E.J.Wilkins

28 May 2007 898 views
 
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I can't for the life of me remember either the name of this lovely dog or its' breed. I took the picture the same day as the greyhound
 - here -

Both dogs were owned by the same lovely people and both were equally gorgeous. This one was more placid than the greyhound, more willing to sit in the sun and have a rest.

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Dog

I can't for the life of me remember either the name of this lovely dog or its' breed. I took the picture the same day as the greyhound
 - here -

Both dogs were owned by the same lovely people and both were equally gorgeous. This one was more placid than the greyhound, more willing to sit in the sun and have a rest.

.....

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (26)

Parece que está cansado, como si acabase de hacer una carrera para traer un palo!!. Aquí diríamos que se trata de un "gos d'atura" aunque no me hagas mucho caso, no soy un gran especialista en razas de perros! Has conseguido mucho detalle en su pelaje smile

It seems that it is tired, as if it finished making a race to bring a wood. Here we would say that is "gos d'atura" although you do not do much case to me, I am not a great specialist in races of dogs! You have obtained much detail in its coatsmile
EJWilkins: It was a very hot day Jose, one of the few we have had so the dog was quite tired.
Era un día muy caliente Jose, uno del pocos que hemos tenido así que el perro era absolutamente cansado. smile
It is a terrier of some kind and a very nice shot.
EJWilkins: I think so too, thanks Mary smile
  • alex
  • 28 May 2007, 01:48
yeah, definitely a terrier of some kind, though i'd have to see the whole thing to make a better guess. don't you ever wonder how it is that just looking at a dog can make you feel happy?
EJWilkins: You're right, it can make you happy. smile
That's a nice dog, seems ready to run... or looking for food ? ;-)
EJWilkins: Taking a break, and then ready to run I think wink
Nice close-up shot Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Thomas smile
nice portrait Ellie !
EJWilkins: Merci ROland smile
  • Helen
  • 28 May 2007, 08:46
Great dog portrait. He's a cutie! How big was he?
EJWilkins: Sort of medium sized, same sort of height as a labrador
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 May 2007, 09:21
Awwww. He looks like a greybeard sorta fella. I wonder if he's as old and wise as he looks?!
EJWilkins: These sort of dogs always do look wise, in a greybeard sort of way, this one seemed a bit fazed by the heat but had done a bit of running around too smile
Nice portrait Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
It seems to be a friendly dog. Is it your's? Regards, Laurence
EJWilkins: No, not mine, a dog I met when I went for a walk. It was quite friendly, but not over-friendly
  • Ray
  • Thailand [Land of Smiles]
  • 28 May 2007, 12:36
Hi Ellie. Could be a terrier cum "bitzer"...bits of this and that. Whatever, this splendid portrait brought a smile to my face.
EJWilkins: Hah! I like the 'bitzer' idea, same sort of breeding as the 'Heinz' dog ... 57 varieties? I don't know though, this could have been a particular breed, but I forgot. wink
Me and dogs don't get on but he looks a nice and relaxed kind of fella.
EJWilkins: Very relaxed sort of dog John. I'm not really a 'dog person' either, too wary of them having had bad experiences
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 28 May 2007, 16:06
reminds me of my first dog so i will call him scruffy. smile
EJWilkins: Now why does the name "Scruffy" always conjure up a particular sort of dog? Friendly and always loyal. Was yours?
  • Louis
  • back in South Africa
  • 28 May 2007, 16:22
Somehow reminds me of an irish wolf. Nice pic. Having been away, I check peoples pics in the archives as well. Rate your surfer very high. And then got caught on your censure pic.

I would definitely have liked to enter that debate, but just don't have the time now and for the next 2 weeks I guess. For being away thou shalt work very hard. In principle I agree with you about the censureship angle. What frightens me is how people want censureship - read it as regulate your life for you. It is not only about nudity, but other stuff as well. I once was shocked when I attended some post-graduate classes about 10 years ago and the subject of employee/people control came up. You know that little chip under the skin technology. I stood alone in a class of 64 (all genders and races) arguing against that level of control, even quoting mr Orwell in the process. When those other 63 look at you as you have lost something required to pass the course ... that shocked me to the points of my toes.

It is scary. And yes 'you' can point out what went wrong with others in the past, because they this and that. But those are the little risks you have to live with - to be free. So what is freedom? ...

In short, be free of yourself. If I put up my psychology hat, I remember that a person's fears can be some of his/hers major driving forces. And a lot of the times it be fear of yourself. In the sense that because I am not sure how I will handle myself in a situation, I prefer to kill the chance of the situation occurring by being vehemenently about it, and try to make it illegal.

You see what happens if I start on the subject. But you gave me an idea for a short series of what I have seen in Hungary - but that will be in the future somewheres. It is not about pornography, but it is about freedom.
EJWilkins: Hi Louis, and good to see you back.
Yes, I suppose I took the bait, because nobody seemed to be listening. Freedom is something to cherish, it's only when it's gone that we realise what's been lost. There's something insidious about the way we all seem to be being 'controlled' these days, somehow 'they' are managing it and selling it as a good idea it's a far broader thing than applies to just here and whether we should have to hide pictures away behind some sort of screen in case some unknown person might not like them.
it reminds me of a scottish deer hound. my mother had two of these enormous dogs (emily and solomon). they are so fast when they run and sometimes appear like a kangaroo bouncing in the distance because they are so flighty.

beautiful capture ellie
EJWilkins: Oh goodness, yes, I know deerhounds. This dog wasn't as big, but it certainly has a bit of that 'look'.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 28 May 2007, 16:57
There's a wonderful feeling of personality and character about this Ellie. Nice one.
EJWilkins: Thanks Jimbo. I seem, increasingly, to be taking pictures of people's dogs. They don't seem to come out too badly either. smile
There's something soothing for me gazing at this beautiful creature. I like the immediacy of this image as if I'm right there. I've got a feeling it's a Wolf Hound but then I often confuse them with Deer Hounds!
EJWilkins: Wolf hound, deerhound, large terrier of some sort .. I think it has to be somewhere amongst that group. I know I couldn't lean to close to it without it expecting attention, which is why the picture is 'looking down'.
Lovely dog, Ellie. Looks like a hound to me!
EJWilkins: Probably Kay, not sure if we'll ever know for sure
Bitzer grin Nice hound smile
EJWilkins: It was a new one for me Chris, I'd always used the expression 'Heinz' wink
  • paul
  • 28 May 2007, 21:01
looking at it's beard you can feel the slobber from here smile
EJWilkins: Err, yes, and hope it doesn't turn it's head too fast wink
very nice shot, its crisp.
EJWilkins: Thanks Dotun smile
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 28 May 2007, 23:02
Nice and sharp, good head shot. reminds me a little of an Irish Wolf Hound but then again, I could be wrong.
EJWilkins: I think so, some sort of hound, but I'm sure it wasn't big enough to be an Irish Wolfhound. They're lovely dogs aren't they smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa, currently Wales
  • 28 May 2007, 23:41
Looks like life ain't so ruff for this lad!! Very well photographed Ellie. Lovely composition and teriffic focusing. Many regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: grin Very punny Neil!
Lovely portrait
EJWilkins: Thanks ANup smile
  • Julischka
  • the black hole where time disappears
  • 29 May 2007, 17:31
Very nice dog portrait! smile
EJWilkins: Why thank you Julia.
How's life in that black hole? wink
I love dogs portraits, it's very nice to see how much, sometimes, their expressions are no far from human smile
EJWilkins: You're right with that Zeb, we can see expressions we can relate to.

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