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First trout ive ever done

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Mudbat, May 3, 2017.

  1. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    Figured id go for broke and go after a brookie. 15.5 in arp replica.
    Please let me know what sucks and could be done better! There are alot of metalic colors that my iphone isnt picking up well which stink but what can i do.
     
  2. Mudbat

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    Id love to put up photos but it keeps telling me the file size is to big on ever photo on my phone
     

  3. Mudbat

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    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=425940974425400&id=413139179038913
     
  4. Looks really good for your first, but then I don't do fish. I'm glad you were able to figure out how to post pictures.
     
  5. mopsrdrawer67

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    Good first fish. Next time try to fade patterns from top to bottom a little more. And in my opinion, a cold water fish should have a very glossy final coat. Yours looks a little flat.
     
  6. Mudbat

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    Thanks! Having a tough time with photos because im using a iphone and finding they look different in person vs photo. Driving me nuts. Its got 7 coats of gloss. Im finding the phone camera doesnt pick up certain details and makes colors look more stark and flatter then in person. Any recomendations?
     
  7. not bad for a first,, but use more Referance,, your way off on a lot of things,
     
  8. Mudbat

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    Such as???? It would be helpful to know what im way off on.
    This was a trout caught in northern lower michigan out of a pond off the little manistee. Was quite surprised to catch it actually specially at that size for this area
     
  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Missing red dots and blue halos?

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    Here's some more reference pics from the brooks I raise:

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  10. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

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  11. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    I have a pic of one with really intense colors but photobucket is acting up again.
     
  12. Mudbat

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    Thanks cecil! The halos are in there you just to blow up a photo. The camera and lighting kinda stinks. Anyway thank you all for let me know what needs to be improved upon!
     
  13. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    O.K. sorry I can see them now!
     
  14. Mudbat

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    What the age in those brookies?! We dont get them near that size in this oart of michigan. Well atleast not wild we dont
     
  15. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Three years old. Most brook trout except those in northern Canada don't live longer than 3 years or 4 years

    My fish are well fed and unfortunately I'm stuck with a feed that is probably too high in carbohydrates which creates fat. And I actually feed 1/2 of the recommended level!
     
  16. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    Hey cecil
    That looks like the one im putting together now
    Carl
     
  17. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Probably!