Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wondering Wednesday






So how many takes does it take to take a good take?





#1 - oops, no squinty eyes, Phantom.





#2 - what camera, where is it?

And Thunder, put your tongue inside your mouth.




#3 - TD, you are not listening.

And Ciara, don't be a copycat, or is that copywoo?

After so many comments about this tongue shot from Thunder and Ciara, we are going to enter this in Anna's Spectacular Tongue-tacular Contest.



#4 - are we done yet?




# 87,463,528,576 - best we can do for you today, Momster.




Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


71 comments:

Amber-Mae said...

BOL!!! It's the same thing over here. It takes FOREVER for hoomie Melissa to get a shot that she is satisfied with.

Channon said...

Can't imagine trying to get six eyes in the right direction. I have trouble enough with three!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Those are too funny! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

3 doxies said...

Aaaaaand dis is why ya'll nevers sees group shots on da blog dat belongs to me...mum gave up a long time ago on us.
Howevers, yours are likes soooo way much betters even withs a tongue hanging out. Mum has tried treats and voice command but it still don't work.

Puddles

jen said...

We have the same issues here too!
I usually give up after about 100 trys!

Samantha said...

OMD! Happens over here all the time and we only have two!!! But we think they look great in ALL the pics!!!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Well at least you got everyone in the same photograph. That will never happen here unless Mommy photoshops us. Love #3 Ciara is sticking her tongue out too.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Hahahahaha...the situation looks familiar!!

Kari in WeHo said...

Thanks goodness for digital cameras!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

The Heartbeats said...

At least no blurry "motion" shots. Ciara and TD sink-ro-nized their tongues in that one pic!

Wiggles,
Calhoun

Furry Bottoms said...

Ciara had her tongue out too in picture#3! :) Too funny!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

LOL!
you 3 have me cracking up over here!

too cute!

xoxoxo

Reilly / Bree said...

Those are all great photo's - my Mom is sneaky though - she holds a treat on the camera and KNOWS I will focus on it (don't tell anyone about that trick though or all the mom's will be doing it !)

The Musketeers said...

hahaha! It's always the hardest to get a purfect group shot! I feel you. But they all still look cute :)

Julia Williams said...

I like the tongue shot the best!!! Your dogs are so photogenic.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

So, do you think it's the photographer's skills that need to be honed????!!!!!

Woofs,
Tommy

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Haha, group shots are always fun!

Mack and Mia said...

Hey, At least they all stayed in their spots. They just kept making faces at woo! You can't have EVERYTHING!

Wags and woofs,
mack and Mia

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It's hard to get just one dog framed up in good light! I can't imagine shooting three! You do a great job! You deserve mega kudos for patience

Happy Tails,FUREVER!
Stumpy and her hoo-bean

Team Beaglebratz said...

Our mom iz kinda at the point like she will take whatever she gitz - she'z happy she got anythin' plus we haf started tu look away JUST az the flash goez off (now how du we no that) unless there are treatz involved. Love all the pikchurz - espeshally with the matchin'tonguez an'the yawn.
~Shiloh'n Shasta~

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Love all of the pictures!! It usually takes me a hundred times to get one halfway decent picture! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Frankie Furter said...

This is such a funny post. Super way to brighten my rainy day!!
THANKS.

Now I am really happy to be an Only Dawg.

Gus said...

I really wish I could play with Photo Shop and just cut and paste. It takes me forever to get a good shot (still hasn't happened!) but I am better with the digital than I ever was with a film camera, so......

And remember, I am only working with two of them. However, they ARE terriers, so I should get some grace points, huh?

Gussie's Muzzer

road-dog-tales said...

Awww, we think they're all good! No. 3 needs to be entered in Anna's tongue contest! And we still think you guys should be spokesmodels for carpet or carpet cleaner or SOMETHING!

The Road Dogs

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

LOL!! You got there in the end!

Remington said...

Don't you just love those photo shoots?

rottrover said...

Woo hardly ever see us all together in the same photo! Great post, as we've ALL been there!! Love Ciara and TD sticking their tongues out at woo -- great April Fool's shot!

K9 + Grace said...

My thats alot of pictures!!

Licks,
Ruthie

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMG that is so very funn! Mom is just laughing and laughing.

woo woos, Tessa

scotsmad said...

SHE says SHE totally and completely understands. Trying to get three takes a long time! Good thing digital was invented.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Of course, we think they look terrific in every shot!

FiveSibesMom said...

They are ALL beautiful in our book!
Husky hugs x 5 to you!

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

Aw we missed you guys!

It's hard to get my three in a photo together too, I feel your pain!

Maggie and Mitch said...

haha - it usually takes mom 25 shots to get one decent picture of us together!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Laughs. LOVE #3. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sarge said...

Hey everyone!
Wow, I gotta say I like the first pix with the squinty eyes. It's the flashy beast!! I always make my peeps take several pix before they catch me with my eyes open. Darn thing is bright! Anyway, very cute pix...all of them.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Hmmmm, thought you woz hasing trubulls getting a tong pikshure for the tong contesty... See wot happens when you has blooper piktures! Hurry on ofur to Anna's to enter!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How nice to of woo to give The Momster such great pikhs!

