Our Dogs / Onze Honden
|Gold coloured Samoyeds at the crack of dawn (part two)
September 24, 2011:
When we left the house, it still was dark on the road. For several miles there was a huge tractor driving in front of us. Arriving at our favourite area, now and then the dogs disappeared in the mist. Then, when the sun rose above the horizon, the complete landscape turned into gold again! We also spotted the first fly agaric of the year! It again was a very lovely morning and the dogs certainly enjoyed the several hours of walking and exploring. We too of course!
|Dvina met a young Swiss Shepherd female of fourteen weeks. The little one wanted to play and Dvina allowed everything she wanted to do. At last she also run with Aurora and Sunshine.|
Gold coloured Samoyeds at the crack of dawn (part one)
|At this time of the day one can see a lot of spider's web covered in dew|
Samoyeds in the Dark
I always wondered what kept Samoyeds busy during the dark periods in their life when they were living in ancient times. The long dark winters on the tundra... what did they do then, besides driving the reindeer? I wonder why we rarely see pictures of Samoyeds in the dark!
Well, the last two months I took my camera with me when I walked the dogs late at night. I noticed that they loved to run free in the dark woodland. They always stayed rather close to me and they never showed any sign of running away.
But what I also noticed is that they started hunting a lot! They listened whilst standing very still, the ears were moving to all sides (when you experience this, you are convinced that the Samoyed need well developed ears!) and suddenly they jumped onto a little mouse. Just like wolves and foxes do, with four feet from the ground, the body bended with the head down to the ground. I yet did not succeed to photograph this beautiful jump but I will do my utmost and perhaps one day I can also show you that picture!
It's not easy to take pictures in the dark. The biggest problem is that you almost cannot focus on the animal. But with a little patience, a right estimation of the distance and switching off the automatic functions of the camera, I'm convinced that everyone is able to take pictures of Samoyeds in the dark!
|This picture above was taken in Denmark. The moon was shining and our Aurora was running on the beach when I spot her far away standing in the moonlight.|
Samoyeds in the mist
|When the goose flew high and rather loudly above us, the dogs didn't mind at all and didn't even look at them. But when two heavy helicopter flew over, they jumped into the air and started barking at them very nasty.|