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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:11 pm

So one of the reasons I had been thinking of a bigger dog before was to get one that enjoys exploring the woods and water. Beaker says I don't need a big dog for that.

ImageBeaker in the creek, looking for frogs by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageBeaker determined to cross the creek by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageBeaker in the river by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageBeaker in the tall grass by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

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Re: Beaker

Postby Ana » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:15 am

Beak in the creek got me, absolutely fantastic pics!! <3 <3
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Re: Beaker

Postby pat » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:25 am

beaker is so darn adorable. loved the pictures and the video.
he is full of personality.

most dogs like water, some more than others, but, beaker had a super great time exploring.
did his water adventure tire him out for the night?

what do you use for video?
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Re: Beaker

Postby Juska » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:43 am

Aww <3 So cute. Never seen a little dog just head on into the water like that! What a brave little guy.
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Re: Beaker

Postby minervasden » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:26 pm

Looks like he enjoyed himself :)
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:04 pm

Thank you.

He always gets excited about the frogs jumping into the creek. He wants to befriend everything.

He was tuckered out after the excursion to coffee pot creek. It was in the upper 60's that day.
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We live just a few blocks from the river though so he goes there daily to explore the trails and wade in the water.

Little dogs, excluding some terriers, are usually scared of getting wet. Beaker does still avoid the sprinklers and not like a bath but he'll go wading the river and creek. He even started to swim one day but I couldn't let him go for long at all for fear he'd hit swift water and be swept away. I found a spot where its deep and calm for a good way out but haven't talked him into going in there yet. I think he prefers to gradually wade in.

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I have a Nikon p7700. I do have a complaint though that the auto white balance for videos really sucks. I can set it manual but that's not so great really since can be changing conditions and shouldn't have to manually change the balance while videoing. It works great for photos though. It's fantastic for taking photos in the dark of the anteaters too. Can be pitch black but it auto-focuses just fine on them.

After the photos in this video is a good example of the sucky color it can get: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH3qfGeK0YE
I went into the settings and made the auto white balance a bit cooler but it still tends to be off. Does best in full sun.

Photo wise it's about as close to a DSRL in a camera that actually isn't.
ImageTiny flowers by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

I did recently get a Nikon dsrl One of the cheaper intro versions D5200 I was very frustrated to find it doesn't do the good night shots my P7700 does and still has the white balance in video mode issue though not as bad. I don't take it out much yet though as it's big and heavy and I need better lenses for it. But when it's in range of the cheap kit lens you can really see the quality difference so will be excited to use it more as I learn and can get some good lenses.
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Re: Beaker

Postby pat » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:03 pm

thats one nice thing about beaker tiring himself out, he sleeps rather well at night :lol:
thats how my dogs are. my beagle goes in the pond, but, of course she is a different breed than Beaker.

on the video, I have a nikon3 D3200, the auto takes pretty good pictures.
I never got a chance to fool with the video part of it. is there any type of memory card that is better for videos?

I looked at the Aurora's video, poor girl, I can see she was in pain icon-sad
I am sure that really hurt her.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:49 am

Yeah that sucked but not as bad as when she skinned her tail.

I don't think the card type matters, I could be wrong. I know they say going into the settings and changing the file format to RAW makes for better photos then you need a photo program to convert to JPG to share on the web though. I've been to lazy/complacent to try it yet, but they say it makes a real difference in quality.

He doesn't always tire himself out. He took a big long walk/hike at the park and park trail in the heat before and came home and ran laps around the house and yard. He's good about settling in with me when I go to bed or if wound up playing with his toys, rather than being a pest.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:21 pm

A big red Akita type dog came up to say high to Beaker at the park today. Colored like this one http://rpguide.soulsrpg.com/wp-content/ ... d-dog1.jpg

He did well since the dog was so calm so he got praised and a treat.

Seeing a German shepherd coming
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in the mud
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ImageTrying to find a way across this deep spot by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Trying to get the frog closer
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Blackberries
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ImageTired boy Beaker by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
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Re: Beaker

Postby Ana » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:48 pm

LET ME LOVE YOU, FROG!!!!
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Postby Ana » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:48 pm

LET ME LOVE YOU, FROG!!!!
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:44 am

He's obsessed with those frogs. Spends most of his time at the creek then eventually starts whining and barking at them for not being friendly and I have to make him move on.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:52 pm

It's okay Beaker. Many dogs suffer from Anxiety. No need to be ashamed. Just read your self help book.

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Re: Beaker

Postby Ana » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:45 am

LOL, poor Beak, he and Corso could take turns with that particular volume.
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Re: Beaker

Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:20 pm

The book reminded me about the power of squeakers. They are like magic for Beaker. He was having trouble with being scared on his walks and wanting to go right home. Biggest trigger is people walking down the street even if blocks away and walking away from us, sometimes barking dogs, sometimes some smell or who knows what. Most of the time squeak squeak and he's all happy happy yay lets keep going. He doesn't even need to get the toy. Such a weirdo. On the other hand I wish my moments of anxiety were so easily cured, ha.

Since summer's almost over here's some of Beaker enjoying the water.

ImageTaking a cooling soak by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageA meditative moment by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageLots of interest. by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageDSCN2679 by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

ImageDSCN2674 by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Some sun bathing from an unflattering angle
ImageWaiting for me while I cook by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

And I think this is smart
ImageBeaker moving things by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr
If something gets in his way when digging he will move it out of the way with his mouth instead of keeping pawing at it in vain.
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