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Love Is The Stick You Throw
2nd PlaceLove Is The Stick You Throw
jagar


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Challenge: Pets and Their People II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Other B&W Stuff
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Nikon
Date: Jan 27, 2012
Aperture: F2.5
ISO: 360
Shutter: 1/500s
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2012

I must confess that i didn't take this for the challenge, i try to take a few good shots of Gap every couple of weeks for keepsake, i realized when i got home that this would be fine. Gap is now four months old and likes nothing better than chasing sticks, he will do a full walk with one in his mouth. Here is the shot before the stick went airborne, thanks for the great comments and score.
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 68
Avg (all users): 7.2338
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.1333
Avg (non-participants): 7.2752
Views since voting: 3535
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 154
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/09/2012 11:52:33 PM
This reminds me of a photo I took, except it was me throwing a stick at my boys lol. I always enjoy the tones you pull out of your shots. Great action capture. Congrats on 2nd place!
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02/07/2012 02:24:54 PM
It would be good even without the dog - just imagine a dog, but it is the posture, the sprung legs, the rippled mass, of the dog that corkscrew into me.
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02/07/2012 01:58:20 AM
I love this shot. I almost seems magical.
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02/06/2012 09:13:48 PM
Great job Jon. Another well deserved ribbon.
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02/06/2012 04:30:19 PM
Congratulations. I can really relate to this, having a vizsla who just loves to chase sticks. The photo itself is very pleasing - natural yet with all the elements perfectly displayed.
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02/06/2012 04:05:57 PM
Doggie looks like my cat, Galena, when she goes chasing after something, back end all over the place. So glad to see this ribboned. Well done!
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02/06/2012 03:22:11 PM
wonderful sense of motion all around. Congrats, John. (hope you return to running with Gap soon!)
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02/06/2012 03:15:11 PM
Well... he definitely moves like jag(g)ar :P

Congrats :)
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02/06/2012 12:00:03 PM
Very pleased for you,Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/06/2012 10:38:21 AM
Marvelous creation, John!
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02/06/2012 10:21:41 AM
Well, this dog was easily identifiable, but that's not why I gave you a 10! Great shot, jagar.
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02/06/2012 09:06:44 AM
Congrats. I rarely give 10's and this got one without hesitation.
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02/06/2012 08:36:13 AM
Nice shot! Congrats on the 2nd place!! I have 2 dogs, a NSDTR and a Dalmatian. The NSDTR is a natural retriever, the Dalmatian is a retriever convert :) I can relate to this image very well.

As an aside, you might want to watch out for the gravel though for your new pup. They can tear their pads quite easily if they're chasing their sticks too intensely.

Message edited by author 2012-02-06 08:57:38.
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02/06/2012 07:10:50 AM
Wow, this is a stunning shot. Great b&w contrast.
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02/06/2012 03:39:30 AM
Rare to see something like this in the ribbons. Well done the voters & well done you!
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02/06/2012 02:33:16 AM
Go Gap.
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02/06/2012 02:28:16 AM
This is great. I think it not only embodies the spirit of the challenge, but also the feel. We all love our animals, and this depicts how we show that and really connect with them. Very nice, and a wonderful shot that illustrates how multifaceted you are.
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02/06/2012 02:11:25 AM
Congrats on the red, cracking shot.
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02/06/2012 01:16:00 AM
He's getting so big so fast!! Nice keepsake.
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02/06/2012 01:11:37 AM
See? A ribbon. Marvelous capture, John.
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02/06/2012 12:31:58 AM
Well done John, truly a man of the decisive moment.
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02/06/2012 12:12:49 AM
Very nice indeed
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02/06/2012 12:09:52 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, John. Wonderful capture. Gap is a ribbon magnet.
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02/06/2012 12:04:49 AM
Great shot! Congrats on the ribbon!!!!
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02/06/2012 12:04:19 AM
Well done John, you just can't help it hey!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2012 11:12:35 PM
pose of thrower dog and stick are all perfect. great capture.
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02/05/2012 08:16:55 PM
wonderful! -9-
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02/05/2012 12:56:42 PM
I know who's behind the camera. Love the fact the dog and stick are in motion.
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02/05/2012 11:00:17 AM
this is wonderful!
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02/05/2012 10:53:20 AM
Nice! A classic capture of the age-old human/dog game.
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02/05/2012 10:39:56 AM
Timed to perfection,hope it goes well.Boost.
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02/04/2012 04:34:25 PM
Wonderful photograph. My relationship with my dogs, they would throw the stick for me.
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02/03/2012 11:12:45 PM
bump up, evidement!
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02/03/2012 12:39:11 PM
love the composition
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02/03/2012 03:47:06 AM
Hello Gap, you're still all puppy legs really aren't you :) Another wonderful moment with gorgeous processing by John. (If I'm not horribly mistaken!)
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02/02/2012 07:49:11 PM
like the little weimaraner, we used to have one "gunther" like his movement and teh clarity of the stick
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02/02/2012 02:40:54 PM
Bet ya had to throw that stick many times to get it in just the right spot in the frame. Well done. I like the action.
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02/01/2012 05:40:36 PM
I really enjoy the low key effect you created here.
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01/31/2012 05:56:47 PM
LOL! Indeed.

I think this is my fave of the challenge (even including my own entry). Lovely!
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01/31/2012 02:18:24 AM
Love how the dog looks leaped up mid air, and the leading lines. I'm sure this will do well. Voted before the comment.
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01/30/2012 11:05:43 PM
I think I recognize this photogenic pup. Perfect DOF and nice timing on the dog.
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01/30/2012 05:20:58 PM
Great photo, love the dog and stick frozen in motion. It might have been interesting to have the person's arm extended out as if they'd just thrown the stick, to serve as a leading line pointing us down the road to the stick in flight. Still, a great photo.
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01/30/2012 01:29:52 PM
This photo really works for me, my favorite of the group. I like the high contrast, low exposure processing, makes it feel nostalgic. I also like how the stick is thrown into the bokeh, like running into a memory. Well done.
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01/30/2012 12:05:42 PM
This is wonderful and so unexpected. I adore the quote. Is that a Weimeraner puppy?
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01/30/2012 11:49:43 AM
Brilliant capture, gorgeous coat on the dog. A playful dog during stick-throwing time is indeed a loving creature! Great focus, very nice job overall.
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01/30/2012 11:45:14 AM
nice picture. A bit too much vignetting for me.
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01/30/2012 01:25:12 AM
Timeless. My favorite of the challenge. 10.
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01/30/2012 12:31:41 AM
Love everything about this. I like that it doesn't look "posed"; has a very genuine capture of the moment. Like how all the elements are "highlighted"; the dog, the master, and the stick (even though its in silhouette). I like the b&w processing, really focuses the attention on the dog and master. I'm gonna go on a limb and say this has the feel of a jagar, nixter, or bspurgeon quality image.
Just started, but already my favorite.
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