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Here's some new pictures~


DO NOT save my work from this gallery, or any other of my social media outlets, edit it, and then re-post it elsewhere.
That is called STEALING. You did NOT take these pictures, I did. You just did a shitty job putting on a B&W filter, and making sure that my watermark was either cropped out, or cloned out.
Do. Not. Re-post. Other. People's. Art. PERIOD.
I don't know why this is such a hard concept for people to understand. Just... don't do it.
Sharing is not so much of a problem, as long as the original artist is credited somewhere, as long as you have their permission. Otherwise, they are probably posting it elsewhere (because we need all of the social media outlets to get noticed...)

Reason for all of this grumbling, is because I found just that via tumblr. Someone had saved my work to their computer, edited it, took off my watermark, and then re-posted it. I don't know who did it, but a few images (mostly corvids) have been making the rounds on tumblr and facebook.
And it pisses me off. I work really hard to get these images, and I really am proud of everything I post. And someone who thinks they are entitled to/see nothing wrong with taking someone's hard work, putting a filter on it, and calling it their own, potentially gets more attention than my original work.

I'm trying to make some sort of income from my work, and when people steal my art, they're stealing my profits in a way. I know it sounds greedy, but I spent a lot of money collecting the hoard of photos I have, so I figured I'd try and make something back from it.
I don't have the funds to take any sort of legal action, so this is mostly just an empty rant.

It's actions like this that make me want to stop putting my work online.

TLDR If you didn't take the picture. Don't post it online. Art thief is a bitch. And there's nothing I can do about it.
  • Mood: Frustrated


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I love Chickadees by WishmasterAlchemist I love Magpies by WishmasterAlchemist I love Kiwis by WishmasterAlchemist I love California Condors by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Southern Ground Hornbills by WishmasterAlchemist I love Nubian Vultures by WishmasterAlchemist I love Guira Cuckoos by WishmasterAlchemist I love Steller's Jays by WishmasterAlchemist

I'm Deidre! I love taking pictures of animals, nature, landscapes and anything that happens to catch my eye.

Where you can find me!

My photographic goal at the moment is to hopefully aid wildlife biologists with my photography or become a staff photographer for an accredited, zoo or sanctuary.

My future career plans include first obtaining a biology degree, doing a handful of internships and become a zookeeper at an accredited zoo.
Super long time goal includes starting up a sanctuary.

EVERY SINGLE one of my photos are under Copyright law and belong to me. These photos are not to be re-produced on any other website that is not my registered user name. My photography is also not stock and cannot be used in manipulations or claimed as someone else work. Artists are free to contact me in order to inquire about using pictures as reference. If you wish to feature me in a blog, please ask first!

PLEASE! ASK me first before using my pictures as a reference!

I love Wombats by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolverines by WishmasterAlchemist I love African Wild Dogs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Squirrels by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Otters by WishmasterAlchemist I love Wolves by WishmasterAlchemist I love Hyenas by WishmasterAlchemist I love Okapis by WishmasterAlchemist

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amzimme Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite, Deidre! :D
MightyFineArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Dee. I completed a drawing with your ravens as part of the composition. Hope you like what I did with them… Thanks again. Peter
DeeOtter Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh! This is beautiful!! Thank you very much for showing me!
Choccylover Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Thanks for the fav! :love:
Nipntuck3 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
nice too see back :)
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Schutzhund-Chick94 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a couple pictures of the pups now (one was bigger than dad before he was even a year old). There are three males and two females. They were not hand-raised, so they are skittish and hard to get pictures of.

Algo-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thanks for the fave!
It really means a lot coming from someone as skilled as you at animal photography!
Great gallery :)
DeeOtter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome! It looks like you've gotten the chance to visit some pretty awesome places. I would love to go to the Galapagos someday! 
Algo-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
For an animal lover such as yourself I would highly recommend it! At times it felt like we were with national geographic!
But you have some amazing zoos, and national parks and animal sanctuaries where you are too! Ours are not that well set out.
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