Each year The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show apportions ‘Best in Show’ to one lucky bird-dog – but what about the human rights? Well, puppy addicts can exult , now in its 14 th year, the Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year recognizes “the worlds largest” talented photographers who are able to capture the best canine photo on their camera.
The international competition received almost 7,000 entryways from over 70 different countries around the globe, including Brazil, Canada, USA, China, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. They were sorted into ten different categories and a special mention category: Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppy, Oldies, I Love Dogs Because – for entrants aged between 12 and 17 years old – Young Pup Photographer – for entrants aged 11 and under – and Assistance Dogs and Rescue Dogs.
This year, Denise Czichocki, from Switzerland, won the overall competitor with a picture of her 14 -year-old Podengo rescue dog, Merlin. Said Czichocki: “I am really proud and overwhelmed, I still can’t believe it! There are so many good photographers out there and I won this name, it is absolutely amazing.’ I “ve always loved” to take pictures of everything, and my fury for puppy photography began when I had my own, I wanted to create lovely memories of all of them. Over the years I have developed my photography to become more emotional.”
Other winners included ‘The Little Twins, ’ by Monica van der Maden from the Netherlands, who received first place in the ‘Puppies’ category with a snap of her Weimaraner pups Macy and Vino.
The Winner of Dog Photographer of the Time 2019 receives a dedicated capsule exhibit of their pup pictures in the Kennel Club Art Gallery, London, too shown in the Kennel Club Art Gallery as the members of the 2019 Winners Exhibition. Additionally, they will receive a habit book from Loxley Colour, award, rosette and certificate.
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Dogs At Work 1st Place Winner,’ The Loyal Co-Workers’ By Dorine Scherpel, Canada
Dogs: Sam( L) and Laddie( R)( collie dogs, age 5 and 8) I was stepping on this narrow country path in The Lake District one February day this year when Laddie( right on the photo) came happily barking towards me. As I have had hounds all my life and structured some amazing bonds with as well my own dogs as those of friends, I of course greet any dog that wants to say hello. The owner( imaged on the photo) too greeted me and after a brief friendly exchange I continued on my street. Ten minutes earlier I hear this scooter notice behind me and turned around and saw this darling picture unfold. To me this image shows all you expect of a country dog’s life on a working farm. Their eagerness, their innocence and the behavior they so merrily get wherever they may be needed acquires them men’s best co-workers. I am not a photographer by profession but rather heartfelt baker. This image was solely taken to bring joy to my friends at home as I was exploring the beautiful of the English countryside which I have adored all my life almost as much as puppies. I recruited this photo in the competition not to triumph but simply to share with others as I am sure the stage will warm numerous centres as it did mine.
Rescue Dogs Charity Category 1st Place Winner, ‘Finntastic’ By Anne Geier, Austria
Dog: Finn, Rescue dog cross breed I am a pup photographer from Austria. I have studied geography, but always knew that my true fervour is the photography. Since 2014 I work as a bird-dog photographer. The reasons for I started to take photos was my first dog Cindy, she was also rescued from a shelter in Austria. First I had wanted to take photographs of her to create moments for eternity but then a real passion arisen. Now I have two rescued pups, Finn and Yuri. Both are from Rumania. Beside the photography I cherish travelling and hiking with my pups. I anticipate my allocation in life is to create living times of pups for their owners, try to show how beautiful beings dogs are and try to convince some people that rescued puppies are really awesome. For all those reasons I ever try my best to show the soulful nature of the dogs in my photos. This photo shows my own bird-dog Finn. I took the photo during our vacation in the Dolomites last year. We rescued Finn from Rumania in 2014. Since that time he replenishes our life with so much better love. I never met another dog who has the same patience and calmness. He is such a lovely dog … and I ever hope that all the people can feel his special power through my photos of him. I am nominating “Streunerhoffnung” dog rescue in Austria for the PS500 donation from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. This recovery helped us to get a dog, announced now Taavi, out of a shelter appointed Botosani. I is and remains extremely appreciative to them.
