Baby polar foxes were born! + old PHOTOS of kitsHi!Baby polar foxes were born! + old PHOTOS of kits3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just read the info, that baby polar foxes were born in local ZOO!
They are probably still too young to leave the burrow, but I might visit them soon to try to take some photos
Maybe it will kick me to buy a new year ticket - I have not visited the ZOO since my year ticket expired in March but yeah, I will buy it, I think. I definitely visit this ZOO more often than just six times a year
Some ooold photos of baby foxes (taken in 2009). Kits are so adorable
Fantastic white wolves - PHOTOSHi!Fantastic white wolves - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nobody caughed the kiriban?
What a pity
Will, will, where are you?
I do not mean any guy (although Will Riker is kind of cute ), but my own will - I can not get into losing weight again, although I now have the perfect chance to continue! I hate my weak will so much, how comes that I can not kick myself to continue, especially when I see it IS possible? :/ nah, I am so angry at myself. Go, stupid Woxys! There are still 20 kilos of fat which wait to be removed.
Mhhhhhm, I really need to start, as even the current state makes me feel much happier than the state a year ago.
Sorry for talking about this issue a lot, it is not easy, although I have already managed to lose some 20 kilos. And now other 20 should go away! It is just hard, because yes, it is nice I lost so much, but I am still so terribly overweight I have so many motivation clothes, but I obviously need a big kick to continue. GOOO, blonde, go but thank you for your support, you are awesome.
Love of wolves (mating season) - PHOTOSHelloLove of wolves (mating season) - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, kiriban (766 666) is VERY close!
At second, Brno's females, Alex and Clair, are in heat now. I went to the ZOO to take some photos - because of mating season, wolves were very excited and active. I had a great chance to watch their fantastic and natural behavior, which included gentle touches, aggresivity (not between alphas and beta, but younger wolves were somehow excited) and mating itself. It was just incredible to observe so intimate moments of the lives of wolves. Thanks to winter, I was totally alone with them - only me and wolves. I would like to share some shots I took - sorry for lower quality, the weather was cloudy and as you can imagine, wolves were moving a lot. Although I took some photos of mating itself, I do not want to post such shots. Not to offend some of my watchers (mating and also eating are absolutely natural for animals ) but to somehow respect privacy of the wolves
Thank you for every it would help me to share this
X-mas - being commercial :) fox, wolves - PHOTOSHi people!X-mas - being commercial :) fox, wolves - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
kiriban winner will be featured next time
Today I want to be commercial
A bit more than 1 month until Christmas - time to announce my stuff
I really think some of those might be nice gifts - especially when it comes to print/gifts, which are not only originals with animal photos, but also USEFUL! Last year, I used donated points to order some of my stuff from DA, because I wanted to know the stuff I sell. I got 6 mugs and I was amazed with quality - I use them on daily basis and they are so cool! And I got also a calendar - and again, I can say the calendar's quality made me really happy, photos are sharp, colours are vivid and the format of calender allows you to note your own stuff into it
So I am definitely not ashamed to offer my stuff - I believe it can really make people happy
In this journal, I at first feature some of the stuff I sell - then I post a photo to show you, how those mugs really look like. The last photo set will show you, how d
Wonderful wolves + cute wolf pups - PHOTOSHi!Wonderful wolves + cute wolf pups - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, nobody caught the kiriban again?
Plans for next week:
1) to finally make a ZOO photography guide
2) as the school term started, I need to deal with my final thesis (and you know how MUCH I hate it)
3) to clean some data from computer
4) to lose 1 Kg
Special feature for my best friend Allerlei: I am with you, pal
Bitten by a squirrel + funny ZOO Vienna - PHOTOSHiBitten by a squirrel + funny ZOO Vienna - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used my a bit higher (but still pathetically low) self-confidence to meet another dA member - this time it was Shadow-and-Flame-86, lovely young scientist from Scottland, where she studies marine mammals! It was just perfect, she is very nice person, we had fun (at least me ). I am really glad we met and could chat a lot about her work, ZOOs and animals in general
What was the biggest attraction? Giant pandas? Wolves?
No! Those were squirrels
ZOO Vienna is totally full of wild but tame squirrels. And by full I mean that they are everywhere in a forest part of the ZOO! People feed them with nuts, so they come VERY close to you, they even run to humans, following them and begging I was ready for this and I prepared a sack of wallnuts for me and Shadow-and-Flame-86 to have some fun. It was amazing one squirrel bit me when she took a nut from my fingers - I was rude to hold it too tightly, I think XD other squirrel climbed me chest, other one my
Shame about fennecs + my favourite wolves - PHOTOSHi!Shame about fennecs + my favourite wolves - PHOTOS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went to my beloved ZOO Olomouc to photograph animals yesterday - I needed a break from the thesis writing.
