Challenge With Close-Ups

Getting good photographic close-ups is always a challenge, but the difficulty with canines can be particularly intense. Hu-Dad was over at our cousins’, Tartok and Ruby, house and was trying to take some close-ups.

Ruby working the camera

Ruby working the camera.

Ruby loves attention and is a fairly easy photographic model. Hu-Dad was able to take many serious close-ups like the one above, and even some clown shots like below.

master of the sideways glance - one of many close-ups.

Ruby is the master of the sideways glance.

Tartok, however, was quite the challenge. He believes in more of a drive-by approach to snuggling, wandering the house and periodically appearing for attention. Hu-Dad took many photographs, but the best close-up he managed of Tartok was just a wee bit too close.

see myself in the lens

I can see myself in the lens!


  1. jane on October 11, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Omg that close up of Tartok was amazing. It made me laugh. Ruby is a very beautiful girl and I loved her pictures too. Hugs and kisses to the herd and to Tartok and Ruby.

  2. Jenny Gaffney on October 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I have just given myself a coughing fit I laughed so hard at the photo of Tartok, it’s brilliant, also loving Ruby’s sideways glance .


  3. KJ Pierson on October 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    That is a great closeup, what are you talking about!

  4. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on October 11, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Mom sez: Tartok isn’t by any chance a blood relative of Typhoons, is he? Just wondering. That picture of Tartok is priceless!

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