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I visit various ZOOs to take many pictures of interesting animals: in my gallery, you can find mostly wolves, foxes, big cats and marine mammals, but also some other creatures which deserve attention :nod: I am also trying to bring you information about animals to share the knowledge :D

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RULES FOR USING MY WORK

The main rule is: ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT.

Even if I do not like what people did with my work, I will always treat them nicely when they at least tried to somehow credit me. On the contrary, I will always hunt down people who repost / use my shots without at least an attempt to show that it is my work.


How to give credit? Probably the best way is something like “Original (link to original photo) taken by :devwoxys”. But “original by woxys” is fair enough. For people who use my art outside of DA, please, always use a full link to my account “Photo belongs to Woxys: www.woxys.deviantart.com”. The link to particular original photo would be appreciated.


Other rule: never cut my signature, please. Cutting my signature is allowed only in situation 8 :)



1) Can I use your photos as a drawing / painting / sculpture reference?

Yes, you definitely can! I am always pleased when other artists use my photos as an inspiration for their own art. So just give me a credit and send me a link to your final work. I will fav it ;) I usually consider such inspired art to be the property of the author who referenced (especially when he/she use my art just to find out how to draw details, like paws of the foxes), but rather contact me before commercial use. But in 99 % cases it would be fine :)



2) Can I use your photos for photomanipulations and brushing?

Yes, you can. Again, credit me and send me a link to your work, so I can fav it. In this case, the commercial use of such modified photos might be problematic, so always contact me before you plan to sell your work. If I see there is just a minor change (especially kids love to modify just the colour of the animal’s eyes), I would not be happy if you were selling such art.



3a) Can I use your art for any commercial purpose? For commercial purpose, I mean: a logo of a company or any other business, a poster, a motive for ANY thing which is for sold/sell, simply any use that might generate profit, even secondary (a logo, a cover for a book, blah blah blah….). Even if this is just "referenced" - like for example using my photo of a leopard and turning it into a STYLIZED logo/graphic or a T-shirt design / puzzle design.

No, you can not use it for profit without my written permission. I do allow people to use my work for commercial purpose under some condition, but it is always non-exclusive right (so I am still allowed to use and sell my photos). It is always a pleasure for me that somebody wants to use my art and if we finally make a deal! But sorry, I want money. I am too poor to just give my photos away ;) there are only two subjects which might get my photos for free and I would deal with them on particular issues. Thanks for understanding.


3b) What about dA commisions? Can I use your photos in that way?
In this case, contact me, please, I will do my best to help :)



4) Can I use your photos on Facebook / Twitter / any other social network?

I am very happy and grateful when people SHARE my work. That’s the point – if you want to use my work on Facebook and other similar social sites, please, always SHARE, never repost. Simply share a link, never download my photo, uploading it in your own gallery. After all, it would be against rules of Facebook if you do that. Please, try to consider how original artists feel when they see Facebook accounts posting their art, which gets hundreds of shares so original artists totally lose control over their own original creation. The same applies to site like “Pinterest”, “Tumbr” , “We heart it” and other similar pages. I hate them. I hate them with passion.




5) Can I use your photos for my school work/project like a presentation about some animal species which needs some illustrative images?

Yes, you can. Please, do not forget to give me a credit. The rule is the same: “Photos belong to Woxys (Woxys.deviantart.com)”.



6) Can I use your photos for a blog / my site?

I am not very happy about ANY reposting of my work, but I understand many people love to write articles about animals and so and they are not able to complete them with their own photos, while I am lucky to be able to snap animals. So yes, you can use them, but ALWAYS give credit, please. And NEVER cut my signature - this rule is especially important when it comes to posting my shots outside of DA. And it would be very appreciated if you stated that nobody else is allowed to take those photos from YOUR blog/site for other use. Also, please consider the number of photos you use for such purpose. Up to 10 would be nice ;)



7) Can I use your photos for a roleplay?

