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BOTW#41

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Samson, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Samson

    Samson New Member

    Hello birdlovers!
    It was a very interesting week full of excellent work and beautiful birds. Let's continue this week with pictures of your work. It doesn't matter if you are a professional or a starter in birds, I want to see them all the same. ;) You can also post pics of restoration projects of yours.
    I have no finished birds right now, so I will start this BOTW with a few older mounts from me.
    Greetings, Karin
     

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  2. Samson

    Samson New Member

    one more...
     

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  3. AMCTaxi

    AMCTaxi Wholesale Small Mammal Taxidermist

    Hopefully pics work...

    Parakeet I did for a lady from NYC. "Wonderbird" was it's name.

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  4. Samson

    Samson New Member

    What a great start of my second week of BOTW!
    OFF: I love the gadwall, it really alive and very well groomed. The landing goose is also a amazing piece of work. A question, is the sparrowhawk a young female? The goose gamehead also looks interesting. The little owl is also a nice Mount.
    Adam M. Clossin: Very nice parakeet, they are not easy to do, yours looks like it is deciding if it is OK to fly away now. The composition with the ladder is also very fragile looking. (in a good, aesthetically pleasing way)
    Please keep the birds flying, hehe
    Greetings, Karin
     
  5. FF/Birdman

    FF/Birdman Active Member

    Hello to all my BOTW friends and a big thanks to Karin for hosting. I hope your hosting this week goes a well as last. There were a lot of nice birds for week #40. Karin you said to " keep the birds flying" so I am posting a nice flying drake redhead. Hope everyone has a great week ahead, Paul.

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  6. As always, it is great to see everyone's work. Here are a couple that I did recently. The mallard toe nails were painted after the noticed they weren't in the pic. So looking at a pic of your work does work to find your flaws.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. idbatman

    idbatman Active Member

    Nice birds !!! Looking at pics of your work helps anatomy and finish work.

    I have a driven shooting facility here that puts a lot of these little guys on the ground. Its surrounded by state ground which is legal and great hunting. It makes up for our crappy pheasant hunting I guess.
     

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  8. Great Start to the week, here is one that going home...

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  9. Hi Samson - some great mounts being shared this week :)

    Here is a cool one by Wingman (Eugene Streekstra) we just posted to our website. Thanks much Eugene!!

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  10. BK Taxidermy

    BK Taxidermy New Member

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  11. Samson

    Samson New Member

    FF/Birdman: I love your redhead drake, it looks like it is searching for the best landing place, nice, clean mount.
    popeandyoung: I love seeing your progress, I would not have seen the unpainted toenails ;D good looking ducks.
    Jay Parke: my favourite partridge, good looking mount, as always with your work.
    stuffit44: cool flying pose on that pheasant, it has my "like button" ;)
    Wingman: WOW! never seen a piebald bird like that. just wow. the goose looks so alive, I can't believe it, super clean Mount and perfect pose. :eek:
    BK Taxidermy: love the idea with the lying deadmount, nice clean ducks.
    There are no new birds from me, because I struggle around with my first mouflon sheep head mount. ::)
    let's keep the bird pictures flowing in.

    Please keep in mind: all are welcome here, if you are a beginner or professional, doesn't matter you are free to post your work here. I would also be very happy if the woman out there lurking would join us here. There must be more woman doing bird taxidermy out there, right???? ;) Don't be shy we don't bite, we just peck, he he ;D
    Greetings to all, Karin
     
  12. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Karin!

    I can not contribute with any new birds since it is deer hunting season here.:D

    I visit BOTW every day and am amazed at the quality and originality of all the birds posted here.

    Thank you for hosting and posting such positive comments on all of the great birds. I will attempt to follow your example in December when I have the privilege of hosting.
     
  13. Samson

    Samson New Member

    Thank you for the Kind words, Brooke.
    Maybe you have some older bird pics lying around that you haven't posted yet. Seems to be a slow week, but we still have a few days. ;D
    Greetings to all, Karin
     
  14. wings II

    wings II New Member

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    Karin - thanks again for Hosting! Both deer and waterfowl seasons have kicked off and are in full swing here in the US...that always seems to slow bird of the week down a little bit :) I will take your suggestion about putting up an old photo for "Throwback Thursday"...here is a picture of a wood duck with the biggest hood I've ever mounted.

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  15. WOW, that's a pretty bird Matt. Love that Piebald goose as well, right down to the incredible habitat. OFF's birds always look so soft and clean, I especially like the Gaddy. Thanks for hosting Karin, I too have nothing new just yet but here is one of my favorite mallards that I've done.
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  16. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    beautiful job on the mallard
     
  17. I've been gone for quite awhile...but here is a few I have done in the last year or so.

    Blue Grouse
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    Bufflehead
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    and my banded and storm wigeons I had Pat Bradburn do for me.
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  18. Samson

    Samson New Member

    Hello to all! I was gone one day and see what came in... ;)
    KMA: looooove the woody, it sure has a big head. Oops that sounds a bit bad. ;D
    ntxwaterfowl: that mallard looks great, very clean looking mount. I will try this pose on one of my personal ducks next time.
    Jordanlyback: very interesting blue grouse, never seen one. I mounted a spruce grouse once, seem to be related...
    the widgeon's are super cool birds, I wish I could get one of those :'( The bufflehead is a nice mount too, they look as if they are not easy to do, nice flying pose.
    Greetings, Karin
     
  19. Rocky Maley

    Rocky Maley New Member

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    Love this great mount and habitat

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  20. Samson

    Samson New Member

    OK. my week of hosting BOTW is over now and I want to thank all who posted their incredible work this week.
    It was a slow week but that doesn't matter, it was a good week to. ;D
    Next host will be the friendly Mr. Jay Parke aka idbatman. ;) please post your work for him too because every host is happy when he/she gets lots of beautiful pictures of your work. ;D

    Greetings, Karin