I spent hour or maybe more with my favourite wolf subspecies - Iberian wolves. They were very active and even aggresive, snapping their jaws and snarrling a lot. One of them tried to catch a crazy rodent. It was fun and I got many photos for you
But the bad news - fennec fox got a new light in their enclosure. It is a red light and it TOTALLY does not allow you to photograph, because the specific light ruins the texture of the animal's fur and there is no chance to get any photo I am sad about it, I loved this place for fennec photography now it has been lost... in ZOO Dvur Kralove, they put those foxes into very dark indoor exhibit, so this place is also lost and in Prague, you never see them... Hm... I am a bit sad about it, I would miss those little guys
I also definitely need a new lens. My current one had troubles to focuse yesterday and I could not take a s
Fantastic but less known canines.Do you know them?HiFantastic but less known canines.Do you know them?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I post 8 photos of not that well-known canines.
Do you recognize all eight species?
My fox mug is broken noooo! It slipped from the sink and fell down and although the mug is quite massive, it did nit survive. Hell!
Strange dA people + ZOO in autumn - PHOTOSHi!Strange dA people + ZOO in autumn - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got all scared and hysterical that I waisted all sunny autumn days so I have no chance to take any wolf photos with colourful background this year. So when the sun made it to shine through the clowds today, I ran to the ZOO to take some shots. Well, the leaves are still on the branches and nicely golden, so I have some autumn shots in stock again the foxes and wolves are fluffy again, but both of those species were sleepy - I had to wait a lot before wolves decided to move a bit. You might say it is a deal of photographers, but it is something unusual, local wolves tend to have only short moments without activity. Both alpha and beta female seem to be very tired and thin, but at least they seem to have some grown fur I hope they will manage to survive the winter, but it is really a sad sight. Atila, on the other side, is fluffy white pillow as usual, and again his own pups made him feel very uneasy. He is so cute.
The title: yup, there are some great persons on this site
Red, white or gray beauties - FOX PHOTOSHello everybody!Red, white or gray beauties - FOX PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you very much for donating points - as I said, I will give a wallpaper of his/her choice to everybody who donates more than 100 points. And as several people donated less than 100, but still nice amount of points, I decided to feature all the donators. The feature will be given in next journal - thank you, donators!
EDIT: omg, THANK YOU, people, I just ordered the calendar as you were nice enough to donate remaining 230 points in just few minutes. All donators will be featured in next journal!
Also, dA is somehow out of order again *facepalm*
I checked front page - now you can not see photos of young authors there. But you can see works in the same category (!!!) next to each other (moreover from the same author), while work from another categories, although having much more faves, are not on FP at all
I hope dA will fix it soon, whole error lasts for almost two weeks and it is already a bit boring
And... I have my first driving lesson o
Wolf puppies - fresh PHOTOS! + funny like hell :))Hi!Wolf puppies - fresh PHOTOS! + funny like hell :))3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nah, sorry for update, things have been fixed just seconds after I posted it
Baby arctic wolves just left the burrow in ZOO Brno - they are SO adorable
I bring you some shots of them - forget very low quality, please. First photos of tiny puppies are always taken from distance, because babies are too shy to get close to visitors
UPDATE: sorry, NOW you can see puppies XD I uploaded wrong file
At first, kiriban winner
And now - PUPPIES!!!
Tiger drama in local ZOO + animals - PHOTOSHi people!Tiger drama in local ZOO + animals - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once more sorry for low activity. Thesis, thesis. Thesis. Thesis. DIES.
Today a white tiger in Czech ZOO Liberec attacked a young guy (he was on practise, not a visitor), who was saved thanks to bravery of two female keepers who hit the cat with some bucket to get his attention. The tiger escaped from the exhibit, so three people, all of them injured by the tiger, stayed inside the cage. The tiger was shot with some drugs and went limp. Fortunately, this whole accident seems to have a happy end, injuries are not severe and the tiger has not been harmed. Just wow, huh... Drama!
Finally a feature for Kiriban winner and then some animal photos. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, so I can finish my thesis soon. Thank you!
