Whiskers on puppies

March 8, 2010 § 5 Comments

OK, if you don’t like puppies, just stop reading.

Actually, if you don’t like puppies, maybe it’s time for a little self reflection. Who doesn’t like to at least look at puppies??!

So, my lovely friend had some adorable puppies about 7 weeks ago. Well, her dog did. I have been waiting for these puppies to become little fuzzballs of love for their closeups, and I was not prepared for the cuteness before me:


Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 4000

They are a mix of possibly Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua (but they are cute, I swear!). I only got a chance to really photograph two of them, since puppies have A TON of energy. The little black and white guy (called Marcel Marceau) and this other little guy, named Fatso:


(That’s my friend Kelly kissing her puppy)

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 90 mm
ISO Speed: 800

The light in both photos is from a Tungsten light to the right of the camera in front of the subjects. Guess which smarty pants forgot to bring their powerful 580EX II flash? That would be me.

I love both of these photos because they really show the bond of human and animal, and how tiny and helpless these puppies are in the hands of a human being.

I like the paws and nose detail of the first photo, and the juxtaposition of puppy paws and human hands.

So this is another case I couldn’t pick one photo of the day for my Project 365ish Photo 65. It’s just too hard when cute puppies are around.

This reminds me of a photography teacher whose class I sat in on VERY briefly in college. She handed out the syllabus, and told us she really wanted us to push the envelope, and didn’t want to see pictures of puppies and kittens. I didn’t go back for the second class. But that’s another story…

Thank you Kelly for inviting me to take photos of those precious little puppies! It was a blast chasing them around!

Thanks for stopping by!


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§ 5 Responses to Whiskers on puppies

  • Kelly says:

    how cute!

  • Cathy says:

    I could expound on the wonderful lighting of the subjects, the intensity of the cropping, etc…but why should I when all I can want to do is see more of those cute puppies!

  • James says:

    Puppies. Right. Just rolling around with their plump little puppy bellies and with nothing better to do than show their little pink tongues while tumbling with puppy joy over some stuffed toy twice their size until someone with a camera points it their direction and … and …

    OMG. These puppies photos are sooo cute. Drat!

    OK, I’m not the kind of guy who hangs puppy calendars in his house, but — ahem — if *were* so inclined to do such a thing, can the first photo (which is cropped to show just the snout whiskers and paws) *please* be January … and February … *and* March? Gawd, and the second photo — well, that little cuddle of love melted my heart from the get-go and could take us well through the calendar’s summer months.

    That is, if I *were* the kind of guy who loves puppy calendars — which I don’t, OK? For the record I’ve taken them all down. Well, except for the one with the little cocker spaniel with its head cocked just so that reminds me of …

    Oh, nevermind.

  • Jean Carnes says:

    Love all your blogs..keep up the good work and most of all the
    wonderful entertainment it allows us to enjoy with you.

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