View Full Version : May 16-31st Pets

05-16-2007, 01:59 AM
This month we are doing something a little different. Because we had so many people post last month. I have split this month into 2 contests. (Yes you can enter both, but also you have more chances to enter into the big contest of the year)
1-15th - self Portrait
16-31 - Pets
Only post pet pic's in this thread. The next one will be open during its current time.

File Uploads:
You can place the photos in this thread and I will put them all together at the end of the contest.

Or You can upload them to this gallery. (http://43photo.smugmug.com/gallery/2857176) username: tony@fourthirdsphoto.com password: petz please link them back here, and make sure that you include in the comments your username and title.

1- follow all of sites rules.
2- only 1 post per person
3- shot must be in the month of the contest. (Please include EXIF info)
4- a title is nice to include with your photo.

The top 4 contributers will be entered into the 43photo photographer of the year contest.
Also to help sweeten the pot. If there are more than 25 entries, we will not only give away software by media chance, we will also give away a free year of smugmug. (The top voted member gets first choice on what he wants) But remember we need at least 25 people in the contest for 2 prizes.
This event is sponsered by media chance and the winner will get to pick from one of these following prizes:
Each winner will recieve a pick from one of these three prizes:
PhotoBrush (http://mediachance.com/pbrush/index.html):
PhotoBrush is an image editor, natural and artistic media painting program, picture retouching tool, photo enhancer and Image Browser for Windows OS. Accept usual range of image formats including RAW files!

DCE AutoEnhance (http://mediachance.com/dce/index.html):
DCE AutoEnhance is an automatic photo enhancer and batch processor. This application will help you with the time consumingjob of adjusting and enhancing your daily digital images in a whole new and smart way. Primarily targeted to JPEG files with EXIF but accept also RAW files!

PureImage (http://mediachance.com/pureimage/index.html):
PureImage is our newest addition to the digital camera tools. Wavelet based Noise Reduction and Color Matching application that uses the latest research in image processing. Also this application supports usual range of image formats and RAW files!

Multimedia Builder (http://mmb.mediachance.com/index.html):
Windows-based multimedia authoring system allows you to create autorun CD menus, Multimedia Applications on CD-ROM, Demos, Presentations, MP3 players and much, much more.

RealDraw (http://mediachance.com/realdraw/index.html):
First time in just one drawing package you have the power to combine vector, 2D, 3D and bitmap editing into totally new level, where one form seamlesly transforms into another.
Real-DRAW sets a whole new standard in vector editing.

Happy shooting!

Judd Kiteley
05-19-2007, 08:16 AM
Puppies at 3 weeks old


05-19-2007, 10:26 AM
Those guys are so cute!

05-20-2007, 06:02 AM

I don't have any 3 week old puppies - but my Cat did pose for me.

Will in Tejas
05-20-2007, 07:19 AM
One of our cats lounging in the shrub beds.


05-20-2007, 11:30 AM
Maybe a little over exposed!

E-1, Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro EX
150mm @ f4.0

05-21-2007, 08:20 PM
Here is Rocco, the explorer. He's my adolescent cockatiel. As you can see, his favorite activity is spying on the neighbors through the mini blinds.


05-22-2007, 11:19 AM
Here is
Sir Winston Pooper the Third, He is 8 weeks old in pic and from a long line of poopers.

05-22-2007, 11:55 AM
This is Balthasar - escaped and trapped in a tree... :)


05-22-2007, 07:03 PM
A black and white dog. She needed to "blow her nose" and couldn't so I did with this image.:naughty:
She was eating her supper, hence the crumbs.;)
E-1, 14-54, very close, @ 14mm. FL-36 with the LightSphere PJ/Inverted dome.
Thanks for looking...

Michael Meissner
05-22-2007, 09:52 PM
One of my cats (Aerosmith) was playing in the garden. I think he had just rolled in the catnip patch. I thought it looked like he was surrendering, not that he usually acknowledges the concept of guilt. :nyaah:

I forgot to add the EXIF information: Olympus E-1 camera with Olympus 50mm lens, f/4.0, ISO 100, 1/400 sec, 50.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, matrix metering, +2 sharpening.


05-23-2007, 10:52 AM
My Pyrenean mountain dog trying to hide from the camera as usual...

Shoot with E-330 and Sigma 55-200 @ 200mm, f5.6, exposure 1/400sec, ISO400.

Title: Pickaboo says the predator


05-23-2007, 03:52 PM
Under the sofa: the hidden world of Fran Kitten

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/38083475@N00/505747815/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/505747815_39449ac19a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P5199864.JPG" /></a>

05-23-2007, 04:28 PM
Hello All,
This is Shamus our new 15inch. beagle. Biggest of the bread. We have had him for about 3 wks now. He is full of energy and loves to play with his toys. I name this one:

I can fly:


05-23-2007, 05:49 PM
Under the sofa: the hidden world of Fran Kitten

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/505747815_39449ac19a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38083475@N00/505747815/)
A winner, for sure!

05-23-2007, 09:25 PM
Could someone please advise how I can delete my photo from Smugmug Gallery so that I can replace it with another?

Thanks. Bill

05-24-2007, 12:21 PM
4923a hungry cat

05-24-2007, 02:15 PM
Hey Bill,
I deleted the photo out of the gallery.
You don't have the permission in the public gallery to delete the image, because if I allowed for users to delete they could delete any photo they like to.

05-24-2007, 02:16 PM
Title: Please Mister, i play for food :D
Camera : E1


05-24-2007, 04:33 PM
Here is my entry...

Run Minie, run!


Minie is our 8 year old miniature Schnauzer.

Thanks and good luck to all!

