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Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 12 November 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Just a quick capture on Caesar Chavez Avenue downtown.

NIKON D60 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 100 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

Wow...right up there with Elliot Erwilt as channeled by Martin Parr...great shot. and of course the dog logo on the hoody is great

12 Nov 2010 5:11am

Céline from New York City, United States

Cool portrait ! Nice colors !

12 Nov 2010 5:24am

rem_la from Villiers, France

Excellente scene de rue !

12 Nov 2010 5:24am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

At least she is cleaning up the stuff.
The funnel is probably on the dog so that it doesn't rip those clothes off.

12 Nov 2010 5:38am

@Michael Rawluk: Lol. I would, too, if I were the dog.

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great portrait! haha i love the comment above me, agreed, if i was the dog, i'd want to rip those clothes off!

12 Nov 2010 5:55am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Bizarre double portrait. Can't decide whether the dog is under- or overclothed. I think Michael is right. Besides. a well cut image, brilliant colors ok.

12 Nov 2010 6:26am

silver from k, Iran

great picture

12 Nov 2010 6:33am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool image, love the dog

12 Nov 2010 6:45am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Un vrai sacrifice ! Tout y est. Le cadrage (même si le chien a perdu son museau), les couleurs californiennes, le geste limite scatologique. Superbe.

A real sacrifice! Everything is there. Framing (even if the dog has lost his nose), the colors in California, the limit scatological gesture. Superb.

12 Nov 2010 6:46am

Njord 91 from France

Belle composition de la photo
Je l'aime bien

12 Nov 2010 7:19am

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

pretty maids all in a row

12 Nov 2010 7:24am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

First thought was, michael jackson with paris hiltons dog! Must be a dog lover, wearing a dog jumper. Shot.

12 Nov 2010 7:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic humor and great photo treatment. I like it very much :)

12 Nov 2010 8:10am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

No ordinary couple :)) I love the little dog's coat! Splendid shot. Nice day.

12 Nov 2010 8:14am

Gianni from Brussels, Belgium

Excellent pic. So funny

12 Nov 2010 8:22am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

Good girl picking up the poo, excellent shot, the lipstick makes it for me. Is there a sequence?

12 Nov 2010 8:33am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The height of human civilisation and evolution gives us a dog in a tutu. A candidate for the Darwin Awards, if ever I saw one.

12 Nov 2010 8:50am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

so funny how the dog is looking to the other direction as if he wants to say: it wasn't me. no idea what SHE is doing. great capture. but dear, you are "just" driving around with a 500mm lens? you are really obsessed, haha. good for us.

12 Nov 2010 8:59am

k@ from Paris, France

Ha, Elliott Erwitt is jealous of this doggy bagged pic ! Excellent catch, i can smelll it from Paris - and the dog is a great fashionista with her anti-scratchscratch hat ;))

12 Nov 2010 9:03am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

What a great shot Bettina. Michael was spot on!

12 Nov 2010 9:36am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

Ok. no way to say this in english..
Cuanta "elegancia" en una sola foto!
la gorra, los labios, las uñas, sandalias, la correa, ropa de perro, todo en general.
Llega lo menos elegante de todo que son "los desechos", ya sean humanos o perrunos. y el perro no se digna ni a mirar!!!

Absolutely great.

12 Nov 2010 9:37am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great shot, lovely and funny, Betty

12 Nov 2010 9:44am

Mike Baker from los angeles, United States

No brown fingernail polish for her. Nice shot. For some reason I want to see the tiny turd, but on the other hand I glad you didn't.

12 Nov 2010 11:26am

@Mike Baker: To be honest, I would have if I could have.

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

the lips in sunlight and the rest of the face in shade looks great...

12 Nov 2010 12:18pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like the extremes of colour you give this. The dog looks a bit embarrassed - looking the other way like that!

12 Nov 2010 12:27pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Each one her cap...................Nice capture and terrific colours....

12 Nov 2010 1:04pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lol... what a funny capture !!! You've captured "THE" moment ;) Have a fantastic day Bettina :)

12 Nov 2010 1:37pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

What a great shot. The colours bounce out. Nice one!

12 Nov 2010 2:21pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Bettina magnificent! A Pincher perotector recently operated with the neck so it can not scratch.
I have a dog of this breed is a delight. But I do not see, my family would not let me do it. The much respected Margarita (this is his name) a composition full of color and life. I love the light on the lips of the girl!
Bettina I marry you, sorry! Best regards, Adela

12 Nov 2010 2:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture. Great colours. Have a nice day.

12 Nov 2010 2:51pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

LOL! Even princesses have their needs!

