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DD Guidelines.


Feel free to send me DD suggestions for Photography - Animals, Plants & Nature, but try to follow these guidelines when doing so:

:bulletgreen: Send your suggestions to me Anoya in a note with the title "DD suggestion" with 1 suggestion per note (or max. 3 from the same artist if you really can't choose!). Also, please add thumbs instead of links (or even both!). Thumbs can be created by copy/pasting the :thumb#####: on the right side of the deviation you're suggesting!

TUT: Thumb Codes, Links + Emb. by TimberClipse

:bulletgreen: Add a short description of why you think this piece deserves a DD. You don't have to, but I would appreciate if you would!

:bulletgreen: Send your suggestion to only one CV please!

:bulletgreen: Make sure you don't suggest piece/pieces from deviants who have received a DD in the past 6 months.

:bulletgreen: Please understand that I can not reply to all DD suggestions, since I get a lot of them!

:bulletgreen: You may suggest your own deviations!

:bulletred: Please don't send me suggestions that you've sent to other volunteers or staff members recently, so we can avoid mix ups. Thanks!
If I haven't responded in a couple of weeks, you're welcome to send it to another CV or staff member!

:bulletred: Please send Macro Photography suggestions to either 3wyl or Kaz-D, I don't feature Macro! It's General Photography, so please send them to the right CV!

:bulletblue: When I send you a note that your suggestion has been accepted, please don't tell the deviant. That will ruin the surprise for them!

Some useful links;
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #85: Can I be a volunteer on deviantART?
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?


APN Suggestion Saturday

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10
#11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18,
#19, #20, #21, #22

Every other week I post an article with a feature of some of the DD Suggestions that I've received in the few weeks before that. I might not be able to feature all the awesome suggestions that I get, but I am able to give them a bit of an extra spotlight this way! :heart:

Project Educate 2011





Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
Nominated by MayEbony

"Nancy is a Community Volunteer in the APN (Animals, Plants & Nature) section of dA, but she is also so much more. Always kind-hearted and totally selfless, Nancy goes out of her way to help anyone who crosses her path. She replies kindly when she can't accept a nomination for a DD, but often features the nominations in her own stunning journals and enjoys giving the artists exposure anyway. She also cares that the artists see they were nominated, because of the joy they will feel through that honour. Nancy makes time in her busy schedule to answer all of the messages that come to her, and even if you ask about a topic she doesn't know, she will find out who you should ask. Her photography is truly beautiful and she is so kind with her comments to others both in her journals and on her deviations. Her life motto appears to be 'I want to help others'. She is definitely living that, supporting it with a great deal of love, and spreading joy far and wide."




All the work contained in my gallery is Copyright Protected 2004-2014 Nancy Selderbeek. All rights reserved. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain.

You can contact me by e-mail at :email:
or by sending me a Note. Thank you!

HA I'm Copyright Protected by de-Mote

Decade of deviousness + Away.

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 7:39 AM

:party: :party:

Today marks my 10th birthdAy. Ten. Ten years. A decade. Wow. It doesn't feel like that long at all, but when I say 'decade' I suddenly feel 25 years older, haha.

This decade has been full of ups and downs, online and offline. I joined for the wallpapers, because someone had a link to their dA profile in their MSN screen name back then. I eventually stayed for the community, because this place started to feel like home.

The toughest question people ask me is what my best memory is, which is difficult to answer because there are so many! Here are some of them:

  • europeans Alpha testing groups a couple years ago
  • Becoming the APN CV in 2010
  • Becoming the APN CV again in 2013
  • Being chosen as an AWW in May 2014
  • My DD in 2007
  • Being able to go to the hq devMEET in Paris thanks to Bart and Frits
  • Traveling to Cannes, France, with Ana and Xander
  • Often meeting up with people, from several countries :heart:
  • Meeting so many wonderful people that I've meet up with offline, but most I haven't met yet.
  • The late night chats and Skype calls
  • The hundreds of DDs I've given and all the happy people
  • The shocked and incredible grateful comments on my "Suggestion Saturday" articles, when people realize their work is being suggested for a DD
  • Getting premium memberships, and even print accounts, from people that I proudly call friends
  • Making lots of people happy by paying it forward and giving out lots of PMs, gifts, points, etc.
  • The features I've been doing and the very positive responses I've received
  • The support I've been given over the years
  • Just to name a few..