This does not make me happy at all, but… yes, you can. But please, up to three photos and always give credit. And I would appreciate if you did not cut my signature. There is also a great site for free role play photos! => www.dawnthieves.de/Web/index.p…



8) Can I use your photo for an avatar / Facebook icon?

For avatar here on dA: yes, you can, just give me credit and make the photo some 200x200 px small.

For Facebook: only if you upload it as 50x50 px version. Also, please, give credit.

For Facebook Timeline motive: you can upload only it that size which is required by Facebook itself for such motive and please, put a “Woxys” sign on that photo and give credit, please.

In this case, you might cut a signature, because it would make a total mess in such a tiny picture :)



9) Am I allowed to use your calendars and free wallpapers?

As it is also clearly written in the terms of use, both wallpapers and calendars are only and ONLY for privat use, you might also send a link to a friend or print it for a friend. You must not upload it anywhere else, you must not repost it, you must not sell it and you must not sell / repost / upload particular images of the calendar.



10) Am I allowed to print your photos?

Yes, but only for private use like decorating your room walls :) the same rule applies to downloading photos, setting them as wallpaper. Private use for one computer is ok. Downloading the photo and sending it to your friend, who would not even know me so he would upload it on some “free wallpaper website” definitely IS NOT ok ;)



Thank you for respecting this. If you want to know more about my "credit is needed", read here before you rant, please! ===> woxys.deviantart.com/journal/D…

Wishlist

ZOOs

Here is the list of ZOOs and parks I visited:


Czech republic:

ZOO Brno (my "home" ZOO)
ZOO Jihlava
ZOO Lešná / Zlín)
ZOO Hodonín
ZOO Liberec
ZOO Ohrada / Hluboká nad Vltavou
ZOO Praha / Prague
ZOO Ústí nad Labem
ZOO Chomutov
ZOO Dvůr Králové nad Labem
ZOO Olomouc
ZOO Vyškov
ZOO Ostrava
ZOO Děčín
ZOOpark Dvorec
Game-preserve Mstišov
Station for handicaped animals Pasíčka
Exhibition Sea world Prague
Terárium Praha Dubeč


Foreign countries:

ZOO Nuremberg (Germany)
ZOO Duisburg (Germany)
ZOO Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
ZOO and Aquarium Berlin (Germany)
Tierpark Friedrichsfelde Berlin (Germany)
Bavarian forest (Germany)
ZOO Bratislava (Slovakia)
ZOO Vienna (Austria)
ZOO Salzburg (Austria)
Ernstbrunn Game Park (Austria)
Steppentierpark Pamhagen (Austria)

Visitors

Shoutbox

MoonSpirit555:iconmoonspirit555:
hi
Sun Aug 24, 2014, 11:58 AM
Teichtropfen:iconteichtropfen:
your fox pictures are soooo sweet *.*
Thu Aug 21, 2014, 9:30 AM
Downcome123:icondowncome123:
Cool pics
Thu Jul 31, 2014, 7:29 AM
XxPolarisTheRoguexX:iconxxpolaristheroguexx:
Sorry, I'm PolarisTheRogue, that's my friend.
Tue Jul 15, 2014, 9:31 AM
XxPolarisTheRoguexX:iconxxpolaristheroguexx:
Nice stolen photos.
Tue Jul 15, 2014, 9:24 AM
Nawatobi:iconnawatobi:
Amazing photos, great talent!!!
Mon Jun 23, 2014, 9:05 AM
pikachuafwc:iconpikachuafwc:
This is completely irrelevant, but- LIFE IS ABOUT DEATH AND RAINBOWS!
Thu May 1, 2014, 9:17 AM
LittleDisneyMagic:iconlittledisneymagic:
You take the most adorable photos!
Sat Apr 12, 2014, 4:34 PM
LOTRfan10
I love your fox photos! So adorable!! :D
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 2:21 PM
Wolfygirl465:iconwolfygirl465:
I love the pictures of wolves you take!!!
Thu Feb 27, 2014, 1:02 AM
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As you migh know, I am offering you ANIMAL CALENDAR 2014 for free!

