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...but it's hard to tell because you can't zoom in on them. You can get a close-up of the bluegill. Which is pretty nice. Looks like a solid mount from an anatomical standpoint and the paint job is better than most. The only criticism I would have is the bars look painted. The edges of the bars (bluegill) are not soft enough and they look painted. From a commercial standpoint though, I would think any customer would be very pleased with these fish. They're way above average in my opinion...
that didn't ask for it? Sounds like a good way to create some animosity.
Cecil he did ask for it, look at the title.
I can just comment on what I SEE in the picture. The green is way too dark(these are Yellow Perch, not green perch), white of belly does not transition upward smoothly(actually looks like it was painted on with a brush. Dark bars are too dark, not broken enough and too uniform from fish to fish. Fins look red, not orange/yellow. That's what the picture tells me, in reality they could be much better looking or much worse looking.
but I didn't see any name associated with the website pics and Brad did not say "this is my work." Too me it looked like someone just wanted us to tell us what we think of the fish.
Sure, they look great! And pigs can fly. I would scare me to catch one of those. To whoever painted those, here's a tip...keep it subtle and go easy with the paints. More blending and less hand painting. But really they are not that bad...for skin mounts. But I don't want to get into that.
You need some good reference. Monst colors on these fish are painted way to heavy and mostly opaque colors. Too much green is the most obvious. They also lack any yellow and or gold. Maybe Rick Crane or another judge could tell us if they feel they are in an acceptable color range? I can not see a lot about anatomy at the distance they are at and the pics appear dark. Just my 2 cents, not meant to offend.
Little too much gloss on all, The Yellows look good but the bars are a bit rigid.
Suggest softening the lines a bit, not much. overall look good.
too defined, should blend better. It's like white then yellow green, much too bold. Vertical bars are too bold and yes the yellows are too green. Subtle blending. The way I see that belly blending blending take place on a perch is to yellow tip the bottom scales in small groups as they meet the white. You work in a bait shop. Just ask the customers for some live reference and compare them with your paint job. Just an opinion.
And geeze Cecil, how many times have you berated those ebay taxidermists, for crying out loud. I'm sure none of them asked you for your opinion or critique, lol.