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Category Archives: Driven Partridge Shooting
Last day of the season tomorrow – see if you can go out on a high! #FieldSports
Tomorrow is the last day of the shooting season so I hope you all have a fabulous day. I’ve been out today with the gun and left the camera behind and we all had a great day in the Oxfordshire countryside. Thankfully we finished just in time before the bad weather came in and we were all tucked up in the local pub with ham, egg and chips!
Here is a shot all of my Twitter followers will have seen that I took earlier this month. It was from another lovely Oxfordshire shoot I photographed, we had just had a shower and then on the last drive the rainbow appeared.
It is a fabulous experience being out in the great outdoors and I love it whether I have my camera, a gun and even my flag in hand. Roll on the 1st September 2014!
Have a great year everyone, those that don’t follow me on Twitter may wish to as it’s a bit more active then my blog! @thesportingpic
Also, my new website is online for those of you that have not had a chance to look at it http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk
Uffington Farm Shoot
To all of those that attended the Uffington farm shoot yesterday the images will be on a gallery for you to view within 2 weeks. Please either sign up to my blog to get an alert or even better email me and I will send you the details of the gallery once it is live. For security please mention the hosts name in your email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all yesterday and I hope you enjoyed the shoot as much as I did. I hope you managed to polish off the Jeroboam of red last night too!
In the meantime here is a picture of Otter…
Please also have a look at my main Sporting Picture website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk which was launched in August 2013.
The Field Magazine Cover and New Website!
Those of you that do not follow me on Twitter or Facebook you will be left in the dark so here is the news!
I am delighted and proud to say I have the front cover of The Field Magazine this month for their partridge issue! The picture was taken on the West Wycombe Estate two seasons ago.
Also my new ‘The Sporting Picture’ website has just been launched today. Please click here to see it. My Sporting Picture blog (which you are reading now) will continue to run alongside my website.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last few years in making my countryside and country sports photography possible.
Have a great shooting season!
Beaters Day and Pickers Up at West Wycombe Park
There was a beaters day at West Wycombe Park today and one thing I never have enough practice at photographing is dogs retrieving birds. I spoke to David Swallow, the head keeper who said it would be fine to hang out with the picker ups and photograph the action from the back of the field. The guns today also had several dogs amongst them who were keen to retrieve the birds too. I spent most of the day with a gentleman, David Frost, one of the writers for the Shooting Times and other shooting titles. He has 4 black lab, all whom are very well trained and excellent gun dogs. I also spent time with Tony and Alistair and their Cocker Spaniels who helped towards more great pictures. There was plenty of friendly banter going on today between the dog handlers as to the merits of their dogs, Spaniels verses Labrador……… I’m keeping out of this one!!!
Here are a few pictures, more can be found at the top of the page entitled ‘Picking up at West Wycombe’ or on my Facebook page by clicking here
EJ Churchill Staff Day Pictures Online!
Today I had the great privilege to shoot (with a gun) on the West Wycombe Estate with some of the staff from EJ Churchill for their annual staff day. I also took my camera along and took some pictures between drives. Here are some of my favourite images from today, others can be found by clicking on the page at the top entitled ‘E J Churchill Staff 2013’ . To all who attended please feel free to copy and save them and use them for your own personal use, all I ask is a LIKE on my Facebook page by clicking here. Thank you!
Special thanks to Rob Fenwick and Sir Edward Dashwood for inviting me along. I am proud to say I hit double figures on some drives!
Showsley Estate Shoot 15th December
Last Saturday I attended a fabulous shoot at the Showsley Estate, near Towcester with some pretty keen shots! We started the day with a brilliant duck drive, followed by five more mixed drives (mainly pheasant) throughout the day stopping for roast lamb in the shooting lodge at lunch time. A great day for all concerned with a final bag of 373 finished off with homemade cake and tea in the lodge.
I am currently working on an album for each of the guns that the host is giving them as a momento of the day. Here is a selection of my shots from the day…..
What’s with the toilet roll you say? I can’t tell you that……
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your countryside lover?
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Why not treat your family to a portrait session with the dogs etc in the spring or summer next year. I am offering portrait session vouchers valued at £75 for just £25 until Christmas day. To find out more please email me at email@example.com or click here to contact me. Examples of my portrait photography can be found by clicking here.
Game day vouchers can be bought (in the form of a letter) for you to give the gun. The cost for me to attend a game day next year will be £200 and albums will start at £250. So a minimum value would be £200 for me to cover the game day. If you could like to give a voucher for me to attend a shoot in 2013 please contact me at info@firstname.lastname@example.org
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Christmas gifts for the shooting man or lady in your life!
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Please have a look at my PhotoBox gallery by following the link. You never know you may find that perfect gift!
Tittershall shoot pictures now available online
The pictures from the Tittershall shoot are now available to view or purchase online. Please go to my Photobox gallery by clicking here and enter the password tittershallshootcw. The gallery is password protected so it can only be shared with Sporting Picture viewers.
To the guns who attended the shoot I will be designing an album for Charles soon and will post a preview of the album online. Should you require a copy them please email me or return the form I gave to you.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.
20th September 2012
Here is the proof of the album I have designed for my client. To all the guns identical copies are available for just £150 + £6.95 p+p. Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to order one. Thank you.