Ruby nearly two years old

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Hey leave my stick it’s mine….
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Buddy and Ruby and Ruby’s stick…

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while now will remember that when we got Ruby two years back I wrote a blog and posted photo’s of her on a weekly basis.

Well Ruby is turning 2 in a weeks time and she still have a obsession with sticks.  She loves it when I work in the garden and she helps her mommy by carrying away all the sticks and branches….Ruby_2787 Ruby_2789 Ruby_2791 Ruby_2796 Ruby_2797 Ruby_2813

Ruby now and then

I took my first photo’s of Ruby when she was approx 8 weeks old. I have posted photo’s every week till she was 29 weeks old.

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One of these days Ruby will be one year old and I can’t believe how time flies. She is a beautiful grown dog now and still loves chewing on old crocks and sticks. She also makes us mad with her ball. She just loves playing outside with her tennis ball. Her training is coming along great and she is very obedient. But like any child she also takes chances and when she was naughty you can see it straight away. I love Ruby to bits and cannot imagine my day without her by my side or next  to my desk.

Here are a few photo’s I took of her this morning while playing fetch with her.

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Ruby Tuesday: 34/35 Weeks

 

For the time being I will only be posting my Ruby Tuesday photo’s over the weekend. I have so much work that I’ll have to  prioritize.

I took this photo of Ruby on Tuesday morning when I took her outside.

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Ruby Tuesday: 33/34 Weeks

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Oh my word people I was suppose to post on Tuesday already but it completely slipped my mind. I think I have to much going on at once….

Ruby is a my Guard dog where ever I go in the house she is only a few steps behind.  I was busy getting all my props together and making sure my cards are clean and batteries charged  for my Photo Shoot at Bekkies and Boudjies Daycare the following day.  Ruby slipped into my studio and was lying very quietly waiting for me.  I promised her we would go play ball as soon as I am finished. When I walked towards my studio door Ruby dashed passed me wagging tail and all… We played a bit and then I got back to editing…

Ruby Tuesday: 32/33 Weeks

This morning I took some portrait photo’s of Ruby with my Canon 50mm lens. Reason for this the camera is lighter and it is less strain on my right hand.

When my schedule is more open I’ll go for a operation to fix the problem.

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The second one was more tricky to get. She kept jumping up and losing the grip on the ball. But we got one. So proud her. Ruby_4468

Ruby Tuesday: 31/32 Weeks

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I did not post a Ruby Tuesday post last week. Sorry for that. My right hand is suppose to rest and I’ll rather listen to the doctor this time. I need my hand to take lovely photo’s. I took this photo of Ruby on  the Sunday. She went to play outside with Buddy our long legged Fox-terrier. The problem with her going outside to Buddy is the fishpond is like a magnet… Not even one minute passes and she went for a swim…

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 213

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
Dalai Lama 


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Ruby Tuesday: 30/31 Weeks

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Tekkies went for a haircut on Friday….

Last Friday I took Tekkies to the doggy parlor for a haircut.  When we got home Ruby was very upset with this “new” dog.  She stood a few passes back and started barking at this “new” dog. It went on for nearly a  hour. I laughed so hard it was so funny.  As soon as I entered the room Ruby would come and stand behind me and then she really started barking. When I took them all outside  Ruby realized that it was Tekkies and only then did they started playing again.

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Tammy patrolling and chasing birds

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My three daughters.

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Just before I chased away the man with the trolley…..

 I took Ruby outside this morning to go play with her ball. Everything were just dandy till Ruby spotted the man sitting on the pavement with his trolley. Now let me explain these people with there trolleys are up to no good and they throw out our garbage bins and just leave the garbage on the ground then move on to the next one. Some of them are also spotters for the criminal elements. So I am glad that Ruby  charged him. I was not afraid that Ruby will bite the man I was afraid that Ruby run after him and a car hit her. I called her back while running after her with my camera still around my neck….

Ruby is really very intelligent and she is learning very fast. She is going to be a very good guard dog and we will train her to attack on command. This of course only for our own safety and hers.

