It's been a while since the last post featuring animal portraits, so while everyone else is enjoying their weekend, here's a picture of man's best friend hard at work. This outstanding action photo is just one of the images in the previously featured book "Dogs" by the talented Tim Flach.
Here's the image description from the PDN Photo of the Day website:
“Suddenly there’s a clattering flutter of wings, the pheasants wheel up into the sky and the hunter can get his gun to work. And who can make that happen to order? The springer spaniel, that’s who—springer by name and by nature, the dog ‘springs’ or ‘flushes’ the birds out of the undergrowth....
...This picture was taken on the Elveden Estate in Norfolk, England which was developed into a great shooting property in the nineteenth century by the Maharaja Dalip Singh who, in exile from his homeland in the Punjab, became passionate about raising pheasants.” - Lewis Blackwell, text from Flach’s book, Dogs Gods.
More dogs and other furry creatures on Tim Flach's website. Be sure to check out the Reel Foto's feature on Flach's two projects: Dogs and Horses, both of which are available in the books Dogs and Equus respectively. There's also a Dogs 2013 Wall Calendar for avid dog lovers everywhere.