To begin with, I am not directing this at ANYONE! It is more of a general rant re. photos that appear commonly. These are just things that get under my skin a little, so I'm just venting. I suspect I am not alone here but take it with a grain of salt.
JPH's random gripes re. photos of deer kills:
Bed of the pickup photos.
Don't get me wrong, they can be done tastefully, but they usually are not. If a deer looks matted, full of rigor, and shoved up against the wheel well, put it in the grass and clean it up a little.
Garage floor photos.
As bad, if not worse than the bed of the truck photo. Again, just put him out in the grass for a few seconds.
Caped out deer head photos.
Please post photos of your big buck before you cape him out. A head in a bucket is not a good look.
If you post a photo and it takes up more that what the screen can accommodate, remove the photo and re-size it. It is easy: http://forum.deeranddeerhunting.com/tm.aspx?m=34161
Tongues hanging out.
Take a second to make certain that the tongue is squeezed into the mouth before you take the pic.
I may seem like I'm being a sissy here, but a gory photo is not the way most of us want to remember a hunt. I don't know about you, but I like to remember what the deer looked like before I shot it. Carry a few paper towels with your camera to wipe away the blood.
The "one and done" photo.
I think this one is my biggest gripe. That is the guy who never posts on the board but logs on one time, just to show off a big buck, then never comes back. Guess what, photos of big deer are a dime a dozen. Stick around and be a part of our community. I would rather see a pic of a doe, taken by someone I "know" from the forum, accompanied by a story, than a one and done monster buck photo.
And before anyone calls me on it, yes I have broken most of the above here "rules" myself. For example, last year a friend of mine who does not post here shot a record class NT. I posted back of the truck camera phone photos of his frozen carcass. I'm not perfect and sometimes my photos are crappy, but I'm cooped up with an injury and can't even shoot my bow. I guess I'm just cranky.