Ruby Tuesday: 29/30 Weeks

Today I did not really have time to take allot of photo’s of Ruby. I am very busy with my studio and still have allot to do before it is finished. When I started on Sunday she was very restless and yesterday was worst. In the beginning she sit and moaned at the studio door and today I decided to put a piece of hardboard in front of the door to keep her out but she can still see me. It went better. Tonight I remembered it’s Tuesday so I grabbed my camera and took two photo’s of Ruby waiting for me in the passage. I think she will be very happy when my studio is finished.

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Ruby Tuesday: 28/29 Weeks

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She is still in love with her ball. When she gets outside she goes and sit in front of the wooden box where we keep her balls and her comb.  She is not yet very keen on the brushing side of things but she will play ball all day I think. What we do now is while playing ball we brush her. She is loosing allot of fur now and this means more cleaning work for me, but I don’t mind I love her to bits.

 

Photography Lesson 9: Capturing in RAW

Lizette did a photo shoot for her niece and some of the photo’s were very over exposed and others under exposed. I know from experience that in Jpg you can only correct the exposure a little bit that was when I decided that I needed to teach Lizette about RAW. Some people don’t like using RAW because you have a few extra steps of editing to do, but I love RAW and the quality of your work really takes a step up.

I took Lizette outside and Ruby and Tekkies played our models. Then I showed her the difference in quality of the photo and how to work with your RAW file.

Here are some of the photo’s I took during our lesson.

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Lizette busy editing some photo’s for her blog
Lizette busy editing some photo's for her blog
Lizette busy editing some photo’s for her blog

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Tekkies the thinking Lizette is going to play with her…

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Lizette capturing her first photo's in RAW
Lizette capturing her first photo’s in RAW
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Ruby my faithful model. She loves the attention and the camera
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Ruby playing with a small branch while we take photo’s of her.

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Tekkies posing for some photo’s. I really don’t have a shortage of models…

Ruby Tuesday: 27/28 Weeks

Yesterday while playing ball and taking my photo’s of Ruby for this blog post something very weird and very funny happened. Normally Ruby brings her ball straight to me so that I can throw it  again. Yesterday morning she ran past me and when I looked back I just had to take photo nr 2.  Sorry Ruby for intruding on your privacy…. Ruby_3161 Ruby_3163

We had lovely weather on Monday and yesterday so everybody enjoyed the spring sun and got our dose of Vitamin D for the day. My mom also came out and I went and fetch her a chair so that she can sit down when she wants to. My mom have not even touched the seat and Tekkies jumps up to sit on her lap….

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Three weeks back this tree in our neighbors garden had no leaves only  branches just look at it now….

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Even Tammy decided that it’s better outside than indoors under her blanket….

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Okay mom I can we play ball again. Stop talking to Granny and play with me please….. Even when her tongue is dragging on the floor of exhaustion she still wants to play. At this point I put away her ball so that she can play with her four legged sisters…Ruby_3171 Ruby_3175 Ruby_3176 Ruby_3177 Ruby_3180 Ruby_3181

Ruby Tuesday: 26/27 Weeks

Yesterday was National Heritage day here in South Africa and it is also been known for the past few years as National Braai day. We went out for the day and Ruby had to stay outside and play with the other 4 legged brothers and sisters.

Last night I took these photo’s of her. She was either very upset with us for letting her stay outside the whole day or she was dead tired of all the playing…..

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Ruby Tuesday: 25/26 Weeks

Hi there I am back after a lovely week in the Northern Cape. I visited a few nature reserves and took lots of photos. Unfortunately I missed week 24/25  due to my travels…

Here are some photo’s I took of Ruby while we were playing catch this afternoon. She loves playing with her ball.

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Ruby Tuesday: 23/24 Weeks

Hi there, I know I am a day late but I was very busy yesterday and did not have time to post.  I did take some photo’s of her yesterday morning before I began working.

I think Ruby has stop growing for now. She is busy getting new teeth and eat allot but she is standing still. Well so it seems.

