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:

retriever said...

Cute wonderfull fotos,

ClickNCamera said...

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

Donna said...

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.

Vee said...

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!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

September Violets said...

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

lindaakacraftygardener said...

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

lindaakacraftygardener said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Linda H said...

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

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

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

Maggie said...

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

A Quiet Corner said...

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

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

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

Snap said...

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

LindyLou Mac said...

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

ann said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

so very sweet!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Adorable pups and shots! Love the snowy face :)

Margaret Adamson said...

They are both beautiful dogs Have a great weekend.

Donna said...

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

carol l mckenna said...

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

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jeanne said...

Absolutely darling pups!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Adorable dogs! They're having fun playing.

Montanagirl said...

Both those pups are really cute!

Angela said...

Great close-up!

Debby Ray said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Mary said...

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

Beth said...

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

Veralynne Malone said...

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!

Lorrie said...

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

Grantham Lynn said...

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

Grantham Lynn said...

I'll join you Monday!

Mama Zen said...

These are adorable!

Egléa Senna said...

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

Sunray Gardens said...

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

Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

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!

Lina Gustina said...

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

Angela McRae said...

These made me smile!

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