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Microraptor fossilising by Renum63 Microraptor fossilising by Renum63
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woow
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^w^
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Amazing work :o Almost like real
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) (Smile) 
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
You're very welcome; great work ! :nod:
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dinu1999 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww:( (Sad)  But awesome work!
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
:) (Smile) Thank you!
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MountaineerMuir Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
That is fabulous! Love it!
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you do!
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Student Artist
This fossilized art is so amazing.
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Student Artist
You're welcome
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work, looks so realistic :)
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) (Smile) 
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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KirbyniferousRegret Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous.
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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planetless Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
incredibly stunning
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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TheAsianGuyLOL Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your fossil designs are too beast :D.
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :D (Big Grin) 
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Are those feathers on the hindlegs? Looks like a misplaced tail, but the actual tail is obvious..
Nice impression, lovely colors :aww:
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yes they are. It's an odd looking feature especially as the feathers are quite long. Hard to understand how they could have been of any use for flying (or gliding). Thanks.
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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm yes I was also wondering how those hindleg feathers could have supported the animal in flight. Did they glide or actually fly - or unknown yet?
I can imagine that it may be useful in gliding flight if they spread their limbs, like sugar gliders and flying squirrels do.
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
My understanding is that these creatures are believed to have been gliders. In active flight one would think that the hind leg feathers were only disturbing. On the other hand if they could keep their feet up in the way of modern passerines, it wouldn't have been that bad and the leg feathers could have even improved their maneuvering abilities (when spreading the legs) as the tails do in modern birds. I doubt the long dinosaur tail was very practical in that sense.

Of course, feathers didn't originally evolve for flying, but the moment they started to make some use for that purpose, things must have changed quite rapidly. Flying squirrels again developed their patagiums solely for flying (or gliding more correctly). But the way their flying membranes turned out, flying squirrels never became (and never can become) active flyers like bats. Evolution is funny.

Speacing of flying squirrels, we have them living here just around the corner. Modern forestry is giving the a hard time, but they can find a refuge in parks and other small green areas with old trees even in the Helsinki metropolitan area (where we live). They are adorable little creatures. But they are not very easy to see, being nocturnal animals, so most people don't even know they have flying squirrels as neighbors.
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, thanks!
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JokerCarnage5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful.
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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bhut Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Awesome!
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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bhut Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
You're welcome.
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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Renum63 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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