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Portrait of a Hamster by shubat Portrait of a Hamster by shubat
This Syrian Hamster was a pet of mine a few years back. Her name was Ginger and she lived about a year and a half. I took this photo not long after I had fixed up my Canon AE-1P... I still didn't have a macro lens and I was using a desk lamp to light this. I got lucky and captured this shot... I think it looks like a real portrait and if you have ever tried photographing rodents at close range you know how hard it can be.

This is one of my peronal favorites. I hope you enjoy it too...

(edit) - This was exhibited at the 2007 Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Ca.
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Lizzy-n Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Photographer
nice capture of the hamsty's expression!!!
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TheHamsterFanGirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013

Hello,

I really love this photography and the Hamsters is really cute.


I'm actually looking for some good photos like this one to post on my blog's Facebook page, I'm trying to get authorization from their owners to post them.

All the credits will also be given to the photographer on the same post, using their deviantART username or any other name they wish me to credit. 

I will perfectly understand if you don't authorize the use of this photography on my page and will not use it in any way without your authorization. 

I hope you don't mind me asking for it and I hope I didn't bothered you with this. 

Thank you for your attention,
Best regards!

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peccatori Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :love:
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Surrender17 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I just love this beautiful picture. Did she play with that ball often? How did she die?
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montygm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
It looks like a glass of red wine on the LHS. Was Ginger on the plonk when you took this?
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FluffyUnicorn96 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is simply a perfect shot <3 I just love everything about the picture! Especially how you were able to capture the water bottle, wheel, and part of the home all in one shot with her!
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MyCephei Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
She was adorable. :love:
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lalisa-doniho Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
aaaaw! :D
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angelinecstatic Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how the first person commented. This is TOO CUTE! Ahhhhh! Reminds me of Ratatouille!
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HunterStrait Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwh its soo cute! think im gonna *BOOM*
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rileypaw Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks like she had a good year and a half with you. it's always good to see pets spoiled!!
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huskygirl11 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aWw!!! :aww:
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NewSkyTiger99 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
naaaaaaaw :3
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MikuMikuManga Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
AWWWWWWWWWWWWW so cute!
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blindBraille Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
lol yeah, it's hard to get them to pose like this great job, very cute.
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Dook89 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so adorable, looks like my last hamster 'Honey'. She has such a happy expression in this, and such a cute pose! I can never get my new hamster to stay still long enough!
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willow0 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
This is so cute, I love it :)
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DoodleBug1234 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
little yelow ball!!
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Xx-DemonBlade-xX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWW HOW CUTE
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Lordfell Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
What's Ginger holding?
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ChinchillaLoves Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome. Shame she didnt live long :(
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mi2x Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student
how, awesome :w00t:
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emily-margot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
this is gorgeous!
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pauczak Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG !! I love this photo!! omgomgomg
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rae42 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
One of the best hamster photos I have ever seen. One of the cutest too.
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lolitstess Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aww........
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thehappymoocow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so perfect. The lighting and everything
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tredbobek Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's AMAZING! :D
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BlueWolf95 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
aww it looks like my old hamster:(
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Secchanhell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feels like i want to have hamster now!! :D :D
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TayaKabi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
so cute
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SilverColoredGold Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Feels like he saw straight trough my soul o___o this picture is lovely!
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Talziemistle Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist
This is such a lovely picture. :)
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LTM-photography Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Awwwww, she looks like my hamster Mori :)
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kaskitz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
:)<3
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Brokenkittywings Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awww.. cute shot!!
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letters-to-nobody Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Great shot! Cute Pet! She looks very cool, kind of in a sneaky, spy-pet type. :D

I had a syrian hamster too once, his name was Buller, and he lived for almost 4 years, he died christmas eve :(
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gaffle327 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
What a beautiful photo. I've spent the last three days trying to get a decent photo of my hamster to no avail and I applaud your amazing shot.
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divine1equine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Cute.
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robotte Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
:love: this picture came out great! so cute.
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Pluto34atHowrse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
So beautiful! The lighting and everything!
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misshst1234 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
i love the colors and how they go together.
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Humblelulu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow beautiful portrait, its so lovely. Ah yeah, i tried taking portraits of my hamster and omg..I didn't get not one crisp shot, all blurry. congrats
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Vickyflor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Artisan Crafter
so cute :) i have mini hamster.He is albino. :)
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SleepyBirdie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
yea.. i know how hard it is to take a pic of my little Negeshi :/ ... the only way i had to make hime sit still is to give him something to eat
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ChristiaanKanis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Nice :)
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sagusia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
I LOVE IT!
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mocsokmacsek Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
really nice shot. ^_^
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Aww! Lovely portrait. (I had a hamster named Ginger, too.)
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pitrih Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
wonderful shot! it's like a photo for one of those home magazines, he is posing and showing his well decorated home :P
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