Guilty and adorable baby animals - PHOTOSHi!Guilty and adorable baby animals - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first, thank you for very interesting discusion under my last journal - although I did not reply to every comment, be sure I read every single one! do not be afraid, I definitely do not judge USA and its citizens through some reality shows here in the Czech republic we also have really stupid shows and so, I think it is a world epidemy I always keep in mind that USA is huge country with a large scale of people of all the qualities some of you said they are ashamed to be Americans - I do not think there is a reason for it, as your country has f.e. many good universities or scientists!
I had a bad day today. I got totally stressed (I can not say why - maybe because of my stupid diploma thesis?) and when I get stressed, I eat. Holy mother, I ate such a crap today, that I feel really guilty and if I did not feel a strong resistance against it, I would like to kick myself to threw it all away I ate some caramel cream I prepared for a cake I made, then I ate TH
ZOO Dvur Kralove - PHOTOS + lens troubles?Hi pals!ZOO Dvur Kralove - PHOTOS + lens troubles?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kiriban was caught and the winner will be featured soon
I also passed all your comments and compliments (on the last journal's photos) to my parents, they were very pleased and thanked you so thanks!
This weekend I spent in mountain and I visited one of my favourite ZOOs, Dvur Kralove nad Labem. I was a bit disappointed that they moved cheetahs (I did not see them at all), because this ZOO was very good for taking photos of them. They also moved fennec foxes from very photographer friendly enclosure which allowed the foxes to enjoy some sun light into a nocturnal indoor pavilion which is very dark and you can watch the foxes only from above, so I am afraid I lost this place for fennec photos I also did not manage to take good photos of baby tigers and baby leopard although I tried a lot. It seems that my lens refuses to focuse, which scares me I admit I could take some 70 000 photos with it, but... do not die, 55-250 IS! I can not be without photography!
Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!Hi!Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prepared a promised Wolf calender for you - August 2012 - July 2013!
Here you can see the photos I have chose for this version
I hope you will like it!
You can download the calendar here:
It is for free, but I welcome every donation (I have a paypal account connected with firstname.lastname@example.org), as my Premium membership will end soon
Those photos are included: please, note, that the MASSIVE watermark is NOT on the calender, it is just in the journal!
I will be offline for few days, I am having vaccation with my family - please, keep your fingers crossed for me so I can see dolphins!
Last time I asked you to do that and I really saw them thanks!
After I get home, I hope to be a millionaire thanks to all your donations
Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.Hi!Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, ok, ok, I am almost scared - what happaned? It seems that this site is totally empty for last week!
I wonder what caused this: Sandy? Or do Americans have some Halloween holiday so they are not online? Or... is there some secret and slow Zombie attack?
Of course dA decided to use this time to announce free shipping usually they do it before Christmas and I usually get pretty nice money from it. This time I got just few dolars, so I hope dA will repeat the action - just before X-mas as they did the last year. Because this site really seems to be empty now! as a response to a free shipping, I released Free calendar for 2013 - I think I have never had so few faves, views and downloads on it. What a pity, what a bad time
I know about Sandy, it was covered by Czech media a lot
Poor people, I hope everything will be fixed as soon as possible. I did not know it affected so many people
You also know I asked you to vote for Allerlei's photo - thank you
:-( and ZOO animals - PHOTOSHello,:-( and ZOO animals - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hate that thesis SO much... I feel like total idiot, I somehow can not write it. Why?!
It is my the last attempt to complete it, if I do not finish it properly, I totally lose my chance to get my second Master degree. Which would be pretty embarassing, because not only I already have all the credits I need, I even passed the graduation exams! After so much work, it would be stupid to end without the title just because of inability to write stupid 80 pages.
Also, I wish USA a lucky hand when it comes to voting! It might be interesting, I will definitely watch US elections interesting material for a student of political science. I do not mind to share my opinion - I would vote for Obama. But I do not feel like advocating my opinion, I have no problem with those whose attitude is different
The first few photobooks have been already shipped!
P.S.: still exercising, still riding a bike (two days, then a pause), still eating 5x a day. I have problems with drinkin
When the stupid cage ruins the photo - PHOTOS XDHi!When the stupid cage ruins the photo - PHOTOS XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After lot of waiting, I finally got photobooks I want to sell! I will post some special info about them, but I am amazed with the quality it is printed on photopaper, colours are vivid and... well, layout and quality look very professional IMHO I have 15 of them, each for 25 USD (which includes international shipping). I will surely say more before I will really start selling them
I hope you noticed I usually (with today's exception) do my best to post photos without visible captivity. But in some ZOOs (and I must say those ZOOs are mostly foreign ones, not Czech) they use system of double fences (the extrem was Tierpark Berlin with FOUR fences!), which sometime totally prevent you from taking a photo of the animal. It can be real pain! also, many ZOOs offer you comfy glass wall, but there is some stupid annoying part of the cage BEHIND the animal those are two main reasons why I do not post many photos. So today I share some of those ruined phot
Back from Berlin - a bit of talking and ZOO PHOTOSHi peopleBack from Berlin - a bit of talking and ZOO PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Muhaha, I am back from Berlin - it was AWESOME trip!
