The lastest installment in the Amberdogs () saga... album #5, Oct 03-Jan 04.
I find the easiest way to look at these albums is to click "slideshow" on the upper left.
http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/amberdogs1/my photos
In the Disappearing Jack Act, Rocsi is fitting herself into a 4" or less high space under the floorboards of an old doghouse. All the way under- turning her upper body sideways and driving herself under with her hind legs, then getting her entire body under there (sideways, of course), going all the way back in pursuit of the mouse, then turning around (still sideways) and pulling herself back out again.
Only the entrance and exit can be seen; it was impossible to get a picture of her maneuvers once in the space, although I lay on my side myself and watched her.
In the "after" photo, you can see the dirt she ground into her side doing this.
Gonna Getcha is the game Morag plays with the other dogs... other amusements and The Puglet self-explanatory.
Unfortunately, a lot of my action shots aren't quite as clear as I like... quite a few of them were shot near sundown, with a long lens (70-200). My scanner sucks, too. Oh well.
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In the Disappearing Jack Act, Rocsi is fitting herself into a 4" or less high space under the floorboards of an old doghouse.

I see what you mean about no room for much more than a flat collar.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
The lastest installment in the Amberdogs () saga... album #5, Oct 03-Jan 04. I find the easiest way to look at these albums is to click "slideshow" on the upper left. photos

NO.7 in new pictures cracks me up. The expression on that face! And No.28 is a GREAT action shot!
Terri
NO.7 in new pictures cracks me up. The expression on that face! And No.28 is a GREAT action shot!

Ok, now you've got me confused. The seventh picture in the newest album- the one titled "Oct03-Jan-04"- is Rocsi just standing still, and the 28th is her looking into a hole in a tree. ?
There *is* an album titled "New pictures Feb. 03", in which the seventh picture is Rocsi with a Santa toy, and the 28th is her head-down in deep snow; are those the ones you mean?
The lastest installment in the Amberdogs () saga... album #5, Oct 03-Jan 04. I find the easiest way to look at these albums is to click "slideshow" on the upper left. photos

It's about frickin' time, Sarah!
Wow, there's enough pics here to spend the whole day browsing, which I intend to do, too.
I'm already drawn to the "inverted jack" and "pug attack" pics!

Absolutely hilarious. I can feel that pug fever comin' on again...
In the Disappearing Jack Act, Rocsi is fitting herself into a 4" or less high space under the floorboards of ... all the way back in pursuit of the mouse, then turning around (still sideways) and pulling herself back out again.

Yeah, that's pretty close quarters, all right. I assume that there's a rat (or misc. rodentia) in there somewhere, too?
Unfortunately, a lot of my action shots aren't quite as clear as I like...

The one of Rosci running in high gear would have really been a nice one if you could have somehow frozen the action a little better, but it still was a pretty good shot.
Nice work, Sarah, and worth the wait!

Handsome Jack Morrison
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Wow, there's enough pics here to spend the whole day browsing, which I intend to do, too.

I told you it was a mort o'pictures. And I've got another whole set I haven't even sorted for scanning, yet..
I'm already drawn to the "inverted jack" and "pug attack" pics!

What Rocsi's doing in the "inverted picture", btw, is digging. At the rotten wood on the inside of a hollow root- she has her upper body in the hollow, and is trying to enlarge it so she can get further in. Needless to say, there's a critter in there.
Yeah, that's pretty close quarters, all right. I assume that there's a rat (or misc. rodentia) in there somewhere, too?

Deer mouse, shrew, or vole, most likely, since that shot was taken in my back yard. (The dog whose house it was- our Husky, who liked to be outside by himself- has been dead for 20 years or more.)
The one of Rosci running in high gear would have really been a nice one if you could have somehow frozen the action a little better, but it still was a pretty good shot.

Yeah, I know.. thing is, getting clear shots of something like that at least with the film I was using that day really requires a tripod, and I don't carry one when I'm hiking with the dogs.
BTW, you may have figured this out, but DSG stands for "double suspension gallop". I'll be adding better captions/descriptions over the next couple of days.
Wow, there's enough pics here to spend the whole day browsing, which I intend to do, too.

I told you it was a mort o'pictures. And I've got another whole set I haven't even sorted for scanning, yet..

As someone recently said, "Bring 'em on!"
Yeah, I know.. thing is, getting clear shots of something like that at least with the film I was using that day really requires a tripod,

If the shutter speed is fast enough (depending on how you want the background to look), a tripod shouldn't be needed (although a monopod might be helpful) for action shots.
Especially if you PAN...
...with the object that's moving (which is a loteasier said than done Emotion: sad).
But overall, some really nice pics!

Handsome Jack Morrison
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If the shutter speed is fast enough (depending on how you want the background to look), a tripod shouldn't be needed (although a monopod might be helpful) for action shots.

Yes, but with slower film (which I was using that day), you have to use slower shutter speeds.
Especially if you PAN...

Actually, that shot *is* panned- I wouldn't have gotten it at all, otherwise, since it's not a set-up shot, and I was using my long lens.
If the shutter speed is fast enough (depending on how you want the background to look), a tripod shouldn't be needed (although a monopod might be helpful) for action shots.

Yes, but with slower film (which I was using that day), you get slower shutter speeds.
Especially if you PAN...

Actually, that shot *is* panned- I wouldn't have gotten it at all, otherwise, since it's not a set-up shot, and I was using my long lens. (Which I did make reference to in re: blurriness in some of the action shots in my original post.)
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