The photographers’ zoo

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, 7D, B&W • 2 min read

A dozen of photographers trying to take photos of 3 sleepy snowy owls

A dozen of photographers trying to take photos of 3 sleepy Snowy Owls

A dozen people are trying to taking photos of 3 sleepy Snowy Owls. Their cameras range from nothing to $$$.

  • 1 guy calling his wife or girl friend and describes what he sees
  • A kid watching with binoculars
  • A lady using her iPhone
  • A lady using a small Sony point and shoot
  • A guy with a small video …

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A Big Mastiff: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B&W • 1 min read

very pushy Mastiff

Big George is a pushy Mastiff

This big Mastiff is named ‘Big George’ and weighs at least 175lbs (his last weighting was about a year ago).

Big George knows that he’s big. He is very, very pushy and when he pushes he often gets his way.

I don’t think I could ever own a Mastiff because of all the farts and because of the drool/slobber. (I think …


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Cleo the Cairn Terrier/Norfolk Terrier: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B&W • 1 min read

Cairn/Norfolk Terrier that is due for a good trim

Cleo needs a “good trim”

Cleo is supposed to be a mix between a Cairn Terrier and a Norfolk Terrier (that’s what her owner was told but somehow she doesn’t seem convinced when she said it.) She knows a dozen tricks and Cleo loves learning new tricks. She gets paid extremely well when learning and doing tricks…

BTW, she’s due for a wash and a ‘good trim …


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Serious Dog: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B+W • 1 min read

serious dog: vancouver, bc

Serious Dog: Vancouver, BC

The whole time I took photos of her, she never looked at me once. She only looked straight in front of her. Usually dogs take a very quick look at me then they look straight. Then a few seconds later they look again at me…

Not her! She made sure that she didn’t see me…

In the Western Culture, looking at somebody straight into their …


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A Very Patient Dog: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B+W • 1 min read

german sheppard at full attention

Very Well Trained German Sheppard: Vancouver, BC

I first noticed this guy because he was so loud on his cell phone. The German Sheppard staid immobile, at full attention, for 11 minutes while I watched. The German Sheppard didn’t move at all.

It must have been more than 11 minutes because when I noticed then, the German Sheppard was already at full attention. How do I know that it …


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The Dignity of an Older Lab: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, Seniors, B+W, Newsletter • 1 min read

old labrador retriever at the beach

The Dignity of an Older Labrador Retriever

This old chocolate Labrador Retriever, (he was 13 or 14 years old and I do not remember his name) wanted somebody to play with him and his toy. It was too difficult for him to move his back legs due to dysplasia and arthritis. The eyes… They make me want to cry.

I like older dogs. Somehow older dogs seem to have “understood …


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Walking By: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, Newsletter, B+W • 1 min read

pitbull walking by: vancouver, bc

Pitt Bull Walking By: Vancouver, BC

He was just walking by. There is some pitbull in him so many people were afraid of him. He was so calm and relaxed…

This pitbull is almost all black, except for the couple of white spots.

It’s very difficult to photograph black dogs. By definition a black dog is black. Black is not a colour, black is a lack of colour. This …


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Droopy: Vancouver, BC

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droopy, basset hound: vancouver, bc

Henri the Basset Hound, aka Droopy: Vancouver, BC

This is Henri (that’s the French Henry with an i at the end), a Basset Hound. I like Basset Hounds. My own ‘beast’ is a furry Basset Hound. When Henri stands looking at me, he really looks like Droopy.

Droopy was a cartoon character created by Tex Avery in the 1940s for MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) in Hollywood. Droopy was voiced mostly by …


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