Monday, May 2, 2011

17/52 Splashing Bea

Bea runs through the water, right at my camera - the light was perfectly bright in her eyes.  She loves the water.  You can't keep her out of it. 

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: f6.3
Shutter/Exposure: 1/800
ISO: 200
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

Of course I had some other favorites and found it hard to choose once again.  I chose the one I did because of the perfect focus on her eyes.  The detail captured in her whiskers, the splash/water and the expression on her face. 

This picture was a close second  (all the pictures below were shot with the same camera settings)

This one made me giggle because of the expression on her face, watching Brynn.  

Weeeeeee she loves the water!

With Brynn and Ranger

Buried in the splash!

As the weather warms I am sure we will see many more weeks with water pictures. 

16/52 Working Bea

April 23, 2001

This weekend was spent working sheep all day, every day on a large (1500 head) sheep ranch.  Dianne Deal came over from Idaho to teach lessons and hold a handlers clinic.  She put Bea on sheep again this week and she showed a glimpse of what she will be as she grows. 

Bea is not ready for training yet, as she is too young.   Right now the focus is just to get Bea engaged and having fun, letting her feel successful and happy working - a positive experience which helps build her confidence.

I was very happy with this shot although I struggled with the composition a wee bit.  It is always lovely to shoot action in the bright sunlight - which we see so rarely here in the Pacific Northwest of late. 

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed/Exposure: 1/1250
ISO: 500
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS

Here is this week's runner up.  It was hard to choose.  I liked her expression in this shot, and the sheep looked cool, but what won me over with the shot above was the action and I really liked all four feet off the ground. 
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter/Exposure: 1/1250
ISO: 400
Same camera and lens.
Another one of this week's favorites, this one is back lit.  If you look at it in the original size you can see all the bugs flying around in the frame.  In the end I didn't care for the detail lost in the under exposed parts of the shot.  

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter/Exposure: 1/1000
ISO: 800
Same lens and Camera.