52 Weeks of Photos: Week 8

So I knew it would happen eventually, I totally blanked saturday night when I got home about posting.  I appologize (not like anyone watches this religiously anyway).  I thought it only fitting to let the subject for this post be the very one that probably caused the brain fart.  I was out at a training day from about 7:30-7 on saturday.  No not a photography day, (one of my) my other hobby, dog training. I joined Laurie on her weekly trip to PA to work on hunt training.  We were joined there by Ed and Will (and several others who’s names escape me).  Lots of dogs to work with meant a long day.  But if you would like to read more about it just go to Luna’s blog where I explain a bit more in detail.

Now on to the 4-leggers, there were all kinds.

 

Tampa

 

German Shorthaired Pointers…

 

Vixen

 

And the harrier version, German Wirehaired Pointer

 

Shultz

Jackie on point

And Vizslas of all relations to Luna (this is a half sister, same mom)

 

 

Jackie watching the quail fly

Maddy (luna's mamma)

Sadly, no photos of Luna that day (that’s what happens when I’m the photographer for most the day).  You can see where Luna gets her good looks from (papa Ruger sure helped out too).  Hope your week has started off well.  Weather here is a bit shady (as in stormy and crazy) but the rest of the week looks good.

 

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About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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6 Responses to 52 Weeks of Photos: Week 8

  1. I never hunted but enjoyed working my uncle’s Irish Setters out in the fields. These are stately dogs who are taking their jobs very seriously. You’ve captured the essence of their hunter spirit.

    • Anna says:

      Thanks so much for the comment. It is hard to capture stills of hunting dogs and come even remotely close to showing the passion they have for what they do. It’s something I think a video/still combo would work well. But you can never really appreciate it unless you’ve been out in the field with them, as you have.

  2. 2browndawgs says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Gorgeous dogs! Your Luna is quite beautiful too. Retriever hunt tests are supposed to simulate duck hunting situations, but of course they are nothing like real duck hunting. I suppose the same is true for pointer hunt tests…nothing like real upland. Good luck to you and Luna on your hunt test training and in the show ring! Can’t wait to hear more.

    • Anna says:

      Thank you. The AKC hunt tests are actually quite a bit like hunting (MUCH more so than AKC field trial… don’t get me started on that). Basically the hunt tests are showcasing a polished gun dog. Most people that simply hunt with their dogs would not require such excellence out of them. I could take Luna out and hunt with her right now and honestly have a good time, but I want to try and get some titles on her first. She is deserving of them. As you probably know though, hunt training takes time. Thanks for stopping by, I shall check back and see what progress you have made with your pack too 😉
      Take care

  3. These photos are absolutely stunning! I can definitely see where Luna gets her beauty. 🙂

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