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The stock line I should build up next is... 

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76 deviants said Wolves - Just keep posting lots of wolves.
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50 deviants said Amur Leopards
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37 deviants said Arctic Foxes
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34 deviants said Bobcats
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93 deviants said New types of animals not posted yet
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44 deviants said Birds of prey
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7 deviants said Texture sets
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6 deviants said Insects
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4 deviants said Non-animal and nature stock (Objects)

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Hi everybody,

I know that I have been fairly inactive recently as far as posting stock.  This is primarily due to time constraints I have faced with work and my free time.  Rather than spending time cleaning up images for posting, I find myself rather wanting to spend my time outside taking new photos.  I have accumulated far too many memory cards of images that I have not had the time to sort through.  Looking through my more recent work from the past year, I have decided that my photography has improved enough that I feel comfortable posting most of the images as stock in their 100% original form.  Previously, I used to spend a bit of time on each image 'cleaning it up' as practice for my main gallery images.  I feel as though I don't need this practice anymore.  As a result of this change, I do ask one thing of my stock users:  Please DO NOT simply clean up the stock image and repost it to your account.  I want to provide quality stock images to my watchers/stock users.  Some of these images I believe would be fairly nice stand-alone photography pieces but I also want to make them available as stock.  

To define what I consider 'cleaning up': Sharpening, adding contrast, adjusting color hues/saturation, removing noise, etc.

I sometimes find it upsetting when people post a cleaned up version of my stock and other people comment that it "looks so much better than the original."  Things like this sometimes make me regret offering that image as stock since I was perfectly capable of doing the same touch-up work to the image.  So please, if you use these images, create new and unique pieces of art with them.  Thank you for understanding!

Also, just as a note, I have added a new rule stating that " NONE OF MY STOCK MAY BE USED IN ANY PIECE WITH AN ANTI-CONSERVATION TYPE THEME OR MESSAGE." It has not happened often, but I have seen some of my stock used in things such as anti-red wolf pieces (claiming they are just coyote-wolf hybrids and not a real species).  I find this very frustrating as I believe all animals deserve a fair chance at co-existing with us humans.  I spend part of my free time trying to promote wolf conservation and it is very discouraging when my own photography work is used to undermine conservation efforts.  I thank all of you in advance for understanding this new rule.

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Sincerely,
:iconhotnstock::iconhoundofthenight:

Rules

The following are the rules for using my stock:

-Provide proper credit for any of my stock used whether it be for a photomanipulation or drawing reference.

- MY IMAGES MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH OTHER WEBSITES OR APPLICATIONS.

- Do not make/post precuts of my stock. I would like the original image to be the only one available for stock use unless I personally post another version.

-If planning on using my stock for off-site purposes, please send a note to find how to provide proper credit. Photomanipulation images created for off-site purposes must have a signature watermark by the artist or credits directly on the image to prevent art theft. It is recommended that referenced art also have a signature but it is not required.

- DOG STOCK LINE MAY NOT BE USED IN GORY OR EXCESSIVELY VIOLENT WORKS.

- NONE OF MY STOCK MAY BE USED IN ANY PIECE WITH AN ANTI-CONSERVATION TYPE THEME OR MESSAGE.

-Noncommercial uses only for stock. Use of my stock for commission reference is usually fine so long as credit for the reference is given.

-While it is not required, it is nice to be sent links to deviations where my stock is used. This gives me an opportunity to favorite the pieces and also lets me know what stock is most used/what I should post more of in the future.

-Feel free to note me with any other questions.

On Comments and Notes

While favorites are great, I really love receiving comments and also love to see the work that has been done with my stock. I try to reply to each comment and often leave comments on and favorite the works done with my stock. My replies may be late but I will do my best to assure that they come. Notes are always read immediately although replying sometimes slips my mind. Should you have a question you need answered and I do not reply within a week, feel free to send a follow-up note!

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Terra-Anne Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Photographer
Thank you for your wonderful stock images!  I have used some of your stock here and credited you --> terra-anne.deviantart.com/art/…

and I hope you like it! <3
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:iconhimitsuuk:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Photographer
Nice gallery!
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:iconhotnstock:
HOTNStock Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
:) Thank you so much ~
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DiamondDog777 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Amazing pictures!
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:iconhotnstock:
HOTNStock Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
:D Thank you! ~
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DiamondDog777 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I'm just stating the truth!
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spacerogue Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us, and grats on the DD C: 
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:iconhotnstock:
HOTNStock Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Of course and thank you so much!  I was really surprised by it!
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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I used Your stock here fav.me/d7oq3eq
Thanks so much :hug:
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pikakaren Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful photos...:heart: 
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