Man’s Best Friend 3rd Place Winner,’ Meeting Of The Minds’ By Michele Mccue, Canada
Dog: “KAT”, Standard long hair Dachshund puppy My husband and I reside on our farm west of Prince George B.C ., Canada where I have the opportunity to do what I love…photography. My photography is primarily night likeness( Aurora Borealis, Stars and moon) although animal/ bird-dog photography is another favourite of mine. I have been a dog lover/ owner all my life, we welcomed our newest member KAT the Dachshund into our lives last year and “ve never” examined back! This photograph was taken one snowy winter morning, my husband came in from morning duties on our farm to sit down for his cup of tea and Kat leaped into his lap, they locked attentions, neither moved and I grabbed my camera, the session of the minds continued for several seconds until my husband spoke, Kat then cleaned his been confronted with several caress! To capture a moment, to tell a story through the lens of my camera accompanieds me enormous exuberance , thank you so much for selecting this image as it is very dear to me.
Rescue Dogs Charity Category 2nd Place Winner,’ Curiosity’ By Tianhang Zhang, China
Dog: Borzoi, no mentions I graduated from Nottingham Trent University as a grad student where I studied dog photography. After graduation, I returned to China to work as a full-time pet photographer and parent three puppies, one of which was a chose( rescue dog ). I genuinely enjoy being with my dogs. I thank them every day for coming into my life. When I took pictures of them, they had just been abandoned by a kennel. Your best friend temporarily adopted them and “ve been trying to find” a new dwelling for them. When I inspected them for the first time, they gazed at me curiously. Then I curved my camera, playing with them and snapping illustrations. In front of people, they are like innocent babes. It’s hard to imagine the violence of their chase. I miss the time when I interacted with them and I will never forget their lovely faces. Now these lucky people all have their new homes and live with their people who really desire them.
Portrait 1st Place Winner,’ Honey Saluki’ By Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia
Dog: Jozelin, Saluki, owner Eremina Lesya I enjoy working with sighthounds! They are beautiful puppies but it’s not always easy to find an approach to them. Toys and treats – usual props of any animal photographer – are rather useless with these characters. Each duration I should come up with a new idea to make it work with particular bird-dog. This film was taken in a wonderful August morning with one knowledge representation of mine – saluki referred Joseline. We arrived to location to found out that the field was all collected. We had to look for another location very quickly. Luckily we’ve found another field! I like how attentive sound of the pet owner’s seeings generated this kill a special feeling.
Assistance Dogs Charity Category 1st Place Winner, ‘Soul Comforter’ By Angelika Elendt, Germany
Dog: Lilly, cross spawned and rescued hound With my photography I are in favour of as a voluntary the animal welfare association ,, Die Seelentroster- Tiere helfen Menschen e. V.“( The soul comforters- Swine help people ), who works tirelessly for animals in need. An essential part of their engagement is also the animal-assisted work. Their four-legged proteges play a major role at healing operations in young and old peoples with mental, emotional and/ or physical disabilities and sometimes cause true miracles. The depict was taken during the club’s work with some assistance puppies, trained for animal-assisted interventions, in a retirement home. Whenever I looked at this old lady suffering on feeling and dementia she was completely apathetic and seemed to be captured in her own world. Towards the end of the visit, Lilly was put on her lap and abruptly the female awake up from her stupor: She started stroking the little bird-dog and inclination her thought down to it. Whereupon Lilly developed her honcho and pressed it to her cheek for a little while- a very touching and heartfelt instant which I managed to capture in my drawing. Lilly managed to get through to this old lady, who was beforehand always suffered as sluggish and altogether disinterested in social interactions. This once again shows the very special connection between hounds and human beings.
Dog Photographer Of The Year 2019 Overall Winner And Oldies Category 1st Place Winner,’ Dreaming Merlin’ By Denise Czichocki, Switzerland
Dog: Merlin, rescued Podengo, 14 years old I was lucky to find this beautiful magnolia tree near my home in Switzerland. And still more lucky to get the chance to take photographs of wonderful hounds in these magnolia. Merlin was one of them. He is a 14 years old Podenco rescued from a shelter who is happy to live his life since two years in a lovely home in Switzerland. It wasn’t easy to take photographs of him because of his absolutely deafness. So I couldn’t work with rackets to get his attention…afterwards it wasn’t required. He gave me so many beautiful moments as you can see in this picture. This is Merlin, beautiful, dreamy and kind of wise. A wonderful age-old puppy with so much better charisma.
