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New Family Member

New Family Member
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Heslehurst (eza1701) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 2 N: 29] (174)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-27
Categories: Decisive Moment, Pets, Action
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): funny shots, Pics to learn from, my favorite dogs on TL, Dogs are People too! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-30 16:41
Viewed: 6733
Favorites: 20 [view]
Points: 105
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a picture of our new family member, a Jack Russell puppy called Milo. He's ten weeks old and likes nothing more than to run all over the place and bite anything!

A bit of info on how I took the shot:

I soon found out that trying to 'randomly' catch a good photo wasn't going to work. Although the cameras servo auto focus is good, it still can't cope with a small guy like this at close distance. I decided to pick a spot, focus on it and wait for him to do his stuff. In this instance I picked the log at the bottom as I knew he would have to jump over it. I increased the ISO to 400 to give me a fast enough shutter speed.

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Great Shot;)) You have a great new family member:)) Special one;) looks like he/she can fly:)
Thanks for sharing,


suuuuuuuper dog to the rescue, the dog is flying=? hehehehe, good shot i like it so much tFS

Hi Paul,

Nice action shot. What a cute dog. Really well done. A little luck helped maybe. That's photography ;o)


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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-30 17:01]

Hi Paul,
ISO 400 is a good choice
and the dog is so sweet..

thanks for sharing
Dr.Cihan Selcuk Eksi

Wow, this is really what "frozen action" is all about. I'm really impressed by the sharpness of this shot. The light is a bit soft but the DoF is just perfect.

You really should submit this picture for the Mutts pet photography contest (ending on September 15th)
Mutts comic, if you don't know about it, is a very good american comic strip about the adventures of two silly friends (a Jack Russell dog and a cat).

Regards, Annick

Congratulation for your new family mamber.
Is a great shot.
Tjanx for sharing.

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2006-08-30 17:18]

Hello Paul

you have got the dog in the right time, the cmposition is perfect+ the photo give us the idea of moving+ focus is perfect in the face of the dog+

really you hace got a very nice photo



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  • Sin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 2] (209)
  • [2006-08-30 17:19]

GReat shot paul! Congratulations..

What a great capture in the air.

Well done!!!


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  • Rob Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 180 W: 5 N: 15] (1455)
  • [2006-08-30 17:44]

Hi Paul, brillaint capture, great timing. :)

I have a dog that looks exactly like this. He is a toy Rat Terrier (related to the JRT's)
I mean it so close I'd swear its my dog when he was a puppy. Here's a pic.
About your image.
Simply amazing catching him a jump like this. I think it's perfect and plan to make it one of my favorites!
GREAT experiment, very decent OOF BG.
Welcome to Trek Lens!

Hello Paul,
Excellent action comic.

Incredible shot. Captured this moment extremely well. I want a puppy :(

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-08-30 19:13]

Ahahah, what cheer-up shot!!! Gotta love this one - the shot and the puppy!! Very good!!


Perfect positioning of the dog. Right on!


Fantastic! The blurred backgroung really makes the dog jump at you, literally :-] Specially since he is looking right into the camera.
Just wonderful.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-08-30 20:25]

What a great shot,Paul! This is absolutly marvellous! Excellent timing! Great sharpness! Very well done! BRAVO !!! Michel

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2006-08-30 22:19]

Excelente, que buen tiro, capturaste en plena acción a tu nuevo familiar.
Felicitaciones Paul.

Hai Paul,
Can these dog fly??He is so pretty,a wonderful new family member,

Great action photo...just perfect ;)

Hi Paul,
This is really a brilliant in action photo. The colors are superb and the dog (as many have said) seems to be flying :) This is really a fantastic catch and your patience most definitely paid off.
Congrats on the new member, I am sure he will keep you all busy!

"Jump for my love
Jump in and feel my touch
Jump you want to taste my kisses
In the night then"

This is one amazing picture with incredible sharpness. I usually 'don't do' pet pictures, but this one stands out.



Great action shot - really caught the essence of the mad dash that jack russells doe - plus the expression on his face is superb. Your patience and planning paid off.
Thanks for sharing


SO LOVELY DOG!!!! and what an amazing shot....
congrats for this one......!!!!!!!!

This is absolutely priceless! Hell bent for leather as they say when horses run wild and crazy :) I can see in Milo eyes he's on a bit of a rampage. Excellent focus, colour and composition. Good notes and ideas.
TFS Janice

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  • hmm43 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 20 N: 58] (644)
  • [2006-09-21 23:39]

great shot. looks like a hyper little guy. way to capture him. great pose. he's adorable. thanks for sharing

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  • Tim Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 18 N: 240] (1139)
  • [2006-09-23 0:41]

What a gem you captured here Paul. I love this shot. I'm glad your patience paid off and you got such an excellent shot to share with all of us trekkers.

God's best,


Great shot, ist so cute
amazing details, fantastic capture
well done, love it !! :)

This is an awesome shot.Direct into my favourites :) his face is so expressive and so cute..Bravo!
Best regards,Marina.

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 197 W: 25 N: 234] (1305)
  • [2006-12-23 5:38]

regards, m.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-01-21 14:09]

lol cute and he flies! Seriously - great action shot. Great timing and that fast shutter speed has really frozen the movement. Great POV and sharp details. Excellent



Es usted un gran creador y cazador de fotos, pero sin duda de entre todas me quedo con esta, que muestra perfectamente la personalidad del protagonista en su maximo apojeo. Un aplauso para el fotografo y el simpático atleta.

Hi Paul,
Wow... perfect timing. And what a POV ! Good work.

Beautiful, One of the greatest "dog" photos I have ever seen!

il vole ton chien bravo
bonne journee

Hello Paul. A big aaahhhh factor here ;~) But also a very good photograph. Perfect POV further enhanced with selective focus. We like this shot lots. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Phil.


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-06-02 1:19]

great shot nice timing cute dog

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  • chinta (24)
  • [2007-06-28 13:30]

Nice capture ,, his eye is like curious ... :-D

!!!! W O W !!!!

Jack Russells are such great dogs! My parents had one and she had that same look that you have captured here. You were so lucky to get such a great shot! I love the action and emotion you caught. Wonderful shot!

Amazing photo!!!!
Very well done..

TFS Greetings Simone

Hi Paul,
WOW !!! very very beautiful action photo !!!
I like it.
Really incredible and well done.


Absolutely adorable! I bet there's not much you can refuse him...;-)

This shot is great in all respects - dynamic, happy and above all, awfully sweet =)

Kind greets,


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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2008-06-18 16:43]

Hi Paul,
This is an incredible action shot! Looks like your new puppy is floating!
Wonderful composition and great point of view
Very well done

Bonjour Paul,
Quelle belle image, savoir capter le mouvement est un art. Bravo

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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2009-01-21 10:31]

Hi Paul,

What a timing!! Great shot and a wonderful animal!

TFS Alex

Congratulations for 100 score. Excellent action portrait image.

Hi Paul,

cute dog and a great photo with a valuable note.
It is worth every point you've got for it and even more :)

Best wishes,

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-05 14:18]

Hello Paul,

Just fantastic!

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  • radost (3)
  • [2011-04-30 9:34]

Very good shot!


Very cute Milo, I love so much the Jack Russell.
Adorable feeling in his eyes.
Excellent action shot very well timed.
I like the centered choice which highlights Milo with a good focus.
The position of his ears is interesting.

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