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Tiger :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 5 7 High Flyer :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 8 4 King, The :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 19 12 YiaYia :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 3 6 Pittsburgh :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 2 2 Courtship :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 10 7 Lily :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 6 5 Cougar :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 47 8 Never Look Back :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 9 4 Dog :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 9 7 Life of the Party :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 1 2 Watchful Eyes :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 27 8 The New Colourblind :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 5 5 Mountain Leo :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 69 21 Born Yesterday :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 26 23 Watchful Wolf :iconwhitepaws1:WhitePaws1 16 10

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Animal Photography Hints and Tips
Some people ask me for hints and tips for Photographing animals, I submitted a journal with these a while back, but thought it may be worthy of a news feature.
> Check your gear the night before
Nothing worse than getting to a photoshoot with a low battery, or full memory cards! so make sure all your batteries are charged, and take a spare. Also make sure your memory cards are free of images.
Clean all your lenses the night before. If you leave it to when you get on site, for the DSLR users out there, there may not be a convenient place to do this. So take no chances.
> Get level with the eye
When you are with the animals, always get to eye level (where possible). Sometimes this may mean laying or kneeling in mud, so its a good idea to wear old cloths, and maybe even leaving a change of cloths in the car!
> Get focused on the eye
Always focus on the eye, if you have a camera that has a centre focus point, you can always reframe after focusing, but always make sure the eye is the part i
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A Day Ends :iconsortvind:Sortvind 498 129 Genesis - Phil Collins - 1 :iconmrsyn:MrSyn 27 7 Genesis - Phil Collins - 4 :iconmrsyn:MrSyn 19 6
For Imagination
For Imagination
My muse is a big brown bear
You may think me crazy but I don't care,
and at three in the morning he tip-toes in.
so quietly you could hear a dropped pin
He silently bides his time till when,
He shuffles too my bedside my own little den.
He puts his great muzzle to my ear,
And starts whispering jokes to ease my fear.
He tells me we're the same not body but soul
So now there we sit wide awake with no goal.
And all the ideas in the world but just too sleepy
Now most would consider this creepy
Lying there with a bear so close at hand
But being there I learn so much nothings bland
My muse is a bear and he choose me,
It's because says he so alike are we.
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The warm feel of your body close to mine,
The warm scent I get from you,
The warm feeling you give to me.
The warmth I get to know your mine,
The warmth you feel like mine,
The warmth that’s there between us each time.
The warming of my heart closer to yours,
The warming of our love for each others charms,
The warming of this relationship melts our fears.
The warmest feeling I’ve ever felt,
The warmest feeling does not describe,
The warmest feeling that we have is a fire burning inside.
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Laser Light :iconlobosabio:LoboSabio 5 8 The Storm over the Cross :iconcoupekid:CoupeKid 11 25 Muh Boys :iconevajanus:EvaJanus 20 3 Fall Walk :iconpagan-inspiration:Pagan-Inspiration 6 8 Polar Bears :iconhenderson:henderson 46 8 Little Pied Cormorant :iconazerane:Azerane 14 14


Cheetah :iconparrothead529:parrothead529 603 103 Here comes Knut :iconkatzilla13:Katzilla13 82 73 Grizzly Bear :iconpbphoenix:PBPhoenix 59 28 Don't Feed the Bears :iconduvallgear:DuvallGear 118 49 This is Acropolis Rally :iconsvelon:Svelon 88 78 Natures Jewellery II :iconphotosbykev:Photosbykev 252 58 Butterfly Flight :iconicyblush:icyblush 263 122 Up here I see all :iconzwabbe15:zwabbe15 4 2



Samartzis -Wildlife Photographer
Current Residence: Sydney NSW Australia
Favourite genre of music: Most, if not almost all
Operating System: Vista Ultimate
MP3 player of choice: Creative Zen 4GB.. Killed the 60GB one
Wallpaper of choice: Lion?
Skin of choice: Lion!
Favourite cartoon character: Simba
Personal Quote: "Evedently..."

Winners - Tiger Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 16, 2008, 6:58 PM
Winners - Tigers

Sorry for the late update! I hate to re-tally the results tonight. Thanks a bunch for entering everyone, all the entries were fantasic! Also thanks to everyone for voting. Ok so the results are:

1st Place :thumb80411220: by :iconhassat-hunter: 19points
2nd Place out of the dark by Schoelli by :iconschoelli: 15points
3rd Place My Eyes are Blue... by Azerane by :iconazerane: 9points

Congratulations to our winners!

Feature - :iconhassat-hunter:  - Hassat-Hunter  

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Feature ends 1st of May 2008


Prizes: Journal Feature for 2 weeks, in this Journal

:iconazerane: is Offering a 2 Weeks Journal Feature also! Please thank her by visiting her gallery. :)

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:iconvalevioleta: is Offering a weeks Journal Feature for the winner! Be sure to visit her Gallery to give her a thank you :).

:iconsusanthemartian: & her Club :iconanimalplanetclub: are offering 2 Weeks Journal Feature for the winners!  Please give her gallery a visit, and support her club!

:iconvalvador: is offering 1 Months Journal Feature for 1st place 2 weeks Journal Feature for 2nd place & 1 weeks Journal Feature for 3rd place

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Zoo-photographers stamp by leocbrito I am a Lion by Animal-Stamp :thumb24389570:
  • Listening to: Match Box 20 - Push
  • Reading: Folf Stories...
  • Watching: the flicker of the screen
  • Playing: with Microsoft Excel...
  • Eating: Cheese 'n' Tomato Grill
  • Drinking: Tripple Shot Caramel Latte


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katikat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday!
TrueBlueSkies Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Are you still here? ):
fabman132 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im iin love with ur gallery...its gorgeous
bigcatsha Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student General Artist
big cats are the best =)
seeing-the-dark Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave. :wave:
zwabbe15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It appears you have finally catched up and passed me on post counts mr.. *Bow*
WhitePaws1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
hehehee xP it only took me 2 years to get passed you xP man... I gotta start posting again...
zwabbe15 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah me too Ive been slack
zwabbe15 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
pageviews even..
UntitledSpy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Hey Temba. Awesome gallery! Love your photos. :)
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