Daily Image - Aug 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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16 Aug 11	Something fun for today. I have never been what you might call a sports photographer of any kind, nor have I ever had an interest in being such. And as is blatantly obvious, I'm not a people photographer. I might lay some claim to being an animal photographer, at least in the realm of nature photography, but that would be the extent of it, until recently. Our pooch Maggie is a critter that simply LOVES to run, and to see her running at full speed is simply a delight that I have trouble conveying. In addition to liking to run, with her Dumbo ears trailing behind her, she has found an equal delight in playing with her best friend Mini. By now you are all acquainted with Mini Cooper, our Eglon neighbor's Leonberger, but what I haven't shared with you is the fun they have playing together. Mini, at roughly 125 lbs, vs Maggie, at approximately 45 lbs, is a show to delight the souls of everyone around. Mini, being 7 years old, tends to lumber into Maggie at almost 2, while Maggie simply tries her best to engage her in rough and tumble play. When Mini gets tired, she simply lies down whereupon Maggie rams her at full speed to get her going again. Instead, Mini simply rolls over on her back, like dead dog, and fends her off with all four feet, each of which can easily fully cover Maggie's face. This can go on for several minutes before Mini stands up and they start it all over again. Eventually both girls tire out and Mini finds respite in the rear of the SUV and Maggie retires to the back seat. It is a show worth an admission fee but I get to watch it on a regular basis, whenever the girls are together, for free. ISO 500; 1/125 sec @ f / 5.6.

16 Aug 11 Something fun for today. I have never been what you might call a sports photographer of any kind, nor have I ever had an interest in being such. And as is blatantly obvious, I'm not a people photographer. I might lay some claim to being an animal photographer, at least in the realm of nature photography, but that would be the extent of it, until recently. Our pooch Maggie is a critter that simply LOVES to run, and to see her running at full speed is simply a delight that I have trouble conveying. In addition to liking to run, with her Dumbo ears trailing behind her, she has found an equal delight in playing with her best friend Mini. By now you are all acquainted with Mini Cooper, our Eglon neighbor's Leonberger, but what I haven't shared with you is the fun they have playing together. Mini, at roughly 125 lbs, vs Maggie, at approximately 45 lbs, is a show to delight the souls of everyone around. Mini, being 7 years old, tends to lumber into Maggie at almost 2, while Maggie simply tries her best to engage her in rough and tumble play. When Mini gets tired, she simply lies down whereupon Maggie rams her at full speed to get her going again. Instead, Mini simply rolls over on her back, like dead dog, and fends her off with all four feet, each of which can easily fully cover Maggie's face. This can go on for several minutes before Mini stands up and they start it all over again. Eventually both girls tire out and Mini finds respite in the rear of the SUV and Maggie retires to the back seat. It is a show worth an admission fee but I get to watch it on a regular basis, whenever the girls are together, for free. ISO 500; 1/125 sec @ f / 5.6.

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