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Dear CRPhotography members!

I'm pleased to present you the theme of September's monthly contest: 
Animals, Plants and Nature Photography

If you entered September's contest, be aware that the winners will be announced in the middle of October!

Heart So... What's the theme?

Animals, Plants and Nature, here on DeviantArt is about photographing plants, animals, landscapes, and other features of the earth, as opposed to human creations. This means humans and human creations should not be included in APN photographs!

The sub-galleries of APN include:

Bullet; Blue Aquatic Life,
Bullet; Blue Birds,
Bullet; Blue Domesticated Animals,
Bullet; Blue Flowers, Trees and plants,
Bullet; Blue Fungi,
Bullet; Blue Invertebrates,
Bullet; Blue Landscapes,
Bullet; Blue Other,
Bullet; Blue Reptiles & Amphibians,
Bullet; Blue Waterscapes,
Bullet; Blue Weather and Sky
Bullet; Blue Wild Animals.

  • Some examples are:
  • Check out the group's gallery and get inspired: this gallery contains very inspiring amazing APN shots.Love

  • You can check out also these useful journals with shots, tips and features to introduce you to this category and some beautiful examples throughout excellent curated journals.

   <da:thumb id="214166705"/> APN Professional Interview w/Judd Patterson!Welcome to the second installment of the Photography>Animals, Plants & Nature Professional Series!
One of the very things I wanted to do when I became the GM of Photography>Animals, Plants, & Nature was to make it the VERY best that it can and could be, and one of the things I dearly wanted to do is bring more talent here to deviantART, some of the very best in the world today. Along with that I wanted to be able to interview then as well, so you could learn ask questions of some of the best in Nature Photography today!
Today I bring to you a photographer whose photography are not all inspiring but also so gorgeous, that saying that they are eye candy is a serious understatement!
I Have known Judd for awhile now, and I was thrilled he accepted my invitation to join us here on deviantART. His work I have had quite a love affair with for awhile now. I hope you all enjoy this interview with whom I consider, and so do quite a few others for that matter, one of the best Nature Photographers
The APN Guide: Shooting Flowers, Trees and PlantsSpring is a beautiful time of the year. You only need to step outside to see trees budding, plants basically growing in front of your eyes and flowers starting to bloom. Even when you're not a proficient photographer, you might have felt the urge to grab hold of a camera and snap a few quick pictures.
But what if  you want to take Flowers, Trees and Plants Photography a bit more seriously?
Here are some of the basics to get you started.
Know your camera.

Make sure you have a good-quality camera - I'm not talking thousand of dollars worth, a fancy DSLR and dozens of lenses. A compact camera is a good enough way to start - but make sure you know it's limitations and where it allows you to be creative. However, when you've really  gotten into the joy of it, it might be wise to invest in something worth-while.
Come prepared.
Flowers, trees and plants come in many different sizes and shapes. Before you start scanning the area, prepare yourself th
Tips for the APN PhotographerAdding Artistic Flair to Your Animal Photography
by JenFruzz
So many people love photographs of animals. From a begging puppy to the intense gaze of a tiger, there's something beautiful and grabbing about domestic and wildlife portraiture. If you have spent much time in the animal-related photography galleries, you know the rate of submissions is pretty fast. There is a constant influx of new work being submitted all day, every day. Many photographers starting out in this arena often wonder how they can make their animal photography stand out in the crowd. Check out these two helpful hints to add some flair to your animal photography!
The Rule of Thirds and Depth of Field:
We often see portraits of animals where the subject is placed directly in the center of the frame and everything is in focus. While this may seem organized and tidy to the photographer, the viewer may scroll past this without really seeing it. Using the 

Heart How to enter?

  • As this is a Animals, Plants and Nature contest, your submission should be located in one of DA's Animals, Plants and Nature galleries.

  • Please make sure that the photograph you submit was specifically taken for the contest in OCTOBER and is uploaded to DeviantArt in OCTOBER 2016 (too :) (Smile)).

  • We would appreciate it if you mention in the artist's comments that it is an entry for the CRPhotography contest!

  • DEADLINE is: Monday 31st October at 11:59 am PST. Then the admins of the group will judge the entries and we'll let you know who the winners are with another journal entry in the following month.

Heart What are the prizes?

There will be three winners, and each of them will receive a 3 month Core Membership!
Winners will receive their prizes within the two first weeks of the following month.

Heart Spread the word!

If you can contribute to the prizes we'll truly appreciate it! 
You can help by offering features, points, llamas...
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And don't hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or problems submitting your entry! Hug

Enjoy and have fun! Share with us your love for Photography! 

Take a shot at winning a 3 month core membership by partaking in our monthly contest!
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12PeaceArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My piece still has yet to be accepted and I entered it well over 24 hours ago.. does this mean its not going to be accepted into the contest?
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It should be accepted nowm sorry for the delay
12PeaceArt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's okay... I just wanted to know in case I did something incorrectly, or misunderstood something.. thanks
12PeaceArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I have entered the contest but as its getting closer to the deadline, I just wanted to make sure it got in, in time! :) Thanks for running the contest! Very cool!
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your contest has been featured here: Pimps and Whoas - October 25, 2016
Expose42 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
Iam going hunting for fungi this weekend :)
ps: the link underneath the countdown on the homepage still brings you to the still life contest
Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016   Photographer
Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Wait for my entry :la:
FemtoGraphy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool, I'm in. :)
Hazel-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
How many photos can we submit? Only one or is it possible with two or three? :)
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Only one!
Hazel-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay!! :D

Thanks! :)
aliasvassily Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Student Photographer
Does it have to be a new deviation or can we suggest an old deviation? :) 
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It needs to be new :)
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