WINNER • Mini Challenge #74 - Dogs

jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grinsPosts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
edited April 22, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
I loved all of these canine captures. But here are my favorites.

First, the best action shots:

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Second, the woofers that made me smile or laugh:

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Third, the best poochie portraits:

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And the winner is Fad2blk:

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I like everything about this image. The composition, the lines, the color, the clarity and focus. Nice work!
More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
Jeff Meyers

Comments

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,082Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 18, 2009
    Congrates to Fad2blk! Congrates to all the runners up!! Thanks Jeff for including me in your favorites! I don't know how you managed to get through so many great images and decide at all! clap.gif
  • ChatKatChatKat flash frozen photographer Posts: 1,359Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Thanks for putting your time in judging...I would not have wanted to judge that one - so many good entries.

    Congratulations to Fad2blk....
    Kathy Rappaport
    Flash Frozen Photography, Inc.
    http://flashfrozenphotography.com
  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Congrats to Fad2blk!!clap.gifclap.gif
    It was indeed an adorable photo.

    Jeff, Good job... You got yourself into a big one there. I am impressed with the way you categorized and found the best! Thanks for a real challenge! I didn't have much in the way of doggies.
  • imasoccernutimasoccernut kdh Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 18, 2009
    Fun!
    Thanks Jeff for putting in your time to organize your favorites. I thought this was a great competition! I am very excited I made it to the "judges page" on my first challenge entry. I hope to see everybody in other challenges soon.
    - soccernut
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Congratulations to Fad2black. Both the little boy and the dog are beautifully captured. Thanks for including "Surfer Rosie" in your favorites. This was quite probably the hardest minichallenge in recent memory to judge. Most all of my favorite entries were in your runners up. Good job. thumb.gif

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GAPosts: 2,115Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Congrats Fad2blk - a great shot! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaPosts: 4,586Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Congrats Fad2blk!

    That must have been tough to judge Jeff but I think you picked the right photo.
    "I'm not yelling. I'm Cuban. That's how we talk."

    Moderator of the People and Go Figure forums

    My Smug Site
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Fad2Blk, congratisis on your BIG win!

    does your user name reference/pertain to anything specific? as in Metallica?...... ear.gif


    btw, i look forward to the new theme!
    Aaron Nelson
  • leaforteleaforte Major grins Posts: 1,948Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Some very nice shots. Congrats to Fad2blk! clap.gif
    Growing with Dgrin



  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,786Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    This was a great contest throughout! And congrats to fad2blk--great choice for first place!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2009
    Congrats fad2blk, very nice photoclap.gifclapclap.gif
    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • grimacegrimace Twin Cities, Minnesota Posts: 1,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    Congrats Fad2blk!!
  • CAPTURED2HCAPTURED2H Tiger W Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    Congratulations to Fad2black. Jeff good job on the challenge choice and for judging, it was not easy picking runner ups. Thanks for putting the pup on the final page

  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    Congrats Fad2blk! thumb.gif Can't wait to see what you come up with for your mini challenge. :D
  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    You know, I just realized that I didn't put everyone's handle on their images. My bad. Maybe I can go back and do that this afternoon when I get back from church. Sorry!
    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,235Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    richtersl wrote:
    Congrats Fad2blk! thumb.gif Can't wait to see what you come up with for your mini challenge. :D

    My congrats too Fad2blk. Well done! Just remember my favourite animal subject :D
  • PorterPorter Stephonie Posts: 12Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    Congrats to fad2blk! Very cool image! Thanks, Jeff, for inlcuding one of mine in your list of favorites. This was a competition I would not have wanted to judge! Also, congrats to everyone who entered! There were so many amazing entries!
  • divamumdivamum Major grins Posts: 9,021Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 19, 2009
    Congrats all - what a great group of dogs and dog photos! Enjoyed perusing this one very much wings.gifivarclap.gif
  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 20, 2009
    Congrats to Fad2blk for a great and well deserved victory!

    There were so many great shots (and cute dogs!) this round, I know Jeff's job must have been difficult but I agree with his choices.
  • DragonladyDragonlady Big grins Posts: 34Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 20, 2009
    I too send congrats to fad2blk. Can't go wrong with a boxer!!:D Jeff thanks for including my boxer in your fav portraits!!
    Deb
  • pardespardes Big grins Posts: 48Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 20, 2009
    That was a fun group of photos to view! There were several real winners in my book.
    "A photograph is a secret about a secret." Diane Arbus
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GAPosts: 2,115Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2009
    So...has Fad2blk acknowledged his fame? I need a new Mini-challenge to keep my mind off the Mega-Challenge!
    Emily
    Psalm 62:5-6

  • jeffmeyersjeffmeyers Major grins Posts: 1,535Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2009
    So...has Fad2blk acknowledged his fame? I need a new Mini-challenge to keep my mind off the Mega-Challenge!

    I haven't seen anything yet, Emily. I sent him/her a private note, too. But haven't received at reply yet.
    More Photography . . . Less Photoshop [. . . except when I do it]
    Jeff Meyers
  • The Curious CamelThe Curious Camel Peace Always Posts: 942Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2009
    First congrats to Fad2blk.

    Thanks to Jeff Meyers for including me in his poochie portraits x2 and for taking the time to do this.

    Peace, gail
  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2009
    Jeff who is the second place winner?ear.gif


    if Fad2blk does not do the winners dance by the end of workday today the BATON goes to the second place winner!!
    Aaron Nelson
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2009
    Congratulations Fad2blk - very nice photo indeed! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

    Wonderful photos in this contest!!! :)
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  • BkodgerBkodger Major grins Posts: 162Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 22, 2009
    WOW!!! I'm sorry it took me so long to see this post, and the PM. Thank you very much, I had no intention of actually getting chosen as the winner...especially with all the fantastic shots! This is the first one I've joined, so it makes even better :D

    I will look through the list of previous contests, and try and come up with a good idea for the next one. Again, sorry took so long to see this and thank you all!
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