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Yes, it is already that time again! Congratulations to everyone, the group seems to be thriving! :clap:
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We also have a new watcher:
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Wolves: time to say goodbye :( by woxys Wolves: time to say goodbye :( :iconwoxys:woxys 1,325 62 A Mother's Touch by alexgphoto A Mother's Touch :iconalexgphoto:alexgphoto 221 48 Draw More Furries cover art by LCibos Draw More Furries cover art :iconlcibos:LCibos 2,461 249 Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) with a chick by AlesGola Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) with a chick :iconalesgola:AlesGola 327 41
News about wolves :(
Hello pals,
sorry for kiriban winner, you will be featured soon, I did not forget you :oops: 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
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From dragons to photos to cartoons, you'll find it all here. ;) I love to favorite things not just because I like it, but also because I want to promote the artist! Some are sorely in need of recognition so wonderful are their talents!


Commission: Pathfinder by jocarra Commission: Pathfinder :iconjocarra:jocarra 1,406 219 Fluffy The King by ZoranPhoto Fluffy The King :iconzoranphoto:ZoranPhoto 4,205 365 418 by evy-and-cats 418 :iconevy-and-cats:evy-and-cats 3,705 670 400 by evy-and-cats 400 :iconevy-and-cats:evy-and-cats 4,376 633 167 by evy-and-cats 167 :iconevy-and-cats:evy-and-cats 696 229 crow close up by Yair-Leibovich crow close up :iconyair-leibovich:Yair-Leibovich 101 18 Arctic fox, casting for Disney by woxys Arctic fox, casting for Disney :iconwoxys:woxys 10,556 1,077 Touching the tiger... by woxys Touching the tiger... :iconwoxys:woxys 2,808 281
Artworks I'd really like to buy someday. Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees, wouldn't it be nice if it did? :XD:



Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Photography is a passion of mine and someday I hope to have all pro lenses. Right now, I do the best I can with what I have. I have learned a LOT over the years, and my skills have vastly improved. However, much improvement is still needed. Regardless, I hope you enjoy my gallery, and I give a lot of heartfelt thanks to everyone on deviantart who supports me with comments and/or favorites.

The deviantart community is awesome! :dalove:

About that girl in the photo:

Hi there! Call me Ami online.
I have Fibromyalgia, and sometimes life is VERY challenging.
I love God, believe in Him, and consider myself a Christian.

I love all of God's creatures. :heart:

Well OK...maybe not mosquitoes.

Current tools of the trade:

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM , Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Contemporary DC Macro OS HSM

About my photography: I only use natural light and rarely use flash. I do not use Photoshop and only do minor editing with either Windows Photo Gallery or Photofiltre (highly recommended). My style is extremely challenging because of this but I feel it is the best way to learn. My biggest tip to other photographers would be to get out there and photograph everything. Look above you and below you. The more you look around, the more wonders you will see.

Who Are You In The Mane 6?
Who Are You In The Mane 6?
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Hello to all of my watchers...I FINALLY have some new photos for you, taken on all new gear!  That's right I have traded all of my Canon gear and switched to Pentax!  Why? I don't know, it seems to me I could never quite master the Canon so I decided to try something new entirely. I heard good things about Pentax and so I made the decision to try all new gear and see if that improved anything.

Well I guess you will have to be the judge of that!  I LOVE the 55-200mm lens I use now for the zoo shots, because it's so sharp!  Also this lens is spot on with the focus making my task so much more enjoyable and rewarding.

I still have a lot of learning to do and want to go to photography school or take self-taught lessons.  Another idea my brother had was to be an apprentice and learn as I also would enjoy learning to do weddings or pet portraits.  As for gear I'm slowly but surely trying to acquire a fixed lens.  I would like to have this for both zoo and bird photography.

Enjoy the new photos and please do let me know what you think! I love comments and favorites and appreciate every one of them!


-As always, no flash, no Photoshop  (just simple editing) and no lack of patience. I try very hard to get the best shots I can with what I've got to work with.  Please do check out my gallery and thanks to all deviantart watchers for so many entries in my 50+ folder!  I really do appreciate it.  :huggle:


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FantasyFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love Your gallery! I had to give you a llama :D
Agent36496 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017   Writer
Happy Birthday :cake: Hope you're well :huggle:
DameTenebra Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday :)
EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!!!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday, dear Ami :happy birthday:Sini Birthday Party
I hope you enjoy it with all your favorite people and pretty flowers (and let's not forget those super cute hamsters!) surrounding you :heart:
HappyHyenaGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Party :squee: 
gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
(((Happy Birthday Girl!!))) by LOVEMAYU Birthday cake by KmyGraphic     Smileys Birthday / 04 by LOVEMAYU
iytj Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Happy early birthday!Little Cat  free avatarHappy Birthday cake 11 50pxcat blow kiss emoji  Rainbow cake 2 50px Happy Birthday cake 10 50px  Happy Birthday cake 5 50px Wedding cake
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:HappyNewYear:Fireworks  Wishing you nothing but the best for 2017! Fireworks :HappyNewYear: 
I hope you will have many opportunities this year to do the things you love with the people you love :heart:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, you as well :D
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