Featured Boxing Day hunt

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Iansky, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    We had our annual Boxing Day hunt meet in the park yesterday, it was a drag hunt ( they use fox scent for the dogs to follow rather than try and catch a real fox).

    It was well attended and the weather was kind so I grabbed just the 100-400 on the XT2 and walked up to the park to grab a few images from the event.

    These are just a few and the full set can be seen on my blog at - 571 Photography

    Hunt 4. Hunt 5. Hunt 14. Hunt 21. Hunt 25. Hunt 27. Hunt 28. Hunt 29.
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Wonderful images, Ian!
     
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  3. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks Amin, it was definitely worth wandering out for.
     
  4. ramso

    ramso FujiXspot Rookie

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    I like these... As an Aussie I don't get the whole fox hunt thing...
    But it makes for some interesting images... love the spotted horse..
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks Ramso, it is a well attended event that allows the "gentry" to have a day out on horseback with friends - makes for a good scene though.
     
  6. Blythe

    Blythe Guest

    I hope they all fell off and broke their necks
     
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  7. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Make that the "landed gentry." :)
     
  8. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Regular

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    Or even those who are desperately hoping to be called gentry.

    I like the quote that hunting is the despicable in pursuit of the inedible! Or words to that effect.
     
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  9. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    LOL,nice one Mike.
     
  10. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Regular

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    Ian, my apologies as I forgot to say a super set of photos!
     
  11. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ha ha, Thanks Mike I appreciate that and guessed you enjoyed them from the comment.
     
  12. Dean Smith

    Dean Smith FujiXspot Regular

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    Ian,

    A beautifully captured set. I particularly enjoyed the contrast between the young lady and her pony and the elderly lady and her house. I've ridden on one hunt--like yours a drag hunt--enjoyable for the companionship with other riders, but not really me.
     
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  13. rayvonn

    rayvonn FujiXspot Regular

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    That sounds like my grandad's masonic club.
     
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  14. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thanks both, Dean I laughed when I read what you had put about the comparison - a mistake, but a funny one none the less.
     
  15. Blythe

    Blythe Guest

    I still hope they all die horrible deaths, ideally similar to the fox they "accidentally" killed
     
  16. ripleysbaby

    ripleysbaby FujiXspot Rookie

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    I've work on farms and in the countryside from Portsmouth to Ullapool I've been up close and personal with a fox kill. It was truly awful One of my customers was convicted of blocking up the fox hole to cut off a possible escape. ( very happy with that outcome) . I totally abhor hunting for pleasure in any shape or form. But to wish the horrible deaths of anyone makes you no better than them.
     
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  17. ripleysbaby

    ripleysbaby FujiXspot Rookie

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    But can I also say I totally admire the fact you are willing say such things on behalf of animals that don't deserve to be torn to shreds for the sake of pleasure. I think I may be a coward.
    Perhaps you could change die horribly for traumatic injury.
     
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  18. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Alright, folks, let's keep this friendly. We're veering dangerously close to violating the conditions of use for this forum. We know where you stand on hunting. Fine. Let's leave it at that.
     
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  19. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Thank you Biro for bringing it back on track, my intention was not to advocate hunting is good or bad but to show the variety of people / ages / and sizes involved that all make for a good photographic event - nothing to do with views on the sport.

    Finally I must clarify this was a drag hunt.