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Taken With:
Sony Alpha 200 w/ 75-300mm Lens
F6.3 1/160 ISO 200 @300mm

My girlfriend's dog Charlie is very, very photogenic and I figured it would be a great reason to send my first shooting challenge photo. He loves playing with his little yellow ball called "Nubby" and he's just to cute not to take pictures of.
-Aaron Cohen

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The camera I used was a D70S with the stock 18-80mm lens included with the kit. I shot in Shutter priority mode with an ISO of 400. My family went on vacation this week which gave me free time to actually use my camera. None of the animals have ever been able to lay on the furniture in the house, so I was excited when I read this contest earlier in the week. My dog's name is Sweety and has always been a photogenic animal, poses all the time. It took some time but after 20 minutes of no luck I placed her in the corner of the couch and just waited for her to lift her head. Voila the shot was their, I love the reflection of the skylights in her eyes.
-Adam Deyglio

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This is my girlfriend's dog Bowie. He's annoying and we don't get along. I kick him off the bed often and this is the face I get when I do. Taken with a Nikon D80 with a DX Nikkor 35mm, f/1.8 lens, 1/15s, f/1.8, and ISO 400.
-Andrew Peterson

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I took this photo of one of my Opa's (German for grandfather) pets. He currently lives on the land that our family lived on after emigrating from Germany to Fredericksburg, Texas in the 1800's. I used a Canon Rebel T1i on a programmable mode and a monochrome setting. Camera settings were 1/60s, f/5.6 and ISO 100. The kitten doesn't officially have a name yet, but he is awfully playful. At the time of this photo it was attacking my shoelaces and paused long enough to look up at me.
-Brad Hartmann

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Shot taken while Rudy was sleeping. Almost woke her up a couple of times with the flash going off. Got this shot just before she woke.

Nikon D5000, 18-55mm lens,iso 200, f/8, 1/200 shutter speed, two strobes.
-Brett Morrison

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This photo is of my Quaker Parrot Chuvy. While I enjoy watching TV shows in the living room, he likes to come out and sit on his perch. When he's not eating or sleeping, he likes to get my attention in whatever manner he can. This time, however, he was simply sitting on his perch, enjoying the day. I used a Canon Rebel T2i with a Tamron 55-200mm lens set at 200mm.
-Brian Norris

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This is Calcifer, our Veiled Chameleon. He's named after the character in
Howl's Moving Castle. Due to his territorial nature, he can flatten his body
like a satellite dish, rock back and forth while curling his tail in and out
and hiss audibly if he thinks that you are approaching in an invasive manner
to his space. He's nothing short of a mini dinosaur with the powerful claws
and cannot be handled without leather gloves. He's 3.5 years old. In this
photo I had taken him outside to our backyard for some natural rain drinking, but he
was more interested in hating the camera instead. This is his angry face.
-Can Ergin

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My Dad's 150 lb Great Dane, Rocker, probably looks and sounds like the Hound of the Baskervilles to strangers. But deep down he is just a big baby. Here, lying on the floor enjoying a quiet evening with the family, hopeful for a late night snack.

Shot with Canon 7D with 50mm fixed lens @ f/1.4 and 1/15 Sec, ISO 3200.
-Cassidy Dunsmore

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Picture was shot with a Canon T2i using a 60mm Macro lens: Tv=1/200, Av=F2.8, ISO 3200

This is a picture of Chester, my chinchilla, making his way out of his cage and into his beloved sandbath.
-Chris House

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This is a photo of my parents' goofy shelter dog, Dezi. She was leading us through their newly-blazed horse trail. I had never seen her so excited... it was as if she was finally in her element!
-Christi Magnuson

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This is my kitty, Iris. She is a 5 year old Calico. All week long I was trying to figure out how a good picture of my cats would turn out. I was cleaning the coffee table and put the flowers on the floor. Immediately Iris couldn't stop smelling the flowers so I grabbed my camera and snapped a few shots. Instant classic!!!Taken with a Sony A500 DSLR, F Stop 5.6, Exposure 1/1,600, Focal Length 45mm, Lens 18-55mm.
-Curtis Prize