Portrait 3rd Place Winner,’ Synchronicity’ By Sheena Staples, Canada
Dog: “Synchro” cross engendered( Border Collie/ Staffordshire Terrier) This image was taken as part of a commissioned autumn-themed portrait session of Synchro and his two canine “sisters.” When I discerned the huge pile of raked-up leaves along the ballpark itinerary that so perfectly paired Synchro’s warm, orange eyes, I knew his description would be a stellar one. Synchro is a very talented and intense agility hound, and his laser focus and marvellous submission genuinely lent itself to captivating this moment. So did a piece of cheese! I am a long-time dog sport photographer but have been moving more into animal portraiture run where my aim is to provide patrons with the kinds of personas that they’ll hang on their walls and enjoy forever. I’m lucky to live in the beautiful and natural Fraser Valley of BC, Canada, where we can go from ocean to sky in a speedy auto journey, and the backdrop is luxuriant and stunning practically wherever “theres going”. After decades of carrying out activities in animal recovery and animal sheltering, I’ve managed to cobble together a canine pedigree of nine, so I never run out of simulates to experiment points and they are probably the most photographed puppies that ever lived – but I never fail to get excited about photographing someone else’s four legged own family members. I feel lucky every day that I get to call photographing bird-dogs my career.
Puppies Category 2nd Place Winner,’ Father And Son’ By Carlos Aliperti, Brazil
Dogs: Border Collies I have a great passion for all my 5 faithful friends, however, this is a photograph with a very special meaning, because it is a moment of pure relationships among papa( Toddy) and son( Ted) and that fetches me a huge missing. On October 22, 2018 Toddy passed away, victim of a great cruelty: poisoning. Since then it is very difficult to overcome the loss and I consider this award a well-deserved tribute to my honey companion of all hours. I am a graphic designer and photography has an important presence in my work. Besides my dogs, my delicacy for photography is very eclectic because I photograph sceneries, building, industries, concoctions, street and fine art.
Oldies Category, 2nd Place Winner,’ Young At Heart’ By Cat Race, UK
Dog: Bailee, Labrador Retriever( bitch) This grey-faced gal had absolutely no thought of her ripening age. Right to the very end of her photo period at Beacon Fell, Bailee leapt and clambered over records smiling down at me hopefully for a snack! Although she had slowed down a little more with each gray-headed whisker appearing on her soft face, Bailee was as raring for escapade as she had ever been. I established this likenes in a luminous wide angle format to accent the pup-like spirit that glisten from her. I tucked myself in close as she joyously watched my lens, capturing every grin – and drop-off of slobber – that she had to give.
I Love Dogs Because … 2nd Place Winner,’ Peace And Quiet’ By Luca Gombos, Hungary
Dog: Lia, Border Collie I am Luca Gombos, a 17 -year-old girl from Hungary. I have two dogs and desire spending my age with them- taking long moves in quality, doing agility and hound Frisbee, doctrine ploys etc. We have had countless memorable times together and I recognized about three years ago the importance of capturing these moments. Since then I have photographed my bird-dogs many times, and they remain the main reasons why I am picking up my camera. This particular photo was taken during our first holiday we took as a whole family. My two pups, my parents and I spent a few days together away from home. One period, on a sweltering morning we were having a short nap, when I noticed that both of my bird-dogs gave their heads down on the membranes. There was something special in this moment maybe because I have not been able to had this kind of experience with them before. Accordingly, I knew immediately I has not been able to miss captivate it and make it everlasting.
Portrait 2nd Place Winner,’ Mirror’ By Ria Putzker, Austria
Dog: Pumpkin the Catahoula Leopard Dog My name is Ria Putzker, I am 21 years old and I live in Vienna. Photography has been a part of me for a couple of years now and nowadays you can hardly see me without my camera in my hand! I have liked to take pictures of swine, especially dogs, since they never have a fake expression. I love to capture their joyful quality and to create recollections that last forever! This photo was taken after a rainy weekend in summer which left a lot of huge puddles on the floor. I took the opportunity to photograph my friend’s beautiful hound in one of them. She had to stand still for about half a instant until the water was allay enough so you could see the reflection clearly, it was truly a magical time and it is still one of my all-time favourite photos!
