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Ambre Jaraud-Darnault
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography

Hi visitor !

My name is Ambre, I am a 26-years-old non professional photographer from France.
I love nature photography (macro, landscape and especially animal photography), but I also appreciate any form of art.
Actually, I am a veterinarian and also a cat lover, this is why there are so many kitty pictures in my gallery.

Follow me on : 500px || facebook || flickr

Portfolios : dA Portfolio || fotoblur Portfolio



Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 7D
Sigma Macro DC 17-70mm
Canon EF 50mm F1,8 II
Canon EF 100mm F2,8 Macro USM
Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5,6 IS USM
Canon EF 300mm F4 L IS USM



Can I use your pictures as a reference for drawing ?
Yes, there is no problem, I always love to see drawings. Don't forget to give credit and to send me a link back to your work !

Can I use your pictures in photomanipulation ?

Can I use your pictures out of dA ?
No, I don't want my pictures to leave dA, even if it is "only" on myspace, tumblr, mydreamstable, rpgs...

Remember that you may not use my images in any way without my written permission. Please, this is my work, respect that !


News about me / Wildlife photographers homage

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 24, 2014, 12:22 PM
Hi dear watchers !

It's been a long, very long time since I added my last journal entry and it might be the right moment to give you some news about me.

As you maybe have noticed (or not), I recieved my third Daily Deviation a few months ago ! I was very surprised, being rewarded with an iguana picture while my main subject is generally more about cats... it was incredible lol ! Unbelievable yes, but I am obviously very glad and proud about it too.

Thanks again Anoya !

Au Parc Zoologique De Paris I by darkcalypso

All the support I recieve from you is really exciting ! Thanks a bunch !!!

But as a matter of fact, I am experiencing some dissatisfaction with my actual approach of photography.
To tell the truth, I have always dreamed about being a real wildlife photographer and taking pictures of captive or domesticated animals doesn't satisfy me anymore... This is why I will carry on working with my camera to learn how to catch animal beauty in the wild.

Don't be afraid, it doesn't mean I won't take those pictures anymore, I will just submit more wild (and maybe, for now, less "eyecatching") animal photos. Well, moreover, Paris is not a very good playground for wildlife photography... it might be quite a long learning. lol

Here is a picture from my summer work on real wildlife photography, a great moment, full of emotion.

Chevreuil by darkcalypso

And here is what I aspire (in my dreams) to do lol.
This is a wildlife photographer homage !
A big thanks to these so talented photographers.
There is still work for me, a lot of work !...

Portrait Of A Buck by kkart

Fox cub on the rock (Vulpes vulpes) by AlesGola

Stretch Fox by thrumyeye

Rising damp - common kingfisher by Jamie-MacArthur

Common Pheasant by JMrocek

Must Be Married... by JustinBowen

Buzzard by BogdanBoev

Have a nice day !
Don't lose sight of your dreams.


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