How Close Is Too Close?

A beautiful fall evening finds Hu-Dad taking photos of Roscoe for the blog, but how close is too close for a good picture?

Roscoe's look after being given the look cute command.
Roscoe’s look after being given the look cute command.

After over 4,000 posts here at The Thundering Herd, the dogs have become quite the professional models. On most days, Hu-Dad breaks out the camera and captures life as it happens. But on slow days, he grabs a willing subject and gives the “look cute” command. Amazingly, the dogs ham it up for the camera more often than not (Typhoon falls in the not category a lot).

Still looking cute here, Hu-Dad.
Still looking cute here, Hu-Dad.

Unfortunately, they don’t always understand focal point and personal space, so sometimes come a little too close to the camera to get a good tight focus. And how close is too close?

Can you see me now, Hu-Dad?
Can you see me now, Hu-Dad?

P.S. – Happy October!


  1. Cheryl Seybert on October 1, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve seen the first look on our Corgi’s face more times than I can count. For her it’s more like why are you speaking to me?

  2. Zoe on October 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Happy October.. and nice teeth and gums as well

  3. S Deaver on October 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Roscoe looks good from a dental perspective, too!

  4. Laura Yager on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    My Huskies are Hams, most the time. My Shepherd falls under the category of “nope, not today”. Sadly he’s old, and time is short. I bet I have 1photo of him for every 10 of my fluffy bottoms. Great posing Roscoe! You make an amazing model!

  5. Jan on October 1, 2019 at 11:36 am

    My dogs think the camera will steal their soul. I wish I could get the great shots I see on this blog.

  6. chris on October 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Some of my best shots are the close ones I got even if they are a bit blurry.

  7. Debbie and Ruby on October 1, 2019 at 7:57 am

    We welcome October and the cooler weather. Roscoe, you are quite the ham, and cute.

  8. Jean B Burkhardt on October 1, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Roscoe-YOU are TOO cute!!!! No matter how close or far away the picture. Happy October all!

  9. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on October 1, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Happy October! Aw Roscoe you can get as close as you want ????

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