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I'm a paralegal by day and a photographer by night (and weekends). The majority of pictures on my stream are of my three dogs, Dexter (a 7-year-old Golden Retriever), Ella (a 4-year-old Golden Retriever), and Ollie (a Border Collie/Doberman/Belgian Malinois mix puppy I adopted in May 2011). My siblings' dogs, Angel and Samson, also make occasional appearances.
My gear consists of:
Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom Lens
Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Lens
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D A
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AF-S
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K
Vista Explorer Lightweight Tripod
Multiple filters (polarizing, UV, macro)
In terms of editing my photos, I use Gimp and/or Picnik.
My favorite shot to date:
Photos of Dexell1827 (9)
la folia de... says:
"Her photostream literally oozes cuteness. But more than the fact that she has two adorable dogs, It's how she captures every picture, really doing justice to getting "the moment" just right, and evoking feelings of joy and contentment with her pictures. Her use of framing, lighting, everything really is absolutely fantastic, it's no shock whatsoever that virtually every photo is explored. Thanks for putting these photos out there for us to see and for showing me what a d40 can do! Phenomenal work!"
24th March, 2010
meg price says:
"Elizabeth takes the most wonderful, creative and touching photos of her two beautiful golden retrievers, Dexter and Ella. She captures both their characters so brilliantly, I feel as though I know them well :) Elizabeth's love for her dogs shines through in all her photos as does her great sense of humour, in her funny captions and in her fantastic posed shots, which always make me smile!
Elizabeth has been my contact for nearly 2 years now (can't believe it's that long!) and I always look forward to her next upload. It has been a real pleasure following the adventures Dexter and Ella - 2 very happy, well loved dogs... Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for being such a kind and inspirational Flickr friend :)"
16th February, 2010
Moonbird Hill Arts says:
"I am a huge fan of Dexter and Ella photos. I always look for Elizabeth's new images (Dexell1827's brains!) whenever I log in to my account. I have a Golden myself, and I know what great dogs they are. But what I love about Elizabeth's photos is the way she shows the incredible relationship that these two dogs have, and also how easy it is to see that they are like children to her. Humor, love, and/or beauty emanate from each photo that is posted. Elizabeth's photos are amazingly creative and fresh. Without using some of the elaborate set up that WIlliam Wegman's amazingly humorous Wiemereiner dog photos Elizabeth has carved her own niche in the world of animal or dog photographers. I have learned to love her pretty hardwood floors, her patterned sheets, pillow stuffing, and ripped comforter. I have seen her dogs fly. I have seen their sweet side and their mischievous side. I love it ALL. She entertains so many people worldwide who are devotees of her site. Keep up the good work, Elizabeth, and I will DEFINITELY buy a copy of your BOOK that needs to be PUBLISHED someday. YEA YOU."
28th January, 2009
"There are fantastic reasons that Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the world. They're beautiful; they're full of boundless energy; they're loyal; and they are veritable fountains of love, positivity and joy.
Elizabeth, aka Dexell1827, is the proud mama of GORGEOUS Golden Retrievers, and in this case, the canine apples haven't fallen far from the tree.
And yes, I realize that in my effusiveness for both Goldens and for Dexell, I kinda compared her to a breed of dog, but it's one of the most awesome breeds out there!
And as a fellow parent of lots of quadrupeds, I can think of no better compliment than to say that Elizabeth's gorgeous Goldens absolutely reflect her zest for life and her ability to spread sunshine wherever she goes.
Elizabeth's handle -- Dexell -- is a combination of the names of her dogs, Dexter and Ella -- and that's more than just cute. It shows just how important those furry babies are to her, and it reflects, too, just how devoted she is to her canine companions. In my mind, that says clearly just how awesome a person Elizabeth is.
Take a gander at her photos. You'll see that she is quite talented. She has a photographer's eye, and I don't mean just stored in a jar in a closet. At least not that I know of.
All kidding aside, Dexell really, really knows how to frame a photograph. And she takes both portraits and action shots of her furry babies that are, in turns, both heartwarming and eye-popping. It's not easy to photograph any animal in a way that is not a snapshot. And trying to artistically capture a Golden -- a dog with more energy than the sun! -- is even more difficult.
And Elizabeth does it adroitly. I've not met her in person, but I count myself lucky to have met her through Flickr. Elizabeth is a great photographer and a great Flickr friend who gives helpful and supportive comments.
In short, she has the heart of a Golden, and there can be no greater compliment."
14th October, 2008
Sherrye's Art says:
"I have quickly become a Dexter and Ella fan. Before I look at any sunsets, flowers or beautiful nature shots, I look to see what Dexell1827 has posted. Her photos are usually of her most beautiful, fun loving and precious golden retreivers I have ever seen. It's the first thing I look for in the morning, check flickr again in the afternoon, and before I go to bed. I think my dogs are getting jealous! lol Not only that, but Elizabeth truly knows how to title her photos which gives me an extra laugh and smile! Thank you Dexter and Ellas Mom (aka: Elizabeth) - I appreciate you sharing your wonderful world with your precious dogs and giving us all some joy and happiness:)"
8th October, 2008
gnawledge wurker says:
"anyone who cares for two golden retrievers has a lot of joy in their life and when they are gifted with a camera and an artistic vision and they post to flickr, the whole world benefits. please keep posting your fine work."
5th September, 2008
- June 2008
- Raleigh, NC
- I am:
- Female and Single