Eric Bégin

05-24-2007, 04:48 PM
Title: Quiet please, that fox is just about in range. One of my cats in the undergrowth stalking a fox.:evilgrin:

E1, 50-200 @200 f5 1/30 ISO 400

05-24-2007, 06:12 PM
Hey Bill,
I deleted the photo out of the gallery.
You don't have the permission in the public gallery to delete the image, because if I allowed for users to delete they could delete any photo they like to.

Thanks Tony.

05-26-2007, 10:12 PM
Title: Where's my keys?


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Joergen Christensen
05-27-2007, 03:27 AM
this is my petzzzz entry...

Title: Cirkeline
EXIF & full size: http://www.pbase.com/jchriste/image/79463097

Thanks for looking...
KR Jřrgen

05-27-2007, 04:37 AM

Hope this worked! Exif should be in the file but, if not, it goes as follows:
Olympus E300, 50-200/2.8-3.5, 92mm, 1/320sec at f5.6, ISO100, no flash, 25/5/07 at 3:31:11 pm.

I had a better version of this but noted the date restriction. Luckily, Bung likes to pose. Bung? One blue eye, one yellow/green eye!


P.S. preview shows a little picture - hope it actually goes the full 700 pixels in the system. I'm such a newbie!

05-27-2007, 06:45 PM
Title: Wet and Sandy
Camera: Panasonic L1


This is taken at the start of the month, sadly I have none from the second part of the month. This is a damp Jake contemplating what to try and dry himself on next after having tried using sand, my camera bag(!) and people's trouser legs.


05-28-2007, 07:42 PM
Look deep into my eyes; you are feeling sleepy, very-very sleepy; your eyes, they are so very heavy, so very-very heavy now; you can hold them open no longer; so very-very heavy; there you go - very deep sleep now, very-very sleepy, deep sleep, sleep now, very deep sleep - zzz ...

Micro Schwartz - aka Buckaroo Banzai - Attack Cat from the 10th Dimension (as seen after a long hard day of combating radioactive galactic dust bunnies)

05-28-2007, 10:44 PM
3- shot must be in the month of the contest. (Please include EXIF info)

Excuse me for my naive question, but HOW does one include EXIF info?


05-28-2007, 11:11 PM
Some programs remove out the Exif info when you save for web. So all you really need to do is make sure that the date is either included in the shot or manually just put it up.

05-29-2007, 04:32 AM
When our two Russells play, they do it like Russells do everything - intensely. Jack (left) loves playing ball, Zoe doesn't, but takes them just to pester him. I would title this one:


05-29-2007, 11:48 PM
It's always been hard to get a good, sharp shot of Maggie--she's almost always moving and her coloration is such that either the whites get blown out or the blacks disappear in noise. All of a sudden, I had a thought (careful!) why not use a flash, so...


This competition is tough, I really like the cat under the sofa. In fact I like all the shots, but I'm glad I finally got a shot of Maggie here that's suitable for printing.


05-30-2007, 06:43 AM
photo name: Tired
The fair (Black) Tulip wants me to leave her alone so she can sleep.
Olympus E-500 ,ZD 14-45 0.60s f/5.1 at 37.0mm iso400


05-30-2007, 09:11 AM
Title: "Fetching"

Olympus E-1, 35-100 (@83mm), f5.6, 1/125, iso400, fill flash. Taken 27 May 2007.

05-31-2007, 08:51 AM
Arnt they cute and cuddly, Ive titled this "psst, were breaking out of here tonight, pass it on"

05-31-2007, 10:28 AM
I've taken down my original entry and posted a new one below. Thanks.


05-31-2007, 11:57 AM
Hey Everyone,

Here's my entry for the latter half of May. I took this shot of my cat "Puzzle" a few days ago on a lazy afternoon. I performed basic tweaks in ACR and resized it with PSE 4.0.

Good luck to you all,

05-31-2007, 01:21 PM
This is Borzoi Zarina drooling at the barbeque table .
Title: Huh, no barbeque for me ?


05-31-2007, 03:30 PM
I don't know whose picture this one belongs to -
I need to add the authors name. So if you took it please let me know.

05-31-2007, 04:56 PM
I don't keep pets, so I tried to catch one today:-)

exif should be there, tho I used a Nikon 300mm f2.8 (which arrived today!:biggrin:), on my E-1. Taken at f4 IIRC.

Cropped tho, and rendered in Studio2.


05-31-2007, 08:01 PM
Sighthounds are dominating in this contest!! It must be the eclectic love of cameras and skinny dogs :)

So, I am going to go with a photo from May 12. Shot with the E-500, the 35-100 at F4 and 1/125th

Not my dogs :)


06-01-2007, 08:38 AM
Tony, is it too late to change my entry? I've been trying to delete my original image in the gallery, but it didn't work. It's #31, on the third page.

This is the image I'd like to enter, if possible:

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/4239/p5315804700li6.th.jpg (http://img363.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p5315804700li6.jpg)

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The title is: "Bath Time for Little Sister."



Sighthounds are dominating in this contest!! It must be the eclectic love of cameras and skinny dogs :)
I noticed that, too! I'm glad to see a Borzoi here. I love Borzoi . . . .

06-01-2007, 03:28 PM
Here is my picture with the 14-45 lens I bought from sog501

I call it Pooky on the car.

06-01-2007, 03:33 PM
Tony, is it too late to change my entry? I've been trying to delete my original image in the gallery, but it didn't work. It's #31, on the third page.

No problem - as a guest user I can't let you delete photos, so I manually changed it for you.

06-01-2007, 03:35 PM
Ops month is over... It just snuck up on me.
I am going to get the group to vote on these, and start next months contest.
Have a great day.