Holly's pictures of the week: Ducks, Lionel the dog, Dylan's Mensa invite and the NAWT fun day

Holly's pictures of the week

Holly's pictures of the week

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Each week our staff photographer Holly Cant picks her favourite images. Here is her selection from the end of August.

1. Ducks

Watford Observer:

Rickmansworth School's new pool is open to under 19s and over 60s for free this summer

Camera: Canon 1DX, 16-35mm f2.8L, Canon EX550 Speedlite.

Settings: 1/250 sec at f4.5, ISO 800 – flash to freeze the action.

Holly says: "My favourite picture of the year so far. I was very pleased with how this came out."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Steve McMahon and Lionel

Watford Observer:

Steve McMahon, 47, is facing eviction and said he may be forced to become homeless and live in a tent to keep his beloved pet dog after Watford Borough Council said they cannot house them both.

Camera: Canon 1D Mk3 and 16-35mm f2.8L.

Settings: 1/50 sec at f3.5, ISO 1000 – no flash, as the dog wasn't keen.

Holly says: "I wanted to capture Lionel's affable nature. He was a lovely dog but insisted on me using natural light as he wasn't a fan of my flash."

3. Dylan Mynett

Watford Observer:

Five-year-old Dylan has been accepted into the Mensa high IQ society.

Camera: Canon 1D Mk3 and 16-35mm f2.8L.

Settings: 1/125th at f4.5, ISO 400. Natural light from a window.

Holly says: "Dylan was one of the most willing subjects I have photographed in a long time. He had an incredible smile which makes my job easier. I chose to use natural light from the window because flash can often look harsh and artificial in print."

4. Chase the dog

Watford Observer:

Golden oldies, pretty pooches and miniature mutts all had their day as crowds gathered at the National Animal Welfare Trust’s annual event on Sunday. 

Camera: Canon 1DX, 16-35mm f2.8L, Canon EX550 Speedlite.

Settings: 1/250th at f/10, ISO 500

Holly says: "One of my favourite jobs of the year is the NAWT fun day. There is no shortage of willing participants to leap over the obstacles, which I can freeze with my flash. This girl is called Chase and still needs rehoming."

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