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While both were good, I like these shots a little better than the first set, better detail in the eyes. Anyway you can get the catchlight higher up on the eyes so we can see more of the structure of their eyes?
Thanks!

Hmmm... That can be challenging since the catchlight is the doorway behind me. There isn't that much room for changing the angle I shoot from. Perhaps I could go even lower but that would mean I'd be literally shooting at ground level and that would affect the image too much (+ be more uncomfortable). But you are right about the catchlight not being as great as it should. I need to think about it more... Thanks for the tip!
 

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Speaking of being a forester and tugging at heart strings. I find a lot of things in the woods since we have a road that cuts through our territory. Occasionally we find discarded animals.
One of the residents on the estate found this girl when she was out horse riding and notified me. I went out to find her near the road, eating out of a discarded plastic bag. She was very friendly and allowed me to gather her up and bring her back in to the estate with me where I raised her and allowed a friend to take her in. We still see each other often.

This is after she was cleaned up:

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Asleep on the sofa the first day:

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A few months later:

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A year and a half later:

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Here she is with Celeste the lamb watching me frame a poly tunnel with a chainsaw - coz that's how a forester frames a poly tunnel:

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And her playing with Celeste:

 

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Walking the hounds last night. A mate joined us and brought Chloe and Eric(the Grey whippet on the left).
This photo was taken handheld in low light as I walked. Love that EM5 IBIS. From left to right:
Eric, Arlo, Fia, my lovely wife, Chloe and Shadow.

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And a rather striking Dutch Shepherd met us in the car park and found interest in Arlo:

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And here's a photo I dug up taken with my EPL2 back in 2014. The hound with my wife is Ceatharlach, my last Greyhound.

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I think we were in Wexford if I recall.

ETA - Chloe is the lurcher we found in my previous message.
 
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wyk

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The gang got together again. We tried to stay 6 feet apart, promise.

Chloé:
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Chloé, Fia, Wife Person, Arlo, Shadow, and Eric.
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Arlo:
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Eric:
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Eric and Fia:
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Almost forgot to add this(I'm not great at video. This is my first attempt with the EM5):

 
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Almsot forgot to add this(I'm not great at video. This is my first attempt with the EM5):
I love my EM5, wyk! You may find that it'll do better video if you dis-engage continuous AF and set it to single AF. That will keep it from "hunting" for focus. Then use Manual mode with a shutter at 1/125 and an aperture around f8 or so (to increase your depth of focus) and select a focus point somewhere in the middle distance. After setting f-stop & aperture, then switch it to Movie mode. You may have to bump your ISO up on cloudy days, though. Once you try this, you may like the result!
 
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I meant to respond last night, but had passed out due to drink instead ;)
Thanks for the tip. I think if I had left it at f4 or 5.6 and AFs that it would likely had been fine.
Because I'm not a very good sports photog, sometimes when there's gonna be a lot of motion, I'll set the cam in auto or P and AFc.
Which, in good lighting, this cam does a hell of a lot better than my A7 and A7s.

OK, more dog stories:

One day when I was in work at the Greyhound rescue, a pair of women brought in a small whippet. She was emaciated, and had obviously just had pups. She was either lost, or more likely, dumped in the woods near where they lived. We took her in and the next day while I was cleaning the kennels I could hear a little whinging voice down the end. I looked in to see Fia's little face looking up at me. She was not handling the kennels very well, and may have been pining for her pups(which we could not find when we searched about where she was found). I asked my wife(my GF at the time) if she would take her in for a foster while we tried to help her find a home. But we know how fostering dogs goes. She ended up becoming ours.

7 years ago:

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She is happy and loves attention.
Please pardon the non-MFT camera pics.

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Fia on the left next to SHadow here:

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She's never far from my wife as she's really bonded with her.
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She's showing her age nowadays in her face, but you wouldn't know it for her spirit:

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These started life in colour, then shifted to red, then B&W-a-fied:

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Gonna need a much, much faster shutter speed if I am gonna freeze this guy in motion.

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The happiest of boys
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Two of our kids running up the hill. These were taken with my em5mkiii and 40-150 2.8. Also, these images happen to be the first time I've ever used continuous auto focus. I guess after using it I can now officially ask myself why I waited so long. It sure makes life simple.

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When search for wildlife fails ...

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After a nice run-about.

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Turns out the little guy is less than 2 metres in size.

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