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Copyright: Martin Jordan (sticks) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 24 N: 35] (2993)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-16
Categories: Pets
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, 85mm f/1.2 L
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): amazing animals, My favorite Pets, Labrador retriver, my favorite dogs on TL, Even more Dingo favourites... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-18 7:43
Viewed: 4977
Favorites: 18 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hally was looking at the doggy treat dangling above my head in keen anticipation.
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  • giba Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 63 N: 33] (327)
  • [2006-11-18 7:48]

Fantastic composition! beautiful dog!
Great sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Quel beau portrait de labrador. Je vous félicite pour la netteté et la perfection de votre photographie.

Hi Martin,

How You did that ? (technicaly), wow, very excelent, grat focus and colors, great detail, and great POV. Nice and lovely Model, even I scare with a dog :) but you made a something lovely here.
very well done.


Marvellous !!!

Hi Martin, great timing on this shot. Excellent exposure, very sharp; very nicely done with the black background. It makes the eyes and tongue almost pop out!

Beautiful dog Martin, I wish I could lick to the top of my nose.

Excellent shot and well processed.

Fabulous, lucky shot. Bill

Hi Martin,
A very high quality shot you offerd here to us, realy splendid, everything is perfect, a masterpeace.
Well done, congratulations.


Very good shot.
Original and very sharp.
Well done.

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  • catz (36)
  • [2006-11-18 10:55]

Great well timed capture!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-11-18 12:19]

Hi Martin.

Simply a stunner, well captured indeed.


Gorgeous! A masterly portrait and a funny caught! Very good job.
Best wishes

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2006-11-18 13:26]

Fascinating portraiutre of a Labrador! What a wonderful regard:)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2006-11-18 13:28]

Lol wonderful shot, perfect details and lighting



Very good: the idea and catched moment are really nice!

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  • Meli Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (150)
  • [2006-11-18 15:16]

Bonsoir Martin :)
Ta photo est vraiment très belle, tout y est bien capté ! Bravo !

brilliant shot martin, excellent detail and expression...


Very good instant shot of this beautiful dog. The light is amazing (What type of lights do you used ?)

Hello Martin,
Superb image! The realization is very successful.
The choice of the black bottom and framing are perfect.
I like the glance of the dog and it's funny to see his tongue. Congratulations.

Hello Martin
This is one of the most beautiful photographs of dogs I have ever seen. It is really stunning.
Your mastership of the light is phenomenal.
Friendly greetings

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-11-19 16:50]

Fantastic shot with great colors,details, sharpness & darkness. Well done.

fantastic capture.

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  • reyan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 7] (208)
  • [2006-11-20 6:48]

I am very impressed.
Great shot.


wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fantastic !!!
many TFS it
ili :o)

Superb ! Excellent exposure, true colours, great details and texture... a beautiful portrait of a dog. Well done !

Well now that looks familiar... aside from being fabulous the Guide to Great Photography doesn't mean anything to you does it?

Hi Martin
You made great shot.
The black background is fantastic.
bye Aga

Another ( Black) Beauty ! (^_^)

Superb post despite the Black on black making it a bit difficult to view the shape of his head. Nevertheless , I love his expression. Another of your outstanding images added this time to my theme : My Favorite pets ,


PS. I hope you gave his treat after this one (^_^)


This is amazing... I wish I could photograph my dog- sigh, impossible!

Just a great shot, especially (this is pointing out the obvious) how he seems to pop out from the black. But my utmost favourite part of this image is his eyes, you can just tell he's totally infatuated with the treat! Beautiful dog, a Labrador Retriever (black lab) right?

Thanks for sharing this lovely shot Martin! Amazing work.


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  • Hil Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (142)
  • [2006-12-03 4:35]

Hi Martin,

What a wonderful portrait of this great looking Labrador, superb composition and a great pose, the details are lovely and sharp with really great colours, the BG works so well and I love the light reflected in Hally's eyes.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Martin,
This is a GREAT animal portrait! Wow! I really like this. TALFS - Thanks-a-lot-for-sharing ;-)

Hi Martin,
Another great captured from you. Very nice that you played with colors here. Like all your works. In fact I've visited you website and found lots of amazing works from you. The Frog and the Newt are my favorite in your wild life gallery :) Also is that the colors in your Lavender photo is real?

Excellent composition! And a beautiful Labrador, not much to discussion, beside awesome photograph. What was the set-up in the studio for background and lighting or any special equipement ?

excellent shot very well done indeed and very fast to catch that tongue out :0) TFS

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2007-01-19 16:22]

Excellent high quality shot and great finishing. TFS

Great capture of the dog, the really dark BG really sets the dog off. Good lighting really makes the details stand out. You captured good clarity and detail in this shot. You could have almost named this one anticipation, too. You can see it on his face.

Excellent shot, nice contrast between colors and very well composed...

Hello Martin.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

quelle merveilleuse photo !

This is awesome!

Superbe photographie. Ce portrait est vraiment magnifique.

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  • ilya (46)
  • [2007-12-06 14:39]

Great shot. Excellent composition, with very fine detailing. Perfect light source. I can hear the licking sound as I look at the photo.


Hello Martin :)

Excellent shot ! Amazing light and details, colours are so contrasted, congrats !
Perfect job, fantastic !
Greetings from France

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-02-21 9:10]

very professional shot. TFS.

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-04-20 15:08]

Hi Martin
Ideal job. Black dog, and one can see all details. Congratulations.


I love everything abut this pic!

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  • skoya Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 2 N: 5] (109)
  • [2008-06-12 7:32]

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this shot... perfectlighting to bring the subject away from the background.

Great job!! This one realy looks amazing! Perfect lighting and timing.

TFS Greetings Simone

Hello Martin!
I must say: this is really fantastic composition!
Great dog portrait!
Perfect work!
Best regards!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-07-17 10:31]

Can't believe I missed this one, Martin... a beauty! Pink & brown on black on black... sublime. Outstanding sharpness and a beautiful dog as well. The black backdrop eliminates all possible distractions.

Hi Martin. A fine close up of one of the best dogs, a black lab. The contrast in colours makes this very effective. The love pours from his eyes. TFS. Murray.

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2008-08-16 11:26]

Excellent shot !

hi martin,

You shot the subject right down the money, i like the style of your portraits so strong in framing, thanks for sharing! How i miss my labrador way back home. cheers!


Perfect example of a great exposure...

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2010-05-18 4:56]

I have no other words for this portrait, but: beautiful!!!
Absolutely an excellent shot.

Greetzzz, Anneke

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