What’s your favorite photo of your pet?

I take photos of my pups just about every day, but it’s only a few times a year I manage to snap one that becomes an instant favorite. On a quiet day at the beach this week I managed to capture a few simple photos which hover right near that “favorite” line for me.
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I really like the simple composition of this shot, it makes Eko look quite heroic

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This lounging shot is perfect for a men’s fashion magazine

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And this one looks like a hunting shot from National Geographic

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I shot all of the photos within a minute of each other, and when I took this last shot I could tell the moment had passed

I swung my camera to follow the pups and we were right back to “average photos with absurd faces”

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This one isn’t making it in any magazine

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And unless there is a “Ridiculous Dog Faces” magazine I don’t think this one has a shot either

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The photos aren’t all winners, but the smiles always are!

So now for the fun part. You have to show someone only one photo of your pet – which one do you pick!? If you have a favorite photo (or photos – cheating is totally allowed) of your pet, why is it your favorite? And more importantly, if you have a link to that photo be sure to include it in the comments!

I’m interested to see the different “favorites.” I suspect the stories behind each one are just as important as the photos themselves.

63 thoughts on “What’s your favorite photo of your pet?”

  1. I believe they are all winners! I do love the “hunting” one! I do the same thing, I take a ton of photos looking for that one great shot! Thank you for your help with my camera settings. is shutter priority mode the P setting on the dial, if so that is what I am using, I will need to find out how to change the 1/250-1/1000.

    • Glad I could offer a bit of help. Shutter priority is usually the “S” or “Tv” setting on the dial, depending on your camera. You should then be able to adjust the shutter speed with the dial/wheel next to the viewfinder.

  2. I have been trying to figure out how to post my favorite picture of our Rhodesian Ridgeback, Radley. This Sunday marks our one year anniversary from the date we adopted him from our local RR Rescue Organization, here in Houston, Texas. It’s a picture similar in its sheer regality, to the second picture of Eko.

    But, it grew to mean much, much more after our RRR Coordinator, Kate, finally felt enough time had passed in his “Forever Home” that it was okay to send us his sad picture from the day they took him in off the streets. THAT picture made me cry for joy, AND sorrow combined. Joy that he had gained weight, and become healthy, happy and whole in our home, but sad that he was so thin and depressed looking when found.

    He is truly our pride and joy in our empty nest years. And this is coming from someone who was “not a dog person” until he changed my life. ❤️

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