Satan's Pet

Ariel Lepor 1/24/2006 12:04:24 PM

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? #379919

Marsel van Oosten 1/24/2006 12:41:45 PM

Ariel - this aggressive predator is the result of a secret genetic cross-breeding experiment at the Genetic Operations Taskforce of Central Headquarters Africa (GOTCHA). #2332328

Ariel Lepor 1/24/2006 12:53:59 PM

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? #2332384

Marsel van Oosten 1/24/2006 1:05:08 PM

This is what you get when you cross-breed a Long Crested Eagle with an African lioness. ;-) #2332456

CAROL BERWA 1/24/2006 1:11:24 PM

Wow!!!! Amazing. #2332499

CAROL BERWA 1/24/2006 1:11:47 PM

Wow!!!! Amazing. #2332503

Ariel Lepor 1/24/2006 2:39:17 PM

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! :-} #2332892

Kim S. Hite 1/24/2006 8:20:00 PM

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. #2334224

Kim S. Hite 1/24/2006 8:23:55 PM

Marsel, I just got done viewing your gallery and all I can say is WOW! It is full of stunning and beautiful images! #2334244

Janine Russell 1/24/2006 10:51:39 PM

Marsel, awesome capture with excellent detail, clarity and colors. #2334663

Rebecca A. Steed 1/25/2006 12:37:53 PM

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 :) #2337469

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2006 2:14:47 PM

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) #2337835

Ariel Lepor 1/26/2006 11:12:52 AM

I'm glad you and Kim enjoyed our conversation (oh, and the amazing photo, too)! :-> #2341824

Stan Lubach 1/26/2006 5:14:33 PM

Incredible work, Marsel! A perfectly seamless job. THe expression in this raptor's eyes really adds to the effect. Well, done. #2343082

Christopher J. Budny 2/21/2006 6:39:11 AM

Congratulations, Marsel, on your Finalist...! Breaking into GOTCHA labs paid off ;) #2445569

Nicole Kessel 2/21/2006 7:05:53 AM

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! #2445808

Stan Lubach 2/21/2006 8:37:27 AM

Congratulations on the finalist, Marsel, and well deserved. #2446339

Anita Taylor 2/21/2006 6:18:04 PM

Great work, Marsel and congratulations! You have a great imagination! Let's hope the government doesn't see this and get any ideas :) #2449721

bob cornelison 2/22/2006 9:22:16 AM

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) #2453310

Mette Vendelboe Allison 2/24/2006 7:08:25 AM

Whoaaa..thought it was a manipulation. Great shot. Congrats. #2461531

Robert G. Stalnaker 3/7/2008 6:13:51 PM

Humor will get you everywhere, Marsel, especially when combine it with great digital effects and some very nice photography. Very well done. #5609096

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The ferocious Sable Tooth Eagle which feeds mainly on humans and small pets. Shot in South-Africa.

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Uploaded on 1/24/2006 11:23:33 AM

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Camera: Nikon F100 SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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