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Event: Northern Virginia Brittany Club Hunt Test
Date: 04/02/2006

An Upland Life wandering photographer stopped by this spring event. Several breeds of pointing dogs were on the scene, and we got a few shots.
The bird planting team walks out of the Junior field. The left-hand planter is carrying the bird bag.
 
The bird planting team walks out of the Junior field. The left-hand planter is carrying the bird bag. Image ID: 3-001100

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A Brittany in an early brace works the edge of the junior test bird field.
 
A Brittany in an early brace works the edge of the junior test bird field. Image ID: 3-001101

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A handler in the junior field has a lot going on. He's using one hand to gesture a steadying command to his German Shorthair, and he's just kicked up a quail (which you can see on a flight path headed right in front of the mounted judge), and you can make out the puff of smoke from the handler's blank pistol (which he's fired to simulate a shot at the bird). Whew!
 
A handler in the junior field has a lot going on. He's using one hand to gesture a steadying command to his German Shorthair, and he's just kicked up a quail (which you can see on a flight path headed right in front of the mounted judge), and you can make out the puff of smoke from the handler's blank pistol (which he's fired to simulate a shot at the bird). Whew! Image ID: 3-001102

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The Brittany Chain Gang (waiting their turns in the field) has a singing Vizsla in their midst.
 
The Brittany Chain Gang (waiting their turns in the field) has a singing Vizsla in their midst. Image ID: 3-001103

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A handler, standing next to her on-point GSP, looks over her shoulder to make sure that the backing bracemate is steady before she moves in to flush a bird.
 
A handler, standing next to her on-point GSP, looks over her shoulder to make sure that the backing bracemate is steady before she moves in to flush a bird. Image ID: 3-001104

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A handler reaches down for a retrieve-to-hand as her shorthair, carrying a quail, passes the gunner that brought it down.
 
A handler reaches down for a retrieve-to-hand as her shorthair, carrying a quail, passes the gunner that brought it down. Image ID: 3-001105

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Dan, of Braveheart Kennels, sits with Shelby the GSP, Shelby's owner, and a friend (with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever that knows he's not at his sort of event).
 
Dan, of Braveheart Kennels, sits with Shelby the GSP, Shelby's owner, and a friend (with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever that knows he's not at his sort of event). Image ID: 3-001106

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Dan and Shelby
 
Dan and Shelby Image ID: 3-001107

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Shelby the GSP with a chukar partridge.
 
Shelby the GSP with a chukar partridge. Image ID: 3-001108

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Shelby earns a big frequent-customer discount by posing for a shameless truck-logo plug for his pro handler.
 
Shelby earns a big frequent-customer discount by posing for a shameless truck-logo plug for his pro handler. Image ID: 3-001109

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Lexie the Vizsla, with chukar, poses with Mom.
 
Lexie the Vizsla, with chukar, poses with Mom. Image ID: 3-001110

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At the breakaway point for the senior/master course, two handlers have a word to make sure they're both ready, and that they know how they'll approach the field with their two young male charges.
 
At the breakaway point for the senior/master course, two handlers have a word to make sure they're both ready, and that they know how they'll approach the field with their two young male charges. Image ID: 3-001111

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Shelby on point on the back course.
 
Shelby on point on the back course. Image ID: 3-001112

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The handler is NOT waving to the crowd. He's just flushed a quail in front of Shelby (who is steady through the flush), and the bird came up right in Dan's face. Dan has actually just swatted at that quail like a mosquito.
 
The handler is NOT waving to the crowd. He's just flushed a quail in front of Shelby (who is steady through the flush), and the bird came up right in Dan's face. Dan has actually just swatted at that quail like a mosquito. Image ID: 3-001113

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Shelby the shorthair locked up on another back-course quail.
 
Shelby the shorthair locked up on another back-course quail. Image ID: 3-001114

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A handler waits for his turn on the junior course. His Brittany is already well aware of what's happening in the bird field.
 
A handler waits for his turn on the junior course. His Brittany is already well aware of what's happening in the bird field. Image ID: 3-001115

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A Brittany's focus is entirely on the bird field as another brace finishes up a junior test.
 
A Brittany's focus is entirely on the bird field as another brace finishes up a junior test. Image ID: 3-001116

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A shorthair on an exuberant retrieve.
 
A shorthair on an exuberant retrieve. Image ID: 3-001117

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A pair of handlers on the line for a senior test get some last minute course review tips from the judges that will watch their brace of dogs.
 
A pair of handlers on the line for a senior test get some last minute course review tips from the judges that will watch their brace of dogs. Image ID: 3-001118

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A handler kicks the sorghum to flush the bird her Vizsla is pointing. The gunners are hoping for a safe shot, and the pointer's Brittany bracemate - having already honored the Vizsla - is being steadied by the other handler.
 
A handler kicks the sorghum to flush the bird her Vizsla is pointing. The gunners are hoping for a safe shot, and the pointer's Brittany bracemate - having already honored the Vizsla - is being steadied by the other handler. Image ID: 3-001119

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Strolling through the spring shoots and flowers, a chukar partridge is watching for protein-rich insects.
 
Strolling through the spring shoots and flowers, a chukar partridge is watching for protein-rich insects. Image ID: 3-001120

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A pair of refugee chukars that managed to evade the dogs and guns on the senior/master course have coveyed up in a treeline and are looking for lunch.
 
A pair of refugee chukars that managed to evade the dogs and guns on the senior/master course have coveyed up in a treeline and are looking for lunch. Image ID: 3-001121

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