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Would you be interested in participating in a wolf photo-manipulation and/or art contest?
55%
44 deviants said Yes
26%
21 deviants said Maybe
15%
12 deviants said No
4%
3 deviants said I've been working at a non-profit wolf conservation center this summer and would love to see some amazing pieces with their wolves. Entries would be limited to using those animals.
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No deviants said Depending on the number of participants, I would offer a few monetary prizes between $25-$100.
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No deviants said Please COMMENT about your feelings on using some of the resulting pieces at the center and potentially in their gift shop.
Coyote Stock 10: Running by HOTNStock
Coyote Stock 10: Running
Not the best quality but I like the pose...

Feel free to use as a reference or as stock for photo-manipulations. Non-commercial use only.  

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANTI-CONSERVATION OR 'SPECIES HATE' PIECES.

See profile for other stock rules.

Provide proper credit if used.
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Coyote Stock 9: Stretch by HOTNStock
Coyote Stock 9: Stretch
Feel free to use as a reference or as stock for photo-manipulations. Non-commercial use only.  

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANTI-CONSERVATION OR 'SPECIES HATE' PIECES.

See profile for other stock rules.

Provide proper credit if used.
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Coyote Stock 8: Stretch by HOTNStock
Coyote Stock 8: Stretch
Feel free to use as a reference or as stock for photo-manipulations. Non-commercial use only.  

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANTI-CONSERVATION OR 'SPECIES HATE' PIECES.

See profile for other stock rules.

Provide proper credit if used.
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Coyote Stock 7 by HOTNStock
Coyote Stock 7
Feel free to use as a reference or as stock for photo-manipulations. Non-commercial use only.  

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANTI-CONSERVATION OR 'SPECIES HATE' PIECES.

See profile for other stock rules.

Provide proper credit if used.
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Would you be interested in participating in a wolf photo-manipulation and/or art contest? 

55%
44 deviants said Yes
26%
21 deviants said Maybe
15%
12 deviants said No
4%
3 deviants said I've been working at a non-profit wolf conservation center this summer and would love to see some amazing pieces with their wolves. Entries would be limited to using those animals.
0%
No deviants said Depending on the number of participants, I would offer a few monetary prizes between $25-$100.
0%
No deviants said Please COMMENT about your feelings on using some of the resulting pieces at the center and potentially in their gift shop.

What stock would you like posted more? (feel free to specify in comments) 

34%
231 deviants said Wolves
31%
211 deviants said Big cats
14%
97 deviants said New types of animals not posted yet
7%
49 deviants said Birds of prey
4%
28 deviants said Birds (not birds of prey)
3%
22 deviants said Nature (flowers, landscapes, sky, ... )
3%
21 deviants said Reptiles
1%
8 deviants said Texture sets
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7 deviants said Non-animal and nature stock (Objects)
1%
6 deviants said Insects

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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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lizziecat1279 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I've gotta say that I think you're probably one of if not my absolute fave stock artist with how much I use your stuff (you're right up there with SenshiStock, but for animals instead of people!) so thanks a bunch for providing so much for us dorks to use <3
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theperian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is going to sound like an odd question... But you mention on your page that you have worked with conservation groups, and I've had such fun working with your stock in the past, I thought I would ask anyway.

I'm going to do one more set of cards this year for a cause - I let my watchers pick the cause on a poll, but I take suggestions first. But this is a quiet time on DA, and I've only had one suggestion so far for the upcoming set, and after a year I'm rather fresh out of ideas at the moment. Do you have any suggestions for worthy conservation/animal habitat type causes in need of assistance?

Sorry. I feel like that came out of the blue, but since I was here looking at your lovely stock again, I thought it would be worth asking. :)
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I primarily work with wolf conservation. I'm a volunteer staff at The Wolf Mountain Nature Center now. Wolves have been having a hard time since they were delisted from the endangered species list. States are allowing large amounts of their wolves to be hunted each winter now (for example, Wisconsin is allowing 150 wolves to be killed out of their estimated 600-689 population).  The Mexican wolf program and the red wolf recovery program are also both being reviewed, which could spell the end for end for those programs or continue them. Not really sure if that answers your question though.

I still really love your work. Your recent ones are grest, I just haven't had much time to comment.
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:icontheperian:
theperian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, no worries! I completely understand the time constraints - as my delay in replying will surely show!

Your suggestion of a wolf-related cause was very popular with the people I polled, and I visited the Wolf Mountain Nature Center's website - it looks like a lovely space and a great cause, so I look forward to contributing to it.

I understand the trouble regarding de-listing; our regional population was more than cut in half by it (though the state population has almost doubled, yay!) Public opinion is beginning to change in our state - I hope it is a trend elsewhere as well.
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FleshAndBone69 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :squee: 
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MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birdday! :party:
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LumenWolf Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too Have a good day! Hug 
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DiamondDog777 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
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Walking-Tall Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Amber! :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz: :iconballoonsplz: :D
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HermesArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :) I hope you had a great day!
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