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Fenrir 6 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Fenrir 6 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos
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My little boy looking cute (he actually wanted me to pick him and give him cuddles and was doing anything he could to make my heart melt :aww:)

Fenrir, irish agouti rex rattie, born March, the 8th 2010

I adopted him so Ęgir and Arkanys can have a young friend to play with. He comes from an unwanted litter from a rescue doe who was meant to feed a snake... The snake didnt eat her and she gave birth to 9 babies two day after she has been rescued. She has remained aggressive due to the high stress caused by the snake but her pups are just adorable :heart:
The girl who rescued Fenrir's mother did a great job with the babies, they adore people :heart:

Fenrir is a doll, the most playful rat I've ever had. He fears nothing, loves everybody, takes food in everyone's hand, adores licking people's hands and always climbs on my boyfriend and me. He already loves us to death and would do anything to stay on us the whole day, playing with our hands.

He is a gorgeous and very very friendly little boy :love:

Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp (two lamps : a pink colored one, a blue colored one, + a desklamp which produces a yellow-ish light)
White cloth.


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This picture is absoloutly excellent; this caught my eye as soon as I saw it and I had to come and see it closer.
At first I thought it was fake, it was too detailed, and wonderful to be a photograph- but I was most definatly proven worng ! Your skills for photography are outstanding !

I just adore how you have managed to capture your little boy's fur; it's as if he was actually posing for the camera.

Your composition is also quite interesting- How you have captured him toward the right of the picture and his tail blurring out to the left is fantastic, it allows your eyes to go straight to him and look closely at the details.

I also enjoy seeing how the light has reflected onto him, different colours making it a lot more interesting and all the more cute - almost like a small fantasy room !

I have to say that this is one of my most favourite Photographs that I have ever seen; and I've been taking a Photograohy course for three years. I'm happy you've shared this adorable photograph with all of us, thank you !
( I think this picture is much too perfect to get anything bad said about it; closly examining it over and over, it only gets better. )

=dnangelgal :heart:
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Kejti2002 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
I like how it has a sort of epic quality.
sabarika Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It is rare for me to come across an entire DA gallery that just stops me in my tracks and I take the time to look at every piece.  Yours is that one.
I can't express how much I adore your work--I love photography and I hope one day I can achieve the level of profound detail and interest your work evokes!  The colors are so vivid and ethereal and this is by far one of my favorites. The use of gels and lighting with these beautiful opalescent and unique backdrops isn't just the part that I love, it's your SUBJECT matter! Rats! I used to own several rats and I miss the little buggers and you took an animal that is not quite easy to pin down in photos and you simply did something AMAZING with them.  I don't even have words for this. Thank you for sharing all of your brilliant work with these lovely creatures!
EyeWonderUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's part wolf.... XD
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
This just makes me so happy.  :aww:

What beautiful pictures you take.  :clap:
DoomScarf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From the thumbnail I thought that perhaps this was a watercolour or pencil artwork. Gorgeous colours and lighting!
verovita Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really beautifull shot!
I have read your "important notice", but don't understand if I'm allowed to draw your rat? It'd be for personal use of course and I'd credit u if I upload it somewhere...
btw I really love how you really love those animals and really love them too ;-)
EnitanStitches Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable. I for one LOVE snakes, as much as I do rats, mice, and the like, but that is a cruel thing when the rat is expecting. Yes, snakes must eat too, but it really is a great thing that she lived and her pups are beautiful, from what I see. : D I've always wanted a rat as a pet, but my mom won't let me on account of our 3 cats (all indoor, all declawed, and one incredibly FAT) and a Pomeranian, saying that we have too many animals anyway.

