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Finally got another one done...

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:44 am

Finished this one tonight... Anyone offer photography lessons ?? :fingerhead:

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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:59 am

Just thought I would post this up as well.. My last pintail which was my second bird...LMAO!!!!

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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:54 am

Some mad skills. I look so forward to you twentieth bird.....and then your thirtieth. So far ahead of the normal learning curve.
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:27 pm

Thank you sir
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby duxrus » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:02 pm

Keep up the great work . I know how cameras can distort color but your second one looks a bit blue on the bill :tongue: I like the out stretched neck on the first one . Next time around give the head a slight angle toward you. I always think it gives a less " flat" look where everything isn't straight. Please don't take this as a negative critique because you are coming along quickly :clapping:
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby sprigpig1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks Brian... I appreciate all the critique you can give me. You know I actually thought about slightly turning the head but all the alert/sentinel poses I looked at the head was straight. But in hind site you are right. Thanks again.
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby Pete-pec » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:07 pm

A sentinel pose is exactly what I knew you were going for. Don't change it. Every pintail on the look out while his buddies feed, typically look straight away due to their ability to see 260 degrees. If you change his head the duck's straight upright neck would look out of place in my opinion.

Once again it's what you prefer, but I'm almost certain you copied a photo of a sentinel in a flock of feeders.
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby sprigpig1 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:22 am

Funny thing is I didn't use a ref pic for the pose. We see so many of them down here in the rice it's burned in my memory. Nah too late to change it. I was saying my base doesn't really match my pose in my opinion. Maybe a more relaxed look with the head turned would have suited the base better.(hard to see base in picture). The pose I did would have looked a lot better with a flat rice patty look IMO... But maybe that is just me being indecisive after the fact. Story of my life.
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby duxrus » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:25 pm

Now Pete he turned his head when he saw me crawling up a rice ditch with ill intentions :grooving:
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:27 pm

Brian, I hear you loud and clear!!
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby duxrus » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:35 pm

Off topic.... Bet it is COLD up there . Will be able to "walk" on out water by morning down here
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby Mike657 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:17 am

Wow congrats on the mount. Your first pintail looks a lot better than my first bird :lol3:.
Good Luck in the field-Mike.
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Re: Finally got another one done...

Postby sprigpig1 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:58 am

Thanks Mike
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