#German Shorthaired Pointer Photo Shoot

Last night I popped out with a friend to make the most of this beautiful weather, great light and stunning new vegetation in our local countryside. She has a couple of German Shorthaired Pointers, Luna and Lottie. Luna’s a lively 2 year old and Lottie a more sedate older girl who trots along happily. Luna on the other hand bounds around making her a challenging subject to photograph shall we say!  Well, here are a few of my pictures from the session I was rather happy with. I will photograph them again soon in the next couple of months so keep an eye out!

And the lovely Lottie…

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Pictures from the Open Working Test for the Bucks Area of the United Retriever Club

 Here are the photographs from the Open Working Test for the Bucks Area of the United Retriever Club held on the Portman Burtley Estate, Beaconsfield on Sunday 20th May by kind permission of Shoot Owner, Mr John Blakeston. The test was a qualifying event to select the Bucks Area team for the URC Area Finals to be held on July 15th.

Prints or digital files can be purchased by emailing me at thesportingpicture@gmail.com. Prints and digital files start at £10 each. All orders will be digitally enhanced to remove blemishes, ‘dribble’ (on the dogs!) unwanted debris attached to them such as small bits of bracken etc. Black labs may appear dark in some of the proofs however anything purchased will have a good tonal range and detail in the dogs coats. Any questions or feedback please email me. Thank you,  Mark

Working Gun Dog Tests – Pictures Coming Soon…..

Keep an eye out on The Sporting Picture blog for the pictures from today’s working gun dog tests at Beaconsfield. I hope to have them online by the end of this week.

Here’s one of my favourites to keep you going. Not only could the Lab clear the jump easily but also pose for the camera!

Prince’s Countryside Fund Charity Shoot – The Pictures

Earlier this week I photographed a charity clay pigeon shoot for The Prince’s Countryside Fund hosted by Sir Edward Dashwood at his West Wycombe home. E J Churchill put on a superb display of targets for the guests to shoot in the grounds of West Wycombe Estate. After a breakfast served in the hall the 9 teams had an eventful morning shooting in their teams of 4 guns over the various stands. England rugby star Phil Vickery, the new ambassador of The Prince’s Countryside Fund was there demonstrating his sharp shooting eye and support to the other guests and the PCF.

With teams from various industries that support the PCF competing the final winners were Samworth Brothers and runners up Dovecote Park who had their awards presented to them by Sir Edward Dashwood, Phil Vickery and Managing Director of Waitrose, Mark Price. With other notable figures in the teams it really was a great fund raising event for the PCF and raising awareness to help rural communities across the UK.

To find out more about the Prince’s Countryside Fund and to support the Great British countryside and it’s people please click here.

If you wish to purchase prints or high resolution digital files from this event please email me at the thesportingpicture@gmail.com Thank you, Mark

Prince’s Countryside Fund Charity Shoot – West Wycombe

To all those that attended the brilliant day of clay pigeon shooting at West Wycombe Estate for  the Prince’s Countryside Fund charity shoot the pictures will be online by the end of this week. Keep an eye out or follow me on Twitter @thesportingpic for an alert once they are online! Thank you.