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Satan's Pet
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Satan's Pet
Satan's Pet
The ferocious Sable Tooth Eagle which feeds mainly on humans and small pets. Shot in South-Africa.
© Marsel van Oosten
Nikon F100 SLR Cam...
 
 
 
Ariel Lepor
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member since: 9/8/2005
    That's impossible! Birds don't have teeth! How could you portray a creature as lovable as a bird (okay, even without the teeth this bird doesn't compare to a sweet parakeet) to a cat? It looks like you took a cat's mouth and put it in the bird's mouth with photoshop and did some saber-tooth effect. How did you get this picture?

1/24/2006 12:04:24 PM

 
Marsel van Oosten
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member since: 7/21/2005
 

Ariel - this aggressive predator is the result of a secret genetic cross-breeding experiment at the Genetic Operations Taskforce of Central Headquarters Africa (GOTCHA).

1/24/2006 12:41:45 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
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member since: 9/8/2005
 

Very funny. You're not serous, are you? (No one would let you see this bird and I would have heard about the cross-breeding in the news if it were for real. Especially if people were making man-eating birds. Besides, I don't think we have that kind of technology yet. And a name like "GOTCHA" brings further suspicion as to the realness of this experiment.) How did you really take this picture?

1/24/2006 12:53:59 PM

 
Marsel van Oosten
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member since: 7/21/2005
 

This is what you get when you cross-breed a Long Crested Eagle with an African lioness. ;-)

1/24/2006 1:05:08 PM

 
CAROL BERWA

member since: 12/7/2005
 

 
Wow!!!! Amazing.

1/24/2006 1:11:24 PM

 
CAROL BERWA

member since: 12/7/2005
 

Wow!!!! Amazing.

1/24/2006 1:11:47 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
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member since: 9/8/2005
 

Even though I love birds much more than cats (epically after a cat tried to eat one of my parakeets) and would thus be against combining the two animals into one picture, I have to admit that this is a pretty cool effect. Good job! :-}

1/24/2006 2:39:17 PM

 
Kim S. Hite
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member since: 2/23/2003
 

I don't know if the dialog between you and Ariel made me laugh harder or the picture itself. Either way thank you for making me laugh today! Great editing on this shot.

1/24/2006 8:20:00 PM

 
Kim S. Hite
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member since: 2/23/2003
 

Marsel, I just got done viewing your gallery and all I can say is WOW! It is full of stunning and beautiful images!

1/24/2006 8:23:55 PM

 
Janine Russell
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member since: 6/22/2005
 

Marsel, awesome capture with excellent detail, clarity and colors.

1/24/2006 10:51:39 PM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
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member since: 5/6/2005
 

Marsel, you are too silly! What an imagination and sense of humor you have. This is a great shot. I hope it wins. This would make a great card - I don't know for what, but probably not Valentines day :)

1/25/2006 12:37:53 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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I have to agree with Kim ...you two are just to funny ..loll..
Marsel, you did a great job on this !!I can only say it looks amazing :O)

1/25/2006 2:14:47 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
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member since: 9/8/2005
 

I'm glad you and Kim enjoyed our conversation (oh, and the amazing photo, too)! :->

1/26/2006 11:12:52 AM

 
Stan Lubach
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member since: 11/1/2005
 

Incredible work, Marsel! A perfectly seamless job. THe expression in this raptor's eyes really adds to the effect. Well, done.

1/26/2006 5:14:33 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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member since: 10/3/2005
 

Congratulations, Marsel, on your Finalist...! Breaking into GOTCHA labs paid off ;)

2/21/2006 6:39:11 AM

 
Nicole Kessel

member since: 4/30/2004
 

Incredible work!!! This is what my husband looks like if he hasn't ate for a while!! HA-HA! Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Marsel!

2/21/2006 7:05:53 AM

 
Stan Lubach
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member since: 11/1/2005
 

Congratulations on the finalist, Marsel, and well deserved.

2/21/2006 8:37:27 AM

 
Anita Taylor
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member since: 9/19/2001
 

Great work, Marsel and congratulations! You have a great imagination! Let's hope the government doesn't see this and get any ideas :)

2/21/2006 6:18:04 PM

 
bob cornelison
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member since: 6/9/2003
 

GREAT work! It's almost the animal I used in my story for my shot "they're out there"
see: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=1086075&catID=&style=&rowNumber=21&memberID=44019
Congrats on this finalist!
~:O)

2/22/2006 9:22:16 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003
 

Whoaaa..thought it was a manipulation. Great shot. Congrats.

2/24/2006 7:08:25 AM

 
Robert G. Stalnaker
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member since: 1/1/2008
 

Humor will get you everywhere, Marsel, especially when combine it with great digital effects and some very nice photography. Very well done.

3/7/2008 6:13:51 PM

 
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