Ruby has enough energy for 4 dogs and she is really giving me allot of exercise. She has this new habit she comes and sit by me and then she starts moaning. Normally when she moans she wants to go outside to use her bathroom… Nowadays she moans and as soon as she gets outside she runs straight to the wooden box were we keep her ball.  She wants to play fetch the whole time…

The boys are studying for their exams so on their break they would go play fetch with Ruby. This works for me because now the boys also get some fresh air and some exercise.

Here are some of the photo’s of Ruby and I also throw in some of Tammy and Tekkies.

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I will not be posting next week Tuesday. I will if I have time post photo’s of Ruby on Sunday. I am going away on holiday from 9 September to 16 September 🙂

 

Ruby Tuesday: 22/23 Weeks

Ruby_6687 Ruby_6691 Ruby_6692 Ruby_6713 Ruby_6714Today it’s to cold outside and I don’t want to be in the wind to long. Just got over the flu and are looking forward to my holiday in two weeks time.  Today I took photo’s of Ruby on her “playpen”  (our bed). As you can see the covers I put over keeps getting darker…

The coat hanger she’s busy chewing she got the first day that she came to us. It was lying in the sun-room and I wanted to throw it away but when she started playing with it I let it be. She is still playing with it but now it is in two pieces inside the cover. The Crocks I gave her also the day when she came to us this was to prevent her from chewing our shoe’s. It is working very good so far only one incident when she took my husbands shoe to her bed but she did not chew on it, she chewed her Crock…

Ruby is still barking at everything and the latest is chasing the poor birds when they come to feed….

 

Trying out a new combination….

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Usually I have my 50mm Lens on my Canon 500D but Sunday I decided to try my 50mm on my Canon 7D. WOW I thought I got great shot’s before with my Canon 500D but I must honestly say from now on I’ll switch lenses more often…

In the past I took my photo’s in Aperture Priority mode but the past two months I switch between Aperture Priority and Manual mode.  I am getting much better in Manual mode and as soon as I am confident enough I’ll shoot mainly in Manual.

Ronald was playing fetch with Ruby. I saw the opportunity to try some action photo’s in manual mode and I am happy to say I am very happy with my results. 🙂

This week you will get a double dose of Ruby… Keep a lookout for Ruby Tuesday tomorrow. 🙂

 

Ruby Tuesday: 21/22 Weeks

Ruby decided that her Ball on the Rope had to be demolished.  This morning  she was very destructive breaking everything she could get her paws on….

I had a wedding on Saturday and due to wet socks and shoes I’ve got the flue. For once Ruby did not jump on me instead she’s licks me. I have an infection in my right eye and when I am lying down I must just close my eye because she constantly wants to lick it. I went to lie down this afternoon something totally new for Ruby she just could not understand in the end she cuddled up and lay next to me.

Because I am not feeling well and I have so much editing to do before Saturday’s Matric Farewell,I did not take allot of photo’s

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Ruby Tuesday: 19/20 Weeks

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Ruby_4877It’s been raining today so I did not take some photo’s of Ruby outside. Instead I took photo’s of her in her favorite new sleeping spot. We have a round cane chair and it is very comfortable and Ruby seems to think so also.

Tekkies our Miniature Sheepdog (That’s what the Vet said) Is a great mother to Ruby. She washes Ruby’s eyes and ears and when Ruby goes outside she goes with. Tekkies plays with Ruby and when Ruby gets out of hand like children do she growls and Ruby listens.

I hope we are getting some nice weather soon so that I can take Ruby for a walk. She has to much energy….

 

Ruby Tuesday: 18/19 Weeks

Hi everyone,

I cannot believe how time flies by. Ruby is growing up fast now and started taking things from the counter tops and tables. Now to get her to stop it.

For a few weeks she has been very naughty leaving us surprises in the house, we gave her a “hiding” with a rolled up newspaper. This seemed to work because she is coming to me again and asking me to go outside. Shame it I take to long she’ll stand up against me and moan then she’ll start running towards the garage door.

Sometimes she also asks me to go out but then she just runs around in circles. The next few days the weather is going to play along so we can go for walks in the mornings.

Here are some photo’s I took today on one of our visit’s outside…
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