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  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Jon Hopkins-Form By Firelight (with R. Standell)
  • Reading: The Road
  • Watching: The Missing
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition; Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
  • Eating: Turkey Sammiches
  • Drinking: Water 'n Milk (poor as dirt)
Hey everyone! Just wanted to write a quick update to let you all know I'm still hanging around. I've been busy with a semi-permanent substitute teaching position of late, and in my free time I've been honing my Anatomy skills in preparation for applying to a Community College teaching position here in California. It's an exciting time right now -- I really, really would like to have some money, and I really, really would like to be able to teach at the college level, so this is a fantastic opportunity. Everybody keep your fingers crossed!

I did manage to rent a 2x teleconverter and scoot out to the Sacramento Zoo on short notice last week though, as I stumbled across information online that they had lion cubs (!) that had literally just gone on exhibit that week (!!). So naturally, I about pissed myself trying to get out there for some photography.  

The teleconverter introduced some pretty major backfocus problems with my 300mm lens, so some of the shots are soft and some are outright worthless, but I nonetheless came away with some cute images. Hopefully, I'll be able to sift through/edit/post some photos soon. :)

Hope everyone had a happy holiday season and a happy new year, and best of luck getting back into the swing of things in 2015!


Robert Heischman
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Wildlife photographer, 27, Master's in Biology, Fairfield, California, love big cats, hate domestic cats, smart but absent minded, pretty much permanently stressed out. :)

Current Residence: Fairfield, California
Favourite genre of music: Classical, soundtrack (anime, VGM, etc.)
Favourite photographer: Mitsuaki Iwago
Favourite style of art: Abstract/Impressionist
Operating System: Mac OSX Mountain Lion
MP3 player of choice: my trusty iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: One of my pictures
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes (not really a cartoon, but who's counting)
Equipment: Nikon D90/Nikon D5000, Nikkor 300mm f/4.0, Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0



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yellowroseart Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
balsaboy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Thanks for sharing your work Heischman. Very nice to look through. Addictive actually.
robbobert Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :) I'm glad you liked my gallery, and I hope you will stop by again in the future!
WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Photographer
Why r u hating on domestic cats??  Aside from that u have a really nice body of work here!  =P (Razz) 
robbobert Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, I don't *hate* domestic cats, exactly... They just don't measure up to the big ones. ;) Glad you liked what you saw in my gallery! Thanks for stopping by!
WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015   Photographer
Meow :3 
JoyousWriter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love your gallery, so beautiful!! 
robbobert Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A belated thank you for stopping by! :) Glad you liked what you saw while you were here.
dragon1301 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love your gallery! Especially the snow leopards!
robbobert Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D Glad you like what you saw. Plenty more snow leopard photos to come, so make sure to check back every now and again! :)
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