this regal portrait! #550164

Darren K. Fisher May 19, 2004

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

Colette M. Metcalf May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Barbara!!! #550260

Debra Booth May 19, 2004

Congratulations, Barbara! #550315

Diane Dupuis May 19, 2004

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

Casey A. Hanson May 19, 2004

Many congrats Barb- great job! #550414

Kathleen R. Struckle May 19, 2004

Many congrats Barb on this wonderful photo! #550487

Gerda Grice level-classic May 19, 2004

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

Anton Falcon May 19, 2004

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

Monika Sapek May 19, 2004

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis May 19, 2004

Good for you, this is lovely. #550718

Judith G. Secco May 20, 2004

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

Wally Orlowsky May 20, 2004

Congratulations, Barbara! #551373

Lori Ditlefsen May 20, 2004

congrats on the win Barb! #551596

Michael Brown May 20, 2004

A great portrait, and well deserved win.

Mike #551734

Allan L. Whitehead May 20, 2004

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

Judy Rae May 20, 2004

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

Mary K. Robison May 20, 2004

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 level-classic May 20, 2004

Super, Barbara!
Congratulations on a wonderfully done portrait.

bill #552712

Kathleen R. Struckle May 20, 2004

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

Bernard B. Travers May 21, 2004

Great job Barbara. Congratulations on excellent work. #554436

Joyce Baldassarre May 22, 2004


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