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Zoo Photographer of the Year 2012 WinnersZoo Photographer of the Year 2012 Winners Feature
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Zoo Photographer of the year!
I have to say there was so many AMAZING entries and these photographers deserve it. Very talented. All of them!
1st - :iconmorho:
2nd - :icondarkSoul4Life:
Best Action Shot - :iconDeeOtter:
Best Portrait - :iconFriendFrog:
Best Moment - :iconTiefenschaerfe:
Best Endangered Species - :iconMisty-Dawn:
Southern Cassowary by darkSoul4Life
Kiss Zebra? by sirena-pireyJudge and Jury by SilkenWinds
Entries Can be seen here: http://zoo-photographers.deviantart.com/favourites/52830476
Previous Features: http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/devZoos-R-us-Winter-Photograp
:devZoos-R-us: Winter Photography Contest Winners!:iconzoos-r-us:
Winter Photography Contest Winners!
Previous Features: http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-Winners-of-Monochrome-Contest-342958314 http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/#/d5ld8io http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-and-Ramblings-331448583 http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-328006099 http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/Feature-295679887 http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/Lovely-Monday-Photography-Feature-291252379 http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/journal/Photography-Feature-288406700
New Year's Goals!Alright, so every year I make goals or write down things I want to do then see how many I managed to accomplished. So far since I started doing it while in college (admittedly 5 years ago) I have managed to get more and more things done on my new list each year. I thought this year I would share some of the things I wanted to do... so maybe I'll inspire you or to push myself further.
- Brush Teeth after every meal
- Floss every day (not just randomly)
- Portion control my meals, smaller plates = smaller portions, no seconds, etc.
- Continue not eating/drinking: Soda (2 years now), No Alfredo or Chinese food (1 year now)
- Give up Fried Food completely (Except for Chicken Wings)
- Give up Candy and Sweets and that crapola
- Stop saying the "F" word
- Enter the NYS Fair Photography Contest (Aug)
- Enter the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Photography Contest (Jan)
- Enter the Beaver Lake Photography Contest (Jun-Aug)
- Complete a Novel (Don't put it off until Nanowrim
Happy HolidaysHello my friends!
Just wanted to say Happy Holidays! I hope yours are filled with wonderful people, presents, pets, or whatever else can make you happy.
Feature: Winners of Monochrome Contest:iconsnazzyphotography:
SnazzyPhotography held a Monochrome Contest and I told them I would feature the winners, here they are! their lovely work, and check out their galleries!
First Place is a2star with "An undisclosed desire"
Second Place is silverwing-sparrow with "Up"
Third Place is kozyafffka with "my wedding"
Soviet grunge by kozyafffka2 by kozyafffka
"Lil girl" by OlivierAccart
"On The Edge" by BokehLight
"a fiery throng of muted angels" by panna-phi
All contest entries can be found here: http://snazzyphotography.deviantart.com/gallery/40460379
Previous Features: http://hecklinghyena.deviantart.com/j
Some Stuff...Ah the life of a teacher, naturally my immune system is strong, but not strong enough this year. I have been icky ill the past week, hence my nonexistence on this site. So to catch up I thought I'd do a journal post.
Whoever gave me a 3 month membership THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I really appreciate it since mine was going to run out and I haven't had room in my budget to renew because of Christmas. I am so thankful.
Anyways, I shall be getting back to everyone who left comments, it just might take me awhile. Hope everyones well... one more week of school then break!
Save the Tiger Feature:iconsave-the-tiger:
These are some excellent photos from the group Save-the-tiger.
This is an amazing group, if you are not a member I highly recommend you join, especially if you want updates on tiger related news.
I wish everyone a wonderful week and hope you enjoy the feature!
Tigerliebe by BovecPerspective Yawn by DeeOtterAmur tiger by Bormi
Tiger II by RemusSirionAmur Tiger Twin by papatheo
AMUR TIGER Stock by PictureByPaliLooking Regal by 8TwilightAngel8
Ferocious Tiger by Sketching-SketchesTiger on the snow 10 by Jagu77Time to Sleep by Eltasia
Tiger Dip by TVD-PhotographyEmerald Eyed Beauty by Velvet-PawTiger Stare by DanielleMinerI can be angry by NB-PhotoArt
Sumatran Tiger i by weaverglennBengal Tiger by StolzerPower by FantasticFennec
Predator by SpikedPyroNosey by HeWhoWalksWithTigersLittle Kitty by hi2u2day
Target Acquired by nordynzBundle of Love by Eltasia
Siberian Tiger (018) - whiskers by SikarisIs That the Can Opener? by soyrwooSwamp-Tiger by x-crossroad
3780 - White tiger by Jay-CoRare Specimen by RoxMadtiger by Yair-LeibovichSumatran tiger: amber eyes... by woxys
White Tiger by JaymeeLSSo Serious by Velvet-Pawtiger project in bw by TlCphotography730Tiger 22 by Alannah-Hawker
What a Day...Hello everyone!
