Friday, August 8, 2014

August Photo Challenge - Animals

Topaz, our cockapoo and hunter of chipmunks. Notice the alert look and stubby tail straight up. Don't worry, he never catches one!
A bit of cropping and a slide of the detail button in iPhoto. I like this option, it makes my photos that much clearer.
Henry, our daughter's cockapoo and fondly known as 'The Muppet.' I remember this shot well - "no Henry, you can't go in the house until Grandma gets a nice picture of your snowy face."
Topaz and Henry play well together, unless it's the same toy they want and then it's a tug of war.
Not the clearest photo with the toy dragged one way, and then the other. Cropped to get the background distraction out of the way and that lovely detail tool used again.
I'm linking with Donna from Cottage Days and Journeys for our monthly photo challenge of animals and Saturday's Critters. Who better to share than a couple of furbabies.

40 comments:

  1. Adorable puppies! I love the shot of the snow sprinkled nose...enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Each one of these makes me squeal - they are all so precious and tell a story. The last one is really funny and I'm so glad that you included it!

    The detail control in iPhoto is a nice one to use. In some programs, it can be referred to as structure. Contrast is added at the pixel level and magically makes everything look a bit sharper.

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  3. Cockapoos are really cute dogs and so photogenic! I love the second because of the close-up of the face. Good that they usually get along! I wish that my iPad camera had that detail feature you speak of. That's pretty cool!

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  4. They really are beautiful, photogenic dogs! And the tug of war must have been funny to see! Who won? heehee! Great photos for the challenge! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  5. These dogs look so adorable. I particularly like the look of Topaz. Great shots! Wendy x

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  6. That's a great picture of Henry with the snowy face.

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  7. That's a great picture of Henry with the snowy face.

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  8. Both Topaz and Henry are cute puppy dogs. Great shots. Happy weekend!

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  9. What adorable dogs! I especially like Henry's snowy snout. I bet they have great fun playing together- does Henry live close by?

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  10. I love Henry's snowy face. Fun pet photos.
    Best, Sharon

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  11. Where would we be without our pets to bring joy into our lives, your two are adorable.

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  12. There is always something good about a dog!!!...:)JP

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  13. Gorgeous photos Judith.
    I love the one of Henry with snow on his face - very cute!
    The apps are fun to play with.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Shane

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  14. Goodness! These are are great. I love "puppy" pix.
    ox

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  15. Calling by from the APPC today, love the second shot.

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  16. They are cute. And must be good companions for each other.

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  17. Adorable pups and shots! Love the snowy face :)

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  18. They are both beautiful dogs Have a great weekend.

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  19. Our dogs love to play with their toys the same way! tag and pull!
    Beautiful animals!! Cool shots...
    hughugs

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  20. Adorable shots of your 'fur persons' for SC ~ and CC ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. Adorable dogs! They're having fun playing.

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  22. Both those pups are really cute!

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  23. Topaz and Henry are just adorable, Judith and these are wonderful photos!

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  24. Judith, thanks for linking up your cute puppydogs! Have a great weekend!

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  25. Judith, I love these dogs - and how great that they play well together. Love the close-up of Henry all covered in snow. Topaz definitely looks posed for the appearance of a chippy - they are so cute I'm kinda happy he doesn't catch them!

    I can't find anything in my iPhoto called 'detail' - would you mind telling me where to locate that option please dear - I'd like to try it. Of course, perhaps you have a newer version or something - my MacBook Air is a few years old now!

    Thanks a bunch - have a great weekend in beautiful Ontario……we have pouring rain again today, sigh!
    Mary

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  26. Great pics, Judith! My favorite is Henry with a snowy face! Adorable. :)
    Hugs, Beth

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  27. Great shots! Both of the singles have their own special qualities...if I had to choose it would be hard! Thanks for the great post!

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  28. Great photos. I especially the like the one of the two dogs playing together.

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  29. Oh great shots. They are adorable. I am partial to Cock a poo's. Don't tell my doggie! Thanks for coming over and seeing her today. I love your blog name!
    I'd love to have a Lavender Cottage.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Sherry

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  30. Doces cães, belas fotos!
    Um abraço!
    Sweet dogs, beautiful photos!
    Hugs!

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  31. Great shots of them Judith. Dogs love the tug of war game.
    Cher

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  32. Topaz is a gorgeous dog! I'm getting a little behind on my blog reading here. I see I've missed a few good posts. Hope you are getting the nice weather there!

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  33. Hehehe, cute shots. Makes me smile.
    Cute dogs!
    Thanks for stopping by.
    1sthappyfamily.com

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