Ketuia Photography | Hunting with the Southern Shires Bloodhounds

Hunting with the Southern Shires Bloodhounds

November 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

For some time I have admired the country scene of a hunt rushing past me in full swing, but I had only ever been able to stumble across a local hunt and take an opportune picture as I was on my way somewhere else.

I've always found it interesting to see how the hounds work, following a scent, while the hunt try to follow and keep up, while navigating around typical countryside obstacles.

Hunting has been part of our countryside tradition for many years, and has been depicted in paintings by many artists.

However recently I was allowed to follow a local Hunt and take photographs, one i had always wanted to take was of a pack of hounds just milling around, so when i got the opportunity, this was the first I took.

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 Camera Lens ISO  Aperture  Focal Length  Exposure 
Canon EOS 60D Sigma APO 70-200 mm 100 f/4.5 146mm 1/400

 

 

These particular hounds are (for the those that don't know) are Blood Hounds, these are great hunters, and for this particular hunt, they hunt the scent of a couple of runners.

It was great to see the relationship between the Hounds, the horses, the people and their families all involved in the Hunt, from young children, to the more "experienced" Horse person.

I look forward to Attending more of these events and taking some great pictures in the future.


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