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Shooting a Russian

хомяк, pronounced homyak, is Russian for Hamster.  Scabbers, pictured here, is in fact a Russian Hamster.  He lives in Yousef's school during the week, and stays with different children during weekends.  We have the pleasure of keeping him here for the long weekend!

I was taking some shots of Scabbers inside his cage, most of which were boring.  Then I took out his play tunnel, stuck him in from one side and called him from the other.  I found the resulting shots rather attractive, and different, so I took a few more.

A quick look back at me - wondering what on earth I was doing... and then he appeared on the other end.

He eventually got bored - and jumped off!

Reader Comments (7)

Oh, what a cutie....

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

Interesting! Small change in the setup resulted in a big change.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami Malallah

lol! nice set of pictures. I love the first one :D

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Your work is fantastic BuYousef!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterel wehbi

Thats fantastic! He looks to be curious of you!

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

i had one with the same color but red eyes...he was soo cute but he died off when we paired him.... :( bte awesome photographs...

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBNDQ8

Nice hamster!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralex wyler

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