12 Nov 2010 4:00pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a scene !! And the dog, MG, the dog... a pure fashion victim... :-))

12 Nov 2010 4:35pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

WOW!i love this shot! first as i love dogs...and for the lovely clothes!
the colors are fantastic!

12 Nov 2010 4:42pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Funny shot! wonderful colours and lighting...

12 Nov 2010 5:25pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Oh no...poor dog ! And great capture !

12 Nov 2010 5:36pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Belle composition, super j'aime ces couleurs ! peace !

12 Nov 2010 5:43pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

bettyyyyyyyyyyyy, is wonderfulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, preciosa , un
beso pablo

12 Nov 2010 5:55pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

She's a good pet owner, always clean up afterward. Nice shot.

12 Nov 2010 6:20pm

Gonzalo Sirgo from Tarragona, Spain

Nice animals...

12 Nov 2010 6:52pm

@Gonzalo Sirgo: They make good pets.

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

We had one of those for our cat Heidi. She had it off and the stitches out within 24 hours! Love your colours.

12 Nov 2010 7:36pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

"Just" a beautiful ligth ! Great shot !

12 Nov 2010 7:45pm

P. Morris from Toronto, N.Y.C., and Saskatoon Canada, Canada

Great capture, as you always manage. Love her look as her face is hidden in shade,
and just the very red lips are protruding. The reds and pink frame the shot so well.
I think this is just awesome. 5*****'s !~

12 Nov 2010 7:53pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

ROFL....the dog is in terror that the fashion police are going to arrive at any minute! Well seen and captured Bettina! ;-))

12 Nov 2010 8:10pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

12 Nov 2010 9:28pm

William S. from Béziers, France

I hope she's not going to put the same lipstick to the dog, even if the red is soooooooooooooo nice !!!

12 Nov 2010 9:33pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice capture :)

12 Nov 2010 9:36pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey duderine
Beverley hills chihauha?
Sheesh, the shots just perfect
Yeah, the red lips vs the pale face, the skinniness of the dogs legs, the resemblance to Michael Jackson... Superb

12 Nov 2010 10:04pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Fantastic LA street moment. Funny doo-up. I really love the saturated crimson lipstick and pink Chihuahua dress. The woman in shadow is focused; the dog's look is priceless ;p.

12 Nov 2010 10:18pm

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Awesome street portrait!! Well seen!!

12 Nov 2010 10:23pm

Steve from Atlanta, United States

A great slice of life captured here!

12 Nov 2010 10:35pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

The shaodw covered her face so perfectly that her red lips form a bright round! Why there's no a bench or somehting like that for sitting?!

12 Nov 2010 11:29pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Wonderful catch!
Good job, Bravo. : )

13 Nov 2010 12:53am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Charming, funny shot...and such bright color and contrast.
I LOVE that fussily dressed little dog and the bright red lips of his owner...
who goes about HER business cleaning up HIS business, unperturbed !! Marvelous !

13 Nov 2010 2:20am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Cool portrait nice colors !

13 Nov 2010 3:34am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

brilliant shot.

13 Nov 2010 7:11am

DomLortha from Roanne, France

Great street pic with a powerful light! Funny with the dog!
Have a nice day.

13 Nov 2010 3:31pm

Laura Sederberg from Chico, United States

Oh how perfect is this. Little Princes making a mess for mama. How colorful and spontaneous, you voyuer, you!

13 Nov 2010 5:14pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL!! The dog looks too funny... she is probably punishing her owner for dressing her up like that :)
I love the colours and processing

13 Nov 2010 7:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The little princess has to wear that awful collar so it's payback time!

14 Nov 2010 3:03am

@Steve Rice: LOL. You are so right. :)

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow - I love this - the vibrant colors - her perfect lipstick - Even people in perfectly red colored lips have "Stuff" happening - Perfect doggie outfit as well - and expression - this is just a great candid! Bravo.

14 Nov 2010 4:17am

S from Sala al Barro, Italy

I thought the full optional doggy might have a tiny pamper too ...

15 Nov 2010 3:23pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

:) Great capture! Superb colors! :)

15 Nov 2010 3:39pm

Stef from in my head, France

superbe, les lèvres, la casquette, le tutu, tout est bon, une superbe composition^^

20 Nov 2010 10:32am

1/320 second
ISO 100
450 mm (35mm equiv.)