Macro in Nature Contest!dragonfly-oli and me, AljoschaThielen, made up a contest for you!Macro in Nature Contest!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We chose a theme all photographers can participate in.
Theme: Macro in Nature.
Deadline: March 1, 2013
You can submit every picture that corresponds to the topic. It does not matter when the picture was taken.
You need to fave this journal!
"Macro in nature" can be a closeup of a flower, of drops in nature, etc. But NATURE and CLOSEUP has to be involved in it.
You need to send your submission to either dragonfly-oli or AljoschaThielen in a note, telling us it is for our contest. You will be added to a folder with other submissions. If you are not added to this specific folder, just note us.
Two submissions per person.
You may change your submission, but please tell it to us in a note.
ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY, manipulati
The Ultimate W.I.T.C.H. contest (Closed!!!)Hello I'm EvilMadness the group founder of this the only W.I.T.C.H. Super Group on DA that I have personally seen, I love W.I.T.C.H. all the contests I have been apart of have been worth 25,000 points I want to keep this great series alive I have held two contest my first was a hypno W.I.T.C.H. contest to boost W.I.T.C.H. art on DA and use one of my personal favorite types of art hypno. If you keep up with me you'll find I've always been interested in hypnosis and 'uniting' the two was a unique idea I have had since I started out here at DA... the contest was worth 35,000 points http://evilmadness2010.deviantart.com/journal/Official-W-I-T-C-H-Hypno-Art-Contest-352550454 the biggest contest for W.I.T.C.H. I've seen on DA... until now . The second contest I was honored to be apart of was to co-host with :iconenchantedseekers: and was mainly to boost membership for her Will Vandom (the leader of W.I.T.C.H./the over all main character and keeper of the heart of Kandrakar) group that wasThe Ultimate W.I.T.C.H. contest (Closed!!!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Keepers Contest (10,000 point contest) REPOSTThis is to advertize a new contest I'm co-hosting for a group :iconKeeperOfTheHeart: I'm a Co-Founder on to enter this contest you must be a member of the group first .The Keepers Contest (10,000 point contest) REPOST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello all I'm EvilMadness, the Co-Founder here at the Keeper of the Heart group. We here are look to boost our membership and the best way I know how is to hold contests this will be the first of many to come as long as I'm Co-Founder of this group. Myself and :iconenchantedseekers: have been in discussion on this contest since my last contest ended. And I thought it would be nice to try and make a big thing out of this so I decided to be the one who offered the prizes... big prizes. It will be along the lists of my last contest just not as many winners. So welcome the our contes
I'm blue... Night Rain by catchingfyre Troubled waters by Healzo Night Whisperer by nairafee The Raft. by andokadesbois .: in heaven :. by all17 Night glow by MikkoLagerstedt baby Blue by ninazdesign ocean 187 by Hengki24 Another World by Eltasia Bowen Falls by karinelipsI'm blue...3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
368 by Somebody--else Predator and Prey by brandtcampbell Blue Sea Anemone by KatiaIvaArts Blueberries. by Blueberryblack
suffering by AlicjaRodzik .: Lost Message :. by zZToraZz The Dandelion Seed by JimmyJaszczurka angel whispers by mj-magic azur by augenweide Send Light by solefield snowflakes by Megson Holy Light by mj-magic come see me by detail24 Blue Splash by BokehLight Shy Cat by Healzo Cache cache ... by julie-rc Shark Fins by Chaerul-Umam hold still by tjasa Winter Blue by nnIKOO Universe by Fra-Emer Frozen 2 by silverwing-sparrow Goodbye by DemonMathiel
blue almost like sky by Bakanika In the oceans of blue by Fatooome Soft ocean ... by aoao2 Ocean of clouds by PoppyHunter nowandthen. by Blueberryblack january by Laura1995
.: New heights :. by VictorianPrincess heavenly by impatienss Blue Sky by Miss-NiNiNa .: drops :. by all17 Aqua by Jules1983 :thumb200762410: Blue soft by sternenfern Morning Dew by MaaykeKlaver The jump. by dragonfly-oli
A Shooting in AuroraLate last night, a lone gunman went on a killing spree in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.A Shooting in Aurora3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At least 12 people were murdered, and many more were wounded; some of them are in critical condition.
