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Old faithful
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Copyright: Ju Ha (Judy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 95 N: 154] (531)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-22
Categories: Humorous
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-04-23 15:38
Viewed: 2728
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
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This beautiful St Bernard is a resident at the guesthouse I stay at while on business. She is really huge, and has a habit of putting her huge head on the sliding security door of the room in search of biscuits! The door area, as a result, is generally full of "slobber" - horrible.

Here she is looking forlorn, as the biscuits are finished!

Here are some facts on the St Bernard:

The origin of the Saint Bernard is subject to many theories. It seems most probable that the Saint Bernard developed from stock that resulted from the breeding of heavy Asian "Molosser" (Canis molossus), brought to Helvetia (Switzerland) by Roman armies during the first two centuries A.D., with native dogs which undoubtedly existed in the region at the time of the Roman invasions.

These dogs were widely used in the valley farms and Alpine dairies for a variety of guarding, herding, and drafting duties. Referred to as Talhund (Valley Dog) or Bauernhund (Farm Dog), they were apparently well established by A.D. 1050, when Archdeacon Bernard de Menthon founded the famous Hospice in the Swiss Alps as a refuge for travelers crossing the treacherous passes between Switzerland and Italy. Somehow, they also survive in the heat of South Africa.

Tech: Cropped, sharpened, added a frame (not including the "window" frame), then cloned out the bottom bit to black - the pic was taken at night.

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Well it is impossible so perfectly to do, because I at once to envy I begin to such works and who does them that

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2004-04-23 16:42]

Aaaaahhhhhh !
Very cute, Judy !

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  • Klaud Gold Star Critiquer [C: 107 W: 5 N: 124] (1762)
  • [2004-04-23 18:32]

I can say no to a cute dog (for a cookie)
It's so cute and very well done, besides it's a lovely dog ;-)))

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-04-23 18:36]

She do look a bit sad Judy but it's a cute dog. I can only imagain the slob on that door...:) Nice Post process work Judy.

Love everything about this ... the dog's expression, the framing, the post processing ... they all work beautifully. Very creative and ingeneous.

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  • kmolz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 50 N: 218] (1080)
  • [2004-04-23 21:59]

Oh Judy, this one is gorgeous... funny face, creatively framed.. I like it a lot!

Parfait ! Adorable à souhait. Excellente idée et très bonne composition. Du très bon travail Judy.

Wow (that's what dogs say in Sweden), this is wonderful, Judy. I love the look on her face and those incredible eyes! At first I thought that you'd put an artificial frame around her image, but I understand this is real and very cleverly cropped. These are gigantic and amazingly kind dogs, but the drool... Very well done!

This shot Judy is so very clever and made me smile when I saw it in the gallery. What a loveable subject. Very well done indeed.

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  • Jep Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 16 N: 97] (585)
  • [2004-04-25 16:25]

Oh lovely capture and very fine natural frame - thanks for sharing and for an excellent note - very fine work Judy.

You certainly have a knack for framing . Your note is absolutely excellent ! You deserve full points , as usual .

A love of very funny dog. Good composition and excellent contrast.

Un amour de chien bien amusant. Bonne composition et excellent contraste.

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  • Piotr Gold Star Critiquer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-05-23 15:33]
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Great idea and great done! Regards, piotr

Pretty and magnifico this dog as well as the photo, excellent details and colors, I adored, I adored.

This is an adorable shot. St Bernard's are known for their gentleness, but this guy exudes it from every pore. Next time your at the guesthouse, either buy him/her or steal him/her! I've had dogs all my life, and have come to realize that life without one isn't quite the same!

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  • smit Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 6] (281)
  • [2005-04-08 18:10]

Extra photo! Extra idea!:)) My favorite!

Great photo Judy! Very nice capture.

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  • gopidi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 15 W: 36 N: 3] (113)
  • [2005-12-20 12:37]
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Lovely photograph Judy! and expression on that dogs face is priceless.
This pic kind of motivates me to do a drawing.

this is such a sweet face and the shot is darling, the slobber part of the note was terribly funny,

Very nice and humorous shot. Like it.

Hi Judy,
Wonderful and funny portrait :D
Absolutely adorable!!

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