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I'm Trying Really Hard to be a Stork by Eurwentala I'm Trying Really Hard to be a Stork by Eurwentala
Buitreraptor gonzalezorum, a small and extremely stork-like dromaeosaur from the Cretaceous of Argentina. This rooster-sized critter had long legs and a long snout with many small teeth, well suited for catching fish. I reconstructed it as something between a small flightless heron and a pelican.

I used the skeleton by Scott Hartmann (here: [link]) as a reference, and also got the inspiration for the title from him.
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
I imagine pelicanimimus in a similar lifestyle 
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Professormcwilliams Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
or the stork is trying really hard to be that dromaeosaur ;)
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bioimagen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Why is hard to imagine it like a stork?
Drive imagine based on several info sources: enviroment, behaviour, potential preys, potential predators, possible ichnitas, ontogenetic development, etc.
More clues drive us to an accurate portraits. Less clues drive us to a high especulation based on a subjective criterion
żdo we have an enought ammount of info about Buitreraptor gonzalezsorum?
I lke your artwork. Enhance view angles an morphology.
Best wishes
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:iconaloodonguy67:
Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Artist
Yet, poor dinosaur, you're no stork.....
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:icondinobirdman:
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Artist
No wonder that "Stork-raptor" well be so hard to working on that beak, unless it could be a part of Qilong's dinosaurian lips version as comparing to mines!;) (Well, pretty neat huh?^^;)
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Oaglor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Silly raptor! Storks haven't been invented yet.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
It might be it's storks trying to be Buitreraptor instead. :)
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
A little small for a stork maybe? Perhaps a small heron would be a closer analogue.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Agreed, the size fits them better. I only realised the misleading word later, as in my language, storks, adjutants, herons and egrets all have the same common name.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
That actually makes a lot more sense than having about ten different words for birds that look really similar.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
In a sense. It's a small country, and we don't have problems with people in ten different countries all around the world coming up with their own names as English-speakers do. :)

Though storks and adjutants apparently aren't closely related to herons and egrets at all, so it would help to have different names for at least these two groups.
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
True. I guess common name monophyly can be useful.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
It is quite useful. As mine is a small language, there is often one single set of official common names, written my a committee. These at least try to give monophyletic names for groups. I think it's very useful compared to the chaos in English. :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree with Pilsator :nod:
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pilsator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did it, Maija! You did it! Tried for years to make a Mycteria-themed unenlagiine, failed miserably, and you succeeded. I bow my head in awe, ma'am.
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Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thanks. :) I'm not happy with the pose here, but the design I like.
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pilsator Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be honest, the pose is great too (it's just that the femora ... are somewhat off). Well, if I regain my courage to give it another try, I'm gonna tell you ;)
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thanks. I just don't like how it looks, though I'm not sure why. :)
What's wrong with the femora, by the way? Too short?
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pilsator Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look very small (while assuming they are angled forward/upward) and somehow don't feel quite right, or the tibiae are very, very long - maybe you subconsciously made it too painted stork-like without noticing.
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You are probably right. I'll double check the leg proportions next time. Thanks for mentioning, these often go unnoticed if anyone doesn't say it. :)
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pilsator Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad I could help - certainly can feel your pain here. Sometimes it's just helpful if someone doesn't just say "awesome" but "awesome, but there's something very minor to nitpick".
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Exactly. I'm in a huge debt to everyone that has nitpicked to me over the years, because I've learnt a great deal. :)
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Albertonykus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Au contraire, a stork is trying really hard to be Buitreraptor. :D
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:iconeurwentala:
Eurwentala Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Actually, yes. And ostriches are trying really hard to be ornithomimids, which in turn were trying to be Effigia.
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Dr-XIII Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Digital Artist
He looks more lke a Heron than a Stork.
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