I love the community spirit. I love how selflessly people help other deviants, by critiquing, by featuring, commissions or by money. If someone can't help, they'll spread the word. People build solid friendships, find partners, get married and have babies! With people that they've met here! If that's not a community, I don't know what is.

Those 10 years have flown by, believe it or not. I'm planning on staying many, many more years. I might not submit that much art, but I'm definitely here, being a part of this amazing community.
This is my home. :heart:


I'll be on vacation in 15 hours or so. I'll be leaving for Croatia. I won't be staying in B&Bs like I originally planned, but I'm going camping. I think it'll be more relaxed for myself, since that's what I've been doing ever since I was little. Too many firsts in one vacation, otherwise :B I'll be going solo. The friend I was supposed to meet up with can't get any time off, and since I didn't want to stay home for 4 years in a row, I decided to be brave and go by myself. I'm scared shitless but I'm also really looking forward! I'll be back before dA's 14th birthday!

  • DDs have been set, no worries about that
  • The Forum Features article will be posted by 3wyl
  • The article with July's DDs has been scheduled to be posted on July 31st
  • More things have been scheduled, everything should be taken care of =)

There's a tiny little chance that I might be able to read my notes during my trip, but I doubt it and maybe it's good, taking a break from the internet. I need rest. :heart:

PS. Thank you for the support you've given me when I wrote my journal about MH17. I can't tell you how much it means to me.


Artist | Photography
I've joined dA in 2004. My passion for photography grew and my community spirit and 'pay it forward' mentality started growing really fast. I love commenting, giving critiques, talking to deviants.. just the entire community!

I received `Seniority on Christmas Eve 2009, the day before Christmas, which was a complete surprise. I never got used to that little tick, and it made me smile every time I noticed it.

From June 1st, 2010, the day before my birthday, to December 1st, 2011, I was the Gallery Moderator Community Volunteer for the Photography > Animals, Plants & Nature category.
On August 29th, 2013, I started my second term as the Animals, Plants & Nature Photography Community Volunteer!

Chubbymote - Anoya by elicoronel16

I also have an extra badge that won't show in the top bar. It keeps me safe from tigers and lions, according to Mathness who made it for me!

Elephant badge by Mathness

Personal Quote: "You're getting as much in life as you can handle."


Anoya has started a donation pool!
1,589 / 10,000
Points will all be to organize contests! :eager:

Every donation, either big or small, is appreciated! :heart:

You must be logged in to donate.


Can you send me some more APN DD suggestions? 

18 deviants said Yes, I definitely have some and I'll send them right now! :eager:
11 deviants said No, I don't have any :saddummy:
4 deviants said I'm going on vacation, so I'm planning ahead! I need moar! :heart:
1 deviant said Please, just one deviant per note, max 3 thumbs.
No deviants said FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

Delicious Bookmarks


- Canon 7D
- Canon 400D
- Canon Powershot SX 210 is

- Canon 10-22mm f/3.5
- Canon 50mm f/1.4
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM IS
- Canon 1.4x converter II
- Lensbaby Composer Pro
* Edge 80 optic :new:
* Sweet 35 optic
* Double glass optic
* Pinhole/Zone optic
- Lensbaby 2.0
- Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro
- Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

- Lee Filters: 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 ND Soft grad :new:
- Lee Filters: 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 ND Hard grad :new:

- Hoya IR R72 filters (55 and 58mm)
- Hoya UV, Circ. Polarizer & Warm filters (58 and 77mm)
- Macro filters for Lensbaby; +4 and +10

- 430EX Speedlite

- SLIK master 67 tripod

Also got a Polaroid 600 camera and a SX-70 Polaroid camera and some more stuff.


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Caledoniu14 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the badge!!! Best wishes! Love 
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dresew Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you for the important part of life !
(1 Reply)
ih8fate Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I live!  That is all. 
(1 Reply)
RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the DD :heart: :huggle: :love:
(1 Reply)
apfelgriebs Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist

Thank you so much for the watch! Wait, I can do this in Dutch: Dank je wel! (Correct? My Dutch is a disaster! Niet goed! :'D)


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