But he's adorable; your photography is original, and beautiful. It portraits him so wonderfully, it displays his personality so well...gosh, I just love this.
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your rat photos are just so... endearing! :huggle: Fantastic work!
beerandflies Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After watching your pics I want a rat.
blackhellcat Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
It could easily be an artwork! :nod:
Mushroma Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
aww at first i thought this was a painting but up close i can see that it's an amazing photo, you gotta special li'l studio for taking photos of your cute little rats? ADORABLE!!!!
PhineasandferbROCK Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
the absolute most gorgeous photograph on the planet!!!
eloise-at-midnight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Hi - I tried sending this comment the other day but either the computer got it wrong or you deleted it? I was wondering if I could buy the non exclusive right to use your pic as a basis for a piece of art I wish to make - I will send this message to your personally when I work out how!
eloise-at-midnight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Hi, I would like to know if I could buy the non exclusive rights to this picture so I can turn it into art for apparel?
LadyElisabet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I want to scratch his tummy <3
Rattus-Domesticus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww. He looks like a Fenrir. :meow: Great shot, it's so hard to photograph ratties. They're so wild! :lol:
Trickster-Kankri Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love rats so much, i honestly think they are one of the best pets in the world because they are intelligent, affectionate, and very low maintenance.
Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: This amazing picture has been featured! [link]
iamPURPLE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
God, those colors are gorgeous. Your sense of lighting is stunning.
That is quite a shot! He's quite cute, though. :) Reminds of my dog, somehow, with his fuzziness and particular pose. Haha! He looks quite elegant and a very proud rodent. :D
With such handsome features, who wouldn't be?
TheBrainJam Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like colors :3
Tai-L-RodRigueZ Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
love rats)
Tiecie-xx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing rattie ^^ is a rex right? i am going to get a cinnamon rex and a common black hooded ^^
Pippy1994 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your photos are inspiring :3
shoughad Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: :huggle: :)
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here [link] I hope you like it!
floatfall Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I want to be this good at taking photos of rats.
XWalyX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
very nice!!!!!!
SMerle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
I don't have any more words. :no:
akhira Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Your photos of the rats are amazing! Lovely done!!
ShadowBrokenMirrors Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Fantastic color! Beautiful! Good shot and timing on getting the pose taken! :D
Naryu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is a BEAUTIFUL piece! :heart: Im in love with the colors used on the lighting! :3 would it be alright if I used similar colours for completely unrelated picture for reference lighting? proper credit given of course!
srspibble Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this seriously has to be my favorite.

not only is their a rex rat involved, but the colors are amazing!

how did you get the blue effect like that? o:
Christydaae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ADORABLE!!!! I love rats! I can't see how people are creeped out by them...
Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the critique --- the thumbnail looks so surreal. I thought, from the thumbnail, it was a painted image!!! Just beautiful!
leilani-m Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Wonderful colors on this one :)
tursiops33 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Really nicely done!
Candorsmayhem Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Wow, I can't believe anyone would feed their snake a live rat. That's horrible snake handling.
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I can't believe it either... maybe some snakes only accept eating live preys, or the snake owner was an idiot :(
Candorsmayhem Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I'm inclined to think the latter rather than the former
Kelseyartist Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous picture. Your rats are so adorable and beautiful!
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thank you :)
Elextrica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maaaaaan, these rats are so sweet! :la:
Makes me wanna get one ^^

Amazing shots, though, a + for originality and catching the moment, for sure! Great job, I'm honestly impressed :]
GoldenToaster Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
I am IN LOVEEEE with your rats. They're adorable. :3
thegreatPants Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
He looks like he's preforming something out of Shakespeare. Mr. Fur-Drama-Pants
Raenafyn Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks cute like that!
looks like a fairytale!
reminds me of the movie Balto 2 where a mouse takes the daughter Balto (name eludes me atm) into the cave!
Hierognosis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I'm glad I'm not the only one who gives ratties Norse related names. I named mine Huginn and Munnin. They were abandoned outside in the Petsmart parking lot and I offered to adopt them.

Fenrir is super cute though. It's the nose and whiskers.
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Poor little guys... they've been quite lucky to find you!
You gave them lovely names :)
Thanks a lot!
Leona Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is just lovely.
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