Stunning dog portraits with a pop of yellow

Stunning dog portraits with a pop of yellow – with a humble Wattle Tree

Welcome to Week 22 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project.  This week’s theme is “Yellow”.

Stunning dog portraits with a pop of yellow. Is there even a happier colour?

Backgrounds are very important to me when taking a photo of a dog. I always check out my surroundings and look for interesting textures or colours that will look awesome as my backdrop. Nature provides the most unique and amazing backdrops that could never be replicated in a studio setting. That’s why I love outdoor on-location dog photography sessions so much.

Take Luna for instance. Luna is one of my kids… she’s the middle furchild to be precise. We rescued Luna when she was on death row in one of Sydney’s biggest pounds. We still count our blessings each and every day that she is ours. Luna we suspect has red cattle dog in her genes… maybe Mum or Grandma? We also suspect she has Foxie and maybe some Chihuahua… great Grandad?

Luna’s colouring is cream and tan, and her disposition is 100% sunny, so when we were out on a walk last Summer at the Landing Lights Wetlands in Barton Park, I made sure I brought my camera as the Australian Wattle was the most stunning I’ve seen it in years. Huge yellow puffs of wattle on every wattle tree along this specific part of the park.

Luna totally rocked it as she sat up on an old dried out tuft of native grass to pose for me with her adorable and loving smile, in front of the wattle. I used my 70-200mm 2.8 lens and shot at 125mm to create separation between Luna and the wattle flowers, resulting in a creamy background of delicious yellow. ISO was 400 as it was quite shady amongst the Wattle Trees and shutter speed was 400, which was ok as Luna was comfy up there and stayed statue still for me.

Then I zoomed in to 200mm to really soften the yellow wattle in the background.

Thank you for reading!  Please head on over to check out fellow Sydney based photographer Floppy Ears Photography is cheeky and cheerful Sydney pet photography for Lyndall’s take on this topic, and continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

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  1. Angela Schneider on 1 June, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Luna totally pops off that yellow! Great images.

  2. Elaine on 1 June, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I don’t think I am going to get to Australia in my lifetime to see Wattle Trees, but they seem a lovely backdrop, and I am glad you showcased them here. I am loving that final photo with the pop of yellow and Luna’s happy smile!

  3. Colleen on 2 June, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Luna is such a beauty with the absolute best smile! She looks lovely with the yellow background.

  4. Tracy Allard on 3 August, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Such a cute puppy smile 🙂

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