Dogs At Work 2nd Place Winner,’ Among Hills And Heather’ By Katie Behan, United Kingdom
Dog: Belle, English Springer Spaniel Always alert, Belle takes advantage of exploring the sinks of Buttermere in the Lake District while I take advantage of capturing her in the beautiful heather. This is one of the brief moments she delayed. It was such a pleasure to watch her in her factor, doing what comes naturally.
Dogs At Play Category 1st Place Winner,’ Dirty Dog’ By Monica Van Der Maden, Netherlands
Dog: Waylon, Australian Shepherd This particular picture is one in my serial off “Dirty Dogs.” I just wanted to make something different instead of beautiful and clean pup descriptions. I examined for a pup that enjoyed to play in the dirt … and yes Waylon loved it, and what I likewise wanted to achieve is to acquire people smile when they see this picture. I too can tell you that Waylon wasn’t the only one that was dirty that day …. the owner Petra and I were also exceedingly dirty that day!
I Love Dogs Because … 1st Place Winner,’ Doggy Bed Time’ By Mariah Mobley, USA
Dog: Koby, AKA Puppy Einstein,( Miniature Pinscher/ Lhasa Apso cross) My Name is Mariah Mobley, and I am 12 years old. I live on the beautiful Oregon Coast, in a small town announced Waldport, with my family and our three pups, Koby, Hunter, and Roxy. I have always loved swine, especially bird-dog, because they are so sweet, cuddly, and always so glad to see you. I started taking slides when I was a very little girl, and have loved it ever since. Taking photos of Koby is additional merriment because he is my mom’s trick dog, so he knows lots, and lots of cool manoeuvres, and affections to pose for the camera. He is really fun to play with too, we even do handstands together. He is a very sweet little love bug, who I desire very much. I took this photo of Koby in my front room. I employed a black cloth backdrop, and my mummy helped constitute Koby for me and likewise comprised the reflector. I took lots of photos of him comprising his toy while wrapped in his covering. This one was my exceedingly favourite.
Oldies Category, 3rd Place Winner,’ Contented’ By Susan Lang, United Kingdom
Dog: Ozzy, 12 time old-fashioned rescued Greyhound This is my Greyhound asleep with his head on the coffee counter. It was something he did rarely so I had few opportunities to catch it on camera. It generally happened when he started get off the sofa, then in true-blue Greyhound style decided to lie down again. On this party the light-colored coming through the window was just right and facilitated me to captivate the film. It’s one of my favourite photos of him and I’m glad to have it as I lost him to cancer 6 months later.
Dogs At Play Category 3rd Place Winner,’ The Joy Of Living’ By Angela Blewaska, Germany
Puppy’s Category 3rd Place Winner.’ Dark Dawn With Noah’ By Lotte Van Alderen, Netherlands
Dog: Noah, Labrador Retriever Little Noah was so much fun to photograph. At times she unexpectedly got the zoomies and began run out like a crazy pup. It was a dark and rainy December morning and there were still some raindrops on the plants around us. Noah was completely wet from running around through the floras by the time we were done taking photo’s. Between those crazy instants she had some seconds of inner treaty and residual. That’s when I took this kill. She sat down, looked up at her owned with her little soggy ears and you could tell on her naughty snout that she was having a great time exploring the world.
Dog: Rebel, Jack Russell Cross I’m a Hungarian photographer living in the beautiful town of Eastbourne in East Sussex. I have been a photographer for about 7 years and I do paintings, bridals and circulate photography. For me dog photography started about five years ago, when women called Agnes contacted me to take photos of her four months old-time puppy Alfie. That photo shoot was very significant in both my personal and professional life. Agnes is my fiancee now, Alfie is my best friend and I’ve been a passionate dog photographer ever since. About my image. The girlfriend you can see in the picture is Kathleen and her bird-dog is called Rebel. She is actually a coach she schools ploys to bird-dogs. We live in the same town but filled on social media. I verified her videos of doing these awesome ruses with her dogs and I merely knew that I had to photograph them. I was particularly interested in the ricochet roping ruse. I speculate the most challenging part was to find the privilege focal segment and angle to captivate them in a way that really showed how awesome was what they were doing. I affection shooting against the sunbathe. You lose some details and a little if sharpness when you delivering the shadows up, but for me it’s worth it, I merely adore the climate of those shots.
