Sleeping Dog with big ears in Agra, India

A dog closes its eyes and sleeps in broad daylight on the side of a busy street - Agra, India.  This is a travel photo of a dog from Agra, India.

Agra is often bustling with tourists and locals alike. As I wandered around a narrow path I could help but notice this dog that was sound asleep on the road. The sun beamed down on its face during the middle of the day but it was completely oblivious to all of the hectic activity around it. To view the rest of my travel gallery from Agra, India click on the photo.

For the photographer, taking a shot of a sleeping subject is quite a tricky endeavour. First, one must take precautions to be ‘quiet’ and ‘stealth’ to not disturb the subject. In this photo you will notice dogs head fills the frame. You will also notice a select focal point on its nose with a shallow depth of field in the surrounding areas.

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Phil November 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

HAha, looks like this dog had a long night of drinking and now he is in recovery mode :P Great shot!

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Nomadic Samuel November 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

LOL, we all know what that is like :P

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Angela November 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Missing India!

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Nomadic Samuel November 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Oh, I miss it terribly as well. If I could travel somewhere today I would go back to India for sure :)

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Natalie November 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Great shot. I should imagine disturbing the dog could result in some emergency treatment being needed :)

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Nomadic Samuel November 30, 2011 at 5:52 pm

LOL, I definitely think it was best that I just took the shot without disturbing it :P

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