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Old 21st of February 2010 (Sun)   #1
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Hi all. My wife breeds mice and I often thought some of the prettier youngsters would make great studio-type subjects, so I finally got around to setting up the lights and giving it a try. I used a 580EX with a home-made 8"x12" softbox just to the right of the camera, and a bare flash from behind and to the left, to give a "hair light". I was pleased with the results. Here are the best efforts.

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Old 21st of February 2010 (Sun)   #2
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Gorgeous! I love the "rex" type coats... stunning! I just adore rodents.
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I must say, I've never seen such good looking mice. I was also going to comment on their rex coats, beautiful! That second guy (or gal) is adorable! I used to have two pet mice back when; almost makes me want another. Very nice shots, BTW!
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When I was in college, I raised mice for my own snake, and just loved inbreeding for specific characteristics. I never got a rex coat, but I got silkies, long hairs, and Siamese, although for some reason, I could not keep my Siamese types alive for longer than a few weeks. Mice are fun, but I LOVE rats and hope my son shows interest in them at some point so I can have an excuse to get another! I love the detail you were able to get on the black one's fur. Very nicely exposed!
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Thanks all for your kind comments, much appreciated!
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Very pretty. I had mice as pets as a kid. They were great.
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Love the whole series cannot make up my mind which is best so the blue ribbon goes to all of them.
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