Calendar 2014 - FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by woxys


You can print it and keep it without paying me any money. But if you are happy with it and if you want to please me in return, I founded this - so you can donate some points :giggle: I would use those points to buy a subscription :aww:

And if you want to please a poor girl, you can use my e-mail address - woxys@seznam.cz to send me few dollars through www.paypal.com :heart: thank you :aww:

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Anonymous:iconredqueenallison::iconparanoya-art:Anonymous:iconservala::iconfossiil::iconhsoj95::icontoosexyforcontacts::icondecadia::iconsunnybunny1199:

Do you want to use my work? Then READ, PLEASE.

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 5, 2014, 12:30 PM


Hi pals!

 

I get many questions from people who want to use my photos somehow – I state they need my permission, but I am too busy to answer their notes and comments at the same time. Very stupid situation that is in fact a trap for all those who are polite and really ask for permission :(

 

That’s why I decided to create some general rules.
And to make it user friendly, I chose the form of questions and answers.
I hope they fit any situation you might think about, but if you get any idea, please, do not hesitate to comment!

 

Those rules will be also on the main page of my account and I will link to them through every of my new deviations :D

 

 

*******************

 

RULES FOR USING MY WORK

 

The main rule is: ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT.

Even if I do not like what people did with my work, I will always treat them nicely when they at least tried to somehow credit me. On the contrary, I will always hunt down people who repost / use my shots without at least an attempt to show that it is my work.


How to give credit? Probably the best way is something like “Original (link to original photo) taken by :devwoxys”. But “original by woxys” is fair enough. For people who use my art outside of DA, please, always use a full link to my account “Photo belongs to Woxys: www.woxys.deviantart.com”. The link to particular original photo would be appreciated.


Other rule: never cut my signature, please. Cutting my signature is allowed only in situation 8 :)

 

1) Can I use your photos as a drawing / painting / sculpture reference?

Yes, you definitely can! I am always pleased when other artists use my photos as an inspiration for their own art. So just give me a credit and send me a link to your final work. I will fav it ;) I usually consider such inspired art to be the property of the author who referenced (especially when he/she use my art just to find out how to draw details, like paws of the foxes), but rather contact me before commercial use. But in 99 % cases it would be fine :)

 

2) Can I use your photos for photomanipulations and brushing?

Yes, you can. Again, credit me and send me a link to your work, so I can fav it. In this case, the commercial use of such modified photos might be problematic, so always contact me before you plan to sell your work. If I see there is just a minor change (especially kids love to modify just the colour of the animal’s eyes), I would not be happy if you were selling such art.

 

3a) Can I use your art for any commercial purpose? For commercial purpose, I mean: a logo of a company or any other business, a poster, a motive for ANY thing which is for sold/sell, simply any use that might generate profit, even secondary (a logo, a cover for a book, blah blah blah….). Even if this is just "referenced" - like for example using my photo of a leopard and turning it into a STYLIZED logo/graphic or a T-shirt design / puzzle design.

No, you can not use it for profit without my written permission. I do allow people to use my work for commercial purpose under some condition, but it is always non-exclusive right (so I am still allowed to use and sell my photos). It is always a pleasure for me that somebody wants to use my art and if we finally make a deal! But sorry, I want money. I am too poor to just give my photos away ;) there are only two subjects which might get my photos for free and I would deal with them on particular issues. Thanks for understanding.

 
3b) What about dA commisions? Can I use your photos in that way?
In this case, contact me, please, I will do my best to help :) 



4) Can I use your photos on Facebook / Twitter / any other social network?

I am very happy and grateful when people SHARE my work. That’s the point – if you want to use my work on Facebook and other similar social sites, please, always SHARE, never repost. Simply share a link, never download my photo, uploading it in your own gallery. After all, it would be against rules of Facebook if you do that. Please, try to consider how original artists feel when they see Facebook accounts posting their art, which gets hundreds of shares so original artists totally lose control over their own original creation. The same applies to site like “Pinterest”, “Tumbr” , “We heart it” and other similar pages. I hate them. I hate them with passion.