Thank you all for journey advices - we finally decided to not buy a sticker, to park our cars as close to the center as possible and to get to the hotel by underground. We in fact had no clue where to park or where to even leave a highway, but it somehow happened that we accidentaly left the car on the best place, which was really right next to the beginning of "eko" zone and just next to the tube station of the line which got us directly to the hotel. Yay!
The first thing I saw after getting out of the underground area was... CHECKPOINT CHARLIE!
One of the things I REALLY wanted to see in my life
And even our hotel was on a street, which used to be divided by Berlin wall! The remains were still lying just few metres from the hotel! Just AWESOME, AWEEEEEESSSOOMMMEEEE!
It really meant a lot for me.
I wonder if YOU know about Berlin wall and so...?
I think I will write a report about it next time
Foxes, foxes, foxes - PHOTOSHi!Foxes, foxes, foxes - PHOTOS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Those older photos of foxes taken by Canon Powershot S5 IS want to be shared
(thanks for every )
Losing faith in humankind XD + animals PHOTOSHi!Losing faith in humankind XD + animals PHOTOS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holy mother, as I keep saying, thieves come in waves
Other art-thief just deactivated her account thanks to your report, thanks!
The last drop was a guy who posted a comment under my last red fox photo, who was not able to understand that photos of foxes do not belong to Domecticated category, although those are captive animals and he was not even able to understand the description of the photo, which clearly states I did not take the photo in the wild. And he mistook domestication (which is a long lasting process of turning of wild animal species into an animal fully living or depending or serving to humans) to keeping wild animals. OMG, people those days!
I have already met several people who did not understand that, so to make it clear:
According to rules of DA:
Domestic animals category: Photographs of animals that have been domesticated (tamed to live with humans), as either pets or livestock, and which depend on humans for survival.
Wild animals category: Photographs of
Snow is here - wolves on snow - PHOTOSHi!Snow is here - wolves on snow - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first snow came - it was very thin layer, much less than 1cm, so it did not survive the night, but it still pleased me
It inspired me to post some photos of wolves on snow - those shots are quite old
Wohoo, this number of pageviews? thanks people, it looks nice - I wonder if I can make it to 1 000 000 until the end of 2012! it would be awesome
News+ ZOO photos + KIRIBAN is cloooose UPDATEHiNews+ ZOO photos + KIRIBAN is cloooose UPDATE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for update, but it is time for Kiriban again - I annouce 899 999 this time
Catch my 899 999 pageviews and send me a printscreen as a proof via note to win a feature ;D
(no feature for porn or animal cruelty, thanks)
It is very close, so good luck
In case you noticed (I do not think so ), sorry for low activity in last days - I had too many things to do
I got back from Berlin, then we got prepared for a wedding! then my parents went to Georgia (I can not say I am happy about it), then it was the wedding, then it was my sister's birthday and then I went to Nuremberg - I got back today
I also answered all 120 notes, sorry it took so long! I already have 16 new ones...
Oh, a wedding!
Nope, it was NOT my wedding ;D it was a wedding of my beloved and admired cousin - I love him so much! He is so smart, honest, responsible, caring, intelligent, likeable, hansome, loving, ambicious, educated, helpful person and I can continue with superlatives. I lo
Art-thief + small cats - PHOTOS!Hi people!Art-thief + small cats - PHOTOS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yup, after long time, there is another stealing guy in this site.
He posts many famous google photos, clearly claiming them as his own. His last submission was a red fox, which is in fact a very famous National Geographic photo, which is posted by thieves very often. This guy says it was him who took the photo and he was only 30 cm far from this animal. What a liar.
This guy does NOT steal my photos, he steals photos of other authors.
So please, report him. I think his gallery is totally crowded with stolen shots, so if you know the originals, report him too, please.
And please, just report, no rude words for him. Thanks!
I hate those liars so much, especially when they think that blocking you would save their butt.
Stolen ------------> original: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-fox/ (Property of National Geographic)