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Quail Work with Updated Pics (Hopefully)

Postby RowdyGSP » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:29 pm

Got Rowdy on some quail this morning. The wind was howling at 30+ MPH with sporadic rain so instead of hitting the ridges for huns and chukar I opted to stay down low for valley quail. We found a covey of 15 or so birds and I took a single out of the initial flush and followed that up with 3 more singles taken on various points. Got some pointing pictures, since the quail hold better than chukar and huns and I wasn't worried about them wild flushing. As we headed back to the truck, down another canyon, the rain picked up pretty good and I called it a day. Supposed to rain/sleet/snow tomorrow too. Snow I'm good with but scenting condition in the rain just plain suck. Average guy was able to help me figure out the image issue...

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Re: Quail Work

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:21 pm

PM sent to see if I can help with your photos
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Re: Quail Work with Updated Pics (Hopefully)

Postby mtlhdr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:13 pm

Man, that rowdy dog looks good on point.
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Re: Quail Work with Updated Pics (Hopefully)

Postby RowdyGSP » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:38 pm

mtlhdr wrote:Man, that rowdy dog looks good on point.


Funny because to me in these photos he looks way less stylish than he does when it's a covey of birds. These were just tight-sitting singles. When he's on a covey he looks like this: (pic from a few years ago on Huns)

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Re: Quail Work with Updated Pics (Hopefully)

Postby LongHammer » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:24 pm

Boy our dogs have great lives. Nice of them to take us along.
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Re: Quail Work with Updated Pics (Hopefully)

Postby AverageGuy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:14 pm

RowdyGSP wrote:
mtlhdr wrote:Man, that rowdy dog looks good on point.


Funny because to me in these photos he looks way less stylish than he does when it's a covey of birds. These were just tight-sitting singles. When he's on a covey he looks like this: (pic from a few years ago on Huns)

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That would be the case with Spud. The more scent he gets the higher his head and tail and the further off the birds he will be. Nice crisp photos. The striking coloration of Rowdy and Chance make for some beautiful photos.
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Re: Quail Work with Updated Pics (Hopefully)

Postby mtlhdr » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:50 am

RowdyGSP wrote:Image

This one feels very intense to me (the one on the hun covey is beautiful as well). It's amazing how much you can read from a point. The problem with coveys is we often find them scattered or running. In both those cases, Chance's tail seems to lay back a touch. With tight sitting singles, he seems to be about a staunch as he could get.

This is a good example of tail position telling the story. This was a very intense point, but his tail was laid back almost parallel with his back.
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