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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #200 on: April 10, 2020, 08:57:03 PM »
He might scare the pigeons away!  Fun and very original idea for display!


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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #201 on: April 13, 2020, 11:00:11 AM »
The front yard of the house isn`t too big and currently not very attractive to birds anyway :D.... and so far the birds in the back don`t seem to care, am wondering when I will have to clean it from bird poo for the first time in fact, because we got some cheecky lil birds.

Well, here`s another thing I did a few evenings ago... found a cut off knothole in the forest and wanted to make use of it, so I built a small Diictodon from Super Sculptey. Not the most accurate or detailed, but anyway...






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« Reply #202 on: April 13, 2020, 12:54:28 PM »
@Lanthanotus The diictodon has become precious, it looks like a mole that is emerging from its burrow.

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #203 on: April 14, 2020, 03:57:57 PM »
That's adorable. I can almost hear it warily snuffling.
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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #204 on: April 14, 2020, 06:15:15 PM »
Awww that’s very cute!

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #205 on: May 11, 2020, 04:45:52 PM »
We`ve been out to the Rhine river once again and I had some figures with me for photoshooting. A real pain this time,
because a hell lot of jetski drivers did not only pollute their enviroment with that incredible noise those machines do,
but for such small vessels these things make a remarkable fuss of waves at the shore.... well, I hope you enjoy anyway.

Safari Sarcosuchus







PNSO Basilosaurus (its buyoance did not help in shooting either :D)







Safari Ichtyosaurus




Had some more figures with me, but those are reserved for reviews ;)



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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #206 on: May 11, 2020, 05:53:20 PM »
Those shots are absolutely stunning! They look so alive.
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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #207 on: May 11, 2020, 05:53:29 PM »
Well, some of these pictures would have been interesting enough for participating at the DTF diorama contest. I especially like the crocodile ones!

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« Reply #208 on: May 11, 2020, 08:18:29 PM »
What a joy of photos and dioramas !!!!! You have been great.

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« Reply #209 on: May 11, 2020, 09:37:59 PM »
It might have been a pain but the results are excellent. I especially like the Basilisaurus swimming straight towards the photographer.

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« Reply #210 on: May 12, 2020, 01:06:58 AM »
Those are some really nice underwater shots  ^-^  And your diictidon is super cute.  And now I'm imagining your new house full of tiny critters like that, peeking out of mouseholes and spying down from light fixtures.

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« Reply #211 on: May 12, 2020, 08:35:29 AM »
If it weren't for the fact that I know the prehistoric animal figures and their corresponding markings, Safari sarcosuchus, PNSO basilosaurus and Safari ichythiosaurus, I would have thought that the photographs, especially those of the basilosaurus, were part of a documentary of prehistoric animals. It is amazing the realistic effects you have given to these figures.

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #212 on: May 12, 2020, 11:31:02 PM »
Beautiful photos! How do you get the underwater shots? A waterproof camera, or a case of some kind?
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« Reply #213 on: May 13, 2020, 03:13:07 AM »
These are a real hit! I wouldn't mind seeing more aquatics from you in the future.

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #214 on: May 13, 2020, 03:26:22 AM »
The Basilosaurus shots look so good that you can almost hoax a cryptid Zeuglodon sighting with those!

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #215 on: May 13, 2020, 09:22:32 PM »
@Faelrin @Libraraptor @Shonisaurus @ceratopsian @irimali @AcroSauroTaurus @SidB @tanystropheus :
Thank you all for your kind and generous replies :)

While I really enjoy doing such photoshoots from time to time, I would not use such in the contests on this forum, as I understand the contest as a "diorama" contest, something build up for some permanency.

I use a Panasonic Lumix for those underwater shots. Its over 8 years old and the picture quality is quite low if not used in the brightest light, but it`s enough for those toy shots aswell as the occasional wildlife underwater shots. For above water toy photography I mainly use my mobile these days.

Some more underwatershots of other figures can be seen within this thread and in my reviews if you`re intersted.

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #216 on: May 13, 2020, 09:37:08 PM »
I love the shots! Especially the underwatershots.
It is quite hard to have Plastic Toys in an real Enviroment, that do not look in the wrong place. You did it well. If you do more, share them again, i would love to see more :)

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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #217 on: May 14, 2020, 06:24:18 AM »
@Faelrin @Libraraptor @Shonisaurus @ceratopsian @irimali @AcroSauroTaurus @SidB @tanystropheus :
Thank you all for your kind and generous replies :)

While I really enjoy doing such photoshoots from time to time, I would not use such in the contests on this forum, as I understand the contest as a "diorama" contest, something build up for some permanency.


Alrright, then you understand this contest as something that has to do with real handicraft, right? To me, and that´s what the rules say as well, nature itself being the "diorama" is okay, too. We had a division once as far as I remember when the contributions were divided into pictures/photography and dioramas in the narrower sense of the word, but this division has been canceled.
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Re: Lanthanotus' Collection of Prehistoric Life
« Reply #218 on: May 17, 2020, 10:45:17 PM »
Very nice shots, Lanthanotus!

I tend to agree with you that, despite the contest's official rules, a diorama is properly understood as something artificial built to resemble nature, rather than a photo of nature itself.
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