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Last Featured Deviation gallery clean up: September 2010
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Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 5D
 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
 EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
 EF 17-40mm F4L USM
 Kenko Extension Tube Set DG
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i
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Melissa Penta
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I am a birder with a fancy camera...

Facebook Page, Features, Groups

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 8, 2014, 8:27 AM

It's been a while since I added a journal aside from the bird features. I wanted to make a note to people requesting my deviations to go into groups. There seems to be a lot of new groups popping up, many who request my work are bird related. I accept less than half of these requests for a number of reasons:
  1. I do like to somewhat control which groups my deviations go into.
  2. I prefer my deviations to go into groups related to birds, wildlife and nature; not general groups.
  3. The group name is unrelated to my deviation - for example, if the word "backyard" is in it, I will not accept a photo that was not taken in my yard to your group.
  4. There are many bird groups already, and I am unsure of why more have to be created, so I may not accept my deviation to go into your new group (sorry!!).

On another note about groups, I have accepted a moderator role for DA-Bestiary, one of deviantArt's higher end wildlife photography groups. What an honor!

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I've been meaning to put up the results for Bird-Photography's last contest, Colorful Birds. The full journal can be found here.

First Place
Ampin' It Up by papatheo by :iconpapatheo:
Flashing Costa's Hummingbird by papatheoBurrowing Owl by papatheo Growing Up Fast by papatheoSnack Hunt by papatheo
Fiery Sunrise by papatheoConversations by papatheoBatter Up by papatheo
Second Place
~ by CailinGore by :iconcailingore:
Love Hurts by CailinGoreMorning Stretch by CailinGore
Born Free by CailinGoreA Special Kind of Ugly by CailinGore

Third Place
YELLOW WARBLER by lightrae by :iconlightrae:

Bird-Photography and Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of March, chosen by me, mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.

:iconbird-photography: and :iconbirds-club:

Special Features

Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Mirror Image by Hawkeagle7 Charadrius dubius by Holasek Baby Hummingbirds-3 by Ruth-Yang

Top Quality Photography

Spotted Sea Trout For Breakfast by Grouper In Flight Meal.. by quaddie Bohemian Waxwing - Big Gulp by JestePhotography Lady Zoom - In Reverse by Daveinwilton
Red-tailed Hawk in Flight by GarryKirsch Hawk at take-off (Accipiter gentilis) by AlesGola .:Juvenile Bald Eagle:. by RHCheng
Grey Heron _ stock image by sekhmet-stock Whooping cranes by gigi50 White-naped Crane by JWeber2112
.:Acrobatic Dive:. by RHCheng Falco peregrinus by ohlopkov Ailerons by BogdanBoev
Waiting for the male by JMrocek Belted Kingfisher by Grouper Spring kingfisher-female by Holasek
Ulysses 31 by EdgedFeather .:Pride:. by RHCheng His Majesty by NicoFroehberg
Nuthatch by HammerPhotography Conversation by BogdanBoev Robin for Spring? by Redtail55
Northern Saw-whet Owl by GuillaumGibault Northern hawk-owl - Hey There by JestePhotography A Little Bit Grumpy by CanadianRy
Kingfisher by OkiGraphics Kookaburra II by TVD-Photography About to Strike by Grouper
Rock Ducks by mydigitalmind A0829 - Splash. by Lothringen scaly-sided merganser by 21711

Whinchat by CyprianMielczarek Down it Goes by furstripe  The Common Redpoll by CyprianMielczarek
Blue crowned pigeon by KlaraDrielle Hummer hello by kayaksailor Glorious by Morgan-Lou

Traditional and Digital Art from Birds-Club

Jerry Saer ACEO by Sternen-Gaukler Black-tailed Godwit by Nachiii Crossbill by Renum63
Falcon by CaymArtworks Bird of Paradise - King of Saxony by Petra-Fi3d Puffin Paddle by heylorlass
Guardians of Day and Night by Saraais Soaring Eagles by LisaCrowBurke Great Blue Heron by Helenr251
Merops apiaster by Verenique Parrot couple by MN1993 Framed Peacock:. by Roleys
Strange gathering by Woodswallow LOOK AT ME by birdsFLYrocksFALL brubird by myselfonly

Thank you for reading! Please favorite this article if you enjoyed it. If you are not a member of either group and would like to become one, visit us and join - we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Co-founder of Bird-Photography, Moderator of Birds-Club


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HammerPhotography Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch :) You've got some amazing shots in your gallery
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Makoto4bidden Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
tank you for featuring me :)!!
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Thank you so much for the mention in the February Features :) An honor to be amongst the amazing images in this section
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justeline Feb 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very beatiful gallery! u have wonderful shoots I love birds! :wave:
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channellehazel Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your bird photography is stunning!! I have to watch you. o:
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Grawey211 Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive been studying birds of prey, and I'm a teen. how long does it take to get a falconers license? and how hard is it handling the birds?
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Grawey211 Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
say,on your deviant ID, does that necklace happen to be made by windfalcon?
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namu-the-orca Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very very much for the watch :love: My god you take some bloody amazing photographs - definitely watching back here! :D
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Thanks for placing the digital painting, 3 Warblers into your favAREA.
RUN LLAMA RUUNNN Doraemon (Eating) Clapping Pony Icon - Nyx Paw Print (Purple) - F2U! Your complement at my deviant page is very helpful. 
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