5) Can I use your photos for my school work/project like a presentation about some animal species which needs some illustrative images?

Yes, you can. Please, do not forget to give me a credit. The rule is the same: “Photos belong to Woxys (Woxys.deviantart.com)”.

 

6) Can I use your photos for a blog / my site?

I am not very happy about ANY reposting of my work, but I understand many people love to write articles about animals and so and they are not able to complete them with their own photos, while I am lucky to be able to snap animals. So yes, you can use them, but ALWAYS give credit, please. And NEVER cut my signature - this rule is especially important when it comes to posting my shots outside of DA. And it would be very appreciated if you stated that nobody else is allowed to take those photos from YOUR blog/site for other use. Also, please consider the number of photos you use for such purpose. Up to 10 would be nice ;)

 

7) Can I use your photos for a roleplay?

This does not make me happy at all, but… yes, you can. But please, up to three photos and always give credit. And I would appreciate if you did not cut my signature. There is also a great site for free role play photos! => www.dawnthieves.de/Web/index.p…

 

8) Can I use your photo for an avatar / Facebook icon?

For avatar here on dA: yes, you can, just give me credit and make the photo some 200x200 px small.

For Facebook: only if you upload it as 50x50 px version. Also, please, give credit.

For Facebook Timeline motive: you can upload only it that size which is required by Facebook itself for such motive and please, put a “Woxys” sign on that photo and give credit, please.

In this case, you might cut a signature, because it would make a total mess in such a tiny picture :)

 

9) Am I allowed to use your calendars and free wallpapers?

As it is also clearly written in the terms of use, both wallpapers and calendars are only and ONLY for privat use, you might also send a link to a friend or print it for a friend. You must not upload it anywhere else, you must not repost it, you must not sell it and you must not sell / repost / upload particular images of the calendar.

 

10) Am I allowed to print your photos?

Yes, but only for private use like decorating your room walls :) the same rule applies to downloading photos, setting them as wallpaper. Private use for one computer is ok. Downloading the photo and sending it to your friend, who would not even know me so he would upload it on some “free wallpaper website” definitely IS NOT ok ;)

 
11) I used dA's Premium content, paying you some points for download. So now I own that photo and I can do anything I want with it, even sell it, right?

Definitely no, it is just for private use. Even DA states that - all my premium content deviations are under "personal/non profit use agreement". You definitely can not gain any photo for your own commercial profit for paying just 100 points (1 USD), sorry :(


 12) Would you send me a bigger size of the photo in your gallery?
Sorry... I do not like doing this :( at first - making the picture smaller is the first thing I do when I start editing. So I would had need to edit it once more. Also, I simply would not feel comfortable giving original size of the photo from my hands, especially when there is just a SMALLER version in my gallery. I can imagine only sending a large, but partly cropped version of the photo, but it would be full of WOXYS WOXYS WOXYS WOXYS WOXYS watermarks. Sorry, I really apologize, but art-thieves made me paranoid that much.



I have stated it many times, but I would like everybody to understand why I am so “hysterical” about such “give me credit”, “do not repost on Facebook” rules.

 

So: if you post art of original artists, let’s call him Mr. Goose, without credit, people have no chance to understand it is not your original work. They have no chance to recognize Mr. Goose as an original author, asking him if they can use his art. Instead, they would take the photo from you. Sharing it on Facebook. In this moment, Mr. Goose is already unhappy, because he’s totally lost any control over his work. Some rude persons even use it for profit, other persons even enter photo competitions with his work and he has only a tiny chance to prove HE is the only person who owns rights for the photo. People even upload his photos on Wikipedia under Free Commons, so much more people even feel free and allowed to use those shots! Mr. Goose feels helpless to see his photos reposted on Facebook with thousands of “likes” and he knows that because of sharing, he now has absolutely NO control over his work and to influence what happens with his property.

