Post by itstwentybelow on May 26, 2009 23:13:00 GMT
I haven't done this for a while, but having moved back to western Washington for the summer, I couldn't help but notice all the wonderful greenery for dioramas which has recently sprung up! Luckily the Pacific Northwest is a very ferny region.
The Hunt (Look closely, there are two dinos here)
This pic with the flash darkened the background and made it look like a nighttime shot
In an ancient Chinese forest, Microraptor gui is disturbed from its roost by a curious Caudipteryx zoui
Beipiaosaurus inexcpectus brandishes its claws at a foolish juvenile Dilong paradoxus
A lone Edmontonia longiceps is startled by the sudden appearance of Albertosaurus sarcophagus in an ancient Canadian clearing.
I thought this shot was far more interesting than the other with these two figures, but I wish it had focused better on that Edmontonia!
Parasaurolophus walkeri browsing through some Cretaceous foliage
Generally smashing Although watch out for too-large leaves
Love the ceratosaurus and camarasaurus one. I really had to look for the cerato! ;D
I agree with CT somewhat about the leaves. But over all the greenery makes the dioramas that much more appealing. In CT's dioramas there is very little if any vegetation. ;D Of course being in Iowa all there is is Mud and Corn! I thought the way you positioned your dinosaurs made for good scenes.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." P.B. Medawar (1969)
Post by itstwentybelow on May 28, 2009 5:11:01 GMT
Indeed, Pullman is nice, but good prehistoric-ish greenery is scarce and far between compared to the nice temperate rainforest I'm living in on the west side of the mountains right now. These pics are all just outside my parents' house in Issaquah.
Tyrannax-more like horrendously AWESOME! Until you're eaten, but it would totally be worth it.