If you are a spiritual person, please say a prayer for the dead, the dying, and those living touched by this tragedy.
If you are not a spiritual person, any happy thoughts or kind gestures would surely be appreciated.
Please refrain from any speculation, politicization, rumor-mongering, conclusion-jumping, finger-pointing, and other similarly inappropriate behavior for just a little while, if possible. It hasn't even been 12 hours since the tragedy took place, and that sort of unproductive demagoguery is already being handled nicely by the 24-hour news venues.
Real tragedies like this happen, all over the world, and our responsibility to our fellow man is to render aid & support, be it large or small, in times of crisis.
Poor wolves are ill :( Photos (but with warning)Hi,Poor wolves are ill :( Photos (but with warning)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
today it was the worst ZOO visit ever.
This spring I noticed that the molting (process of loosing the thick winter fur and having just much shorter summer fur) of the wolves is very different from the molting I witnessed during the last years. The wolves looked ill, like having scabs on their faces and bodies.
It made me nervous, so I was curious about my today's visit. I planned to shoot baby wolves.
What I saw shocked me.
ALL the pack members seem to have some skin problems. Less or more serious, all of them are effected, showing symptoms. I do not know if it is mange or so, but it looks horrible. Two wolves (and I am VERY afraid the most ill one is Atila) have almost bare bodies, they lost almost all the fur. All of them keep scratching. What a horrible, horrible sight, I almost cried there even the tiny puppy is ill, it was born just few weeks ago, but I see its legs show the signs of the same illness.
I hope the vets will find the cure.
I am soooo down since I saw them toda
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!!!
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
Slambox's HUEG 4OO Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]Wow, back already?Slambox's HUEG 4OO Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm happy to help!
Spreading the fun around and helping deviants is my job!
Here at artvelocity, i've been helping deviants earn points since 1974. (Click the link to learn more)
So, this time around I decided to up the ante and TRIPLE the size of my usual point giveaways!
As always, entering is free, and open to everyone!
All you have to do is follow these simple rules:
Here's what you need to do to enter:
Step One: Add this journal to your faves.
Step two: Add me (artvelocity) to your watch- Ignore this if you are already watching me-
Step 3 (optional) Write a journal about this giveaway.
There will be 5 winners. Each will receive 80
I will use random.org to pick the winners, and announce them in a journal (or poll, depending on how I feel).
1. Only people who watch me and have fa
Collection: Once Upon A TimeCollection: Once Upon A Time8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Once Upon A Time
Fairy tales usually begin once upon a time—a time that need not be identified because the tale, and its meaning, are of a timeless nature. The landscape of a fairy tale is often dreamlike, as if to tell us trying to apply normal logic to the story will only confuse the point that the storyteller is trying to make. Fairy tales usually involve dangerous journeys, often following after or searching for a wayward loved one, and entail a getting lost in the mists of time and space. The climax is almost always the discovery of a heretofore unknown inner store of courage in the face of evil and imminent death. Fairy tales tell our child
[CLOSED]October Giveaway - Win Premium Membership!Welcome to the October Giveaway![CLOSED]October Giveaway - Win Premium Membership!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(1) One Year Premium Membership or equiv. points
How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites
The deadline is October 15th, 2013
Remember to watch me for more chances to win great prizes!
Butterfly ProjectThe Butterfly Project:Butterfly Project3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Rules are
1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker, pen, or sharpies and draw a butterfly on your arm or hand.
2. Name the butterfly after a loved one/ someone that really wants you to get better.
3. You must let the butterfly fade naturally. NO scrubbing it off.
4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, you've killed it. If you dont cut, it lives.
5. If you have more than one butterfly, cutting kills all of them.
6. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.
7. Even if you don't cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. If you do this, name it after someone you know that cuts or is suffering right now, and tell them. It could help.
