Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Guard Duty

I tried to take a picture of Duke out in the back yard last night but I didn't have much success. See for yourself.
Here's the original picture.
 
The light was bad, he wouldn't stand still and I didn't have the steadiest hand.
A picture of Duke though is hard to throw away no matter how bad it is. So I tried to save it.
  
Now he's my hero dog guarding against evil predators. We can all sleep soundly tonight, Duke is on duty.

26 comments:

  1. hehe, the second one looks like he has horns. love the edit.

    hugz!

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  2. Duke is doing an excellent job of guarding against evil, I can tell by the way he is standing.

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  3. How could anyone not love that dog? He's got so much personality it just jumps out of the pictures.

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  4. PJ, oops the secret is out, he's a little devil...lol

    Ratty, Duke takes his job very seriously

    The Bee, yep, he's loaded with personality

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  5. You have your Duke and we have our Little Bit. They are fierce hunting dogs that protect their humans. Good for us.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  6. Duke is doing a great job on guard duty! Looks like his tail is wagging so not sure who he'd scare off. I, for one, would have to go pet him if I saw him out in the yard!

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  7. Oh Duke, I know you are big and bad! Yah that's right! I like to protect my yard too. Mom thinks the deer laugh at me (all 7 pounds of me) when I growl at them through the window. Small dogs unite! We may be small but we are MIGHTY!!!!

    Oooops, mom's coming, gotta run....

    Signed, Bubba

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  8. whoaa.. Duke gets a mean makeover! :D Don't ever go near dogs with horns...

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  9. Oh Ann - how truly beautiful. What a magnificent 'snap shot' of Duke set against the background of the snow. That one must be surely worth framing!

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  10. Guarding against what kind of predator? Perhaps you should use external flash to get some lighting.

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  11. Cute devil Duke on duty? I bet predators will be afraid of him... lol!

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  12. Wow! Duke is a HERO! You are sure safe with him.
    ;D

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  13. Duke don't need no enhancements to make him heroic!!!

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  14. What a heroic act! Duke is the real American hero!

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  15. What a brave Duke. As for low light photography - in light like that you really need a tripod or something to steady the camera and hope that Duke stands still. :-)

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  16. I LIKE it!! Well done!!!hughugs

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  17. Ok, I can rest easy now. I feel very secure just knowing!

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  18. Why is it I always see things differently? What I see is Duke marveling at the space ship which has landed across the street.

    Maybe I should lay off the cold medicine.

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  19. Ann, he's adorable and all his pics are perfect. Love these. BTW, I am removing my EC widgets from my blogs so I had to cancel all pending advertising, I just wanted you to know that so you wouldn't think I was just rejecting you. I just can't drop EC anymore and it's a waste of time for me.

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  20. Oh how I love reading your posts & comments! Devil dog, indeed LOL

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  21. Cool edit Ann....Duke must be very proud

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  22. Oh, he is so cute out in the snow--too bad it was so dark. Hobbes went out last night in the dark and was wrestling the snow, but it was just too dark to photograph. I had to settle for watching out the window and laughing. I guess some things are just best enjoyed.

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  23. Think Duke would give the intruder a bunch of kisses instead of a bite, :-)

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  24. Sandee hes little but he's full of spunk

    Beaded tail and he would love it :)

    Sheri Hey Bubba us little guys gotta stick together

    Nessa yes beware :)

    Kloggers I like all the shots of Duke I can't help it ::)

    Jam external flash would be great, too bad I don't have one

    January, devil duke..lol that fits

    junezach yes we sure are

    FishHawk you always take Duke's side...lol

    Vanilla seven yes he is

    DKMiller a tripod would have done wonders but I was too lazy to go get it and Duke wasn't standing still anyway :)

    donna, thank you very much

    Buggys that makes Duke very happy

    Me-me you see things differently so that you can entertain the rest of us

    Poetic shutterbug well I'll still stop by and visit I know how hard it can be to keep up with the dropping

    Vickie, I'm glad keep coming back

    allotments4you, thank you and I think Duke approved

    Lin that must have been hilarious watching him. They are so good at entertaining us

    Man overboard I think you are right

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  25. Go for it, Duke! You are one tough guard!

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