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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: www.raubkatzenasyl.com or their fb page or simply ask me!
 
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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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Kiara-Vestigium

Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Germany
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.
Interests
... 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

UPDATE:
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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Egil21 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Hello:iconcocowaveplz:

I'm here to invite you to take a little time to visit the group TheFavouriteShowcase, since you are a member and I haven't seen you around much - I'd like to see more of you!

Currently, we are voting here  Monthly Themes NOVEMBER_ANIMALS win points!:iconthefavouriteshowcase:

ALL INFO ABOUT THE THEMATIC FOLDER HERE 
http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832


Hello dear members of TheFavouriteShowcase, friends and deviants,
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge at TheFavouriteShowcase: instead of using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites! 
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watcher
  

to find the favourite works to our challenge WILD ANIMALs. 
Would you please help the voting? 
By +faving the blog you will also enter a draw to win 10 Points.

Our theme for December is SANTAandGIFTs. The folder will be open on the 1st December and it would be great to have your participation Nod



Thank you for being a member,

Elsa :iconpinklilyplz:





Other contests you may like on our geminate groups:

Global-Photos (photography and photomanipulation)  
 Global-Photos Contest LIGHTs * OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS

Soulcollectors (drawings and paintings on traditional and digital art) 
CONTEST PORTRAITS - drawings and paintings *OPEN





:iconthefavouriteshowcase: We love to +fav your work!
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xJBIRDx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave. Feel free to browse the rest of my gallery when you have time.

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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 
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :)
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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 
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:iconkiara-vestigium:
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome and thank you for your kind compliment :heart:
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! Clap 
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   General Artist
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Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
uuuuuuh! X3 Emote :eeeee: 
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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. :-)
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