Personal Journal not a feature, although it is on my to do list to do a feature I've just been so busy.
I've had quite the day I just had to post if not for a little sympathy then to rant. I'll start out by saying, it really wasn't horrible and I know that, but it still was exhausting. It has been tiring to say the least.
I went to school and had to deal with an irate parent who thinks my job is to do the work for their son. News flash: teachers teach not do the work for the student that is their job. Very frustrating, especially when I bend over backwards making it easy for this student to make up work, extend deadlines, only to have them fail because they are lazy. UGHHHH.
Then on my way to my second job of the day (office type job) I witnessed an accident which was horrible. Seven police cars, ambulances, firetrucks the whole shebang. No one died though which is good.
THEN on the way home from my second job onto my third job of the day (babysitting over night while t
Feature and Ramblings!I went to the Utica Zoo on Saturday and went to the Buffalo Zoo today but I have to admit I'm somewhat disappointed... It ended up pouring more than being actually decent weather for both days... Lots of animals were not out. I am supposed to go to work tomorrow but I might go to the zoo near me instead... Bad me, I know but so tempting.
So anyways I'm stealing this idea from SilverVulpine, take a look at the lists of animals and comment requests for photos of certain animals! Mammals - http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/mammals, Birds - http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/birds, Amphibians & Reptiles - http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/amphibians-reptiles, Fishes - http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/fish, and Invertebrates - http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/invertebrates
How is everyone doing?
These are hilarious pictures I've discovered. They made me literally laugh out loud so I wanted to share...
And these are some
Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
How to render MMD videos like a pro!
The DeviantArt MMD community is notorious for its drama and mini-conflicts. It has also been the one in which I've encountered some of the rudest people on the Internet. However, I have also been rather fortunate in being able to become acquainted with some of the nicest, talented and knowledgeable people I've ever encountered anywhere. Many of these have graced my gallery with their visits, comments, encouragement and attentions. And a few, perhaps some of the most talented, have graciously given me access to hard to get models, exclusive previews of their MMD work and even insights into their methods of doing things.
Occasionally, I am gifted with real gems and this was the case when garmus1 dropped a note in my inbox the other night. Apart from the depth of knowledge that he gives into his methods, he's also given me permission to share that knowledge with the rest of the community.
Now, I know that some of you will have, after reading only
Future is Spelled KIDS-Tribute to Fred Rogers by rsiphotography I`d love U for a Thousend Years by BrennaWintjens Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Wish you were here ... by gotman68 In love by tamaraR Omnipresent Light by Lior-Art
Wildfire by Andaelentari *pink sugar skull* by WelshAngelArt Kestral by Walking-Tall
Edge of Eternity by revande Textures by Spiegellicht
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXIX:iconsoftness-art:
Vio II by Eman333
Tomorrow will be Spring by bwaworga
LILY LIKE Mia by LILYLIKESerene v.2 by bwaworga
Masha4 by piesong
the.apple. by kpubo-geteJ and J by kamakebelieve
pearl by schilles-photography
Awakening by markborbelybroken dreams by kleinerEngl
Knoblauchsland II square - yellow by myINQI
my kitchen. by popoksSunny tower by cloduy
Friday Photography FeatureHello Everyone!
I enjoy being featured so I thought I'd start doing a weekly feature in my journal. One of my favorite things to do when I get home from work is sort through the new photos on Deviantart and away! So these are some of the ones that caught my eye, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
If you like the <3
:thumb282008763: hands remember by friday-forever anzhlk2 by afamjaowy
bullets catch in her__ teeth __ by Perfuzie-Mentala Deux by eulalievarenne :thumb199573289: :thumb279501120:
My second home 1 by LordGuardian :thumb281989981: Natures Radiance by MarkLucey
Regor by wchild transparency by ersatz-moon single tree by indojo
IowaIf you visit Iowa,
you'll call her fields empty,
but she wasn't born that way.
A part of her was carved out
when she was ripped between Virginia
and the purple mountains of New Mexico.
Her gold hair, she tore it out when she realized
it didn't make her a princess.
She laid her locks strung along every road
leading somewhere else.
White hairs on her cheeks
are scars from winter.
Her hair darkens with the dampness
of summer rains.
The storms are never silent,
but neither is life when there's a tear
in your childhood where
a parent ought to be.
I've been flooded by Iowa's sorrow.
The only way I can distract her from her own voided landscape
is if I hate myself harder than she cries.
She just wants to fly
and I want to bus or train,
not because I fear death, but because
I want to take living slow.
It's the only way I ever feel.
From the air it's hard to watch Earth's hips move.
But Earth can't compare to the country.
That's my girl.
Full grown even when harvesting season's j
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