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So about a month ago I entered a photo contest courtesy of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. They had a fair number of categories, birds, mammals, other animals (birds are the most common sight) sunset/sunrise, people and nature, a creative category (mostly for Photoshop edits) and a category just for grebes, because that's the most popular bird in the refuge.
I sent in my entries (bird, grebe, mammal and creative), and hopped for the best. I got them postmarked by the deadline but I was nervous that they had to be received by the deadline, not just postmarked. 
Turns out I made the deadline because I got first place in the creative category for my sequence of terns!
Tern triptych by DeeOtter
(The birds were made to fit on a 5x7, but these are the same birds, just squished closer together)
The USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System Facebook page shared the image to start off National Wildlife Refuge week (though they did spell my first name wrong :P that happens a lot) 
I don't think I managed to place in any other category (I submitted a skunk instead of the winter coat weasel because I thought the quality was better). There's a ceremony at the end of this week, but I don't know if I'll make it down there this weekend, but they'll also post the results to their Facebook page.

So that's a pretty awesome way to start off the week.
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More shipping options!

GOOD NEWS!
Some items are available for WORLDWIDE shipping! The small clay figures and photo prints don't take up much space and they don't weigh a whole lot, so shipping doesn't cost more than what the product is worth!

Dee Otter Shop!


And if you happen to live outside of the U.S and would like to purchase an item that has a bit of weight to it/needs a larger package for shipping send me a note on ETSY and I can give you an estimate on how much the shipping will cost. 

I NEED YOUR OPINION!

So I have a small pile of prints that have already been printed and some are even matted. Do you think there would be an interest for people to purchase discounted prints? The matting isn't perfect, and the pictures may have small scratches from being stored (I only have so much wall space!). I would much rather they find a home on a wall somewhere rather than being on a shelf collecting dust. 
SO I was thinking about putting them up in the shop at a discounted price (at the very least get the price back for materials).
They will be listed under Discount Prints and they will have the images under the variety option. 

Discounts already?!?

Yep. For the grand opening month there is a coupon code that will get you 33% off your order. That code is YAYOTTER and you use it at the check out.
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KINGFISHER by DeeOtter
KINGFISHER
I GOT A DECENT PICTURE OF A KINGFISHER!!!

There's only like.. maybe 2 people who understand my frustration with kingfishers. 
They are the most flighty bird I've ever met. If you just so much as think the word 'kingfisher' they will bolt!

This must have been a young of the year bird, I don't think there's anyway an adult would stay there for as long as it did.
It's not the best picture, since it's hanging out on an electrical wire, but you can tell it's a kingfisher and not just a blue speck! 

Belted kingfisher
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Toothpicks by DeeOtter
Toothpicks
It's hunting season, because all of the deer are hanging out in people's yards and farming areas :D
This young buck has the teeniest antlers I've seen. They kinda look like toothpicks, so I'm naming him toothpick!

Mule deer
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Autumn bluebird by DeeOtter
Autumn bluebird
Surprise bluebird while driving around the Ennis lake area in western Montana.

Mountain bluebird
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So about a month ago I entered a photo contest courtesy of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. They had a fair number of categories, birds, mammals, other animals (birds are the most common sight) sunset/sunrise, people and nature, a creative category (mostly for Photoshop edits) and a category just for grebes, because that's the most popular bird in the refuge.
I sent in my entries (bird, grebe, mammal and creative), and hopped for the best. I got them postmarked by the deadline but I was nervous that they had to be received by the deadline, not just postmarked. 
Turns out I made the deadline because I got first place in the creative category for my sequence of terns!
Tern triptych by DeeOtter
(The birds were made to fit on a 5x7, but these are the same birds, just squished closer together)
The USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System Facebook page shared the image to start off National Wildlife Refuge week (though they did spell my first name wrong :P that happens a lot) 
I don't think I managed to place in any other category (I submitted a skunk instead of the winter coat weasel because I thought the quality was better). There's a ceremony at the end of this week, but I don't know if I'll make it down there this weekend, but they'll also post the results to their Facebook page.

So that's a pretty awesome way to start off the week.
  • Mood: Excited

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Deidre
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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.

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.

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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Thank you for the :+fav:
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tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your otter pics!
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you! 
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You're welcome.
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Thank you, for fav'ing my otter pic!  :)
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rajaced Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving Deidre !
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Thanks for faving 
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