Puppy in a Basket

We have expanded the puppy play area now to include the short hall between our bedroom and the study. In order to move the puppy box over to one end of the hall, the puppies needed to be placed in the washing basket.

This close portrait shot was done with the aid of my ancient Canon Speedlite 188A and a makeshift yellow bounce card. (thick yellow envelope, cut to size and attached below the flash with a rubber band)

At this close range the yellow card is a bit too strong for the tungsten room lighting, but at a couple of feet distant it's a pretty good match.

As usual, many more over on the Puppy Gallery.

Speedlite 188A set on manual (full power), mounted on camera, bounced up and slightly back (30 degrees).

#17 in Explore for the 6th of June 2007

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 6th June 2007, This photo: 9:20pm

Previous Photo: Marina


  • looby88 said:
    very cute ! hello again, hope you are all well, as a matter of interest- to moi anyway, why do you have a WHW terrier cross/Maltese ? as opposed to pure bred westies
  • horstgeorg said:
    Very cute, great image ! ! !

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  • David de Groot said:
    Hey! It's Helen! I was beginning to think life had taken too much of a hold on you ;-) As for the breed, 'cause when we went to buy a pure Westie, the breeder we were dealing with at the time had only one out of the litter and thus didn't want to sell. The next litter he did was the cross (both parents purebred in their own breeds), so that's what we ended up with.
    However, the next breeding bitch will be a pure Westie. :)

    Thanks Horst :)
  • picsbymac said:
    I don't think I'll tire of these little guys. So sweet. Nice improvisation with envelope.
  • leadegroot said:
    This is silly, seeing they are our puppies- but *what* is that coming down from the puppies neck?
    It looks like... a tail? I don't know. Its pink, its obviously a puppy part - but what?
    (Are our puppies secretly aliens with pseudopods? Surely not!)
    It must be a puppy leg?
  • David de Groot said:
    If nothing else, they make great practice models ;-)

    I'd seen the bounce card improvisation elsewhere on flickr and figured I'd give it a go, esp. since my flash unit is fixed forward (does not swivel or tilt).

    Notes added for the anatomically challenged ;-)
  • borealnz said:
    LOL at the your last comment David :-)
    They are so cute -did I ask if you shipped to NZ :-))
    Seen in my contacts photos
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Great photo!
  • David de Groot said:
    In theory yes Jill, but in practice I have no idea how... not to mention the nasty quarantine periods, etc...

    :) Yes, the 50/1.8 is a nice sharp lens - quite amazingly so given how cheap it is.
  • leadegroot said:
    You know, its weird - on your screen it looks like a perfectly normal puppy leg.
    On my screen it looks like a serrated limb of a godzila movie extra - I dunno!
    (but I'm blaming you!)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    yay! so many notes on this cute pup!!!
  • looby88 said:
    ta muchly David, thought maybe you were out to make up your own breed, ie the Australian savager or such like !!
    I've just developed flickr antipathy at the moment !! I'm flickred out as it were !! see you all again ............eventually!!
  • molly.s said:
    so sweet photo...I like that
  • David de Groot said:
    :) Thanks Maria. Yep, it's a well labeled puppy!

    There is an Australian Terrier, Helen, but I see no need to go starting new breeds ;-)
    Oh I'm sure you'll be back, after all, it happens to everyone at some stage.

    molly.s Thanks Molly.
  • photo by Alison said:
    Seriously cute puppies! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed :) There's a movie over in the puppy gallery linked above.
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  • sanantonio_texas_guy said:
    This puppy is one of the cutest I have ever seen.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • creativefi said:
    So cute I want one...

    This is one of a kind piece of work !!!
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  • David de Groot said:
    Alas, the last one went to his new home tonight.
  • Becca L Photos said:
    AWWW soo cute
  • stephyannette said:

    You are invited to join FlickrPets!!
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    How precious!
  • EtharZ said:
    So Cute !!!
    What's the puppy's name ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    Good question, I'm not sure what the new owners called this one.
  • Honeycorn said:
    Cute, cute, cute! :D
  • David de Groot said:
    @Honeycorn - They sure were.
  • NowPublic said:
    Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: Bow WOW! Helmsley dog gets $12-million in will.
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  • shad_41 said:
    Saw this in "Tacksharp". Very very cute and a great shot to boot!
  • clairedesign said:
    he is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)

    Sure is - I wonder what they're up to now....
  • Modelpam said:
    very nice!
  • David de Groot said:

    Yep :)
  • xolta_99 said:
    So cute it burns...it burns.
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    Your dog is Hair-Tastic!

