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Aug 12, 2010, 2:59:21 PM
Lorich 9 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Lorich 9 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos
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That's one of the very few shots I'm really proud of. There is very few editing here, only some slight level corrections to enhance a bit the blue tones (nothing very noticeable actually). I also removed some grain on the background and cropped it square by removing some space at the top and bottom (not on the sides).
I love this shot so much I think I'll have to print it for myself...

Lorich, siamese seal point hooded mismarked velveteen rat, born june the 1st, 2010 (his eyes are really that dark).

Lorich is my newest boy. He comes from an unwanted litter. His mother was pregnant in a pet store and was about to give birth to her babies, she would soon have become snake food. Fortunately, a girl who was there to buy some bedding found her and took her home :)

Lorich is a sweetheart. He is VERY licky, very cuddly and very playful, the perfect little rat :heart: He reminds me very much of Arkanys (they have a very similar behavior) except he is a bit braver (he doesn't fear any noise ^^). He loves licking our hands, eating, having his cheeks and belly rubbed, playing, sleeping on my shoulder and tangling my hair :heart:

Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro
Philips Living Colors lamps
Two desklamps
Purple Canson paper
Flower petals
Glass mug
Plums and blueberries
Pink satin jewelry pocket
False orchid flower
homemade pendant and earring
Glass beads
A homemade rattie treat with a blueberry on the top


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This is an all around enchanting feast for the eyes. The diversity of colors against the solid background, the placement of the objects, and the pose couldn't be more perfect. This is eye-catching, appealing, pleasing, and simply delightful. You have accomplished an outstanding feat of surrounding a stunningly beautiful Siamese fancy rat with colorful splendor. Your vision, originality, and intentions with this pose have certainly succeeded in conveying to the world that fancy rats are creatures to be adored, admired, and loved. I have no doubt you are really proud of this, you should be. Well done. I love it.
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Meriinu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Owwww, cute!
Evil-voodoo-twin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Thats so cute!
LoquaciousLunatic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
awesome ;)
siskin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right, this shot is really precious :heart: :+fav:
But generally, you're always very creative when photographing your rats :clap: congrats!
AniRules Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Aw I love your pictures.^^ Especially this one because its so playful and colorful.
skandaJune Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
géniale la mise en scene !
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Merci :)
KasperGustavsson Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Seeing these pictures makes me think about getting a rat. I've never seen them as social and playful animals. But apparently they are? Nice pictures! :)
konfettii Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute :D
Caladril Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh I love ur photos! I used to have 11 rats and now they're all gone :(
But I have them tattooed in my chest. It's one of the most affectionate and intelligent animals ever.

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