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Unread 05-13-2021, 02:23 PM
F.F. Teague F.F. Teague is offline
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Default Portrait of a Gentle Giant

...from Guinea Gods & Goddesses

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  2. I hesitated to post this image on the 'sphere, unsure whether anyone else might be inclined to appreciate the beauty of guinea pigs. I am very close to my subject. Of course comments concerning photography techniques, composition, etc. are appreciated; thank you.
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Unread 05-13-2021, 02:58 PM
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Sarah-Jane Crowson Sarah-Jane Crowson is offline
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I'm not a photographer so can offer no useful technical points, and I don't know much about Guinea Pigs, but he/she looks like a true Atlas amongst Guinea Pigs and very beautifully relaxed and lovely. I love the idea of Guinea Gods and Goddesses, too.

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Unread 05-14-2021, 12:14 PM
F.F. Teague F.F. Teague is offline
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Thanks very much for your comment, Sarah-Jane :-) :>)

This is Mr Patch, one of four guineas born to Mummy Truffle (RIP) in December 2015.

Mr Patch does indeed resemble Atlas, and his laidback manner makes him a wonderful subject for photography. His coat is pretty special, being partly golden agouti. He also has a noble belt, in ginger and white.

I cannot say enough good things about guineas, so I should probably stop now, lol. Thank you very much for appreciating Mr P.

Best wishes,

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Unread 05-14-2021, 06:30 PM
Jim Moonan Jim Moonan is offline
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I have a funny story about a guinea pig that came wrapped under the tree one Christmas but that's for another time...

His coat is luxurious. As I stared Ayn the photo my eyes transfixed upon the nose, just under the nose and mouth. I saw something and then it occurred to me to block out all other features except the immediate area of the nose and mouth and Voila! A lion!

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Unread 05-15-2021, 11:50 AM
F.F. Teague F.F. Teague is offline
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Jim, I would love to read your funny story, for another time. During my convalescence, I wrote a few guinea pig stories :-)

Mr Patch's coat is indeed luxurious and I'm impressed by your visualisation skills. I'm sure he'll be pleased to be compared with a lion!

Thanks, Jim,
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Unread 05-16-2021, 07:25 PM
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Default Mr Patch

Dear Fliss,

What a wonderful photo of Mr Patch! I'm no expert on guinea pigs, but I know they can be very attached to their owners, and that they are individuals, each with a personality of their own.

I had never seen one the color of Mr Patch, not with such a thick, beautiful coat. And, pardon me, but it amuses me, to see how the top of his head is a different color--is this so?

What size is he? He does look like a friendly giant!
I smile,
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