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Nikon D5000
1/500 Sec Exposure Time
f/5.6
Nikon 55-200mm Lens
Taken in my parents backyard. My parents two dogs both started life as
farm dogs, both of them now are quite spoiled. I wanted to capture the
joy of floating in the pool in our black pup's eyes, and our older
dog's dislike of sharing her mat with the pup.
-Dan Cocking

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Taken with a Canon Rebel T1i, 50mm f/1.8 lens, 1/200 sec exposure, f/1.8 (I used Lightroom to adjust the exposure up by +3), and 400 ISO. This is Benjamin, our beagle. He was lying down in our bedroom next to a window. I got on the ground as well to get the camera at his eye
level, and pressed the shutter as soon as he looked in a different direction. I deliberately used a fast shutter thinking that an underexposure might be a bit more compelling and different, but ultimately decided to adjust the exposure as shown.
-David Choi

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Camera: Nikon D3000
Lens: 18-55mm Kit lens
Settings: ISO 1200 (I wanted some grain), Shutter speed 1/640

"Pursuit of Happiness"

Every morning, my standard poodle Emmie takes a "victory lap" around the backyard that she kicks off with a giant leap over our flowerbed. I laid down in the grass, and gave my wife the thumbs up to let her out. I thought this shot really captured the excitement in her face.
-David G

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Nikon D700
Nikon 24-70 2.8
Aperture priority
f 2.8
1/30 s

Had my frenchy, Dakerr lay down on his favorite spot, and put my laptop in front of him. He got scared and ran off at first but eventually he got used to it after sniffing and licking it for a good 20 minutes. I put his paw on the keyboard and tried taking pictures laying in front of him but every time I tried to take his picture he'd look at the camera and not the screen. So I had a treat on my left hand waving it in front of him behind the screen and took pictures with my right.
-David Jun

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Canon T2i
Sigma 18-50 2.8 lens at 24mm
iso 800 1/250 shutter f8

My cat apollo loves to lay in the sun and will find the sunniest spot in the house.
When the sun streams through the window he is sure to get his whole body into the sunny spot.
I love how the window frames him in the shot, and the shadows from the window frame and his body.
-David Pisani

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Camera: Canon Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Shutter: 1/10sec
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure: +0.0 step
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO: 3200
No Flash

First, don't worry. Willie is not in trouble. He was just chillin in his crate while I was over at my inlaws. Forgot to change settings from last picture, so the first was in B&W. Took several thereafter, but ended up liking the first. Enjoy
-Gabe Camposagrado

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Canon T1i Rebel
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure: 1/1600s
IS0 100

I took my camera, 2 4gb cards, and 2 fully charged batteries with me to the dog park thinking I was going to have to fire a ridiculous amount of shots to capture my dog, Pig, in a picture worthy of the contest. She drank some water while I was getting my camera together and this was literally the 2nd shot I took. I had the camera in aperture priority at f/2.8 and I caught her in mid shake with an exposure fast enough to freeze the movement, water, and drool in mid-flight. Just one of those days- Pure luck.
-Giani Waghelstein

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We went on a quick hike this weekend at my wife's parent's house. We decided to take their dog, who is usually the laziest dog in the world. However when we got out onto the trails, she turned into a whole new animal! She would run up ahead and then wait for us to catch up. As soon as she would see us, she would dart ahead again. It was a lot of fun.
-Grant Magnuson

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The details/specs for the shot are the following:
Canon 7D, f/3.5, exposure time, 1/25 sec., iso-800, no flash

This is my dog, Bandit. It was a hot day so he was sleeping after running around like a nut with his little puppy brother (not pictured). The sun was just above the horizon, so I allowed it to flare in the photo. The best part is seeing his quaff all messed up, and the damp wash cloth on his back. Hope you enjoy the dog days of summer photo!
-Jeff Porter

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Photo was taken on 08/21/2010 with a Canon Rebel XS. 1/60 shutter speed. 4.5f.