Official W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest (2nd closed)Hello and welcome to my second major W.I.T.C.H. related Hypno contest! As all of my major contests go this one will last for 2 months and will have a Grand Prize this one will be worth 14,000 points or if you have an active Pay Pal account I will get you the $175.00 U.S. dollars it would take for me to buy the points to you the winner! This will also be for the 1st Place winner as well ! I wanted to make this contest as successful as possible by adding big time prizes all of my major contests have no less then 27,000 points in them, and this one will be no different. I wanted to do something big for my page and thought how I could do something unique as well in my last W.I.T.C.H. Hypno contest I offered big prizes as the draw to get as many people interested as possibly and this time I'm offering cold hard cash to any one with an active Pay Pal account. I hope to see you in the contest and again welcome now I will post the theme and the rules and more importantly theOfficial W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest (2nd closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
News about wolves :(Hello pals,News about wolves :(2 years ago in Personal More Like This
sorry for kiriban winner, you will be featured soon, I did not forget you I just write some sad journals and my mood is far from nice, so this is not the best time for kiriban.
By the way, there is a new one: send me a printscreen of 1 022 222 pageviews and you will win a feature (no feature for porn or animal cruelty, ok).
Well, I have news about wolves, as I have promised to keep you informed.
If you do not know what I speak about, check this journal, please!
Two ZOO Brno's employees answered my question about wolves and one of them was a zoologist, so I think we can consider that reply trustworthy.
So: as you probably already know, my beloved Atila, famous alpha wolf from ZOO Brno, died. He died of old age (10 years). His death is the cause of the current bad state of other wolves. The death of the alpha is followed with a lot of stress, as the hierarchy of the pack is completely crushed and in terrible mess.
The ZOO repeatedly applied te
Baby wolves were born!!!Hi!Baby wolves were born!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one year old journal, but I have great news - I just read that in local ZOO, baby arctic wolves were born again!
They still stay in a burrow, but as soon as they get older and leave the den, I will do my best to bring you some photos
Photos in this journal were taken in 2011
Here come the first photos of baby arctic wolves, who were born in ZOO Brno this year
The quality is very bad, they were some 20-30 metres from me, but I think you can still enjoy their cuteness
IVAD HUGE FEATURE!HAPPY INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY!!!IVAD HUGE FEATURE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of my favorite days of the year! I will be celebrating Vulture Awareness day at Tracy Aviary which I think is one of the best places to celebrate this day.
And of course, here is a feature of as many different vultures as I was able to find on DA.
Vultures include 2 groups, the New World (Americas) and Old World vultures (Europe, Africa and Asia). Old & New world vultures are not closely related, but they have evolved to fill similar niches. They are birds that specialize in eating animals that are already dead (save for the palm nut vulture). There are three species of vultures that are able to use the sense of smell to find food. These include the Turkey, Greater and Lesser yellow-headed vultures. The remaining use keen eyesight, or follow vultures that can smell carrion.
About half of the world's vultures are threatened with extinction. Threats to vultures inclu
Official W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest!This will be my first ever contest and I thought about how I could make it big so I decided to offer big prizes and as many contest winners and runner ups will be given prizes as well as a grand prize winner I want this to be as successful as possible for this contest and I wanted to add an angle to it as well so I thought of my favorite show of all time I must say W.I.T.C.H. and than I thought it would be ok to just post normal W.I.T.C.H. art like you can find all over DA AND LET ME TELL YOU THEIR ARE SOME GREAT ONES OUT THERE, but I also have seen some unique types out their two some that add my personal favorite angel hypnosis. It to me adds new feeling to the world of W.I.T.C.H. and I wanted to use some type of effect in the art submitted so I thought it would be great if some of the art entries had some characters of W.I.T.C.H. under the spell of the horn of hypnos (i.e. hypnotized forever etc, etc). Anyone who has been on my page knows that hypnosis is a hobby of mine and I loveOfficial W.I.T.C.H. Hypno Art Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
696 Hands Carry MeUPDATED 4-4-2015696 Hands Carry Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first submitted this journal entry on October 1st of 2013, we wanted to thank all the people who'd found us since we started out - all 93 of them. Which is still more than the approximately 20 we had after our first year
The sentiment we felt back then, still counts till this day. We couldn't have done this without any of you.
