Reference Photos of Deer

Submitted by Bill Jones on 3/20/05 at 11:14 PM. ( wjtaxiderm@aol.com ) 152.163.100.200

There are some excellent reference photos of deer at www.whitetails.com They have 16 pages of digital photos. Scroll about half way down on the home page and click on deer digital photos for sale. You can enlarge the picture by clicking on it. Someone was recently asking about reference photos and this site has some good ones. I have reference photos in my shop displayed where I work. Once they were on the wall, I had to learn how to read them. After 16 years, I still use them. Look for hair patterns on the ears, muzzle, around the antlers, and see how they line up. Check out the shapes of the ear butts, forward, back, aggressive. I hope this helps out some beginners. I know it helped me years ago to improve my work. I've read this forum about every day since week one and it shows that taxidermy is continually changing with different methods, materials and some of the great ideas posted here. Bottom line is, if you want to learn, research, get some books and videos, go to competitions as they have some excellent seminars and experts willing to give you some great advice. Have your ducks in a row before you begin your first mount and it will go alot smoother!

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