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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
As you can tell from my gallery, cats, big or small, are the love of my life. I'm also interested in photographing anything else that comes my way AND has beautiful shapes or colors, and I wish my busy work schedule would allow me to dedicate more time to photography.

Current Residence: FL
Print preference: larger is better
Favourite genre of music: Jazz
Favourite photographer: Too many
Favourite style of art: Music
Operating System: MacOS
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open

Which photos of mine do you like the most? 

41 deviants said Big cats
14 deviants said Animals
7 deviants said Pet cats
4 deviants said Landscape
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How blue can you get? by NB-Photo
How blue can you get?
Lonely Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) from Tiergarten Nürnberg, Germany

Title inspired by a B.B. King song :music: :music:

Other pictures of the same cat: No particular place to go by NB-Photo Lonely rover by NB-Photo Range rover by NB-Photo
Range rover by NB-Photo
Range rover
Male Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at Tiergarten Nürnberg, Germany

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Feature No. 7: Time to wrap up 2015

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 18, 2015, 8:51 PM
Personally, I can't complain, I have had a good year all around.
But in general terms, it's been a difficult year. The headlines speak for themselves: Terror or the fear thereof all over the place. Mass shootings in the US. Refugee crisis in Germany. Europe seemingly disintegrating. Global warming out of control. Donald Trump.
These disasters not withstanding, it's time to pay homage to those artists that have helped me to believe in the beauty of the human mind and creativity.

:iconpumpkynmodel: Levitation by PumpkynModel

:iconmisssouls:I Crossed The Line by MissSouls  In Space by MissSouls  Family by MissSouls  Dagger Paths by MissSouls 

    Utopia by MissSouls  Wonder by MissSouls  You Are Not Alone by MissSouls

:iconmary-jeanne: Untitled by mary-jeanne  Morgane by mary-jeanne  Untitled by mary-jeanne

  Untitled by mary-jeanne   Untitled by mary-jeanne

:iconbliss89: Fly by Bliss89

:iconrobbobert: Jaguar Cub 8287 by robbobert  Lion Cub 0005 by robbobert  International Snow Leopard Day 2015 by robbobert

:iconbrijome: Donach Castle at the Danube by brijome  It's Playtime4 by brijome  Mummy and her red kids4 by brijome  Toucan 1 by brijome

:iconjennystokes: Zappa loves music. by jennystokes  Just wild. Fireweed. by jennystokes  To whom this belongs? by jennystokes

:iconravenith: Swim and smile. by Ravenith  Stare. by Ravenith  Ehhh, hello? by Ravenith

:iconlobyteso: Photo shoot1 by LoByteSo  Tiger is taking a bath by LoByteSo  Who is the decoration by LoByteSo

:iconlion-redmich: Shenzi II by Lion-Redmich

:iconlifecapturedphoto:Tiger by LifeCapturedPhoto  Jaguar by LifeCapturedPhoto  MT Lion by LifeCapturedPhoto

Jag cub by LifeCapturedPhoto  Tiger by LifeCapturedPhoto  Sunset by LifeCapturedPhoto

:iconcarinamaiwald: Curiosity by carinamaiwald

 :iconniklin1: A Couple of Years Later by niklin1   Flight by niklin1

:iconmelannc: White Sands by melannc  wreckage by melannc stairway by melannc

:iconvampire-zombie: golden garden by vampire-zombie  megan and the blue sea by vampire-zombie  by the rocks by vampire-zombie

:icongebazzz:Mia by gebazzz  Mia by gebazzz

:iconmarcoheisler:Into Darkness by MarcoHeisler    Believe by MarcoHeisler  Magic Of Silence by MarcoHeisler

:iconlinsenschuss: The sleepy seaside village by LinsenSchuss  The Bay of Kotor by LinsenSchuss

:iconz740: Veggie Patty by Z740

:icongigi50: Red Autumn by gigi50  A colorful corner by gigi50  Lac Beauvert at its best by gigi50

:iconcitizenfresh: Podere Belvedere by CitizenFresh  Val d'Orcia by CitizenFresh

:iconoliviamichalski: Little buddies. by OliviaMichalski

:iconjussta: Tint by jussta   :iconmartaraff: September feeling by martaraff

I hope all of you have a wonderful time in 2016

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Journal History

Random Notes

4 June, 2012:
It's been one year ago today that I submitted my first photograph. I am thoroughly enjoying my activities here, and I am particularly glad about discovering great artwork. Although I don't have the time anymore to respond to each and every favorite, I am very grateful to all of you, and I'm trying to at least reply to all your comments.

28 September, 2012:

20,000+ favorites since I posted my first photograph back in June of 2011! A good reason to be happy and to celebrate. I would like to thank all of my watchers and friends here on dA for their continued interest and support.

15 January, 2013:

Now here's a mystery: I have a photo in my gallery that is entitled "Two Jaguars in Love" Two jaguars in love by NB-Photo that, as of yesterday, had accumulated 227 favorites and had been downloaded 78 times. Today I got notified that, after a seemingly long time, this photo has attracted another favorite, so the count went up to 228. However, at the same time the download count increased to 203!!! Assuming that dA's counting procedures work properly, that suggests that 125 people downloaded my photograph, but only 1 (one) of them picked this as a favorite. Isn't that odd???
I would completely understand that blatant discrepancy if this was some kind of (semi-)pornographic shot, because in that case, who would want to admit to the fact that they picked this as a favorite (for everyone else out there to verify). But hey, this is just wildlife photography. Maybe someone can enlighten me??!!


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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What an incredible and breathtaking gallery you have!
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, thanks for the comment, and thank you for watching!
Monkeyboy41 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fav
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome. I'm very interested in trying my luck at food photography myself, but it's a difficult endeavor.
Monkeyboy41 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Secret is to try different angles that you wouldn't normally use until you get what you want. Use combinations of reference photos to get ideas and then add your own touch to it.
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the hint. I'll get there eventually.
brijome Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, lieber Norbert!
Bitte verzeih meine Verspätung, aber ich war mit Tochter von London hier her.
Alles Liebe und Gute und hoffentlich auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen.
Dicke Umarmung
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi liebe Britta,
vielen vielen Dank für deine Wünsche.
Ich hoffe ihr hattet ein schönes und entspanntes Weihnachtsfest.
Bis bald mal, das hoffe ich auch...
niklin1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching!  :-)
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure.
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