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Old 07-10-2007, 07:48 PM
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Here's a place to post your hunting pictures. Please, nothing overly gory, and try to keep in mind the images in our mainstream hunting magazines when you are trying to decide if something is acceptable or not.

Just to show that it doesn't take a Boone and Crocket deer to make a trophy, I'll start this off by showing the spike that I shot last deer season (with one of Marshall's .35 cal bullets in my .35 Rem).

The somewhat blurry picture that cuts my head off was courtesy of my 6 year old son; if you want a challenge in your life try deer hunting with a 6 year old boy

Anyway - feel free to start your own critter threads.

Special thanks to member TPV for suggesting this topic.
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Let's try to improve on that this year, Mike!
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:37 PM
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What a brute!!

Thanks MikeG for starting the Game Pole Forum. It'll be quite a place to look at everybody's trophys.

And thanks faucettb for sharing your photobucket knowlege.

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A tip of the glass to TPV for the suggestion, and as soon as I get my photobucket account set up, look out!

I forget where I read it, but one of the gun magazine writers carried a needle and thread to sew up the mouth so the tongue wasn't hanging out, and suggested wiping off any visible blood. Don't think I'll go to that extent (needle and thread anyway), and won't be carrying any elk mascara with me, but a good idea to try to keep the photos tasteful!
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:30 PM
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I hunt with an outfitter that takes some of the best pictures I've ever seen and I've learned a lot from him and his guides. The best pictures are those take with the camera almost on the ground, no elevation at all.

Oh that tongue, you can always cut it off!
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:32 PM
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A tip of the glass to TPV for the suggestion, and as soon as I get my photobucket account set up, look out!

I forget where I read it, but one of the gun magazine writers carried a needle and thread to sew up the mouth so the tongue wasn't hanging out, and suggested wiping off any visible blood. Don't think I'll go to that extent (needle and thread anyway), and won't be carrying any elk mascara with me, but a good idea to try to keep the photos tasteful!
Staple gun works wonders. Heck I'm usually at the deer camp with a generator, compressor, and air tools anyway...
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:04 AM
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I like to see everyones hunting pictures. No matter what size.
Also like to know, caliber used, what rifle or shotgun, ammo, scope, distance shot, etc... That info might inform a few more opinions on newer hunters
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Staple gun works wonders. Heck I'm usually at the deer camp with a generator, compressor, and air tools anyway...
Hey, may as well bring a nail gun if you've got the air.

Rigor mortis works will too if you want more pics back at camp, if the terrain and pack with dead weight of the head isn't too bad!

I agree with TPV - stories along with the details of the tools and hunt.
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Marshall's 180gr. "+P" pistol bullet in my Marlin 336 / .35 Rem, 20" barrel, MV 2300fps, load was as much Varget as the case will hold. R-P brass from fired factory loads and WLR primers.

Shot right in the chest facing me at maybe 70 or 80 yards for a DRT or Dead Right There.

Drove up next to it, tossed it in the truck, and headed back to camp!!!

Guys back at camp were using my framing nailer to put siding one the camp house at the time, so it was unavailable for deer-cleaning chores.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:14 AM
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Marshall's 180gr. "+P" pistol bullet in my Marlin 336 / .35 Rem, 20" barrel, MV 2300fps, load was as much Varget as the case will hold. R-P brass from fired factory loads and WLR primers.

Shot right in the chest facing me at maybe 70 or 80 yards for a DRT or Dead Right There.

Drove up next to it, tossed it in the truck, and headed back to camp!!!

Guys back at camp were using my framing nailer to put siding one the camp house at the time, so it was unavailable for deer-cleaning chores.
Mike, Just wondering-
Do black& white photos take as much band width as color?and why is posting in caps not done? Curious minds, you know?
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:17 AM
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All that posting experience and no clues? I might just answer anyway, for people who really don't know:

Black and white images make smaller files possible for a given number of pixels in an image. That is because each pixel only needs a total intensity number associated with its position in the grid, while color pixels need separate Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow intensities associated with each pixel's location on the grid to create the correct hues. Basically, three times as much pixel intensity information; same amount of pixel location information. A number of compression schemes exist that compact the information by combining intensities for a given set of identical pixels, or by varying intensity in proximity to key pixels, and etcetera. That is how you end up with .JPG and .GIF and other file types. With the exception of .BMP and .TIF, which are not compressed, the other extensions represent the different compression schemes. None of them look quite as perfect as the uncompressed images because they all make compromises to reduce the file size.

