Judges’ Special Mention Dogs at Play category Leslie Plesser, United States of America
Title of Image: ‘Water Work’
Dog: Thoven, Golden Retriever
'I am a photographer from Minneapolis, MN. I photograph products and people to fill my wallet, but I photograph dogs to fill my soul. I've always been a dog lover, but my true love of pet photography began when I adopted two rescue dogs as puppies and I photographed them playing and growing up together. I love how dogs never pose, and you can always read their expressions -- they aren't hiding anything.
This photo was taken the first time I ever attempted photographing anything under water. A friend opened up her pool to me, and we had the dog play fetch while I snapped photos beneath the surface. It was so challenging to get the focus quickly when the dog jumped in, but it was so much fun to try!'- Leslie Plesser
Nikon D750 Aperture: f/ 5.6 ISO speed: 800 Focal Length: 17mm Exposure program: Manual Exposure Time: 1/320 Flash: no flash
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