52 Project - Paws

Beautiful Beasties is an online resource and forum for professional pet photographers where we can share and learn from each other.  52 Project is a group that is provided a different theme each week to stretch and grow our creative minds.

This weeks theme for our 52 Project is Paws.   I have multiple sets of paws with 4 dogs and 3 cats in my house!  But, I concentrated on the dogs, all 4 this time.   And, let me just say that I need a more powerful vacuum cleaner in my house after editing these images!

I used my macro lens and ring flash for this week's challenge.  It was a challenge getting close enough for detail, while keeping muzzles out of my gear (and eyes away from the ring flash) and trying to keep the dogs in one place long enough!   

Lucy had a last minute toenail injury as witnessed with the bandaged paw.  Poor girl split her nail in half somehow.  She tears down the deck steps so fast, I'm afraid she may have injured it in her eagerness to get after a squirrel.  We took her to the vet immediately after discovering the injury and they were able to put it right.  I love all the vets and staff at Milford Animal Hospital!  Thank you all for keeping my babies healthy!


It's hard to tell, but Jethro knows how to "High 5" like nobodies business!   Buttercup needs a pawdicure (like her mama) and Peanut Butter is the fuzzy, wookie paw in the upper left.

I love each and everyone of these paws.

For more pawsitively pawsome shots (sorry!) click on Hudson Valley, NY photographer, Khanya Photography and keep following the blog circle until you end up back here.

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