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Well even natural disasters aren't going to stop our monthly features...not permanently anyhow! :XD: I won't waste journal space with all the descriptions, you should all know what to expect by now. ;)  First off is our animal feature...since I never got around to doing a poll for October I just went back and used an old one.  Last time we featured the Sea Lion, today it will be the awesome king predator of the sea...The Great White Shark!  :fear:
(The following ten selections are randomly chosen and the deviants are notified of the feature.)

October Animal Feature: The Great White Shark

Great White by AndyFairhurst - by AndyFairhurst :iconandyfairhurst:
Out of Blue by kerembeyit - by kerembeyit :iconkerembeyit:  (Not a Great White per say...it's a Megalodon, but close enough.  Too awesome to pass up.)
Flying Shark by LironSamuels - by LironSamuels :iconlironsamuels:
What a Great White Smile by Ebonenee - by Ebonenee :iconebonenee:
Rising Shark by harald-n - by harald-n :iconharald-n:
Great White Shark by JaniceDuke - by JaniceDuke :iconjaniceduke:
Great White Shark by sharky568 - by sharky568 :iconsharky568:
GREAT WHITE by PIXEL-Of-DOOM - by PIXEL-Of-DOOM :iconpixel-of-doom:
Jaws by Pixeleater - by Pixeleater :iconpixeleater:
Great White Shark by haukwan6 - by haukwan6 :iconhaukwan6:

I'll do my best to have another new poll up for month of November!

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Now for our Featured folder announcement! Congrats to all who made it in.  There was great admin participation this time, everyone made their choices! :3

Taylor- WindInTheCoffeeCup :iconwindinthecoffeecup: Chose the following:

Bear by abey79 I really love this shot because of the beautiful colors, the setting and the wonderful angle that the bear was captured at.
Hummingbird Drinking by The-SixthLeafClover Wow! The timing is perfect, the sharp focus is crazy good, and the I just love all the pink colors without the colors being to distracting.
Morning Moose by ThisWomanWanders I'm not gonna lie. I'm obsessed with this photo. :D It's just so beautiful! I love the focus on the beautiful moose but one can still see the setting. I love the colors and the lighting. It's just an amazing capture.
Moose 5 by daskibum What I love about this shot is the lighting, colors, and timing. To get a shot like this is wonderful but to get a shot as good as this is even better.
On my head by evirgen2008 This is a perfect shot of a spider! This is also one of the most perfect shots of macro I've ever seen.

Elina- Enalla :iconenalla: Chose the following:

The Fox Fire by Lhuin - This is obviously stunningly beautiful and I love how the concept of this art is based on an old folk lore.
Pluto opossum by ART-fromthe-HEART - Such a beautiful and detailed painting. There's not much art of opossums around so seeing this was very refreshing.
Swan and Cygnet by BarryGreenland - It's such an emotional capture and I love the tones and the dreamlike appearance.
Reindeer.. by Khomenko - What a magical looking photograph. The color is beautiful and the surroundings look so otherworldly.
2012-109 Herbst IV by W0LLE - Wonderful portrait of this gorgeous owl! It's nicely colorful, full of details and I love the expression of the owl. :D

John- JRd1st :iconjrd1st: Chose the following:

Showdown by Reto - This is one of the nicest shots of rhinoceroses I've ever seen.  I love the plated look of the hides; almost SciFi/Industrial.  I wonder what they were really doing, was this a confrontation or some sort of affection?
Gorilla in the Dark 01 by s-kmp - This gorilla photo is just wonderful.  The timing and composition are perfect, and even though there's noise . . . well, I don't care about the noise. It's ISO 3200, what do you expect?  I wonder what this ancestor of ours is thinking about.  Jailbreak?
Catching bugs by phalalcrocorax - This kind of shot always amazes me.  The composition and timing are spot on!  The bird is essentially perfectly frozen in time, showing a great amount of feather detail, and rich, natural colors.  I aspire to do something like this, one day.
Elusive by Heatherzart - Photo-realistic paintings/drawings never cease to amaze me.  The Clouded Leopard looks so realistic, that I really thought this was a photo.  Only the log gave away the truth.
autumn collie by Maaira - OK, this IS a dog shot, but it's the type of shot I'll never tire of looking at.  Everything about this photo is perfect; composition, timing, saturation, exposure, and focus.  Only the small size is a bit of a problem for me.

