First up is juniordwarf. This was an experiment with saturation and lighting. There were too many colours in the original photo for it to be cohesive, but I love it so much that I wanted to make it more interesting to look at. It's not one I want to keep filed away on the computer. This is one version.
Second is sleepydog. I took this photo for a 'macro' photo challenge on the scrapbooking and cardmaking forum that I'm a member of. Anyone who knows sleepydog knows that to get her to sit still for more than two seconds is a rare feat indeed, so that fact that I got a photo at all is nothing short of miraculous. That it's (I think) a pretty good shot is a bonus.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that a colleague told me that many treats had been used in getting a posed picture of her dog. Treats. Why didn't I think of that?