Sunday, April 11, 2010

(Day 101) Dog gone squirrels!

I went out walking this afternoon to find a suitable subject for today's photo. I came across an old hollowed out apple tree limb decomposing on the ground, and looked for an interesting angle to capture its texture. Sasha, our Samoyed, was intrigued by it at the same time - but she wasn't after a good angle. She's more interested in squirrels and chipmunks. Well, interested is a bit of an understatement - obsessed would be a better description.

So I turned my camera on her as she focused on bringing into daylight any squirrel she could dig out. Note: no animals were injured during the taking of these shots :)

(all shots taken with 70-200mm f2.8L  f5.6  various shutter speeds  ISO800)

Studying the situation:
















Removing obstacles:
















Puzzled by the lack of results:

28 comments:

S. Etole said...

These are great ... she looks so puzzled in the last one

Katherine said...

What a beautiful dog! Look at her face in the last one ... one dismayed & dusty little lady!

Rick said...

@S.Etole - thanks Susan - yes, she does look a little dismayed that she didn't find anything :)

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you; my wife says I spoil her ;-) There's nothing she likes better than to root around in the ground or old stumps. Amazingly, even if she gets all muddy, she's sparkling white again in a 1/2 hour.

Chad said...

I like picture #3,we never can have too many photos of our pets.Looks like a beautiful dog.

darlin said...

What a beautiful dog, she's so cute and what great photos of her. I especially love the first and last photo, her anticipation and the lack of results are clear on her face, so adorable!

Scott said...

That probably turned out better than just an angle on the tree branch. Good looking dog and great pics.

Rick said...

@Chad - thank you. You're right, and she is (but I'm a bit biased :)

Rick said...

@darlin - yes, she is and she might be a bit spoiled too - just saying, you know. She's quite a character and can manipulate us with those eyes ;-)

Rick said...

@Scott - yeah, that's what I decided too. Thanks for stopping by.

joey said...

She's lovely, the last shows personality!

cata said...

Sasha is very beautiful, she has a fantastic white fur! She looks young, how old is she?

Don said...

That last shot says it all. Sasha can't win them all!

Riet said...

Waat een prachtige hond. Jammer dat ze niks vond. Je spreekt goed Nederlands dus schrijf ik zo.

imac said...

Beautiful dog, and what super shots too.

Rick said...

@joey - thank you; yes, she sure does, and stubborn as a mule at times :)

Rick said...

@cata - thank you. Her fur is very white, except when it's muddy of course but then it returns quickly to white, usually without our help. She was the runt of the litter which may explain why she looks young, but she's actually 8 years old.

Rick said...

@Don - ha ha, true - but she hasn't learned that lesson yet.

Rick said...

@Riet - dank u wel. Ik heb hier niet veel kans om nederlands te gebruiken dus ik vind het fijn om even een paar regels bij je blog te schrijven.

Rick said...

@imac - thank you. on both counts :)

Reggie said...

Nice captures.........but the reality is that a squirrel ain't nothing but a tree rat.

Rick said...

@Reggie - thanks for dropping by, and Sasha agrees about the tree rats :)

Julia said...

I really like the last picture!! Looks great in black and white.

Rick said...

@Julia - thanks Julia. Probably because Sasha's white, the dirt black - so I figured may as well use b&w, there was no other colour anyway :)

HBFG said...

Oh I love her face! She must be a fun dog to have!

Rick said...

@HBFG - yes - she has very expressive eyes (she's a female, you know ;-)

CherylK said...

Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful dog, Rick. I just chuckled at your photo captions...they are perfect!

Rick said...

@CherylK - thank you; I always find it fun to put a caption to a candid shot :)