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Saving Grace by VexFox Saving Grace by VexFox
She's a lot bigger than this now (almost as big as I am) but this is my puppy, Tala. She's a overly loving and protective Great Pyreneese with way too much energy :D I ran around with her for a good hour before taking this in hopes of her calming down some, but all it did was tire me out!
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What an adorable little puppy! I love the lighting along the left side, it frames her sweet little head perfectly. I think a quick edit of her collar to hide it underneath her fur would have added a little bit to the image, as that splash of green (that was probably adorable on her) is slightly distracting from the puppy. A little bit of clean up of the grass and twigs. and slight adjusting of the white balance, and a wonderfully taken photo. I think I'm going to go hug my little black lab tight now! Well done here, Fox.
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ShiroUsagiy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  New Deviant
Cute!!
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Bunnlette Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omigosh, this is so gorgeous! ^^
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She is adorable!!!
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Aeryn-Crystinna1993 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How adorable!!!!!!!
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Marsham5000 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
She is Beautiful !
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She is absolutely adorable! And what a great shot. I seriously just want to wrap my arms around her and hug her. So fluffy! :)
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VexFox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! although she's certainly grown since this photo was taken!
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I imagine so! We had a 100 lb German Sheperd for 13 years that we lost last year. He was my big baby. I am a sucker for big dogs. :)
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ghudson62 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
The puppy is so cute and adorable.:) Love it :)
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Jessycadiaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student General Artist
aw so cute little puppy <3 . <3
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:iconvexfox:
VexFox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Jessycadiaz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Student General Artist
you welcome :)
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FallenQuinn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
You are sooo tallented
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:iconvexfox:
VexFox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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FallenQuinn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Your welcome!!! how old are you you gotta be about 17 for that drawing
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VexFox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Actually it's a photo not a drawing, and I don't think age has anything to do with skill ^^
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww.. she looks like a really sweet girl <3
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VexFox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional General Artist
She really is!
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Student General Artist
<3 Gotta love those puppies
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PipeBubbles Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Awww, to precious of a puppy!
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VexFox Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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PipeBubbles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
You're welcome!
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NightmareFoxyBon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Aww! I always love seeing cute animals. Tala's face makes me want to hug her all day. Also, I like the little green collar. In my opinion, it adds nice detail.:happybounce: 
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VexFox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Mitty-pi Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Really adorable qwq
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VexFox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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spiti84 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
super cute :)
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^ 
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spiti84 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you´re welcome :)
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
*Cute puppeh* :)
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
She sure is ^^ 
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seralune Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Omg she is so adorable and beautiful! :la:
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D 
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seralune Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :iconsuperheroglompplz: :love:
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LionKingWarriors561 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Great Pyrenees!!! Watch out! She'll get huge!!! XD
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Don't worry, I already know that! 
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LionKingWarriors561 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I actually have two Great Pyrenees! :D
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think I have about 20 of them xD I keep them all at a friend's house because she has tons of land though. 
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LionKingWarriors561 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD That's amazing!!!
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ZenEinKodama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw who's a cute puppy? :)
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
She sure is ^^
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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely lighting in this photo! You have a very photogenic dog. For some reason I really like that you can see all the bits of grass clinging to her, you can tell she's been running around and playing. Very cute!

I am not toooooo well versed in photography, so I can't say much for technique, but for content, I really like the candid nature of this shot - I hate posing dogs for photos, generally, unless they're really good at it! Mine certainly isn't. He's afraid of the camera.

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VexFox Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :D

I'm not a big fan of posing animals for photos either. Mostly because it's impossible to get them to cooperate.
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3wyl Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! The timing of this is absolutely perfect because you have captured the expression so well here, with the head aiming up high. It makes for a brilliant portrait.

My parents have a yorkshire terrier and it grew up fast as well... dogs do, I guess. :P

I think you have captured her happiness well, and it feels as if you have set this against the light of a sunset which is great in terms of lighting. It's a small shame that most of Tala is in shadow though, compared to the grass behind.

I know the difficulty in capturing an animal on camera, so I won't say too much, but the framing is a bit tight, especially on the left side where it would have been better to have captured all of the whiskers, etc.

The focusing seems to be slightly off as well, with more focus on the nose than the eyes, but it's not too bad there as the eyes are still in focus.

Perhaps you could crop a bit from the top so that we are more focused on Tala, rather than the background?

Overall, it's a lovely piece. The depth of field is great. I guess the main issue is the lighting, but, with it being natural, there wasn't much you could do there.

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VexFox Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the comment! I really appreciate it :D

She was so happy in this because she was actually trying to bite my foot :giggle: So that's why it's cropped to the left; to crop out my foot! I do agree it would be nicer to have a little more open frame though. You wouldn't be the first to comment on the light, but I really appreciate it that you understand the difficulties of natural lighting and that it can't be helped!
I've been working on editing it more and it's still a WIP, but here it is so far: Untitled by firefox2171
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, bless! My mother's dog sometimes goes for the feet as well, especially if they are smelly. :D

With natural lighting, we have to work with it the best we can. Sometimes it is a hit, sometimes it is a miss! Here, the most important bit is your dog's expression, and you have captured that well. :nod:

That looks good, though I guess the shortened top sort of makes it more compact with the tight sides...so I'm not too sure. :hmm: I think it just about works, though?
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VexFox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Mine just goes for them as something to chew on, being the puppy she is! One of my friends used to let her chew on their shoes, so now she does it to everyone :stare:

Thank you! At least it wasn't a complete miss ^^

I don't know why I shortened that side :shrug: I edited it when I was sleep deprived and it made sense somehow at the time. It would be too much work to redo it from the last backup point though since I saved over the original, so I just left it. I'm not entirely displeased with it at least.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I see! Hopefully she doesn't chew so badly that you need new shoes. :O

That's fair enough. :nod:
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MissCarolinaK Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the golden light and  the angel of your dog makes it look really intresting ! :) And the contrast on the photo is really good also ! :) 
And also omg SHES SOOOOOOOOO CUTE !!!!! :heart:
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VexFox Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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