Well even natural disasters aren't going to stop our monthly features...not permanently anyhow! 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!
(The following ten selections are randomly chosen and the deviants are notified of the feature.)
October Animal Feature: The Great White Shark
- by *AndyFairhurst
- by *kerembeyit (Not a Great White per say...it's a Megalodon, but close enough. Too awesome to pass up.)
- by ~LironSamuels
- by *Ebonenee
- by ~harald-n
- by *JaniceDuke
- by ~sharky568
- by ~PIXEL-Of-DOOM
- by ~Pixeleater
- by ~haukwan6
I'll do my best to have another new poll up for month of November!
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 Chose the following:
I really love this shot because of the beautiful colors, the setting and the wonderful angle that the bear was captured at.
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.
I'm not gonna lie. I'm obsessed with this photo. 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.
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.
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 Chose the following:
- This is obviously stunningly beautiful and I love how the concept of this art is based on an old folk lore.
- Such a beautiful and detailed painting. There's not much art of opossums around so seeing this was very refreshing.
- It's such an emotional capture and I love the tones and the dreamlike appearance.
- What a magical looking photograph. The color is beautiful and the surroundings look so otherworldly.
- Wonderful portrait of this gorgeous owl! It's nicely colorful, full of details and I love the expression of the owl.
John- *JRd1st Chose the following:
- 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?
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Chose the following:
- 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.
- Not much to say about this one. Only wow.
- 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!
- 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.
Ania- ~panna-cotta Chose the following:
- For showing a mighty animal in a romantic setting of mysterious colors and reflections. It's so peaceful and magical!
- This photo is complete: a sweet bird with lovely, soft colors and delicate bokeh.
- Autumnal-wintery photo and wild animal looking straight into the viewer's eyes.
- The details and colors here are stunning!
- The colors are so strong and timing just perfect.
Crystal- ~InspiredWithin Chose the following:
- This picture is priceless. I mean, look at that face! Who's the cutest now?
- How adorable! The quality here is just wonderful, and the foxes are well drawn.
- This photo is simple but pretty. The focus came out well also!
- SO fuzzy!!! I love this one!
- Isn't he cute? His face is just so - so - I dunno, perfect!
Billy- =SilverVulpine Chose the following:
Ami- *SilkenWinds Chose the following:
- 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.
- Wow what a mood-evoking shot and the title is perfect. 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.
- Beautiful composition, and surely not something you see every day. Tigers are gorgeous, and this is a gorgeous photo.
- 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
- 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!
It's always so hard to make these choices! 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.
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.
Thank you all for your continued interest and support to this group. An extra big thank you to all current contributors of points!
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!