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Anubis. 5-year-old lynx at the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals (SPEA), Germany.

I hope you enjoy this photo just as much as I do. I simply love the way it's blurred with her eye being at the center of the image and sharp. No editing except for the b/w conversion.

About SPEA:
The Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals (Ansbach, Germany) is a non-profit organization for cats of prey, primates and other exotic animals in need. Animals which were held illegally or badly, have found a new home here with us. We are doing everything in our power to offer each animal the best possible home in accordance with their species-specific needs.
Want to know more about the Sanctuary? Visit their English homepage: or their fb page or simply ask me!
Pumpkin Patch by Kiara-Vestigium
Pumpkin Patch
Some fall decorations I found in the Ulmer Fischerviertel (Fishers' neighborhood). Be sure to visit when you are in/near/around Ulm since it's almost a little like Venice with a lot of "water streets" and houses in the water. Has a lot of charm, too.


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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
There's really not a lot to tell about me - I started digital art the year I joined DA, bought myself a little wacom tablet and was happy :)
And about photography:
I got an Olympus camera to my 6th birthday. I loved taking pictures with it from the very first moment until my Dad got a plain digital camera. That one was a lot cooler and you could take as many photos with it as you wanted. So my Olympus got forgotten. With 14 I got my own little digital camera and I took it nearly everywhere. The same year my Dad got a Sony Alpha 350 - right, I WAS jealous, really jealous. I tried to steal his camera everytime he wasn't there and take photos with it. Why? I think for all of you who have ever had a (D)SLR in their hands it's clear. I begged my Mum a whole year to buy me a DSLR, too. and guess what we got to a compromise: I would pay half of the camera and then I would get one for Christmas! I was thrilled when it finally arrived (a month after Christmas) and I still love it as much as (or even more than) when I got it.
... and some updates (see below) :)

So, I'll try to keep this short since you got millions of these in your inboxes.

* I joined DA some time ago (Valentines Day 2009) because a) I was bored on Valentines Day and b) I've had a look at the site a couple of times before and I liked it
* I started posting my poems here but I was many online to enjoy art
* In 2010 I got my DSLR and started posting my own pictures. The first one which reached the 100 favs was this one here and I have to say I was very proud.
Yes, this is mine. by Kiara-Vestigium
* I did lots of photos of my cats, flower and macro photography back then and I did it because I enjoyed it.
* Between 2010 and 2012 I got into digital art and bought myself a wacom bamboo which I loved dearly even though I wasn't really good at digital painting. Photomanips turned out all right though.
Springbreak by Kiara-VestigiumRandom DarkForest warrior by Kiara-VestigiumHydra - trade by Kiara-Vestigium
digital painting except for the trees                          digital painting                  photomanip

* In 2012 I started my volunteer work at the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals (SPEA) which provided me with some new photography objects: Big cats. This was another boost in my DA "carrier". I was a little in a fav rush back then wanting to get more favs to submit even more popular photos etc - you know the drill. It did indeed improve my photography skills and I produced some fine photographs. However there was a point when I realized that I didn't photograph anymore because I loved it. And that I missed out on many opportunities to enjoy the moment.
Turquoise water by Kiara-VestigiumThe Eye of the Tiger by Kiara-VestigiumSiberian Tiger at a Big Cat Shelter by Kiara-Vestigium

* Which is why during the last year I decided to go back to doing what I love: Photographing for the sake of documenting for sharing memories and to photograph because I love it.
* Which is why you might see more landscape, food, macro, zoo, etc. photography and less tigers here on DA from now on. But I really hope you won't leave me because of that but rather stay because of that and that one can see in my photos that I love my hobby. :heart:
5 am by Kiara-VestigiumGood Morning Muffins I by Kiara-VestigiumSoft Summer Wind by Kiara-Vestigium
Fluff up! by Kiara-VestigiumRaccoon I by Kiara-Vestigium
Champignon dumplings by Kiara-Vestigium

Actually the last two bullet points is all the update there is: Less tiger art, more other art because I'll just photograph and upload what I enjoy and keep your eyes open for the next journal entry announcing my stock account! :la:

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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the journal fav, as well as her photo on your page! I really do appreciate it a lot! Hug 
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :)
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the fav! I greatly appreciate it! Wonderful photography in your galleries!  Love 
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome and thank you for your kind compliment :heart:
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! Clap 
DasGhul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   General Artist
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
uuuuuuh! X3 Emote :eeeee: 
TenseiCat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i see i forgot to watch you too XD only makes sense if i like a lot of your images. :-)
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awww, thank you! That's really nice of you :)
LightsOnLuna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for faving my first Daily Deviation "You Don't Have to be Wonder Woman"! That means a lot to me!
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