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  • bratboy76 said:
    Very cute puppy... great lighting too
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  • striatic said:
    this is a pretty adorable puppy, and worthy of a comment, i think.
    [discovered in the photophlow welcome room] (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks All :)

    And a very popular puppy it is too. Quite surprisingly really.
  • cutefolio said:
    This is a super cute photo! Find cute
    puppy photos, cute kitten photos, photos of baby animals or if you have your own cute photos post them from flickr, or upload them yourself.
  • awohlfarth1 said:
    Cutest little puppy, please add it to my new group! Heres the link, Inspiration from the Imagination.
  • Michellee P said:
    Full of cuteness!
  • p.arad said:
    Verry cute ka cuteeeee!!!!!!!!
  • cordienagle said:
    omg that is GORGEOUS i would feel special if she was mine
  • dancerdancerxo8 said:
    Aww the pupppy is so cute
  • Five Sisters Photography said:
    The picture is so cute (from A.E.)
  • seawallrunner said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks All :)
  • Frugoo Pic said:
    Aww... Cute puppy! Love it :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, they were all very cute puppies :)
  • naoozeko said:
    Hey, your photos are so cutes! And i think can i take some your photos in virtualstable, tallini.fi. I write that you are take this photo.

    Thanks. :)
    t: Nadja a.
  • David de Groot said:
    naoozeko You think wrong. flickrmail me and we'll work out a licensing arrangement.
  • basingeranissa said:
    it so cute........ where u get it its adroble
  • David de Groot said:
    We made it :)
  • jazbanner said:
    Is that a maltipoo it is so cute
  • David de Groot said:
    No it's a West Highland White Terrier cross Maltese. But yes, very cute :)
  • cat.sacco said:
  • cat.sacco said:
    I want now
  • cat.sacco said:
    Want now that bog
  • cat.sacco said:
    Hello mate what up to
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  • mammy52 said:
    Snowball!!! By katie self
  • froggehs said:
    Aww..adorable! What breed is he/she?
  • froggehs said:
    Nevermind..I saw your post. But my next question is: Where can I get me one of those cute little things? =*
  • David de Groot said:
    Well we're not breeding anymore (maybe sometime in the future, but not at the moment). Hunt around for a West Highland White Terrier breeder. They sometimes do mixed runs.
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  • ★♥NöNöTä♥★ said:
    Soooo cute!!!!!
  • Daughter of the Moon said:
    Awww!! Too cute!
    [discovered in the photophlow main room] (?)
  • Yo Soy BORICUA!!!! said:
    awwww =]
  • Doggy.biscuits said:
    Wow! I never seen anything sooooo cute before! I LOVE puppies ever since I was five. I live in a flat so I can't have a dog.
  • David de Groot said:
    That's a bummer - dogs are wonderful companions.
  • calistajasmine said:
    it so cute i want that puppy soooooooooooooo much
  • kilosalgado said:
    awwww I want a puppy like dat!
  • rms.luciana said:
    Baby dog
  • pato_garza said:
    hey david, your photo is in the photophlow introductory video!!
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    We ♡ your Wonderful Photo!
    Please add this photo to our group,"I ♡ Cute Animals"
  • pupperfly5 said:
    Awwww! Soooo cute!
  • *germaine* said:
    oh he is so cute ! = )
  • alitscha said:
  • David de Groot said:
    alitscha - Спасибо
  • ♥***The fabulous Kayla***♥ said:
    Very cute!
  • Cuuttis said:
    cute! Can I use this picture in www.tallini.fi? It's finnish virtualstable.
  • samoangirltiera said:
    It looks like the whitest angel in the world!!!!
  • smiley girl=) said:
    so lovely and cute
    nice good work
    keep it up
  • Georgeisgreat said:
    Its a very cute photo! Keep up the good work....bye!
  • sweetsox said:
    The ears are soo cute i put a note 2 them! Stay cute little pup!
  • p?nk!!! said:
    This is one of the most precious puppy I have seen
  • Winx_Yuki77 said:
    Isn't she/he an angel??!!
  • meganmcmeekin said:
    too cute!
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    The address is www.myfocusphotos.com
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    What a sweetheart!
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  • ShelitieLover09 said:
    I adore This Dog!!!!!!!!!!
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    that puppy was sooo cute
  • Laura Bouchard said:
    Very sweet pup.
  • Estelle_T said:
    Awwwww thats so cute i wish i had a puppy like that! ; )
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    Fab ball of sweet fluff I luv this dog u dont believe!
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