Victoria- whitetippedwaves :iconwhitetippedwaves: Chose the following:

Sea Slug by Dani-Barchana - I love this shot because of the vibrant colors and exquisite detail. This is just an amazing capture all around! I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like to see this guy in person. Underwater photography never ceases to amaze me.
Breath by SnowPoring - Not much to say about this one. Only wow. :nod:
:bigthumb334944101: - Even though I saw the WIPs for this piece, I could hardly believe it was drawn in colored pencils when I saw the finished product. AnnemiekedW's skill with colored pencil always captivates me. Her realism is breath-taking!
Clouded pastels by Sarahharas07 - I could never imagine being able to work with pastels, but Sarahharas07 is always making me stop and stare with these stunning works of art. It doesn't hurt that I have a soft spot for Clouded Leopards, either. ;p

Ania- panna-cotta :iconpanna-cotta: Chose the following:

Stare by 2air - For showing a mighty animal in a romantic setting of mysterious colors and reflections. It's so peaceful and magical!
Eurasian Dotterel by ClaudeG - This photo is complete: a sweet bird with lovely, soft colors and delicate bokeh.
Silvertip by Nate-Zeman - Autumnal-wintery photo and wild animal looking straight into the viewer's eyes.
In pink by lieveheersbeestje - The details and colors here are stunning!
Pegasus! by PASSiON--PHOTO - The colors are so strong and timing just perfect.

Crystal- InspiredWithin :iconinspiredwithin: Chose the following:

Killing Me with Cuteness 3 by OrioNebula - This picture is priceless. I mean, look at that face! Who's the cutest now?
Travel in early spring by AlsaresNoLynx - How adorable! The quality here is just wonderful, and the foxes are well drawn.
Little Bunny by AlinaKurbiel - This photo is simple but pretty. The focus came out well also!
Sleepy Koala by roarbinson - SO fuzzy!!! I love this one!
My Little Panda 18 by SilkenWinds - Isn't he cute? His face is just so - so - I dunno, perfect!

Billy- SilverVulpine :iconsilvervulpine: Chose the following:

Snow Leopard Cub by FantasticFennec
Gotta Big Fish by Grouper
Say what? by Eisenmann87
Whale Shark by thesuper
Young Indian elephant by KaLa89

Ami- SilkenWinds :iconsilkenwinds: Chose the following:

Sit and Ponder by signed-silence- There's an incredible atmosphere here, and the dark quality of the photo adds to the mood. The bear is sitting and acts as if pondering like a human would.  Awesome capture. :clap:
Dr Evil by PictureByPali - Wow what a mood-evoking shot and the title is perfect. :XD:  There isn't much more I can say about this one but it's the kind of thing I strive for in my own photography goals.  :judge:
Not In The Eyes ! by darkcalypso - Beautiful composition, and surely not something you see every day. Tigers are gorgeous, and this is a gorgeous photo.  :heart:
Tarabilla hembra 2 by jacroad6 - Just a simple, well-composed picture of this bird with lovely bokeh.  The bird seems to be posing, with such an elegant turn of the head. :3
flower love by nosoart - Fantasy can't be ignored. ;) This is such a gorgeous piece, a truly unusual fantasy creature (fairy fox?) and a lovely swirl of color with elegant raindrops and a pretty flower to boot.  I could look at this one for quite some time! :love:
It's always so hard to make these choices!  :nod:  If you'd like to be in the Featured folder, submit to us your very best work and it might just get in there!  You can see what criteria we are looking for on the front page descriptions.
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This month's surprises are 1- month subscriptions to the ENTIRE current admin team...they are AWESOME.  I love you all :3

Also the following three members are currently our most active and will be receiving 25 points each.

OrioNebula
J-Y-M
KattFloka

Thank you all for your continued interest and support to this group.  An extra big thank you to all current contributors of points! :heart:

LittlePurpleElf :heart
Lisavdb :)
odwild :D

Remember any amount of a points donation will get you into our Special Group Donors folder.
That's all for this month! See you at the end of November/early December! :squee:
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AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is such an amazing feature :clap: I loved every single piece of art :heart: Very very nice and I feel really honoured you included my cygnet drawing, thank you so much :tighthug:
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PictureByPali Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so mcuh for the amazing comment and for the feature iam honoured
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome Pali!
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KaLa89 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for including my picture!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Welcome!
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ClaudeG Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you so much. Really an honor to be in such wonderful collection!
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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InspiredWithin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great feature, Ami! I'm so glad we all managed to participate. And thank you so so so much for the premium! You're the best "boss" I've ever had! :D :D :glomp:
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!! :D
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InspiredWithin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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