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Friday, March 19, 2010

Eye of the Zephyr

This is a closeup (duh) of our dog, Zephyr.  She is a Miniature Schnauzer and a great dog.  She doesn't have a mean bone in her body.  Every other dog we've owned had certain things that would piss them off, but not Zephyr. Nothing phases her. 

On the flip side, she's not the sharpest tool in the shed.  She's over a year old and is just beginning to get the hang of giving a paw.  We're not sure if she'll ever get it, but that's OK.

This is my submission for Weekend Reflections #26.  If you look closely at her eyes, you can see my reflection.  She's not really a fan of being photographed and normally runs away from the camera.  I caught her off guard one day and got this. 

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/50 sec @ f1.4
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a sweet dog. Amazing how they become part of the family. Every time I get my camera to photograph our dog, he runs toward the camera and licks it. Yuck.

Renee said...

She's a beauty, And yeah, mine have a habit of turning away from the camera intentionally. In fact, it's the word TREATS that's required to get a look at all from them :)

James said...

Great shot and she sounds like a wonderful dog and she looks like a sweetheart. I had a Miniature Schnauzer when I was a kid and he was the high strung and loud and not very nice. I'm sure my brother and I were responsible for 90% of his bad behavior.

Marleen said...

Well, I see she is doing great in the reflection area! She looks like a friendly dog:-)

And - being no native speaker- I love the saying: "she's not the sharpest tool in the shed", never heard or read it before, so I had a big , loud laugh about it:-))))) Thank you, Zephyr.... and Wayne;-)))

Crafty Green Poet said...

such a sweet portrait of her, she looks adorable. In Scots we'd say she was a bit dippit for not being the brightest

Carolyn Ford said...

Ahhh...Zephyr will get by on her great looks! What a cutie! And, that sparkle in her eye...wow!

Julie said...

Zephyr sounds like my sort of person, that alone dog! You are the one that lights up her eye!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Zepher is certainly a cutie! I wanna squeeze her! She looks and sounds like a pretty sweet little pup. She may not like the camera, but it looks like she's posing here, cute!

Joanne said...

Zephyr is soooo cute, she looks so relaxed:)

Marka said...

As long as she's having fun, loving y'all, and y'all are loving her, that's all the matters.

Stine in Ontario said...

Miniature Schnauzers are the best! I might be exaggerating, but truly they are wonderful dogs! I'm surprised she isn't very smart as the ones I know are very sharp! You sure she isn't teasing you? LOL

Regina said...

So sweet and wonderful!

awarewriter said...

Nice portrait of a friend and a very subtle and effective reflection.

mbkatc230 said...

Now that is a cool self portrait! She sounds like a sweetie, most Schnauzers are really intelligent. Are you sure she's not playing you? Maybe she just doesn't think she should have to work for her treats! Kathy

Hilda said...

Ohhh, she's just the cutest, sweetest little baby! I want to nuzzle her!

Cezar and Léia said...

Lovely, Luna would like to play with Zephyr!
God bless you!
Cezar

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, What a beautiful reflection idea. Lovely.

Small Reflections said...

What a QT ;-)
You've captured her wonderfully in this shot.
Hugs and blessings,

Earnest said...

A great name for a dog like that. Who needs smart when you've got love?