Join 3,552 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Everything is better with Velociraptors
December 12, 2010 10:02 PM   Subscribe

Raptorize: every week is raptor week. Via photographi-ca on Flickr.

Brought to you by Noah Stokes of Es Bueno and Phil Coffman.

Download the PSD and insert raptors into your work.
posted by bwg (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
can someone make this like a png or something
posted by p3on at 10:05 PM on December 12, 2010


Highly related.
posted by brennen at 10:10 PM on December 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Swept up by the Raptor.
posted by The otter lady at 10:19 PM on December 12, 2010


Fooled (and disappointed) again, dammit.
posted by rtha at 10:24 PM on December 12, 2010


Ha! I was about to post the same thing, brennan. This is awesome, although I wish we lived in an alternate universe where this would be called "Deinonychusize."
posted by brundlefly at 10:51 PM on December 12, 2010


That's that song from Blondie?
posted by symbioid at 11:02 PM on December 12, 2010


Is this something I'd have to misrepresent science to understand?
posted by IvoShandor at 11:07 PM on December 12, 2010


My attempt.
posted by brundlefly at 11:09 PM on December 12, 2010 [7 favorites]


hahaahhahah, brundlefly :)
posted by fantodstic at 12:16 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Uhh - I can't seem to make it work from my new handheld supercomputer (aka iPhone). Darn this would be great with those family Xmas shots.
posted by newdaddy at 12:49 AM on December 13, 2010


I wouldn't expect it to, newdaddy. It's a zip of a Photoshop document.
posted by brundlefly at 12:52 AM on December 13, 2010


Damn. I thought this was going to be abotu birds of prey and was going to come in and talk about seeing some buzzards up close this morning, so what the hell. I was coming back from Zennor out in the Cornish wilds and we came round a corner to find some road kill at the edge of the tarmac and a buzzard (like this one) was sat there pecking away, he was about 1 foot from my window and didn't flinch as we slowed and went past. We stopped for a quick look and he flew about 20 yards away. 400 yards further down the road we went around a corner and there was a dead rabbit in the middle of the road with another buzzard pecking away. It flew up as we approached to sit with its mate on top of a bush about 10 yards from us. Amazing.
posted by biffa at 3:38 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I too thought this was going to be about predator birds and was going to ask instead for dromeosaurs. Turns out to be a lame forced meme to which I'd prefer dinosaurs, whether extinct or not.
posted by DU at 5:08 AM on December 13, 2010


You know, as cool as birds of prey are, they are no match for the sweet awesomeness that is a Jurassic Park velociraptor. For example, I submit to you this, and on further googling we can continue with more raptor obsession from xkcd with this little puzzle, and the solution to the problem is here.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that the raptor is the best movie monster ever, but it is definitely in the top three along with the Alien and the great white in Jaws.
posted by Vindaloo at 5:18 AM on December 13, 2010


I was hoping for hawks.
posted by Jode at 5:40 AM on December 13, 2010


Nearly every week is a raptor week for me.

One likes to sit in the tree outside my window.

This normally would be pretty cool, but I live in Manhattan, so it makes it a bit more amazing.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 6:19 AM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hey, juvenile redtail! And with a pale head! I wonder if it's one of Pale Male's offispring?
posted by rtha at 6:30 AM on December 13, 2010


I'm closer to Inwood Park than Central Park, so it is probably the offspring of the hawks there.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 7:22 AM on December 13, 2010


I got my wish!
posted by Jode at 7:57 AM on December 13, 2010


Those are not raptors. Fooled again.

Or, what rtha said.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:58 PM on December 13, 2010


« Older Japan Air Raids...  |  I enjoyed Green Sangha's Plast... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments