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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

National Day of Mourning (MH17)

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 23, 2014, 1:04 PM
I'm not sure how many of you have read about flight MH17 being taken down last week, killing 298 people. 193 of them were Dutch. We haven't had to deal with such an immense loss in a long time within the Netherlands. I think we're coping rather well, as a country. We talk, we cry, we remember, we mourn. It has brought us together, we mourn together. And today we mourned national. Flags were at half-mast, people were silent for one minute at 16.00h, the time two planes with 40 of the victims were brought home. Today was about bringing our lost loved ones home. The plane they were in was shot down, they have been rotting in fields for days because they wouldn't let us near them, monsters were robbing them from their wedding rings, their passports, their luggage, their mobile phones. Toys from kids were tossed around, played with. The crash site has been destroyed even more so there isn't any evidence to be found. They said there were no more bodies, while our investigators found 16 more bodies underneath the debris today.

Today we started to bring our people home. They will be identified and will be returned to their loved ones, brought home, wherever that is, within the Netherlands or one of the many other countries that has had to deal with this tragedy. They were brought to Eindhoven were 40 hearses were waiting for them. The entire thing was beautifully arranged. Lots of military, and so, so much respect. The respect they haven't received for the last 6 days. The hearses took them to Hilversum, which was supposed to take one hour, but I believe it took well over an hour and a half because of all the cars stopping on the other side of the highway and the thousands and thousands of people who were standing on bridges, on the sides of the road, on the emergency lanes, on the parking lots next to the roads.. clapping, crying, throwing flowers. There was a tremendous amount of respect.

There are a lot of stories on social media, in papers, on the radio with interviews. About people who they've lost, about what they meant to them, how they influenced their lives. It makes the victims more than just victims. They get a face, a soul, a story. Respect.

"Since Thursday I've been thinking how horrible the final moments of their lives must have been, when they knew the plane was going down. Did they lock hands with their loved ones, did they hold their children close to their hearts, did they look each other in the eyes, one final time, in a wordless goodbye? We will never know."

Please watch this video. It explains so well how we feel, as a country, but also as people. I'm assuring you, you won't regret it.

I hope that, not just this war, but all wars come to an end soon. Not just these 298 victims, but all the victims, day in, day out, don't deserve this. They deserve better, we deserve better. We demand peace.


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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!
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Points will all be to organize contests! :eager:

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

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Can you send me some more APN DD suggestions? 

16 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:
3 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 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the badge!!! Best wishes! Love 
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dresew Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the important part of life !
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ih8fate Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I live!  That is all. 
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RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the DD :heart: :huggle: :love:
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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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