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Discussion in 'Taxidermy Forum' started by redleg one, Jan 18, 2016.
I like the teal and the pintail.
To the poster that made the comments about their worth at the owners death, I say so what. As long as the owner enjoyed them while alive, that's all that matters.
Everything will be stardust again at some time .....
I don't quite understand that "worth" statement either:
Every "thing" (possession) will be worthless to the owner at the end of his/her life. How that factors into having quality mounts while he/she is alive doesn't really make sense to me. I don't think I would have many customers if that was my attitude.
^^ Yeah. If you are happy with the mount that is what matters.
I have spent way to much money over the years on taxi, probably have over forty ducks&geese mounted in the man cave.
Most are so perfect they look alive, some are in glass cases...a few others are over forty years old and kind of look it. It doesn't matter to me, I cherish my first black duck shot with my father in 1980 just as much as the primo drake Can from two years ago.
At the end, maybe. But why spend money on crap when you're alive?
You may have seen that time and time again, but what I've seen time and time again is people that take pride in what their father has collected (my brother and I definitely do).
I'm guilty myself of spending money on crap when I did not know better and lately I've spent it on some better stuffed stuff. However, for the last year or so, I've had this thought that my obsessing about the good and bad of a particular piece was all for naught when then end result is the same. Therefore, although I did not mention it, I think I have come to the conclusion that I'd rather concentrate on good decoys or sculptures. Maybe I should be on the decoy forum.
Btw, I will still get stuff mounted.
Not a taxidermist at all... Not a photographer either...
Something about the head proportions on that gw teal seems off... Then again, I notice that the picture is slightly out of focus...
Showing off my own birds (that I had done by someone else), my bluewing does not look all that good, and my euro looks very nice... The reverse is actually the case. Taking indoor photos with less than optimal lighting and a point-&-shoot camera can be deceiving.
yes,I am no photographer either,thus the lack of focus,etc...
Thanks for the feedback