One of the dog activities that I very much enjoy photographing is the sport of agility. The simple reason is that it’s great to see dogs and their handlers having fun, as they work together as a team to navigate the courses that may have lots of tricky sequences and even some traps to lure the team into making a mistake.
Of course, the goal is to run the course without any mistakes, which is known as running clean, but that doesn’t always happen. If the run isn’t clean, it’s always human error, as we simply didn’t give the right instructions at the right time.
As you can see from this shot, sometimes even the fastest dog can end up cutting a turn a little too tight and by rubbing the upright cause the bars to start falling (the bars are just leaving the cups in this capture). Definitely, there was no lack of focus, or lack of trying to bend around the jump, but the sense of Oops was present!
Hope you enjoy this image.
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III using an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens and an EF 1.4x II extender. Exposure settings were at 1/320 second at f/6.3 and 640 ISO.