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The groomed Shih Tzu

Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar, has been suffering under the unusual August weather. It’s actually quite warm, and his long coat is more useful for colder weather. So this morning we had him groomed and doesn’t he look cute?

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

18 replies on “The groomed Shih Tzu”

John – thanks for commenting! I’ve cleaned the sensor on my 20D many times. I use a simple lens brush with a bulb to blow air.

Although my sensor has 3 stuck pixels I don’t think it has anything to do with the cleaning. The actual sensor is protected by a filter. that’s what the brush cleans. It’s scary doing it, but it’s safe enough. Just make sure you have a full battery. You don’t want the mirror falling back onto your brush when you’re cleaning!

I have done the blower and it got a lot of dust off, but there are still very apparent smudges. The copper hill method involves actually touching the sensor, and there are many online posts pro and con. I’m curious as to what you thought of the method?

Thanks again!

My friend has an Old English Sheepdog that he needs to do the same with… Nice picture though….

Just to help out on the Sensor cleaning question, I have used the Lens cleaning brush a few times and it does the job quite well i find… But what you need for more difficult smudges are Sensor Swabs, i have used this method more and find it incredibly effective. VisibleDust or PhotoSol have been the one’s i’ve used in the past, they are expensive enough though. Again you will need to be careful as always and you need to use a special liquid when using the swabs but it is very effective.
If you can at all help it, try and avoid using Air bulbs in the camera chamber as that only blows the dust somewhere else.
I got myself a 5D, you need to clean the sensor on these guys. You just have to bite the bullet and do it, it’s something that you just have to do with digital camera’s.

“Our pet Shih Tzu, Oscar, has been suffering under the unusual August weather” – Dogs with large hairs suffer during hot seasons. Dog Clipping(grooming) is a must to make him comfortable. What a cute Dog? The clipping(grooming) has made him very cute!

I have a female brindle with a black mask. She has 1 green eye and the other is brown…She’s a beautiful dog. And so unique.

hey, ys he is very cute ive got one of my own her names lady, ummmmm i was just woundering how you managed to cut his furr my little one freaks out just of sight of the clippers she also hates baths what do you reakon i should do????

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