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Microraptors' Flight by Fred5612 Microraptors' Flight by Fred5612
In the forests of late Cretaceus China a Microraptor swoops down from a tree in chase of it's prey, a small Confuciusornis.

Microraptor was a relative of larger Velociraptor and a part of the Dromeosaur family that lived around 120 million years ago. Although lacking the necessary structure for powered flight, cat-sized Microraptor was most probably able to complete glides from one tree to another as it scoured the forest for small prey. It's been theorized that due to the extensive plumage on both the hind and forelimbs, Microraptor (and some of it's relatives) used all four limbs to create a gliding surface. Quite ironically, while the genus of Microraptor will eventually go extinct, the bird in this picture will thrive and continue to exist all the way to the modern world.

This render was made using Vue, Poser and Photoshop CS5
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BlackoutSM Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece!
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Paleo-reptiles Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
lovely!
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Fred5612 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Thank you! :) more coming soon
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Wow, accurate and beautiful! Although we know at least one species of Microraptor was shiny blue-black, like a starling.
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Fred5612 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
You are right! I was actually there! When the university of Bristol discovered the coloration of certain dinosaurs due to the melanosomes in their feathers, this was shown at the Uni fair in The Galleries mall in Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. I talked to one of the people who partook in the project and now that you said this, he did tell me somethng about a dinosaur having a blue-black coloration, with all probability it was indeed Microraptor!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Wow, what luck to have been there! Yes, the blue-black one was Microraptor.
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SpinoRaptorRex303 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
that looks amazing! well done!
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Fred5612 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you very much! :D
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Jegi-san Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
bello belloo belloo davvero molto bello!!! anche se a dir vero questo dinosauro non lo conoscevo proprio!^_^ penso sia stato scoperto nell ultimo decennio^^ cmq bellissima raffigurazione^^
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Fred5612 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Il prox che voglio fare e' un Ichtyosauro, quelli che assomigliavano ai delfini, che ne pensi?
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