If you turn a black and white line drawing into a .JPG image, for example, when you zoom in on the lines you will see scattered gray ghost pixels around them in places. These are what are called artifacts of the compression scheme. If you make a color image with graduated shades into a .GIF image, unless you have a sophisticated converter that introduces blending scatter into the graduations, as with Adobe's "Save for the Web" converter in Photoshop and Illustrator, you will usually see bands through the graduated shades because .GIF saves space by working with only 256 (8-bit) colors, instead of the thousands in a real photo or in a .JPG.

To some up, IF the two files are the same type, the B&W will be smaller.

As to upper case letters, by convention they are considered to represent shouting loudly. Shouting, as your mother told you, is rude. That is the general reason given for avoiding them. The practical reason is they are harder to read. Years ago a graphic artist showed me that you can cover the lower half of a sentence written in upper case and it becomes unreadable. Lower case can still be read. It has better visual cues for the eye. Additionally, we use upper case to distinguish names (Daisy, from daisy, for example) and sentence starts when periods are too small to see clearly, and other items. As a result, they steer our reading of sentences much the way punctuation does. They provide assistance in quickly decoding the language which is lost when all upper case letters are used. Kind of like driving on a road before the lines have been painted on it.

Bottom line, clearer and more polite communication.
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All that posting experience and no clues? I might just answer anyway, for people who really don't know:

Black and white images make smaller files possible for a given number of pixels in an image. That is because each pixel only needs an intensity number associated with its position in the grid, while color pixels need the Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow intensities associated with each pixel's location on the grid. Basically, three times as much pixel intensity information; same amount of pixel location information. A number of compression schemes exist that compact the information by combining intensities for a given set of identical pixels, or by varying intensity in proximity to key pixels, and etcetera. That is how you end up with .JPG and .GIF and other file types. With the exception of .BMP and .TIF, which are not compressed, the other extensions represent the different compression schemes. None of them look quite as perfect as the uncompressed images because they all make compromises to reduce the file size.

If you turn a black and white line drawing into a .JPG image, for example, when you zoom in on the lines you will see scattered gray ghost pixels around them in places. These are what are called artifacts of the compression scheme. If you make a color image with graduated shades into a .GIF image, unless you have a sophisticated converter that introduces blending scatter into the graduations, as with Adobe's "Save for the Web" converter in Photoshop and Illustrator, you will usually see bands through the graduated shades because .GIF saves space by working with only 256 (8-bit) colors, instead of the thousands in a real photo or in a .JPG.

To some up, IF the two files are the same type, the B&W will be smaller.

As to upper case letters, by convention they are considered to represent shouting loudly. Shouting, as your mother told you, is rude. That is the general reason given for avoiding them. The practical reason is they are harder to read. Years ago a graphic artist showed me that you can cover the lower half of a sentence written in upper case and it becomes unreadable. Lower case can still be read. It has better visual cues for the eye. Additionally, we use upper case to distinguish names (Daisy, from daisy, for example) and sentence starts when periods are too small to see clearly, and other items. As a result, they steer our reading of sentences much the way punctuation does. They provide assistance in quickly decoding the language which is lost when all upper case letters are used. Kind of like driving on a road before the lines have been painted on it.

Bottom line, clearer and more polite communication.
Nick, You know of what you speak. I had to read it three times but I think I understand it now. Thx Tom.
By the way, I use Irfanview to edit. Someone on the forum mentioned it and it is also a good format.
Very simple.

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I edited the second sentence of the second paragraph describing color and black and white to clarify it. You may want to reread it?

I believe I mentioned Infranview in the .PDF file. Kim Komando has pushed it as a great freeware package for some time, and she does a lot of photography.
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Are fish legal in here? I caught a heck of a bass last night
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Did you shoot them????

I guess I don't see why not. We do have people post pictures of fish from time to time.

If it becomes mostly fish then maybe we'll have to change it. Let's try it and see...
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jb, just mention a gun or cartridge in your fish post. I can't remember who it is that has the tag line "If fishing involved guns, I'd fish.", but it fits!
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JB, if you start a "show your fish" thread, I'll take up the slack.
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