Noel is my sister's fat cat. She was hanging out at the top of the stairs basking in the sun. Typical. When I walked up the stairs she stood up and started rubbing her face against the railing and this shot finds her in that process.
-Jessica Couture

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Taken with aCanon Rebel XT, Kit lens (18-55mm), f/7.1, and exposure time of 1/100. I borrowed my friends "dog", and she told me before hand that her "dog is so funny". Turns out she was right.
-Joe Huber

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I originally just tried to capture the moment, so I didn't compose. (It's not second-nature to me yet.) This is Joplin (I think), a new Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy who just came to live with his new family last week. (Not me unfortunately!) We were all visiting a local firehouse in Mountain View. The idea is to expose the dogs to new scenarios, including scary stairs, tunnels, and the noises and smells a firetruck makes. A part of the experience was also to greet a fireman in full gear. I wanted a candid and I snapped away on my iPhone 4 and got this one in motion. I like the blur, so you know they're playing.Taken with an iPhone 4 camera app, no flash. iPhoto (cropped to recompose). No other editing.
-Joel Frederico

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This is a shot of the family dog, Rosie. She is a nine year old Wheaton Terrier.

After trying to get the perfect shot of her I finally got one of her in her usual

position. Laying on the floor like a sphinx but with her front paws crossed. Like

Sheís sayingÖWot? Iím chilliní ! Definitely worth framing!

Photo shot with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

Shooting mode automatic with aperture of f2.8 at 1/60 of a second.

ISO 400. Shot using a EF 50mm f1.8 II lens. Built in flash used with

1st-curtain sync
-John McNamara

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I took my dog Suki to the beach the other day after work to try to get a shot of her for the challenge. It was overcast, and the sun had already gone below the horizon, however, so I had very little natural light to work with. I decided to try to mimic the look of the directional, golden light of a setting sun using an off-camera speedlight, placed about 20 or 30 ft from our position and gelled orange. I used a wide angle lens, got in close to Suki, and kept the camera low to the ground to give her a powerful presence in the frame while capturing a lot of environment around her. Suki has a very heroic and fearless spirit, which I think she conveyed well here by her confident stance and sharp gaze. Taken with a Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at 11mm f/5.6, 1/125 second ISO200.
-Jonathan Fleming

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This shot was lots of fun. I tried for a while to get my dogs to stay far enough away so I could get a good picture! I had my wife go through the garage and ring the front door bell. Then after my dogs Benjamin and Ella (mini-weiner dogs) ran to the door I set out a few of their favorite toys. Then I yelled BUNNY FRIEND and Ben came screaming around the corner to tear bunny friend to pieces. As you can see bunny friend (yes thats his name) has lost his eyes, mouth, nose, and his insides. This was the first entry I have "set up" before shooting. It was a lot of fun. Most of the time was spent trying to get a picture but the moment i got low to take the picture they were licking my lenses. lol. Taken with a Nikon D300s with AF-S, DX Zoom Nikkor 18-70mm, ISO 640, 40mm, 0 ev, f/4.2 1/20.
-Jordan Naylor

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Pucho, the Pug... always proud, no matter the size. C·mara Panasonic DMC-FZ28, ExposiciÛn 0.013 sec (1/80), Aperture f/3.4
Lente 13.3 mm
Velocidad ISO 200
Tendencia de exposiciÛn 0 EV
Flash On, Fired
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution 180 dpi
Y-Resolution 180 dpi
-Jose Arias

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Let's dance - This is Misty, our 2 1/2 year old Dobbie. — She loves to
attack water from a hose - this is what I got, she is a none stop dog.

