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Domesticated Animal Month: Conclusion and Winners!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 30, 2017, 11:53 AM
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Thank you for joining us at AnimalsPlantsNature for Domesticated Animals Photography month! Each week we brought you a variety of features, interviews, or tutorials. In case you missed one of the articles, or want to see something again, here is a recap!

APN Features: Domesticated Animals in Nature
September is here already, and with it comes Domesticated Animals month at AnimalsPlantsNature!
As this boiling season eases into breezy late summer, get outside and enjoy the remaining days of nature's warmth. Here is a feature of domesticated animals that appear to be doing just that.



Mina by valentina-86
Heathland paradise by KristynaKvapilova Love? Rather not! by TrablaMonRon
Curiosity by 4burakfe
Little Angel in sunset by Landisog Mia by Lain-AwakeAtNight
Prema by Delariz Brooke by Deliquesce-Flux
  The APN Guide: Photographing Farm AnimalsWhen you think of domesticated animals, most thoughts tend to lean towards pets. But when we put "domesticated" into a different perspective, it's a much broader subject, including not just the traditional rabbits, dogs and cats, but also horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, and even llamas.
But how do you photograph these animals that are most commonly found around farms?

Where to start

Some areas are far more urban than they are rural. So depending on where you live, either put on your boots, climb on your bike or get in your car and find the closest pasture with some kind of livestock. These are most likely to be found in the countryside. In case you don't even know where to begin looking, some farms are available to visit; so there's also the option of getting on your computer and searching for nearby farms that allow you to pay a visit, and contact the farmer.
Artists of Domesticated Animals: Lain-AwakeAtNightHello everybody! shiba inu paw dance emoji 
I was lucky enough this month to get a chance to interview the wonderful Lain-AwakeAtNight! Enjoy the interview!

Hello Lain! So nice of you to join us for this interview! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
First, sorry for my english! I'm from Germany so please forgive me any mistakes. ;) I'm 30 years old an live in Potsdam, its close to Berlin. I love photography my whole life. My parents always photographed our holidays, my dad photographed and filmed a lot his whole life. I started photography 11 years ago, thats also the date I opend my deviantart profile. 2008 I bought my first DSLR and last year I began with pet photography.
I love nature, reading (mostly Horror and Thriller things and Fantasy), watching movies (also Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi) and horse riding. I work as a media designer since 2007 and this year I opened my own l
  APN Feature: Domesticated AnimalsWe find them on a farm, in our yards, and in our homes. They make our lives brighter and less lonely. We bring them into our heart, and they give us love, unconditionally!

 Creme by Arkus83
u n i q u e by AppyNinja Lola by FrozenMantis Capper by WolfskussShy kiss by Wolfskuss
           Many are even unconventional, but we love them all.
Ugly Baby PART II! by SapphiresenthissLove? Rather not! by TrablaMonRon 


Want to get involved in a future themed month? Send a note to the group!

And of course, we held a contest!

There were a bunch of wonderful entries and the judges had a difficult time narrowing it down to three winners, but we did it! For a reminder about what the contest entailed, you can visit this journal:

Domesticated Animals: Intro and Contest Details!Hello and welcome to AnimalsPlantsNature's next themed month. During the month of September, we'll be showcasing...   
Domesticated Animals Photography!
Domesticated Animals is one of the most popular subcategories of APN! Rightfully so, for this category is a treat for the eyes. It includes any manner of domesticated animals from dogs to cats to horses and smaller creatures like bunnies, guinea pigs, or mice. And everything inbetween! Most of the time this category, like most of the APN subcategories, will contain no human elements. Additionally, zoo animals--while captivated--are considered wild animals. However, this is not always the case as you may see a horse with a barn in the background or human hands cradling a tiny, newborn kitten. You could encounter delightful still life setups that involve smaller domestic creatures. You'll also see anima

And now let's announce the winners of the Domesticated Animals Photography contest!

In first place is IsabellaJainePhoto with their piece "Attentive"

Attentive by IsabellaJainePhoto

They have won: 
6-month Core Membership or Points from communityrelations
Features from Eruanna17Mouselemur, Amarantheans, and Jorgipie

In second place is SchwarzWieEbenholZ with their piece "With Wonderful Views"

With Wonderful Views by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

They have won:
3-month Core Membership or Points from communityrelations
Features from Eruanna17Mouselemur, Amarantheans, and Jorgipie

And in third place is corniger-aries with their piece "soft layer"

soft layer by corniger-aries

They have won:
1-month Core Membership or Points from communityrelations
Features from Eruanna17Mouselemur, Amarantheans, and Jorgipie

Congratulations once again to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

:butterfly: (Butterfly) Waterscapes month begins October 1st so be on the lookout for our intro blog and feedback frenzy announcement. :butterfly: (Butterfly)

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IsabellaJainePhoto Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations to all of you!
Thank you so much for the 1te place :heart:
XxRadioactiveHeartxX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations to all of you! All the entries were so cute! :)
corniger-aries Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow how cool is that!!!  Thank you so much I am very happy and honored with this third place! :hug:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Professional Artist
So Pretty I soft the Dog's I love it...Heart 
pulbern Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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