My husband had an appointment in Baltimore this afternoon, so we left George in the house for 4 hours all by his lonesome.
And when we got home, boy was that dog glad to see us -- although he ran straight away for the first squirrel that caught his eye. After we had our cup of tea under the umbrella, we played frisbee with our best buddy.
I used my least favorite lens, the Quantaray 70-300 mm for these photos. I also adjusted the white balance because it was so bright in the sun, and I was shooting towards it.
I was focusing manually, which is always sketchy with this lens and is one of the many reasons why it remains at the bottom of my list. The focus ring is quite loose, making it difficult to capture a truly sharp image. But it’s the only zoom I own at the moment and I am glad to have it.
These first two shots are of George on what I call his ‘frisbee point’.
There were also plenty of wonderful, awe-inspiring leaps into the air and perfect frisbee catches. Plenty of them, I tell you!
And that ain’t no fish story. But did I catch even one that was crisp and clear?
Well, that would be a big no.
I caught many blurry ones though, and these are the only two that came out at all. I deleted the other 32.
You know I’m kidding, right?
When I’m not taking pictures, I clap and cheer for all the good catches.
Is he looking at me? I do believe he is.
It was a beautiful late afternoon in the backyard at the manor house on the top of a hill in Maryland.
And a nice surprise, too.
My husband found several hawk feathers today. I got terribly excited. I mean, I love jewelry and perfume, too. But bird feathers really float my boat.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
We adore George!
I played with the tamron version of that lens yesterday at the zoo. it is a big softie at the long end for sure. still the shots are beautiful and work.
Love George, he is gorgeous. I used to live in the Annapolis area about 11 years ago, before we moved back to our small town. I do miss Maryland sometimes.
Sigh. Hope all is well.
Wow wow wow! Your dog is so cool! Love the feather!
I love photographing in the afternoon light! :) That feather is gorgeous, and a great find. I usually just see crow feathers, LOL!
Well, your least favorite lens certainly has take some lovely photos!
That George! Love him - and he loves me, I just know it! ;-)
Love the photos ...and george....of course.
I have a hard time holding my zoom lens steady without a tripod...
Guess I am getting old and shaky.
Love, love the pix of George! He is amazingly photogenic! C
You know what lense you really want.. go on... it's as good as you think it is!!!
Love the pics (even if you do pick them to bits!) of George and that feather... sublime!!
PS Did a pic-free post at my place. Very uncomfortable. For me anyway...
Lovely George, Lovely Photos!
And a gift of a feather too.
That is what I would call a perfect
His "frisbee point?" I love it! At least you got some nice shots. When we went walking last weekend, we startled a little garter snake, and even with the camera in my hand and the snake under my feet, I still didn't get the shot... which my husband reminded me of at least three times over the next hour... lol
Hope everything is well. Have a great weekend. :)
I love George. Border Collies are beautiful, smart and make fun dogs to have around.
My sister would wrestle you down for the feathers.
George is beautiful! We have a blue merle border collie named Savvy, and she is a hoot. They are so smart, quirky and funny, they're a wonderful breed of dogs.
Oh me too, I love that feather even tho I was ohh ahh over George
He is in Border Collie heaven! I have two Borders and I love them.
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I can't get enough of your George
HI Kate - I have never posted on your site before but I have to tell you I really enjoy it. Your photos are breathtaking! Besides the fact that you get to live on a horse farm! My husband and I live on a small farm in Alberta Canada with our three horses, one dog, two cats and two birds. I am originally from Texas but have been here four years now and love it, although I do miss Texas from time to time.
lovely shots! i have said you a million times.. i love your dog.. i enjoyed all your pics!
That George is one lucky dog!
I always thought my dogs were/are the luckiest and most loved dogs in the world. In fact, many a friend has told me that, if there is such a thing a reincarnation, they wanted to go back as one of my dogs! George is a beauty...or should I say he is handsome! and was adopted by a great family! Happy weekend to all. (Got my pic!) Jeanne
It was a beautiful day today! Lovely images, as always ;0)
George is a very lucky dog, and quite a looker too...
These are great action shots! George has such sparkle. He's a delight!
I always feel guilty leaving my dogs and they always give me heck for leaving them..good to know I'm not alone in this experience..hahaha..Looks like you guys made up to George and looks like he forgave you- BUT DON*T DO IT AGAIN!! ;-)) hehehehe..the feather shot was FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!! Love how you wrote "float my boat" haven't heard that in a long time- love it! Have a great day!
Thank you everyone. Just thanks is all I can say. You make it worth the sharing I do most every day.
I love it when I rhyme without even trying. I crack myself up.
And to Karen, welcome. So glad you commented.
I don't think it is possible to take a bad picture of George:) I am impressed that you usually use manual focus...I always do poorly using manual focus...Love the feather!
I take lots of pictures of my dog too, so I love it when other people post stories and pictures about their dog. I enjoyed your post very much.
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