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looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:35 pm

please post some up for me to look at, I have one going on the wall and I need a reference pic. thanks. :thumbsup:
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby highrisetackle » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:33 pm

Check out the waterfowlers wall post. I think there are some in there
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:39 pm

highrisetackle wrote:Check out the waterfowlers wall post. I think there are some in there

already found those, thanks... :thumbsup:
Anymore out there people know of?
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:03 am

Sorry Inda, I searched images, and came up with what you've already seen. Not much there really? I 'd say take your next freshly killed bird, and hang it from a foot, and see what it looks like? If you can alter it's pose, but still see how gravity pulls it downward, you can then take a photo. The species isn't as important as pose and likeness as far as I'm concerned. A reputable taxidermist will make it right!
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:56 am

Pete-pec wrote:Sorry Inda, I searched images, and came up with what you've already seen. Not much there really? I 'd say take your next freshly killed bird, and hang it from a foot, and see what it looks like? If you can alter it's pose, but still see how gravity pulls it downward, you can then take a photo. The species isn't as important as pose and likeness as far as I'm concerned. A reputable taxidermist will make it right!

that is my plan pete. Worst thing a taxi can do IMO is mount the proportions on a dead mount the same as a live mount. the body relaxes and the head is longer on a dead mount and if it is not done right, it looks "off".
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:05 am

I've never been a huge fan of dead mounts, because they rarely look right. You'd thinly it would be easier to make a dead duck look dead than alive, but it's simply not true. In fact probably harder?
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:11 am

Pete-pec wrote:I've never been a huge fan of dead mounts, because they rarely look right. You'd thinly it would be easier to make a dead duck look dead than alive, but it's simply not true. In fact probably harder?

taxi must be extremely familiar with what a dead bird looks like. The hardest part IMO is "nesting" the mounts on a multi bird dead mount to make the poses lay correctly-that is talent!
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby gooshntr » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:41 am

Here's a can and goldeneye shot on the same day a couple years ago. I wish the can was a little more mature with the solid white back but we don't get in to them too often and that's still the only goldeneye we've ever seen from our blind.

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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Indaswamp » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:15 pm

gooshntr wrote:Here's a can and goldeneye shot on the same day a couple years ago. I wish the can was a little more mature with the solid white back but we don't get in to them too often and that's still the only goldeneye we've ever seen from our blind.

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that is a very nice dead can mount! very natural pose and looks like I personally hung the bird there! :clapping: thanks for posting!
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby Pete-pec » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:33 am

Indaswamp wrote:
gooshntr wrote:Here's a can and goldeneye shot on the same day a couple years ago. I wish the can was a little more mature with the solid white back but we don't get in to them too often and that's still the only goldeneye we've ever seen from our blind.

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that is a very nice dead can mount! very natural pose and looks like I personally hung the bird there! :clapping: thanks for posting!


I agree. The mount looks pretty darn natural.
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Re: looking for hanging dead canvasback poses...

Postby adamdu82 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:59 pm

I think a dead mount will look really good if a qualified taxidermist who is skilled at that type of mount performs the work. If not it probably will not look that good.
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