Pursuit by grizzlysghost

Pursuit

He may be determined, but the squirrel always gets away!

See squirrel here: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2013-03-17
I'll keep hoping he scares them off. Great shot.
March 20th, 2013  
Wow, what a fantastic action shot! Determined indeed!!!
March 20th, 2013  
Cute dog in action!
March 20th, 2013  
Beautiful capture! He is so focused.
March 20th, 2013  
Aaah, so that's why the squirrel was smiling. In Bennett's defense it's probably hard to sneak up on something inconspicuosly when you're as big as he is.
March 20th, 2013  
Terrific action shot. Love the determined expression on his face.
March 20th, 2013  
Awww ... great action shot!
March 20th, 2013  
Wonderful! Glad the squirrel got away. Had to have seen him coming ;)
March 20th, 2013  
He does look very determined! Nice capture of him in pursuit
March 20th, 2013  
Tha'ts one very focussed dog! Great shot!
March 20th, 2013  
so cute.....great angle......just wish he was on grass in this shot!
March 20th, 2013  
@sticksandstones Tell me about it! I am so tired of these grays and browns; come on Spring!
March 20th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost lol.....yeah those beautiful markings on your dog (what kind, by the way?) would be so beautiful against some bright green grass!
March 20th, 2013  
@sticksandstones He is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog; here's a shot of him and his sister on grass: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/furkids/2012-01-03
March 20th, 2013  
Great look of determination,a super shot!!
March 20th, 2013  
If I was a squirrel, I think I'd do my best to get away too. ;)
Look at those ears!
March 20th, 2013  
love it my dog is an expert in squirrel chasing :)
March 20th, 2013  
It kills me how many action shots you get! I need to improve my manual focusing skillz.
March 20th, 2013  
@rockinrobyn Thanks Robyn! Where a lot of people miss the mark on action photography is they have their aperture opened too far and they are too close to the subject. I took this at f/4; at f/2.8 there is a good chance Bennett would have run out of my dof. When shooting something coming right at you (or away), between the time your camera focuses and the time the shutter trips, the subject can easily advance outside of your dof. So the key is, widen your dof to make sure they don't! Increase the distance between you and the target, or close the aperture a few stops :)
March 20th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Thanks! I think I closed my f stop to 3.5 last time I was looking for an Arwen action shot, but that was with my 50 mm and maybe I was still too close. I do get some in focus here and there, there just not the gems like you get! :)
March 20th, 2013  
Wow, fierce! Great action shot! :-))
March 20th, 2013  
@rockinrobyn You'll get it, just keep at it! Most of my shots are just lucky anyway, everyone knows that! ;)
March 20th, 2013  
Before I even read the caption I thought...wow, that's determination!! :)
March 20th, 2013  
Oh my, such concentration!
March 20th, 2013  
What a wonderful expression you have captured! You can feel the power of those paws propelling him forward.
March 21st, 2013  
@grizzlysghost "You'll get it, just keep at it! Most of my shots are just lucky anyway, everyone knows that! ;)"

wouldn't mind some of your luck!

Great action shot
March 21st, 2013  
awesome action shot, love it!
March 21st, 2013  
Yeah, but you got to love that kind of determination
March 21st, 2013  
So stinking cute! Ya gotta love ~SQUIRREL!!~ his focus on the objective at hand :) Hahaha awesomeness at it's best! Super capture!
March 21st, 2013  
Excellent action capture! Love the look of determination!
March 21st, 2013  
Superb !!!!
March 21st, 2013  
What an amazing shot! Bound to go to the PP!
March 21st, 2013  
Here he comes... Great action pic and so sharp!
March 21st, 2013  
woooooow! low flying dog! :D
March 21st, 2013  
cool shot. love these shots. It annoys me that my main 365 does not have hardly any animal shots. Just dont seem to get the opportunity. Maybe time to buy a dog?
March 21st, 2013  
Great action shot....you can see the determination in his face and the power in his limbs....squirrels cheat...they run up trees!
March 21st, 2013  
@brav Absolutely it's time to get a dog! Past time! :)
March 21st, 2013  
lol I thought you would say that. Wife and new baby on its way may think differently?!?!
March 21st, 2013  
@brav Oh, not at all Richard! Even more reason to get a dog; someone you can confide in and who will understand your frustrations! :)
March 21st, 2013  
lol good call my friend.
March 21st, 2013  
Gorgeous shot... beautiful big dog!!! :)
March 22nd, 2013  
Another great shot of Bennett in high-gear!
March 22nd, 2013  
Incredible capture!! fav!
March 26th, 2013  
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