Game Shooting Photography Oxfordshire

Getting together for a game shoot this season with your family and friends and wish to have it recorded. Please visit my main game shooting photography website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk to see what I can offer.0158SGS-ML-IMG_3677_158

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The Sporting Picture FREE wallpaper download! #Fieldsports

Missing the pheasants already? This will cheer you all up! I’ve recently got a new phone and have had a fiddle as one does with its capabilities. I set a lock screen for the first time ever, this is a screen you have to swipe to unlock the phone. I used an image of some pheasant feathers I took last year and it looks rather neat. Especially if you then choose the ripple effect ……..YAWN……

So I though I would share it with all of my followers for them to use on their phones. Just save the image below to you phone, open it up in gallery and then select ‘Set As’ Home Screen if you want it as your wallpaper or Lock Screen if you want it to be your screen lock. This works for Samsung phones but I no nothing about iPhones!!

The legal bit – Please note this image is for you own personal use only and cannot be used or reproduced in any way other than on your phone screen. Thank you.

The fun bit- Download now!

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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!

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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

Stay safe!

 

 

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 thesportingpicture@gmail.com

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…The Sporting Picture Gun Dog Photography-IMG_3413_001

Please also have a look at my main Sporting Picture website http://www.thesportingpicture.co.uk  which was launched in August 2013.

Thank you,

Mark

 

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

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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!West Wycombe Shoot

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…..

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Pheasant Shooting Showsley Estate 3

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What’s with the toilet roll you say? I can’t tell you that……