Olympus E-300
F stop 3.8
Exposure 1/250
ISO 400
-Kay Owens

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Sony w220
f stop- f/2.8
shutter speed- 1/4sec
iso-400

We were trying to recreate the "his master's voice" symbol. After few treats we were able to get sufficiently good results...
-Ketan Gupta

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I hunted my cat as he hunted me. Captured with a Canon Powershot SX20IS: ISO 400, f/4.0, 1/4 sec exposure.
-Kristin Echerd

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Believe it or not this was taken with Kristin's(my wife) iPhone 3GS.
We had been waiting around with our Kodak point and shoot all week and never got anything worth sending in.
We were taking a nap in the afternoon she woke up and saw "Luna" sitting in the window grabbed her phone and snapped this image.
This image was far and away the best we took all week.
-Kristin Kenowski

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In this shot, my 8 year old peach-faced lovebird Ku`uipo (sweetheart in Hawaiian) ready to take flight. She has been with me since my renting days when larger pets were not allowed. Although I really wanted a dog, this beautiful, feisty, and affectionate little bird has won me over in a big way, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Canon 7D, 50mm
shot @ f/1.4 and 1/60s, ISO 100
-Lin Dunsmore

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I was sat around the dining table with my family when the subject of my sister going to a horse show came up and it came to my mind I could actually enter your competition for once. Hurrah! I thought. Then disaster stuck, I realised my camera (Sony P200) is in my flat up at university in Aberdeen...and as I'm at my parents house a quick 500 mile drive was out of the question. So the day of the show arrived and I unfortunately had to go to work so I could keep those special drinking pennies coming my way. I went down the yard before they left to wish my sister luck. Whilst there I was thinking that my sisters horse was looking rather good, but I was annoyed that I didn't have a proper camera on me....WAIT! I thought, ok it's not a proper camera but you have been meaning to give your Xperia X10 8.1 mp camera a good testing. Well that was all the encouragement I needed.
The problems I faced during this were a dressage horse who refused to keep still, I couldn't take control of the camera settings with it being a mobile phone but I think it's come out pretty well considering and a proper camera.
From info in the the picture file I've discovered the x10 automatically selected f-stop of f/2.8, exposure time of 1/119 sec, iso-100 and the focal length of 5mm.
-Lewis Griffiths

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Thursday morning, I busted out my Olympus E-300 camera and started to try and entice Bakardey, my 7 month old pit/lab mix into posing for some pictures for the contest. You might recognize her from a photo I submitted to during the 'bugs' contest a few weeks back. Her coat is virtually the same color as our coach, so I attempted to liven up the shot by initially laying a red blanket over the pillows. I shot for about thirty minutes, trying to capture that perfect moment while teasing her with treats. I felt I had a couple good ones to pick from, so I put up the blanket, and opened up my computer across from her. All of a sudden, she just laid down on the coach, gave a big exhale, and looked at me with those big puppy dog eyes. No more red blanket to contrast, but I couldn't pass it up. Still having the camera hand, I snapped this exhaustion picture of her. Out of the 40-50 pictures I snapped, this one just poured out the emotion, and connection between man and dog. A little sepia work inside of Aperture 3, and she was golden. Taken with an Olympus E-300, aperture 4, 1/160, ISO 125.
-Marcus McDonald

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Nikon D90 50mm 1.8 (shot at f1.8 1/250sec)

My Cavalier King Charles pup has perfected his daily routine. Everyday we commute together to work via a two mile bike ride. He excitedly runs next to me and more often than not, is so happy that he ends up leading the way every time. The distance always leaves him ready to lounge and nap, so much so, that by the time we get home, his routine is to grab a lap a few sips of water, hop on the center of the couch, position himself in front of the television, plop down, and give a loud "hmmphhh". It's devastatingly cute to see him look up just before he starts napping. On this particular day, I decided to grab a shot of his expressive eyes just before he fell asleep. It's in this state where I sit next to him and pet his head while he's wheezing away. Not bad for a daily routine!
-Mark Garzon

