Uploaded: April 16, 2008


f/5.6, 1/800, 18-200mmVR@200mm, DSC_12035, 7:55AM, ISO400

I captured this Labrador "Waterdog" (a distinct breed) out on Miami's South Beach as the morning sun filtered through brooding storm clouds. With his ball safely at his chest, he waited with complete attention for his master's return from a short swim.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Dianna Murphy April 16, 2008

Hey Michael
Great portrait. He looks like hes dropped his ball to watch the sunset. #902339

Michael S. Lazarus April 17, 2008

Thank you Dianna. This was taken in the morning with the sun up but filtering through a large storm cloud that had a waterspout form in it as I chatted with the dog's owner. I will put an image of the cloud up soon. Now that was a spectacle to see for sure but the dog was all-eyes for his owner; no doubt. #5799270

Eivor Kuchta April 17, 2008

Michael, what a wonderful light in this image! It feels good to look at during this winter-like April morning in Colorado. The position of the ball adds a lot of interest to the picture, and you can really see how focused the dog is. #5799445

Kimi A. Phillips April 17, 2008

I have 5 labs! Love the light! #5800415

Candice L. Carter April 17, 2008

I have 2 Labs and this is an exquisite, attentive shot! Brillant lighting! #5800697

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008

I really appreciate your feedback here Eivor, Kimi and Candice. #5808319

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