Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lyra

Meet Lyra - Lyra, meet the blogosphere. This is my nieces' "puppy". She's so lively and always looking for fun. However, she's not a cooperative model. Such a diva! If I remember correctly, we finally got this pose by tempting her with a plate of my sister-in-law's delicious triple-stacked enchiladas.

I thought Lyra would make a great subject for this week's Camera Critters. Be sure to visit!

Who's a good girl?

25 comments:

ms toast burner said...

I think this photo is wonderful. The light and shadows, the composition... I don't think it could be improved. Such a wonderful sense of dogginess about it too.

And, mmm... triple-stacked enchiladas... if you ever need an uncooperative model again, I'm there. ;-)

Indrani said...

Beautifully composed shot, Russ!

jules said...

Great, wonderful shot! She's adorable.

Snap said...

I think the photo and Lyra are just beautiful! She'll have lots of fans before this day is over!

Teena in Toronto said...

Great shot! I love the lighting!

I played too :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

She managed to pose and it's a natural pose! Cute!!! Hello Lyra, please meet my kitties:beauty, honey, sweetie and georgie.

i beati said...

She's a beaut

Misty Dawn said...

This is such a beautiful photo! Dogs are my favorite animal (which would be why I have three Border Collies). GREAT shot!

Bryan said...

I can just see the thought bubbles floating up from her poke-able nose. Inside the largest cloud is the steaming tortilla filled and covered with all sorts of amazing goodies. Yum yum yum

Minie said...

how cute she is. great captured.

Chris said...

Great photos. I have just bought myself a Nikon SLR and am having a go at photographs, still an awful lot to learn but I am enjoying it.

john said...

she's so bored with the whole thing... Love it.

Dianne said...

Lyra is a beauty!!

Oskar said...

She's pretty. You could tempt me with enchiladas, too.

twobarkingdogs said...

Fabulous shot of a gorgeous pup!

Tricia said...

Oh my! very pretty! she looks like a nice pup!

Manz said...

Beautiful photo. You are definitely someone who appreciates great natural lighting.

I can see other animals (the human kind) joinging a que to have you take their portrait!!

Karen said...

She's beautiful !!!

What a wonderful shot... I love the shadows and the look on her face..

Jedediah said...

That is a beautiful photo, the lighting is perfect. Have you thought about joining www.deviantart.com ? It's a great site for sharing photos and getting feedback and your work is sure to get a lot of attention, from what I've seen here!

Kendris said...

Wonderful use of light and shadow!

Anonymous said...

I agree with all of the other post. It is a wonderful shot. Good Job!
SMJK

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love the lighting in this photo! I would love to take some nice photos of our cat, but she is not like-minded.

Russ said...

Mucho Gracia!

My nieces are very proud of Lyra. It's much easier to take a good photo of a beautiful subject (proof - have you seen my self-portrait - yikes!)

Chris - good for you! The best advice I've gotten is to take some pictures everyday!

Jebediah - I've not heard of it, but I will check it out.

Barbara said...

Beautiful composition on these portait of Lyra.
What a pretty pup. Smiles Barbara

Anonymous said...

thats my doggie! We call her wittle wywa wu., but Lyra-Leave-it works too! Abby J.