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Since I saw this week's pet photo challenge, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I had seen some amazing images of cat's eyes the week earlier, and wanted to try it with my cat. After many, many photos and a very grumpy, fussy cat, I finally ended up with this image and one temporarily blinded cat! Taken with a Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro, DIY Ring Flash, and a cat.
-Matt Gleiner

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This is an accurate photo of my dog, Bacon. Finding quiet comfort on the soft blanket on top of the already soft sofa. A dog who has ears that seem to define her, I couldn't pass up the direct gaze into the lens with her ear standing at attention in the background. Shot on a Canon 7D, 50mm lens, f1.8, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/100, manual setting.
-Matthew Barrett

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Sony DSC-H20, ISO 400

This is my fire belly toads favorite spot in the corner of the tank.
-Matthew Hannigan

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This is a night shot from the shy Pucca.
With my wife Celine we adopted Pixie and Pucca about one year ago from a shelter.
They are sisters but with completely different personalities.
Pixie is a diva that follows us everywhere and his very expressive.
Pucca is a loner, still shy after so long. We give her some space and last night she was reflecting, looking the street through the window.

Hope you will enjoy this shot.
As for the technical details it was shot at night with a tripod using the Canon Rebel XTI with the 28-135 IS lens.
Exposure was 30s with a F of 5.6 and the focal at 90
-Sebastien Grobelny
This is a picture of my in-laws pug Rose in our back yard on a beautiful day in north Seattle. We dog sit for them when they go out of town and its always a crazy time! (they have one other pug and we also have a miniature dachshund!)

Camera info:

NIKON D80
Lens: 18.0-135.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
1/80 sec
f/5.6
ISO 200
focal length of shot: 135mm
taken on 8/19/2010
-Mike Salcito

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Image of my dog Leo was taken at Pismo Beach with an iPhone 4 with a wide angle lego conversion. edited some in PS Express for iPhone then finished off on computer.
-Nar Mihranyan

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Nikon D3000
AF- S DX NIKKOR 18- 55mm f/3,5- 5,6G VR
S 1/30
F5.6
ISO 20

This is my first submisson! Since I've heard about the challence, I started a little shooting with my cat Minerva- this photograph is my most favoured shoot. My aim was to capture the cat's dreamy gaze while staring out the window.
-Natascha Zeltner

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I took this photo with my father's Panasonic DMC-FZ18 on AutoIntelligent setting. I had to lay down on the ground to get a level shot.

Our Bearded Collie, Fred, loves to lay around in the grass. So whenever he puts his head down and settles in on the grass we try to snap a picture. I got this one after tuckering him out with 15 minutes of jumping and chasing.
-Nathan Weil

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Shot hand-held with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with EF70-200mm f/4L IS at 200mm. 1/125 sec at f/6.3 with ISO 1250. Two EX580 II flashes configured in manual mode at 1/32 power for on-camera and 1/16 power for flash on tripod positioned directly above. Sharpness and color balance edited in Adobe Photoshop.
This is a shot of my cat, Neko. He's a long-haired stray that we rescued when he was a kitten, nearly a year ago to-date. When he was found, he had been attacked by another animal and barely managed to survive. We nursed him back to health and now he is a rambunctious and sprightly kitty. I was practicing using a two flash setup today and he couldn't stop checking out the tripod with the slave flash on it, so I pointed the light directly down on him and got in close to capture him and not the tripod legs.
-Nicholas Gilskey

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This is my brother's cat, Koala, now a "grandcat" living at my parents house. She's about 14 and has hated me for 13 of those years — ever since I brought *him* home (my cat, Herbie, who passed away last year). She's always been so bitter, it's hard to tell whether she's happier without him or not. The other night, she tolerated me long enough to sit next to her on the driveway and snap this shot before I was devoured by mosquitoes.