Special Mention Assistance Dogs Charity Category,’ Friends For Life’ By Luciana Veras, Brazil
Dog: Gaia, Golden Retriever In this image I try to capture all the interaction, collusion and love that exist between Raul and Gaia. Assistance bird-dogs are divided among categories, but all of them are equally special and important in the lives of those who really need assistance, company and lots of love. Gaia is part of the Sao Paulo Dog Inclusion Project and it was trained to be a Wheelchair Assistance Dog, and I had the good fortune to follow her entire discipline period, recording incredible times. Gaia has always shown extreme dedication and partnership in her civilize, and too a contagious exhilaration, as if she knew all along how much her life mission is great. Service puppies are adequate to altering lives through unconditional love.
Special Mention Oldies Category,’ Till The End Of Time’ By Monica Van Der Maden, Netherlands
Dog: Csoda, Hungarian Vizsla A couple of months ago I “ve got an idea” in my honcho and I made a model call on my Facebook page for senior Pups … I received many actions with beautiful hound visualizes, so it was very difficult for me to choose one dog for this project but when I consider Csoda I knew he was the one I was looking for! When I accompany him, my soul was melting because I adore senior dogs … they have so much wisdom and life suffer and you can see that wisdom in their beautiful faces. We went to a big parking garage and there was a beautiful big window were I wanted to make the picture, and Csoda really understood what I wanted to make … a picture with a story.
Young Pup Photographer( Aged 11 Years And Under) 1st Place Winner, ‘Sea Dog’ By Sabine Wolpert, USA
Dog: Georgie, Havanese, 4 years old My name is Sabine and I grew up in Northern California in a urban community. I wanted a pup for as long as I can remember and on my 7th birthday I got the puppy I’d been waiting for, Georgie. I started going into photography when I was nine. I adore capturing times especially moments with Georgie. This photo is a perfect example. I took this photo on a beach near my house. Georgie had been running around. She wreaked a gob of seaweed to me and I applied it on her premier. I expected her to shake it off but she seemed to like it so I took her picture.
Man’s Best Friend 1st Place Winner’ Connected’ By Cat Race, UK
Dog: Inka, Munstalander( bitch) We had just wrapped up a warm June evening session with Annie-May and her Munsterlander Inka. As the two of them sat in front of the reservoir enjoying the summer air I could see a real moment unfold between them. So I unhooked my camera from my Spider-Holster and secreted the shutter, forever retaining that heart-warming connection. Aside from chilling with Annie-May, Inka loved good-for-nothing more than tearing round after her tennis ball. Annie-May picked up the dance and summon her furry friend to her line-up. Inka patiently sat before her as she reached out, lapping up the attention. Each duration the pellet flew into the air, Inka would up leap after it, loyally creating it back in return for a tap and utterance of’ Good girl! ’ As they baby-sit on the bank with sparkling bright light reflecting off the irrigate behind them, I knew there was something so universal about the unspoken bond between a little girl and her puppy. It was for this reason that in that moment I decided to establish the description of them a silhouette – a faceless likenes that represents a bond felt is not simply by Annie-May and Inka but likewise by a whole ton of bird-dog love in all regions of the world. That warm fuzzy feeling that rises up when we reach out and pat our furry friends is undeniably one of the best feelings in the world.
Man’s Best Friend 2nd Place Winner,’ White Cheesecake’ By Alexandra Novitskaya, Russia
Dog: Standard Poodle Cheesecake Hello, my appoint is Alexandra. Believe it or not, this is my first photo with a serviceman since before I only took photographs of hounds. This photo was taken after an advertising photoshoot. Cheesecake was quite anxious in unique encloses of flash lamps and photo paraphernalium. But it only took a jump into arms of his beloved owned to feel peaceful and safe.
