Help a Nubian Hound win!
Dear followers – I need your help choosing a photo please!
For the last two years, I have entered photographs of Tala for the Kennel Club ‘Dog Photographer of the Year Competition’. I figure it’s worth a try – although I don’t think a non ‘pure breed’ has ever won despite the competition claiming that all dog types are welcome to enter. I suppose this is to be expected in a competition run by a Kennel Club. While many of the photographs are great, I’m always surprised at how others make it past the stringent judges – for example the Weimeraner behind a pint glass… I’m hoping that perhaps this year Tala can help break the mould of the familiar breeds such as Labradors, Great Danes, Rottweillers, whippets, border collies etc. always winning.
The 2013 winners here.
Two of my entries for last year below – ‘portrait’ and ‘man’s best friend’
This year I’ve headed out several times with my Canon camera and tried to get some pretty pictures of Tala for the portrait category using the beautiful Isle of Man scenery as the background. Tala loves posing so I have ended up with far too many – I’m really struggling to choose between the following and would love your opinions. Please let me know in the comments section which photo your think I should use for Tala’s ‘portrait’ entry. I would really appreciate your help!
I would also like to enter one for the ‘man’s best friend’ category – please let me know your favorite of the three below:
We’ve always struggled a bit with the ‘dog at work’ category – seeing as Nubian Hounds are obviously not bred with a purpose, hailing from the streets of Khartoum where they scrounge around, picking through rubbish bins and perhaps catching the odd rat. I was tempted to enter one of the above portrait entries, perhaps the one of her licking her lips, as Tala ‘at work’ either ‘seal seeking’ or ‘rabbit rummaging’ or perhaps we could go for the sillier option of ‘dog at work’ and use one of the two below…
I look forward to hearing your opinions. The competition closes on Monday at 5pm UK time! Apologies for the short notice…
Jura, I love your blog and the extraordinary photos. Tala may like to pose but I know how hard it is getting great dog photos! For the portrait entry I like 1/ 5/ 6/. The photo with Piers is fabulous, too.
Rafiki has adjusted to life in Cambridge, which seems to have a squirrel/student ration of 1:1 so he is constantly on the lookout. It is getting cold and soon he’ll be wearing his quilted Orvis coat…
Take care, Anne
Thanks Anne for your feedback! Those are my favourites too! I always love your Rafiki pics- he’s a very photogenic dog. I should send you some of my photos from his stay with us many Christmases ago in Khartoum. There are some really pretty ones from when we took a boat trip to a Nile island to cut down a ‘Christmas tree’ more of a tropical juniper…
Hi ! I’m a new subscriber to your blog but have been reading it via my daughter Katherine for a while and loving it and the photographs. Sorry – I have two of the dread Labradors, pleased if they win something as they never win Crufts not being contrived and fluffy…
But here goes for the vote from Hampshire… Portrait category: no 6 . My favourite but does it make her tail look a bit short and porcine? Second vote to no 2 – straightforward but beautiful.
Man’s Best Friend category: I love three – real aaaahhh factor but the vote from Hampshire goes for no. 1.
The very best of luck – noble gened Nubian!
Thank you Caroline! I’m glad Kat showed you my blog and I’m so pleased you’re following it.
I vote for #6 in the portrait category and yes, it would work for “dog at work” as well 😉 For best friend both #1 and 2. # 3 is adorable though 😉 Good luck! Karen
Great photos Jura, I think no. 1 and 5 are my favourites for the portrait and the one of Tala in Piers arms as it shows the bond between man and dog. Good luck Jura Tala is very striking so hopefully the judges can get past the pure breed issue.
Portraits: 1 or 6
Man and dog: 3
At work: 2 is a total crack up … do you also have some where it looks like she’s making pasta?! Or, of course, there is the Wilflet guarding. The most important job.
Hi Jura – you will need to do a statistical analysis of the responses !!
We liked No. 5 in the portrait section and No. 1 in the man’s best friend section. Good luck hope you are all well. Look forward to seeing you back in Hanoi soon.
Carmel and David
Hi Jura. I liked
5 I think it shows her personality and 3 good luck
I like 6 for the portrait and 1 for mbf!
They’re all spectacular, but I have to agree that 6 is the best portrait. For man’s best friend, I like 1. I hope you win!
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