Canon PowerShot S90, f/2.4, 1/60s, ISO 400
-Philip Levy

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Camera: Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition (3.2 Mega Pixels), Sony DSC-T900 (12.1 Mega Pixels)
Lens: Default Camera Lens
ISO: Default Setting of Camera (with automatic correction of light sensitivity)

(Contest images are taken with Nokia 5800 and Hires sample image in attachment is taken with Sony cam)

Story:
These are typical Indian cats but with strange eye colors, one eye is orange and other eye is blueish. The eye color seems not to be coincidental as both the mother and kitten has the same eye colors (but on alternate eyes). The contest photo taken with Nokia 5800 is a casual shot (not taken for contest), but indeed I waited really long for the right moment when both mother and kitten looks the camera. These cats were owned by a village-side canteen owner. The mother cat prefers to sleep in my lap when she is young, whenever I visit the canteen, she is very adorable. . .

This contest photo was taken nearly a week ago (16th august 2010). As soon I saw the Gizmodo's contest, I rushed to the canteen yesterday with my new Sony DSC-T900 cam, but I was shocked to hear the mother cat has died in some chase/fight with stray dogs nearby, 2 days ago. In fact, I own a cute Lhasa Apso puppy (one year old), but its some instinct that I sent photos of these cats (may be not sentimental lol :-D).
-Prabu Arumugam

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When I wake up in the morning this is most often the first view of the world I'm greeted with- the hopeful gaze of my rescued husky-shepherd mix Arrow, simultaneously begging for belly rubbies and a long run. He's very calm when we first wake up before he gets up to his 2 year old puppy mischief with our other 7 month old shelter pup, Henrik, so I wanted to capture this side of him I appreciate the most, especially on my days off: my cuddly, not-so-little buddy. I first intended to shoot with my Nikon D200 and in Black and White, but my battery was exhausted, so I reached for my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3. Shot in High Dynamic scene mode on the macro lens setting to enhance depth of field, I found I actually preferred the color shot to black and white, as it really captured the warmth of the moment and the natural lighting streaming in through my bedroom windows.
-Rachel Dobkins

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Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
Exposure: 1/180
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 105mm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Dandy Dog"

I was hoping you'd pick Pets as a challenge, for the simple fact that I literally take thousands of pictures of my dog every couple weeks.
I had so many ideas as to the type of shot I'd submit for this challenge. Ultimately it was the volume of ideas that made this particular challenge so complex for me. As usual, I didn't make my decision until I was getting ready to submit on deadline day. I typically take so many actions shots of my beloved dog, that I had figured that the shot I would be submitting would be just that. As I was going though my weekend set however, I had a second look at this shot, and really liked how my dog was still (for a change) and placed against the moving/floating pieces of a dandelion that had come to an unfortunate end. I threw this through ac-raw a few times at varying exposure levels and gave it a Photomatix treatment.
-Richard Morrison

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This candid shot was taken on a morning mountain walk with our 2 year old Black Labrador. It showcases his friendly and generous licking personality and the joy he brings to our family. ~Nikon D90 18-200mm at 32mm f/9.5 and 1/1500.
-Ronald Nahass

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I took this picture of a friends dog in her super trendy apt. Chester is a beautiful Vizsla breed. I used my canon T1i. 1/160 sec shutter speed, 18mm, F3.5 I enhanced the color a bit (it was already quite vivid) and I made one small crop change.
-Sally Reece

