Monday, November 10, 2008

Camera, Lights, Action!

I was quite disappointed when most of you told me that my troubles were only beginning with the camera business... However, today I did finally manage to escape the deadly flashes for a few minutes! My human Lizzy was still snapping pictures of me, but this time it was outside where the flash was not needed. After 2 weeks of non-stop rain, the sun finally came out, so we headed outside to test the new camera in the sunlight.

Human Lizzy wanted to see how good the new camera was at taking action shots. So, she threw my ball for me and caught a number of pictures of myself in action! Now this part of the camera business I can live with! No need for flashes outside, and all I had to do was what I do best - chase my tennis ball.

Here I am, running low to the ground to catch my low-flying tennis ball...

My human says I look like I'm in a Border Collie position in this shot... Like as if I'm about to pounce on a herd of sheep... But really I'm just about to catch my ball!

Now I'm waiting for Lizzy to throw the ball again...

In this photo, the ball had just bounced off the ground and was flying towards my open and waiting mouth...

This was an easy catch... Low to the ground...

Okay, last picture! Here's a head-on shot of myself doing some serious jumping.


Yes, maybe this new camera business won't be so bad after all...

32 comments:

Freda said...

Hey Sparkys!

Thanks for stoppin' bys. Looks likes your new spys camera is reeeally neatos. What greats action shots.
And that last 1,2 1,2 one... that's some serious airs!

Wuufs!

Ƨ

P.S. Hazels is cute.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The serious jumping is an awesome picture...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lacy said...

w00f's sparky, me lovesss those picksurs..esp the waiting fur lizzy to throw the ball one and the last one...u iz to cute to take a bad picksur..

b safe,
~rocky~

Hero said...

Great shots, Sparky! You truly are an action star! I especially love the one where you're flying.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sparky!

Woo do some great work there!

I'm sure you'll be able to train her khwite soon!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Huwwah
The mowe action shots the bettew!!!
I think the camewa will be a faboolous new thing..you flying is the best
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Sparky...

Yer a ball playin' maniac fer sure....just like we are.....maybe we're related 'n just don't know it...but ya sure don't look a bit like us at all...nice jump...

Dewey Dewster here....

Peanut said...

That camera takes great action shots. They look like you are staying still.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
You have to admit that the new camera takes great pictures of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Arabella said...

You sure look good jumping. Thanks for letting me know about the pictures, we're looking into the problem now.

Arabella

happy said...

Great shots! You look fantastic as usual, Sparky!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Sparky, Sparky...your hooman got some FAB pix of you with that crazy tennis ball!!!!! We loved the one of ya in mid air!!

Totally Pawsome, Dude!!

Hey...you stoppin' by for the poker pawty? It's going on ALL WEEK!

Bring some chips and dip if ya can...no cameras...what happens in the Burg, stays in the Burg!!!

Scruffman

Pee Ess..bring the tennis ball too...I love to play ball!!!

BrandytheGreat said...

Just be sure to take the camera OUTSIDE, Sparky!

Simba said...

Dropping by all the blogs to say hello. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Snowball said...

Nice shots. I think Lizzy will be more inspired to use the new camera since she has such a photogenic boy with her.

Luv

Snowball

Amber-Mae said...

Great action shots of you & were you flying in the last picture? Sure do look like it...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Fred said...

Incredible pictures! You are soooo photogenic!

with love, Madison said...

Oh we love the jumping shot! It looks like you are suspended in the air!

Lady Kaos said...

Look slike the new camera is pretty good at action shots. That last picture of you jumping is really cool!!!
My mom got her new camera 2 years ago and STILL hasn't stopped snapping it at me! Good luck!
Kaos

Maggie and Mitch said...

Great action shots, Sparky!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

Love the jumping shot. Lizzy is getting really good with that camera.

Deefor said...

I like your new pictures with the new camera! But the one with your tongue and the bandanna looks like you're waiting for dinner. Nice jumping.

Deefor

Toffee said...

All the pictures are great; however, I LOVE that last pic!!

CoCo said...

Great pictures Sparky! I'm glad you didn't have to endure the stinky flashes outside. Those were some great shots! You are sooo talented!

Hugs,
CoCo

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni Macaroni

Are you sure you can't fly?

xo
SB

Momoko said...

Hi!Sparky.Meny toy poodles live in Japan,But there is not the guy who is more active than you.You seem to have gained weight to me a little.Have a good weekend.

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Don't forget to take a sec to sign my guestbook so I know you came by!

Agatha and Archie said...

That last
picture IS THE BEST!! Love and kisses A+A

Amici said...

Wow- you and the camera are a match! The camera shots come out well, you make the picture fun, and your human takes the credit AND the picture. :)

Well Done Sparky. :)

sarah said...

what great pictures you've got there!! :)

me and maui(schnauzer) will def be back to check back with your blog!

-sarah and maui

Johann The Dog said...

Cool action shots! I think I see an agility dog in those pics!

Woofs, Johann

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Wow Sparky! Look at you! You are awesome!
Huuuugs!