And you know what happens finally? Mr. Goose is attacked by people, who state it was HIM who stole the art. When he says “No, I am the one who originally took the photo”, everybody laughs at him, saying that this photo is everywhere on the web.

 

Do you think I am hysterical? I have already seen original artists whose art have been posted many times being accused of stealing, having many hateful comments on their site. Even my own friends had to defend themselves when they entered a competition, some lady found their photos ilegally reposted on some blog and then accused my friends from stealing. We go to ZOOs, we have to wake up at 6 AM to bring photos, we pay for journey, we pay entrance fee, we stay many hours wainting for the right pose, we spend 6 hours in a bus to be able to upload our shots on dA. We do not deserve to get into a situation when we need to prove it was us who really took those photos, not just some thieves.

And I have already gone through a wonderful site with 500 000 fans which kept posting my photos and when I politely asked it to remove my property, the owner of the account sent all half million fans to troll me. My site was full of such hateful comments, because people followed like some sheep. But I’ve managed (together with other DA artists whose art was stolen) to delete that site. But I do not want to go through this again. It was such an injustice it was even painful, I remember how I was trembling with anger and sadness and a strong feeling of injustice.

 

So: I know I am lucky to see and photograph so many animals. I know many people are not that lucky and I want to enable them to enjoy a part of my luck. But please, when you use my work, be fair. I am doing my best to be honest (that such use usually make me nervous), but I am trying to be as tolerant as I feel comfortable. I am trying to be fair, please, be fair too.

 

Thank you for respecting those rules :heart:

 

And if you do not, I will send my daemon psychic fennec fox to hunt you down! :laughing:



 



 

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:iconcuteanimalpics:
cuteanimalpics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just deleted everything.....................
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
good for you :)
Everybody is looking forward to seeing YOUR own art. People will appreciate it!
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:iconcuteanimalpics:
cuteanimalpics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't really draw good though,
everyone would laugh
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:iconcuteanimalpics:
cuteanimalpics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I never said they were mine
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
DA allows you to post ONLY and ONLY your own original art.
So by every single post you claim to be original author of posted art.

Rather remove everything that is not yours, as you risk SERIOUS problems.
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:iconcuteanimalpics:
cuteanimalpics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
why are you mad?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
because I do not like people who repost art of original artists.  It is called art-theft.
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:iconcuteanimalpics:
cuteanimalpics Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
seriously what?
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:iconsketchedexpress:
SketchedExpress Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Hi. I came here for the animal sex.
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:iconroxy-the-art-nut:
Roxy-the-art-nut Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconi-am-a-wolf:
I-Am-A-Wolf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
You're pictures are absolutely flawless <3
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:iconvalentinasunphotos:
ValentinaSunPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Amazing work!:) (Smile)
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:iconjezarae:
Jezarae Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow such great shots.  When I go to my zoo it seems they are not as active, though I bet I'm just missing the moments.  

Your titles/captions are very amusing!  Keep it up!
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:iconthefadedpanda:
thefadedpanda Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe they sent all the site followers to troll you, that is just sad.
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:iconawsomeartz:
AwsomeArtz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
what do you mean?
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:icondalli1:
dalli1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd just like to say that I'm a HUGE fan of your work.
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:iconthe-timelord-doctor:
the-timelord-Doctor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Photographer
I just want to say that I absolutely A.D.O.R.E your work! I wish I could purchase all your prints
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:iconmoonspirit555:
MoonSpirit555 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Woxys, could you tell me what you think of this - fav.me/d7t5qow
I am working on being a photographer, and I thought this one was great. (P.S- I didn't edit it)
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:iconjwks-photomancy:
JWKS-photomancy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Photographer
ten poslední taky není "available"
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:iconjwks-photomancy:
JWKS-photomancy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Photographer
nazdar, tvoje poslední dva příspěvky se mi zobrazují jako "this deviation is no longer available", poslední co vidím normálně je "fire fire in the forest" (just FYI ;-))
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