Clones | Irish Setter | New York

The Irish Setter.

One thing I really like in dogs is distinguishing features.

While the Irish Setter as a breed is distinct from other breeds individuals within the breed look very similar.

To my unfamiliar eye they look almost the smae.

Walking up to a show ring full of Irish Setters is like meeting identical twins except multiplied by a factor of 10.

I know that if they were dogs I had a connection to I would be able to tell them apart but as a very casual observer they look like clones. And I can’t decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

But I love how the prominent features of the Irish Setter show up in this photo.

Big floppy ears flapping out to the side and long fur along its chest blowing in the wind as the dog moves across the ground.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400.

Irish Setter

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