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Pic from earlier this week.

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Pic from earlier this week.

My camera bag is always something that is in the boat during any time I get to go out. Over the years I have been enjoyed taking pictures of all the ordinary things that go on, especially those that end up telling a story that goes beyond a "tailgate shot." (....although I'm guilty of having taken my share of those Cool).

Scooter is five now, and she's been the subject of a lot of the pictures I've taken since her first season afield. We've owned a lot of Labs, but I haven't had another that was so intent on scanning the sky for birds the whole time we are out ( I always trace this back to a fortunate first-time out when she was just 8 months old. The birds were plentiful, worked & decoyed perfectly, and the impression that 'good things come from the sky' must have been indelibly stamped in her mind).

When looking through the pictures I took Tuesday morning, this struck me one that captures that intensity. Lighting was perfect and just one of those shots that I'll look back on and smile about when I get too dang old to do this anymore.






MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

https://www.facebook.com/KOOIdecoy?ref=hl

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Beautiful photo
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You captured what it's all about. Beautiful


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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I love that picture Bob. Very nicely done.
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That Lab looks like a good friend with total attention to his business Bob. Keep him!

Larry
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Great pic, love seeing them do what they were meant to do.
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A photo is worth a thousand words...

Eyes To The Sky.

You watch the dog closely and the only time ya gotta look up, is to shoot.

That's about as good as it gets.


Best regards
Vince











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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Absolutely beautiful and completely in her element!
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It is pretty great to spend time with a dog that is gung ho.

In fact, Gung Honess is a trait that is right up there with loyalty.





Don't just do something, Stand there!
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You captured that photo perfectly Bob. Good thing you had your camera.

Tom
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That photo deserves printed and framed. I love it.

Take care,

Ed L.
East Moline,
Illinois
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If I'd had asked what they wanted they would have said faster horses" - Henry Ford

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Great photo Bob,


Could you share some info on that magic clamp hooked to the tree? interesting piece of equipment.

RVZ
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In fact, Gung Honess is a trait that is right up there with loyalty.


I'm with Todd on this one, and your photo captures the moment prefectly.
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Could you share some info on that magic clamp hooked to the tree? interesting piece of equipment. [/font]

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Rod,

That is, indeed, one of the handiest pieces of equipment a duck hunter who guns from a boat blind can have !! (IMO.)
I've had a pair of them attached to lengths of 1/2" camo line for so long that I can't remember where I picked them up-- all I can recall was that it was in some sort of marine/boat supply store. However, if you google: "Boat Brush clamp/gripper" or "Blakemore Brush Gripper," you'll be presented with a number of options, many of them around 15 bucks. Mine came powder coated in OD Green.

When I get to the spot on the bank, flooded trees,
etc., where I will tie off & hunt from, I clamp one of these to any appropriate branch I locate near to my bow & stern, then run the rope they're attached to to the bow & stern cleats on the deck of my TDB 14. Pull tight, cleat off, and I'm set.... easy peasy. Gripper is designed so the tighter the camp is pulled against; the tighter the "jaw" end grips the branch or brush. I ran a small diameter, high-strength braided line through the clamp mechanism and attached the larger diameter line to it at the rear of the clamp. Never have had any problem, and I don't think I've ever needed to change those original lines in all the years I've used 'em.

Some pics I took for you:
With line "loop-wrapped" for no tangle transport (...an old line storage trick one of the MLB guys - Chuck Crump - showed me decades ago):





One pull to open line and cleat off:





Close up of brand name ("Blakemore") and I :







MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

https://www.facebook.com/KOOIdecoy?ref=hl

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MLBob Furia: Jan 9, 2022, 9:00 PM
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great pic. she really loves her job!