Labrador Retrievers (the Labs) are among the most popular dogs in North America. There’s a reason for it. ‘Well balanced’ Labs are a pleasure. ‘Well balanced’ Labs are mostly happy.

The owner was busy talking on the phone, so I do not know his name or his age, but I know that he’s ‘a good dog’. Notice how I’m right in front of him with my ‘monster eye’, aka the camera, and he is looking straight at me without any fear nor any aggression. This is a ‘very well balanced’ chocolate Labrador.

a well balanced Labrador Retriever

A Well Balanced Labrador Retriever

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.3

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 800 and 1/250
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @192mm and f/7.1
Processed with Darktable 2.2.3: http://www.darktable.org/