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Arkanys and his precious :slow:

Arkanys, black irish dumbo rex rat, born April the 16th 2010.

He is the sweetest rattie ever, he's very cuddly, licky and playful. He's also quite the little clown and always make funny faces. He's a pretty smart rat who learn tricks very quickly and is also quite the friendly and glue-like rat who would do anything to be allowed to go to work with my boyfriend or follow me anywhere :heart:

Arkanys comes from an unwanted litter from a rescue doe, Harley, who had been abandonned by her previous owner. The foster family who rescued her didn't seem to know males and female rats shouldn't play on the same area together and the girl who adopted Harley soon discovered that she was pregnant...
I saw a video showing Harley's pups and my boyfriend and I just melt when we saw Arkanys cute little nose and white socks... So we adopted him and I must say this rattie is the cutest thingie ever and I can't believe such a small rat has so much love to give :heart:


Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp
Desklamps
Red gift wrapping paper
Pomegranates
An earring I made (the red-current looking thing on the pomegranate)
A homemade rattie treat

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:iconshamziel:
Arkanys certainly seems to be getting bigger...

This is an excellent shot. The scattered pieces of scenery, the red theme, the pose, the focus... all are wonderful. Here's what I particularly like:

- Arkanys' expression. He looks guarded, and just a touch greedy, but he must be a very patient rat to let you put pomegranate seeds on his head. And I love the fact that his eyes reflect just a touch of the red around him.

- The shiny quality of the pomegranate seeds, which make this shot look lively and enticing.

- The way the eye is drawn all over the image to really explore its different parts - Arkanys' paws on his treat, all the different little clumps of seeds, the blurry background images. Despite being pretty simple as photos go, there's somehow a lot to look at.

Well done!

What is Arkanys eating, though?
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Odwynne Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Reminds of a few of the rats I use to have. They can be quite the charmers.
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:iconkantata98:
Kantata98 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist
I've had two once before, they're best friends for life just too bad they don't live long enough...
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:iconankaszklanka:
ankaszklanka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
They are probably very quiet? :) Also once had rats, I do not think that so politely posed .. :)
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:iconlisetteem:
Lisetteem Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Awh, sooo cute <3
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:iconfantasy-jg:
Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Awww, getting all messy! XD
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:iconleahpardoe:
LeahPardoe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
that is the funniest, cutest rat piccy ive ever seen!! i want to steal him! X3




please let me steal your rat?
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:iconangelwolfhinata:
angelwolfhinata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
just like:"i didn't do a thing mommy..."
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PhineasandferbROCK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
you have the most GORGEOUS names for your rats!!AND the most GORGEOUS rats!! i'm jealous!!
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Ratgirl123 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
i love this picture actuley i love al of them
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:iconmragonrider:
mragonrider Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! pomegranate head! :D
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:iconforgottensoul25:
forgottensoul25 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My favorite fruit!
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:iconmisslufia:
MissLufia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Wonderful picture! I wish at least only one of my rats would make such a great model! :D I like your rat faq, keep it up! :)
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:iconcreyn:
Creyn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
His expression is so funny, before he looked guilty, but now he looks comfortable enough to openly defy you by eating something in front of you XDD
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:iconkimmykuppykake:
KimmyKuppyKake Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
MMMMMM. Pomegranate.
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:iconbig0bear:
big0bear Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I heard about eyes shining with intelligence but I haven't seen it till this picture
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:icondojinphuntsok:
dojinphuntsok Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
rat :dont't tell my master i eat it.
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:iconnazareanu:
Nazareanu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
fantastic photo :clap:
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skandaJune Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
magnifique <3
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Merci beaucoup!
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:iconlycanthropeliz:
LycanthropeLiz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL! COULD THAT BE ANY CUTER?!
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:iconmaxrunn:
Maxrunn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
yay on the head!
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theobrominarosaeliz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Il est vraiment adorable :D
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:iconxjnfr:
xJNFR Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student Photographer
this makes me think of rattatouille the movie xD or i dont know how to spell it x'3
really awesome photo! :D
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volkradugi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!! beautiful!! beautiful!!
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:iconcricket00fur:
cricket00fur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That fleck of red in his eyes makes him look so devious :>
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:iconlunar-ray:
Lunar-Ray Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is so adorable!!!! :love: I remember my ratties used to LOVE pomegranate seeds!
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Aqua-Teen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Oh my, he's gotten so big!
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
You were featured here: [link] . If you liked the feature, don't hesitate to show it some love by clicking on the heart found in the upper-left corner of my Journal. :peace:
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:iconcreyn:
Creyn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Shiny! Red! Arkanys!! XD
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theonlysong Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
what a little piggy :love: haha
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sillysally3456 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
featured! [link] :heart:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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smadoodle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Awh I have 3 rats of my own but they're not very photogenic. They are the most awesome pets ever and such mis-understood animals
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DorianStretton Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link] :D
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RobinClone Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Aw, I want to pinch his cheeks. :3
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:iconwolfie-forever:
Wolfie-Forever Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cute! He fits in really well in this picture. I love the shine of red in his eye too.
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:icon4evrme:
4evrME Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
SO cute! what fruit is that?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Filmographer
He got so big! :love:
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:iconmerollet:
Merollet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Your pictures are absolutely fascinating, I'm in love with your beautiful rats! :heart: :love: :love: :heart:
Arkanys is such a sweetie, and I can imagine how much fun you had putting those seeds on his tiny head :love:
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Brightface Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
OMG, it's so awesome! I really, really like it... *_*
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HinoteNoAkai Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
'My precious...' :D And this red shine in his eye. Hahaha. Great ^^
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JakeNickleby Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
So sweet!
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:iconphycosmiley:
Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Your rats are all adoreable
Especially this little guy :love:
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digitalbird06 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Oh goodness, what a mess
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:iconlulupoo:
LuLupoo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Arkanys having a party :party: he is just too cute with that fruit on his head :clap:
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PietschPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Adorable, just totally adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TricksyPixel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great! Love the bright reds~

He looks like he's loving every bite of that. :heart:
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:iconrat-wolf:
rat-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
MMMMmmmmmm pomegranate. . . also very cute x3
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Rosecloud Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He/She has a cute face >w<
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AshleyLeePhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a wonderful idea. -^_^-
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