I want to thank each and everyone who've visited our page since we became a part of the wonderful DeviantART community in August, 2011. We've since accumulated 348 watchers (even though that still counts the deactivated accounts, we're that cose to 350, thank you all so much ) and are still active - perhaps more, and definitely in different ways than before.
I wish the journal would allow me to show you all the work I put into this - I'd been updating it with new images for 5 hours... But unfortunately, it won't let me, so here's a selection of my watcher's galleries
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photosHi!Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh my, nobody caught the kiriban very unusual...
Thank you for your lovely messages under my last journal
About the title. Yeah, celebration! I am JUST overweight now
You probably rise your eyebrows, thinking that I am out of my mind if I celebrate that.
But some of you probably remember I started losing weight some 1,5 year ago - that time, I was obese. And not only obese, my body shape was described as the second level of obesity. Which is a LOT! And such condition is usually considered to be a serious threat for health. So I have changed my style of life, eating MORE and higher quality ingredientes. And I have started doing some sports a bit more, so I have improved my physical condition
So during all those months, I have lost some 25 kilos so far
I went through Obesity II and Obesity I to just "overweight" level.
Lot of work!
But because I lost the weight slowly, there was no yo-yo effect even when I stopped using my new health styl
Ratchet Clank Movie Test screenings (+ new pic!)Edit: Just a better view of the updated poster!Ratchet Clank Movie Test screenings (+ new pic!)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay this is a quick update, those of you who know are aware that some 'test screenings' of the R&C Movie were shown to a lucky few recently! And well, here's a little teaser shown by Insomniac...
(might cause nightmares if you're a big fan of Drek's original design )
We may be getting a release date soon if they're already showing off the 'whole movie' abiet in an early cut....
The fans who have been lucky enough to see the movie aren't allowed to 'talk about it' so yeah, it may be a while until we see or hear more, but stay tuned!
Hey! BlueBird1994 here! The following isn't exactly more pictures, but rather, a movie-related video
Nchlsdmn/Animovie Ratchet made
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Ookami (A deified wolf in Japanese Mythology)There are some animals and creatures in Japanese mythology. Almost of them are servants of gods. For example, foxes are servants of Inari-shin, who is a god of harvest.Ookami (A deified wolf in Japanese Mythology)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only two creatures took part in a category of gods -that is to say, wolves and snakes-.
Chichibu had been the most active area of a faith to wolves.
Long time ago, Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto [日本武尊] (who is one of heroes in Japanese mythology) went on an expedition. But when he went through in the deep forest of Chichibu [秩父] mountains, it was in a dense fog and he lost his way. Then, one white wolf appeared in front of him. The white wolf walked a head of him and guided to the outside of the forest. He escaped the deep forest at last.
Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto greatly appreciated a help of a white wolf. He constructed a shrine. The wolf which helped him was joined in a group of gods. The god of the wolf was called "Ooguchi-no-Magami [大口真神]". (It means "a g
For the ones who are downI want you look at these words. Look at the cuts on your arms or the wounds on your heart.For the ones who are down2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look at the somber weights you carry around. Look at the past that won't leave you.
Look at the pain that you suffer every day. And then, look back here.
Put your hand on the left side of your chest. Can you feel that? It's your heart.
It's beating. You're alive. Take a breath and close your eyes. Think of everything.
Everything that is good and right and wonderful in this world.
Then look back at this. Take a moment to realize that you are a human being, you are
something that can function and live and make decisions and love and hate. You can destroy
or create. You are an individual. You are alive, and only you can control what you do.
You are beautiful, because you have something inside you that no one else does. It's your own
thoughts, your own ideas, your own likes and dislikes, your own sorrows and joys. And not everyone
will understand this. But you will. No matter what anyone says about y