Going Coastal

Last month I spent a couple of days hunting ducks on the bay with Rockport outfitter, Brad Smythe. Scads of pintails and redheads provided incredible decoying action for both the shotgun and camera. On the second day I got to watch and photograph some phenomenal dog work by Brad’s friend Walt Collier, and his lab Chief. Shooting retrievers in action is always a joy, especially when they’re dialed in and digging their work.

This will be the last wingshooting post for awhile, so I’ve also thrown in a few favorite images from my duck hunting archive. For now, though, my waders and shotgun are stored and I’m looking forward to getting back in the fish game (and hopefully warmer weather).

New Stock Photo Archive – ONLINE
It took some serious time and bandwidth, but it was well worth the effort. I’ve moved my entire stock image collection over to Photoshelter, and so far I’ve been blown away with the features and function of their platform:

– Larger thumbnail and image displays
– Download full-res images direct from the gallery
– Improved Lightbox function
– Order prints and notecards online
– Improved keyword and image search

Drop by, check it out, and let me know what you think.

Is there a better scene in duck hunting than this one?

Earning their keep

Picking out a drake

Hollywood Mallard

Walt Collier and Chief

Decoy swim

Rambling redheads

Drake wigeon

Tools of the trade

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