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Random from Dragons

Come look at mighty dragons in all shapes and sizes!

A very special dragoness called Silkara Lanyxania is surely to be in there.

Random from Photos- Squirrels and Friends

Squirrels are my favorite animals. Look inside the folder to learn why they are so endearing to me. :meow:

Random Favourites

From dragons to photos to cartoons, you'll find it all here. ;) I love to favorite things not just because I like it, but also because I want to promote the artist! Some are sorely in need of recognition so wonderful are their talents!


Commission: Pathfinder by jocarra

Commission: Pathfinder

by jocarra
Artworks I'd really like to buy someday. Unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees, wouldn't it be nice if it did? :XD:


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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Photography is a passion of mine and someday I hope to have all pro lenses. Right now, I do the best I can with what I have. I have learned a LOT over the years, and my skills have vastly improved. However, much improvement is still needed. Regardless, I hope you enjoy my gallery, and I give a lot of heartfelt thanks to everyone on deviantart who supports me with comments and/or favorites.

The deviantart community is awesome! :dalove:

About that girl in the photo:

Hi there! Call me Ami online. In "real" life, Evie will do.
I'm 35 currently.
I have Fibro, and sometimes life is VERY challenging.
I love God, believe in Him, and consider myself a Christian.

I love all of God's creatures. :heart:

Well OK...maybe not mosquitoes.

Current tools of the trade:

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lenses: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM , Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD

About my photography: I only use natural light and never use flash. I do not use Photoshop and only do minor editing with either Windows Photo Gallery or Photofiltre (highly recommended). My style is extremely challenging because of this but I feel it is the best way to learn. My biggest tip to other photographers would be to get out there and photograph everything. Look above you and below you. The more you look around, the more wonders you will see.

Who Are You In The Mane 6?
Who Are You In The Mane 6?
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I'm thinking of getting a used Canon Rebel T3 or T3i, and comparing the photos with my new 70D.  Sometimes I feel I did better with the T3 than any other camera. Is that because I don't have the skills yet for a more advanced dslr? Or am I just being super pixel-picky lately? Because I am still not satisfied with the pictures lately, and I feel some of my older work was far superior. A lot of my old work was using the T3 and 55-250mm lens.  The camera and lens were kinda slow, but man it was nice and sharp in my opinion.

Unngghhh...I just don't know anymore. I think the only way to find out for sure is to get an older camera and see if there is any real difference. :shrug:
  • Mood: Lazy


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come closer by SonSurfer

I've been wanting to do a review on this one for a long time and am finally getting around to it! This picture is wonderful in so many ...

Being Beautiful by clippercarrillo

I saw this photo and instantly was awestruck. This fantastic photographer is so talented and has a way with capturing the fantastic che...

Fox by Alannah-Hawker

This is an amazing photo. First the off-centering is done perfectly and the shot is beautifully composed. I like that there is less bok...

Red Squirrel in Primroses by WNPhotography

Oh god I Love this photo!! The setting is gorgeous, the squirrel is ADORABLE, and the colors stand out enough without being too harsh. ...


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brandonackley3333 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CarnalClown Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really hope to see some sea life photos from you :D I love looking at sharks, dolphins and tropical fish and sea horses :D
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I do have some sea lions, but fish and seahorses are difficult, aquarium photography is not easy, and unfortunately I don't have the right kind of lens for it.  I have yet to take a good dolphin photo. Appreciate the suggestion though :)
dorolain Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave :)
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
plumita1 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Than you a lot! :iconforyouplz:...No treats today??? by plumita1
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome! :D
s-kmp Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
:w00t: Welcome, it's great that you've joined us at :iconanimal-portraits: :)

I hope you really enjoy being part of our group; you can submit two images per folder per week.

Please read the submission rules so that you submit to the correct folder (the folder structure is fairly straightforward) :)

However, if you are a Traditional or Digital Artist then only submit to the corresponding folders Traditional Artwork & Digital Artwork

Please feel free to ask if there's anything else that you're not quite sure of :)

We look forward to seeing your great work, being submitted, in the near future :)
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :3
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