Special Mention Dogs At Play Category, “A Snowy Chase” By Louise Farrell, UK
Dogs: Rescue Border Collies- Meg( tri colour)& Jake( black and white) I’m a pet photographer from Reading, UK and photo all types of four-legged bushy swine who mean the world to their humen. If the humans want to be photographed with their pets, then yes, I do that extremely! Specialising in action photography I have liked to draw likeness of swine, especially bird-dog, doing what the fuck is love most- having fun with a smile on their faces. Once or twice each month, I volunteer at an animal rescue centre in Berkshire( DBARC) photographing the incoming rescue dogs to try to help the centre rehome them as speedily as possible. I’m ever stunned that, in most cases, the dogs arrive joyful and happy having gone through who knows what. I feel it’s my privilege to be able to capture their pleasure at being out in a field and free. It’s also a channel for me to say thank you for my rescue dogs. The two perimeter collies in this picture are my family. Both arrived as puppies; Meg( aged 9, the tri colour) came to me from DBARC and Jake( aged 2, the spotty one) chose me from a save centre appropriately called The Border Collie Spot, also in Berkshire. They play together beautifully. This image captures their enthusiasm playing the beginning of this year and knocking up the snowfall. I just love to see them enjoying life to the full.
Puppies Category 1st Place Winner,’ The Little Twins’ By Monica Van Der Maden, Netherlands
Dogs: Macy& Vino, Weimaraner The breeder and I is now in a shopping mall together where we had so much fun during this photoshoot. It can be very difficult to photograph two puppies together let alone a whole litter of puppies particularly in a shopping center (!). Everyone wanted to pet the puppies because they were so sweet and cute. But when Jose( the breeder) residence the two pups together they started to cleanse each other…
Rescue Dogs Charity Category 3rd Place Winner,’ A Look That Embraces’ By Luciana Veras, Brazil
Dog: Rescue dog undefined multiplied named Mike I’m a photographer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In love with bird-dogs since I was a child, it was only in its first year 2017 that I decided to join the ardour of dogs with the passion for photography, and to specialize in Pet Photography. My objective in photography is to capture through my gaze the feelings of desire, friendship, and grateful between dogs and their humen. My love for hounds overflows into word-paintings, and I’m always on the lookout for an exciting story to tell through photography. And most of the time I have the good fortune to be found by these floors. And that’s how I met Mike, an adopted rescue dog, who carries some physical and psychological scars, signs of the mistreatment he suffered for a few years. Mike chose to trust and was adopted by Milena, the pain due to the condition of life he took before being adopted, acquired him very frightened and suspicious, but Mike never lost his sweet way, always waiting for a sincere hug and was in the embracing of Milena that he found the best place in the world. Today Mike makes a very happy life with their own families full of adoration and respect. Mike still does not permit anyone to approach him, but he allowed me to get close to him to photograph him and tell his whole story of overcoming and cherish for Milena. Rescue dogs have the authority to love unconditionally, and especially to change our lives.
I Love Dogs Because … 3rd Place Winner,’ Best Buddy’ By Flora Wilson, UK
Dog: Buddy, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever I’m a teenager from the Wiltshire, and pass a puppy photography business as a hobby( when I can get a break from school !). I affection nature and being outside and I try to show this, alongside my adore of hounds, in my photos. I first fell for photography when I was about 11, taking photos of pretty much everything around me. I sidestepped and craved, until I was finally allowed to have my own DSLR when I turned thirteen. This, combined with the joy of a new puppy as my muse, taught me the basics to get decent photographs of pups in particular. I emphatically have my naughty retriever to thank! I opened my business in March last year, and although I’ve had to take a break this year due to my GCSEs, I envisage I’ve been able to grow and improve terribly with ordeal. Dogs are just wonderful. I’ve forged a very close bond with my puppy over the last three years, and he’s learnt me the supremacy of perseverance and how’ obedience’ is really exactly a close communication between owner and pup. I am so glad I have been able to explore the cherish parties have for their puppies through the medium of photography. This photo is of a friend’s lovely’ Toller’, Buddy. I gratified his proprietor through a local group for our reproduce, and Buddy was the first client I ever took on. The film was perfect: the location was stupefying; Buddy himself was lovely; and it was amazing to see the alliance between him and his owner.
Dogs: Dio and Afina – the Wire-Haired Hungarian Pointer( Vizsla) My name is Nadezhda, I am an animal photographer from St. Petersburg, Russia. Dio and Afina are my friend’s bird-dogs. Once we travelled for a step together and I, of course, took the camera with me. The weather was great and the dogs were playing, flowing on the sea, suddenly they froze smelling the chick – first Dio, and then after him Afina. Fortunately, I managed to get a camera and make this frame.