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Adventures of Bella Saluki

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I've upgraded all my photography gear and am now trying to get some serious practice in with the hope of developing my skills to do pet photography professionally. Obviously, Bella is going to be my go-to model, so I figured I needed to get a Bella thread going. I hope this will chronicle some of my improvement over the next few months... and I know she has  few admirers around her. ;)

 

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27228120927_f8da92753d_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

And what Bella does best... hooning!

27228120157_e0b985e1bc_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42053316582_e2e7ab2144_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

27228119677_83b98a192b_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42098044011_78aa4641c5_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42098043731_54f2802b24_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42098042791_52a2cec808_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42098036961_b890557c7b_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

I love photographing Bella at the beach; our local is enclosed by cliffs and really quiet, so a perfect spot for her to run and play. The cliffs and the sea both work wonderfully as backdrops too.

 

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ooh... a whole salukigorgeous thread  :):)

Saluki  hooning  = oxymoron    :rofl:

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13 minutes ago, persephone said:


Saluki  hooning  = oxymoron    :rofl:

A saluki is blessed with two personalities... the regal snooty snob one, and the off-their-face crazy one! 

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10 hours ago, Dame Danny's Darling said:

Well I am going to be a hopeless judge as I don’t see how you can get much better.  Wow to your skill and Wow to Bella Bella.    

Thank you, you are very kind! I still have a lot to learn; my biggest challenge is getting the hang of focusing on a dog running towards me. I figure if I can manage it with a dog as quick as Bella, I can capture any dog!

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BDJ   

they are beautiful (helps with an amazing subject - but still :-))

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Griza try to attend some Flyball competitions (without dog).  You will have hundreds of single-shots in a day of dogs approaching head-on at lightspeed, thousands if you opt to shoot machine gun.  (It is more intensive practice than agility or lure coursing provide). 

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Some photos of Bella, and a load of her gorgeous new friend who's moved in down the road. She's still a bit boisterous for young Bowie, but they're going to have regular playdates which will be great for them both. The ugly fencing and surroundings of the local play space make photography a challenge, but I'm quite pleased with these regardless.

 

29672048598_be1dd29fdc_c.jpgBella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42826116914_e593eecc7b_c.jpgBowie and Bella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42826115504_5d6e71c9d9_c.jpgBowie and Bella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

29672052348_9cd964ee77_c.jpgBowie and Bella by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

43496137022_753f21b0c0_c.jpgBowie by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

28656171297_2aa3301c88_c.jpgBowie by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42638527725_d2de2b3732_c.jpgBowie by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

28656172937_324bfe85b9_c.jpgBowie by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

42826112494_89e10ed74a_c.jpgBowie by Amy Atherton, on Flickr

 

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OMG how gorgeous is Bowie. Will he develop that beautiful feathering that Bella has? I love motion shots of sight hounds because of the flowing fur. So regal.

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Yes, he will be feathered. I’m expecting him to be very hairy as he’s already a fuzz ball. :D He’s a totally charming little man.

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Aww, wee Bowie.

 

Bowie has such a sweet innocent face, and you've captured it beautifully.    And then there's the beautiful, elegant Bella, all regal and statuesque  one minute, and hooning like crazy the next.

Perfect combination.   :laugh:

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Bowie's only sweet and innocent because he's realised he's met his match! He can hoon with the best of them when he's got his cat brother to play with- it'll be no time at all before he's giving Bella a run for her money. I love how Bella's still a complete nutbag at seven, entering middle age with all of her puppy crazies still intact. And no one does regal like Bella does regal!

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39 minutes ago, crazydoglady99 said:

Ooooohhh my gawd!!! I think I need a Saluki!!! Soooo gorgeous :love:

They're amazing!! They are most definitely not the average dog personality wise, but I find there's something about them that just stirs the soul- they get so in tune to you emotionally, and it means a lot as they are not remotely slavish. Not for everyone, but they are just beautiful in so many ways.

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