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Nikon D3

Capture Date/Time:February 9, 2008 8:13
Aperture/Shutter Speed: f2.0 / 1/25 sec
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO: 4000
Flash: None

Despite the fact that she's been with us for about five weeks now, I have failed to introduce the newest member of our family! This is Nellie the black lab. She's twelve weeks old, weighs 22 pounds and is gaining two pounds a week. She's a very good dog, although like most labs she has a heck of a lot of energy to burn every day. I hear that labs calm down after 3-4 years, so we have that to look forward to! But everyone in the MikesRightBrain household is really enjoying having her around, especially the kids. Our former black-lab-in-residence, Onyx, passed away about four years ago and we have since been trying to find space in our busy lives for another dog. Well, we still don't have space, but it was time nonetheless!

This shot was taken in front of our fireplace, which is covered in dark stone. Nellie vanishes like a Klingon vessel going into cloaking mode when she sits on the ledge in front of the mantel. (I'm loving the ISO capabilities of the D3, by the way!).

If you're interested in seeing more pics, there's a slideshow in the MikesRightBrain Public Galleries, or you can click here to see the first day we picked her up and brought her home. She only weighed a little over twelve pounds then... how time flies!


02.19.08, 06:54 AM, Ben:

Fantastic! Hope you're having fun with her.

02.19.08, 12:13 PM, Opus:

Adorable! Can't wait to see her in person.

02.19.08, 12:41 PM, Jeremi:

Oh my, I am in LOVE!!!!! How cute is she???
I still remember picking out our now 8 year old lab, ahhh good times.

02.19.08, 01:51 PM, ody:

sweet like you... lovely...

02.19.08, 02:25 PM, ana:

Aww, I got a new puppy, too! He's 10 weeks and very sweet! How's the house training going? All done??

02.19.08, 11:04 PM, Archie FlorCruz:

Love the tones of this one... congrats on the new addition to the family!

02.20.08, 05:26 AM, Navin Harish:

Looks adorable.

02.20.08, 06:30 AM, Bob:

I was about to mention Ana's new pup but see she already chimed in above. How could anyone resist those eyes? I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of Nellie in the future!

02.21.08, 02:16 PM, Matt:

I'm surprised that Steph can hold her up!!!

Can't wait to meet her in person.

02.21.08, 06:04 PM, micki:

Oh my goodness, look at that face!!

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