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Harvest Photo For DIY?
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
Hunt98 19-Apr-18
Moons22 19-Apr-18
smarba 19-Apr-18
JTreeman 19-Apr-18
Charlie Rehor 19-Apr-18
Bake 19-Apr-18
oldgoat 19-Apr-18
JTreeman 19-Apr-18
greg simon 19-Apr-18
t-roy 19-Apr-18
Bake 19-Apr-18
Ambush 19-Apr-18
Ermine 19-Apr-18
Ermine 19-Apr-18
Ermine 19-Apr-18
Backpack Hunter 19-Apr-18
sitO 19-Apr-18
Brotsky 19-Apr-18
skipmaster1 19-Apr-18
elk yinzer 20-Apr-18
Dan Mallia 20-Apr-18
wisconsinteacher 20-Apr-18
jims 20-Apr-18
Hunt98 20-Apr-18
EmbryOklahoma 20-Apr-18
Paul@thefort 20-Apr-18
HULLHEAVER 21-Apr-18
Bake 21-Apr-18
Hunt98 22-Apr-18
OFFHNTN 23-Apr-18
From: Hunt98
19-Apr-18
Last year I got a turkey and I was hunting by myself. I was using my iPhone with the self timer to take pictures. I had a heck of a time setting the self timer off, get in the picture, getting the tail fanned out, etc... before the picture is was taken.

Is there an easy way of getting a good photo of your self and the harvested turkey when you are by yourself?

From: Moons22
19-Apr-18
Film then screen shot

From: smarba
19-Apr-18

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Lay bird on ground. Lay a log or similar under the birds legs. Spread the wings. From that prepared position all you'll need to do is hop behind and spread the tail with your hand.

Oh yeah...disguise the Magnus-lopped off head as necessary LOL

From: JTreeman
19-Apr-18

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Some really handy tripod/shutter remote control kits available on Amazon. Most in the $20 range. This is the one I have been using, no idea the brand. Just search for “iPhone tripod kit” or something like that.

—jim

19-Apr-18
Yep, “selfie remote”. It pairs with your smartphone and you just fire away from behind the animal. Easy Peasey! Walmart has them for $5 bucks with free shipping online!

From: Bake
19-Apr-18

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I’m just trying to take Idyll-like photos ;)

Seriously though, a little tripod and a little blue tooth remote works well

From: oldgoat
19-Apr-18
Selfie stick that has the handle that doubles as a tripod and they come with a Bluetooth remote picture taker thing if you order the right one. Think I paid about $10 on Amazon

From: JTreeman
19-Apr-18
Bake, you gonna have to try a little harder to be crappier it you wanna be IkeEsque. That is like museum quality compared to some of his!

—jim

From: greg simon
19-Apr-18
Bake you need to be careful mixing Sitka and Kuiu. Could cause some kind of tear in the space time continuum.

Nice pic by the way!

From: t-roy
19-Apr-18
Is that the latest locator call from Flextone, Bake?!

From: Bake
19-Apr-18
T-Roy . . . It smokes and will give you cancer too ;)

From: Ambush
19-Apr-18
Yup, Bluetooth remote. Got one for using with the PhoneSkope. No blurry pics on high magnification.

From: Ermine
19-Apr-18

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90% of my hunts (turkeys and big game) I am solo. I have developed the trick of taking photos of myself. I use a tripod (carry it anyways for glassing) and use a camera.

I do the self timer on the camera and run around and get in the shot. It’s Really not that hard and I can get some decent photos all by myself. I’ve used remote shutters too. They make it easier but I’ve just stuck with the simple basic timer and tripod

Photos are very important to me. A big part of the hunt and memories.

From: Ermine
19-Apr-18

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Here’s another Different bird different year.

From: Ermine
19-Apr-18

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And one last just to show the point. This time I had a buddy. But I wanted to get a pic and to preserve the memory. So Tripod and timer it was

19-Apr-18
A tripod and a remote make pictures easier for sure.

From: sitO
19-Apr-18

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That first pic is epic Justin, I agree with the tripod and whatever camera with a timer works.

From: Brotsky
19-Apr-18

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Here’s one I did last year with the iPhone and a self timer. I like to get the bird positioned where I only need to scamper behind it and then fan out the tail before the timer runs out.

From: skipmaster1
19-Apr-18

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From: elk yinzer
20-Apr-18
I don't carry a tripod around so I'll usually stick my knife in a tree about chest high and balance my phone on that with the timer. If I really wanted to go balls to the wall I have a phone holder designed to clip into a truck ac vent I could use with that. I've used the video/screenshot trick too but can usually get a decent photo with the timer.

From: Dan Mallia
20-Apr-18

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Good advice all. I’ve never thought about the video and screenshot option as well, I’ve always set everything up and then scampered behind the bird before the timer gets to zero.

Amongst small tripods, remote shutters and other phone holders, I invested in a turkey fan favorite fan holder so that’s one less thing I have to deal with when getting behind the bird.

20-Apr-18
There is an app that works well. It is called Photo Timer+. You can set it up to take a string of pictures and set it for different time settings. It is a free app that has worked for me.

From: jims
20-Apr-18
It sure would make photos easier having something that keeps the tail feathers fanned out while taking photos. I noticed the post above in regard to the turkey fan favorite. It looks like it may work but is $20. I went to the website but it didn't say anything on how it work or show any close up photos. Does anyone have anything they made for cheap to keep the tail feathers flaired?

From: Hunt98
20-Apr-18
Ermine, How do you get the tail to fan out like the one on the tree branch?

20-Apr-18
Bake... LOL! That's money!

Ermine, he's got it down. I've seen family pics of his where it was obvious he just ran from the camera.

Nice pics all. Maybe the Cali boys can chime in too... :)

From: Paul@thefort
20-Apr-18

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Like others, I also like to have a decoy or two in the picture. Yes, a small tripod and a self-timer. My camera allows me to take 1 or 3 pictures at a time, with the self timer. Plenty of time to set up. Plan the set up before hand and if the picture does not come out, keep shooting more.

From: HULLHEAVER
21-Apr-18
Bake---dead ringer for Blake Shelton!

From: Bake
21-Apr-18
I’m a better singer. But that’s not the first time I’ve heard that either ;)

From: Hunt98
22-Apr-18

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Thanks for all your posts. I did do the video and screen shot last year... is the picture quality resolution reduce by doing that vs. taking a single picture?

I was fortunate to get a turkey this year. I did do the video/screen shot again. It turned ok for my needs.

From: OFFHNTN
23-Apr-18

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I get the bird spread out, prop my camera up on my backpack, hit the self timer, and boogey in behind it.

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