Pawesome planning on your parts!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Deborah said...

Loved that and so true!
xxoo
Deborah

Sam said...

BOL - how funny! We know the feeling!

Sam

Doris Sturm said...

I was thinking: "How many dogs does it take to take a good picture?" and my answer would be YOUR THREE!!!

Is that really Phantom yawning or did you doctor up the photo? It doesn't look quite real...

Can you do container gardening for the Seed Exchange? Maybe if you put them in a hanging pot, your three rascals can't get to them?

Have a great day!
(It's raining today!)

Love you guys,
Gizzy and his mommy!

BeadedTail said...

BOL! That's funny! We're glad it's just not us that doesn't cooperate with the flashy beast!

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Hee Hee Mom has sucha ah ard time getting me to pose, I couldn't imagine her trying get three!

Asta said...

Hehehehe
Phantom, Ciawa, and Thundew,
Awe you kidding me?
I think all of those pictoowes awe mawvelous. You awe all so expwessive and bootiful.
Mommi can't even get a good pictoowe of me all alone, and thewe awe thwee of you. I think she did vewy well
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Elyse and Riley said...

I have quite the time trying to photograph more than one dog at one time! Loved the comical pictures leading up to the final "Blog worthy" shot!

Elyse (and Riley)

Mango said...

Actually, I kind of liked them all.

Slobbers,
Mango

Tanuki Maxx said...

LOL!
Did you get any treats after all those takes?!

Cheers,
Maxx

houndstooth said...

Bwaaaaa ha ha! Oh, it's so funny because we have been there -- many, many times!

Bunny

Sue said...

Thunder looks like he's falling asleep sitting up. I usually don't have to worry about eyes, they're covered by hair.

KB said...

We completely understand! But, I love seeing the out-takes as well as the best one. It shows us the OP Pack spirit!

They are so beautiful. I know that I say it quite often but I'm always wowed by your Sibes.

Amber DaWeenie said...

It's hard enough getting a good foto of just one. Just like kids....When the bipeds were small, every foto had at least one tongue out. And da Mom has never taken a foto of my entire pack togedder. No way...never gonna happen!

Mr. Pip said...

Nice yawn, Phantom. I do this, too!

Your pal, Pip

Wyatt said...

They all look good :)
It's amazing that you can get all 3 to sit together and be still at all.
Darn near impossible in this house..BOL

Wyatt's Mom

Lorenza said...

Hmmm.... takes a lot!
And I love all your takes!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Benny and Lily said...

BOL..they are all great takes
Benny & Lily

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Every picture tells a story, don't it? And all are great! What patient furbabies you all are...treats after, we hope?

Holly and Khady said...

Look at it this way, at least you all will sit together for a pic. That will NEVER happen with all of us!

Holly

24 Paws of Love said...

Isn't that how it always goes?? Or how about when they are in the perfect pose but by the time you grab the camera they have moved? I can't tell you how many shots I missed not thinking I have enough time to get camera, then as soon as I move, they are out of there!!

Great shots by the way. Love the tongue and Phantom yawning.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom can surely sympathize with this - she can never get us all looking the same way at the same time.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Cocorue said...

hahaha, we feeeeeeel for you guys as we are in the same boat.......we drive our mumster bonkers ALL the time!!!

chikisses
coco and tiffy

bbes tribe said...

Same here! M has been trying to get all 4 of us together for a new header pic. Not gonna happen! We don't have time. Now that M read about the trick treat on the camera, maybe she has a chance. heehee
Wags and Woofs
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

road-dog-tales said...

haha - you guys are just too beautiful and dignified to do really silly stuff with your tongues! We still like no. 3 for the tongue contest, though!

The Road Dogs

Anna the GSD said...

Mom must have had A LOT of free time that day to try to accomplish that!! BOL!! Love it!

And yes, you should enter that photo in my contest!

Aksharaa said...

We empathise n sympathise with u, guys!
Our mummy wouldn't have been satisfied even after that many takes. At least yours stopped!

Wags, gin, Bud n Shadow

An English Shepherd said...

Great group shots!

Wizz :-)

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

OH! that tongue shot! It's definitely a good one!

sprinkles said...

Mine are very much the same way with pictures. I can't ever seem to get the two chi's together but even so, the ones of them individually are blurry or they're looking away or doing something odd or whatever. It's always something! bol

The Thundering Herd said...

Stormy over at the A04 must be so proud of yet another team of dogs following her photography instructions.

ForPetsSake said...

BAH!! I don't think the interwebs could hold all those pics...I truly know the feeling!

Mrs. JP said...

HOW CUTE! That's such a good idea for a post (I'm gonna have to copy this). I usually delete all the one w/ tongue out or other embarrassing photos. But you put those to good use!

the booker man said...

well, i totally think it's important to keep our hoomans workin' hard. 87,463,528,576 pics sounds about right. heehee.
btw, i love the thunder 'n miss ciara tongue shot! that is a grrreat entry for miss anna's contest!

*woof*
the booker man

The Teacher's Pets said...

I love your sequence of photos because they all tell a story, fur sure! I love the one of the yawning Woo because clearly that yawn told you a store, mom! Very cute and expressive dogs to love and photograph, fur sure!