Birddogman

Birddogman

Lives in United States Backwoods, PA, United States
Works as a M&A/Tax lawyer - now mostly retired
Joined on Feb 10, 2004

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On photo Dueling Pistols - Colt-7962 in the Pistols & revolvers challenge (2 comments in total)

With respect, those are NOT dueling pistols, but rather a magnificent and very valuable cased pair of .44 Colt 1860's. They were carried in pairs in saddle holsters by cavalrymen, because reloading in combat while mounted was very time consuming and difficult. If they are yours, you have a treasure indeed!

Fancy guns like those, that also remain in such good shape, were likely purchased and owned by a wealthy person of the era who appreciated high-grade guns, but made very little use of them.

The 1777 Code Duello only permitted on one shot from each participant, not six.

Regards,

Greg

Greg

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 02:37 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo 1st Series Kreigsmarine Marked K-Date Luger 1934 in the Pistols & revolvers challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Michael Piziak: Nice pic of a highly sought after gun!

Thanks! The gun is probably close to unique. I was very lucky to come across it.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 02:28 UTC
On photo A sheepscape in the Sheep challenge (5 comments in total)

Thank you very much for the gracious thoughts, everyone!!

That "Sheepscape" pic was pure luck. There was a fresh snow and I decided to go photograph a nearby 1700's farmstead in the snow with the full-frame Sony camera. There was a narrow path shoveled through the snow to the house, so the ever-lazy sheep, rather than pushing through the snow to get to their barn, went on the path. The ever-lazy photographer didn't want to push through the snow either, so I was trying to move the sheep along the path ahead of me. For just a second, they all faced in alternating directions, with the black sheep in front. Luckily, the camera was already set-up and on; and it was more or less just point and shoot to grab the image.

There was a little work in getting the B&W conversion the way I wanted it, but other than that, just luck.

Thanks again!

Greg Hartman

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2021 at 19:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Abandoned house on the Montana high prairie in Birddogman's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thank you, Kent! That particular place was in the far northeast corner MT, just a few hundred yards south of the Canadian border. Probably the closest real town would be Plentywood.

I've never been to California. My partner, Nancy, and I live way back in the woods/mountains in Pennsylvania. We are upland bird hunters, so our travels in the west are exclusively to very remote areas - MT, ID, ND, etc. Way too many people in Calif.

You do bump into quite a few abandoned house in those harsh lonely places. I have many such pics on my Flickr site. https://www.flickr.com/photos/137747053@N07/

We usually head east to Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks to sail for a couple months in the spring. But, we would LOVE to see the Calif redwoods, so maybe one day...

Thanks again,

Greg Hartman

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 19:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Abandoned house on the Montana high prairie in the Urban & rural architecture challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

abiquiuense: One word, please; however, it's not in my own words, so it's in quotes.
"Wowzer!"

Thank you David! Mostly it is GREAT to hear from you. I hope you, The Babe and Babu are all doing well!!

Greg

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 18:19 UTC
On photo Abandoned house on the Montana high prairie in the Urban & rural architecture challenge (9 comments in total)
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elmo: Very nice! You photographed it just in time.

Thanks. That was actually true of an old abandoned church in Dooley, Montana (population maybe 5) Dunno how to post a pic here or I would (Google Dooley MT church and there are some images). It was leaning way over from the wind, tall steeple and all. It collapsed into a pile of dust and timber two days after I photographed it against a spectacular sky. Very cool image.

Greg Hartman

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 18:18 UTC
On photo Abandoned house on the Montana high prairie in the Urban & rural architecture challenge (9 comments in total)
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Papa48: You've done great work with these. I've returned to admire them a number of times. Congratulations!

Thank you! Much appreciated!

Greg Hartman

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 18:13 UTC
On photo Abandoned house on the Montana high prairie in the Urban & rural architecture challenge (9 comments in total)
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Sue Anne Rush: A beautiful abandoned house on the Montana high prairie done in B/W.

Thank you very kindly, Sue. My partner, Nancy, and I spend two months every fall camping and hunting wild upland birds in very remote areas of Montana. Abandoned houses miles from anywhere (at least some the victims of the Dustbowl, I suspect) are evocative to me.

Greg Hartman

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2021 at 18:13 UTC

Thank you, kind sir! It was a fun challenge for me because hunting is what I do.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 09:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Handsome Chase on a hard point in a blizzard in the My handsome dog challenge (4 comments in total)
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barb_s: This had to be hard. I have not managed to do well in snow. I certainly admire this one!

Thank you! Bird hunting with my dogs is my passion and how I get my exercise - do it nearly every week day for seven months out of the year. I always carry a camera in the field, so I have zillions of good images of the dogs in action, on point, retrieving, etc. The only hard part here was picking just one.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:33 UTC
On photo Handsome Chase on a hard point in a blizzard in the My handsome dog challenge (4 comments in total)
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William Ing: Lovely portrait of a wonderful dog, birdogman. Hope Chase is still doing well. Really miiss your posts in the Fujfilm X forum these days, notice you've been posting frequently in the Sony forum of late. Does this mean you've tapered off somewhat in your use of Fuji equipment?
from Will in SD

Thank you! I still use and enjoy my Fuji equipment (love the intuitive analog controls). In the past few years, I've also acquired an RX1r II (42MP/full-frame/fixed focal length) for super-high image quality; and a tiny RX100V (I wanted the best and most capable truly pocketable camera for easy carry afield). So, I've been using those rather special purpose cameras, too. The Fuji is still by far, the best all-around camera - the one I count on if I want to be sure of emerging from the fray with some good images.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:27 UTC

Thank you very much for the kind thoughts!! Joy is indeed a joy.

Greg

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo FITASC parcour in the Sportsmanship challenge (2 comments in total)
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Augustin Man: They are waiting with the gun barrel in the ground?! During my military service, if someone would have made such a mistake, he'd have to expect a severe punishment!

:) Those are break-open over/under shotguns - totally unlike a military rifle. Many shooters wear a little leather pad on their shoe and rest the muzzle of an open gun on that pad (not on the ground). It's a safe practice because the gun simply cannot fire when it is open. In fact, you could get thrown off a sporting clays field for a safety violation if you ever handled a gun that wasn't broken open anywhere other that actually in the parcour and then only when ready to shoot.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On photo 2016-July-09-D800E-9827-BW in the WAR challenge (1 comment in total)

With respect, those men are using Krag–Jørgensen rifles in .30-40 Krag, which were first adopted by the US Army in 1892 - long after the Civil War was over.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 09:55 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Abandonded farm house in the Your City - Ruins (B&W) challenge (2 comments in total)
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AdVeen: Where was it located?

In Berks County, Pennsylvania - near Kutztown.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 15:16 UTC
On photo Among the pines, winter sunrise in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

That is a stunning image!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 22:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Joy's Retrieve in the A fresh take challenge (3 comments in total)

Good point (so to speak..)! Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 20:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Two Leaves in the Simplicity challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you kindly!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 21:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Boing, boing in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (26 comments in total)

Great photo! Really gives the uninitiated a feel for the power, drive and energy of a fit bird dog. GSP's are great dogs, too - would be my choice if I couldn't have Brittanys.

By his name ("Hunter" in German), do I correctly assume Jager is a working dog as well as a beloved pet? If so, I'd love to see some pics of Jager in action in the uplands. I tend to get vilified by some here when I post such photos of my dogs, but I post anyway.

Regards,

Greg

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On photo RC Contolled model and the real thing in the RC Toys challenge (1 comment in total)

That is amazing!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:27 UTC as 1st comment
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