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BOTW March 23 2015

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by alan webfoot, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    Greetings from the Scioto River bank south central Ohio, well spring is here and the cardinals have taken up singing every morning .Doves are finding nesting sites and turkeys will be sounding off soon .The woodducks are back in the little creek behind m house. Ever since I was very small ,birds fascinated me . Their colors, songs ,flight.I've been privelaged to be able to travel to Colorado twice and during a hunting trip ,study them there. Grey jays,magpies. I've made several trips to Scotland ,and the birdlife there is awesome. I was able to mount a pheasant for a family using ''old school'' techniques. Long orchard grasses dried and wrapped into a body ,clothes hangar wire for support. Though I don't travel with glass eyes,, I did come back some MONTHS later soak up the wattle area and place the eyes in a fresh bed of clay. Over there rooks, jackdaws, oystercatchers ,wood pigeons, peregrine falcons,and suprisingly common eiders lots of them in a cove behind a sea wall right outside Pittenweem , and even a golden eagle in Glencoe ,were some of the ones I could identify .My favorite was their blackbird. So we're off to another week of birds ,lets see some new ones even old ones thanks again for having me as a host.
     
  2. Hi Alan
    Take this little guy from europe, as my contribution for your week
    He was a family pet, died naturali, and my 6 years old son wanted for him to be done....so here it is.
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  3. Samson

    Samson New Member

    From me this week a older mount for a hunting school. a long eared owl.
    Greetings, Karin
     

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  4. wtrfwlr

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  5. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Just completed:

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  6. FF/Birdman

    FF/Birdman Well-Known Member

    Hello all. Looks like BOTW is off to a great start. Lots of beautiful works being posted. So many talented taxidermists. Keep them coming. My contribution for this week is this nice pheasant. Wishing everyone a great week ahead.

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  7. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    florybird ,that impresses me such a tiny wee thing ,Wildthings great action on mallard ,good lookin' owl Sampson ,FFBirdman beautiful rooster thanks for a great kick off.
     
  8. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    I haven't been doing much birds lately. ... but here is another woodduck.... still trying to dial them in[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Nice job Josh. Hope to see you at the NY Show next month.
     
  10. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    really really like the paint job on that woodies bill
     
  11. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Awesome work everyone.
     
  12. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Getting a few completed finally

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  13. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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    Great work everyone!
     
  14. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

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    Brooke those 2 really are sharp!!!wildthings keeping busy aren't you!Your'e the one with the great save on the mallard ,,I think!
     
  15. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    stunning job Brooke, really eyecatchers
     
  16. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Wildthings...awesome ...super sharp wigeon

    Brooke..whow..a couple lil stunners there...
     
  17. Samson

    Samson New Member

    Wow, cool save on the duck. I would have despaired to fix this bird. I also love the wigeon! ;D
    From me just a little male sparrowhawk.
    Greetings, Karin
     

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  18. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work, Karin...
     
  19. Samson

    Samson New Member

    Thank you for the kind words Nina. I'm just a little depressed that the colour of the feet always is to bright with the camera. He didn't have so bright yellow feet in real. ::)
    Greetings, Karin
     
  20. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Might be that the wood is so dark and the flash is just blasting it.try no flash