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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
As you can tell from my gallery, cats, big or small, are the love of my life. I'm also interested in photographing anything else that comes my way AND has beautiful shapes or colors, and I wish my busy work schedule would allow me to dedicate more time to photography.

Current Residence: FL
Print preference: larger is better
Favourite genre of music: Jazz
Favourite photographer: Too many
Favourite style of art: Music
Operating System: MacOS
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open

Which photos of mine do you like the most? 

36 deviants said Big cats
11 deviants said Animals
6 deviants said Pet cats
2 deviants said Landscape
No deviants said Urban
No deviants said People and Portraits


Princess of darkness by NB-PhotoArt
Princess of darkness
It's no secret that tigers are on the brink of extinction in the wild. A hundred years ago or so, approximately 100,000 tigers were roaming through Asia. Today, this number has declined to an estimated 2,000-3,000. This is sad beyond belief, the following story in yesterday's Guardian notwithstanding:…

According to this article, the numbers of wild tigers has increased from ~1,700 in 2011 to 2,200 in 2014 in India. If this is true AND can be maintained or further improved, it may be time to become a little more optimistic, although I have read similar stories before...

I deliberately darkened this shot by setting the exposure to –1 stop to fit the theme.

This is, by the way, a female Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) residing in the zoo of Leipzig, Germany Summertime sadness by NB-PhotoArt I love to take a bath 2 by NB-PhotoArt Do I love to swim? by NB-PhotoArt
Felix in a plastic bag by NB-PhotoArt
Felix in a plastic bag
My cat Felix. Not the most original name for a cat, but for the most part, he is a happy (= felix in Latin) cat. And he gives me head bumps.
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Feature No. 6: My Favorite Shots of the Year

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 14, 2014, 1:46 PM
Thanks to all of the artists featured below for contributing such wonderful works of art.
I admire your work. Happy Holidays to all of you!

:iconmy-shots: Autumn view... _19_ by my-shots  :iconheikogerlicher: ray of light by HeikoGerlicher 
:iconmarcoheisler: Colors Of Nature II by MarcoHeisler :iconalexandre-deschaumes: Land of the Dead by alexandre-deschaumes

:iconjennystokes: P2 - France by jennystokes  Turkish people 1 by jennystokes slnight3 by jennystokes

:iconakaridesire: Image by AkariDesire  Image by AkariDesire  Image by AkariDesire

:iconbrijome: I hate machos by brijome  Mostviertel-Oktober by brijome  Austria by brijome    Mostviertel by brijome  What's up by brijome

:icondarksoul4life: Cougar, the first time by darkSoul4Life  What? I must go? by darkSoul4Life   Drinking Tiger Cub by darkSoul4Life

 :iconlifecapturedphoto: Lion Cub by LifeCapturedPhoto  Tiger by LifeCapturedPhoto

:icondanielleminer: Dog Rocks Sunset by DanielleMiner  Queen Victoria Building 2 by DanielleMiner  Torquay Sunrise 3 by DanielleMiner
Smile by DanielleMiner  Looking Up by DanielleMiner   

:iconblackwolf-kuzoku: Portrait by Blackwolf-Kuzoku  Brothers in Arms by Blackwolf-Kuzoku  The Pack by Blackwolf-Kuzoku

:iconalfred-georg: haevens beach by alfred-georg  kamchatka6 by alfred-georg

:iconrobbobert: Bashful Cub by robbobert  On Patrol by robbobert  Delicious by robbobert
Target Locked by robbobert  Snow Leopard Portrait 0783 by robbobert

:icongigi50: A touch of warmth by gigi50  A colorful corner by gigi50

:iconshadowelve:  Spring by Shadowelve  :iconbetuwefotograaf: This morning its looks like a fairytale in Holland by Betuwefotograaf :icondragonfly-oli: When spring awakes. by dragonfly-oli

:iconlukemunnell: 105 x 110 | Los Angeles, CA by LukeMunnell :iconigorglavas:  Mostar by IgorGlavas
:iconzoomzoom: Tunnel Vision by zoomzoom :icondanielheydecke: Alter Elbtunnel II by DanielHeydecke

:iconcorsuse: Bee eaters by corsuse  Diana by corsuse  Bee eaters by corsuse

:iconmorkelerasmus: Little Leader by MorkelErasmus  World Lion Day by MorkelErasmus 
Teatime on the Chobe by MorkelErasmus  Riding Bareback by MorkelErasmus

:iconmisssouls:   Myth by MissSouls  Essex Dogs by MissSouls  Sustain by MissSouls  
 No Clear Eyes by MissSouls  While You Were Singing In The Rain by MissSouls   Be With Me by MissSouls  Strict Machine by MissSouls

:icondreamarts-photo:Fall Season by DreamArts-Photo  :iconwho-is-chill: Index by Who-Is-Chill 
:iconrevolucionfoto: Emerald Fire by RevolucionFoto

:iconpicturebypali: On the Move by PictureByPali  King of the Amazon's by PictureByPali

If you have not done so already, please consider submitting these shots to "my" groups:

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Journal History

Random Notes

4 June, 2012:
It's been one year ago today that I submitted my first photograph. I am thoroughly enjoying my activities here, and I am particularly glad about discovering great artwork. Although I don't have the time anymore to respond to each and every favorite, I am very grateful to all of you, and I'm trying to at least reply to all your comments.

28 September, 2012:

20,000+ favorites since I posted my first photograph back in June of 2011! A good reason to be happy and to celebrate. I would like to thank all of my watchers and friends here on dA for their continued interest and support.

15 January, 2013:

Now here's a mystery: I have a photo in my gallery that is entitled "Two Jaguars in Love" Two jaguars in love by NB-PhotoArt that, as of yesterday, had accumulated 227 favorites and had been downloaded 78 times. Today I got notified that, after a seemingly long time, this photo has attracted another favorite, so the count went up to 228. However, at the same time the download count increased to 203!!! Assuming that dA's counting procedures work properly, that suggests that 125 people downloaded my photograph, but only 1 (one) of them picked this as a favorite. Isn't that odd???
I would completely understand that blatant discrepancy if this was some kind of (semi-)pornographic shot, because in that case, who would want to admit to the fact that they picked this as a favorite (for everyone else out there to verify). But hey, this is just wildlife photography. Maybe someone can enlighten me??!!


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