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The interesting story here is not the shot, but the dog himself. We got Bailey from the shelter in January 2007 at the age of 2 1/2. No one knew how the injury to his nose happened, as he was found wandering on a farm not long after. We adopted him six months later, and had no idea what we were in for. Bailey is a combination of the best and the worst dog we could ever ask for. In fact, I'm pretty confident that he's worse than Marley - but the idea for a book about him has already been taken. :) First of all, he came to us with a severe case of separation anxiety. We built a new home in 2006, just before getting married, so naturally we wanted to keep him in a crate. Over the course of more than a year, it became apparent that Bailey would have none of that! We went through eight cages at last count because he was so determined to get out and reunite with us that he would bend and break the wires until he could squeeze out, thereby ruining each cage. Sometimes he would hurt himself, so we found a routine that (sort of) works so that we can leave him out while we're gone. Unfortunately, he is a Beagle, so he is completely full of mischief. The last major incident happened a mere week ago. My wife and I are expecting and it became time to paint the baby's room...we picked up paint and left the can in the plastic bag on our counter, thinking it was out of reach and wouldn't be bothered. But we underestimated Bailey's curiosity level. He was able to reach up and pull the bag - with the paint can - off the counter. The can hit the floor, popped open, and a gallon of baby blue paint poured all over our hardwood floor in the kitchen. We're still trying to scrape it out of the cracks! But for all of his troubles, Bailey is the most lovable, sweet, and cuddly dog that we'll ever find. In fact, he loves being carried around like a baby and makes what we call "coffee-maker noises" (it's kind of like a noise we'd make while stretching) when you carry him and rub his belly. If you can't find him in the house, it's probably because he's curled up on top of my arm, between my body and the back of the couch and you can't see him. He is so unique that we know we'll never find another one like him. That's both a good thing and a bad! Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens. For lighting, a Canon 430EX II camera right through 24" Lastolite Ezybox, Canon 430EX camera left zoomed to 105mm to light the back part of Bailey's body. Both flashes gelled with a 1/4 CTO gel. Triggered with Canon 580EX II and Radiopopper P1 system. Aperture: 2.8, Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec, ISO: 800, Focal Length: 30mm.
-Shannon Cayze

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A photo of my girlfriend's cat Suki. She was more interested in the sunlight nap i had woken her from then posing for the camera. Canon Rebel XSi, 50mm f/1.8, 800 ISO.
-Stephen Galpin

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Picture taken with a CANON EOS Rebel T1i
Shutter speed: 1/5 second
Apature: F/5.6
Focal length: 55mm
ISO Speed: 1600

I spent half the day and took about 200 photos, but none of them where quite right. Finally I got the the idea to bring the camera to him, down on the floor.
-Stewart Shanks

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Canon Rebel T2i, 18-55mm lens @ 34mm, f4.5, 1/60, 400 ISO

My husband and I tried a number of different setups, but our bunny Penny was a J.Lo-level diva. She hopped out of frame for half the shots and refused to give us the "Blue Steel" look we asked of her. Some shots ended up being nice and cutesy, but this shot was chosen because of the nice touch of the happy accident of her ears being parallel to the basket's lid and handle behind her.
-Tahnya Beers

Shooting Challenge Pets Gallery 3S


Canon Rebel XT EOS with a Sigma 70-300 mm Macro lens on automatic macro settings.
Vibrance and Saturation layer in Photoshop

The frogs down by our pool are our pets by extension and are always there so I took a photo of one hiding out in the grass.
-Tom Nahass

Shooting Challenge Pets Gallery 3S


I was in the process of moving around the bedroom and had the mattress up on its end. Chip decided to climb up and watch me work from above. I remembered the shooting challenge this week and took a few pictures. The lighting in the bedroom was ideal for some dramatic effect. Taken with an Olympus E520, 14-42mm kit lens, 400 ISO.
-Torvic Vardamis

Shooting Challenge Pets Gallery 3S


Woogie is a coonhound/mastiff mix who was rescued from the humane society. He is taking puppy classes and learning new commands every week. This was taken with my Canon D5000 with my 55-200 lens. THe ISO was at 400 with and F5.6 setting and 1/100 of a second shutter speed.
-Wendy Warren

Shooting Challenge Pets Gallery 3S


The nearly 7-ft tall man was looking for a companion to meet his grandiose stature and looked into many different breeds of dogs. He scoffed at the St. Bernard as well as the Bullmastiff. He finally came across the gargantuan White Westhighland Terrier. The dog's immense size is only dwarfed by her courageous personality. The canine provided a worthy companion and to this day, the two continue to have many adventures.

Shot using a Canon 5d Mark II with 24-105mm lens at 24mm, ISO 250, f/4.0 and 1/2000sec.
-Winnie Tsui