I'm 23 years old and I do photography as a hobby (I wish I could go pro, but I don't think that will happen). As you can tell from my stream my favorite thing to photograph is animals. Thus, my favorite place to shoot is at the St. Louis Zoo.
Flickr is amazing! Before this I never really showed my stuff to anybody, but the responses I've gotten here are most appreciated and very encouraging. Thankyou all!
As a note, I have actually had several pictures pop up on the internet since joining Flickr. So, for anyone who might get linked to my profile and is curious, my real name is Tad/Theodore Arensmeier. There are pictures posted under both names.
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS 20D
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
Sigma 70mm Macro f/2.8-22
Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3
Canon Speedilte 550EX
Sigma 150mm Macro f/2.8-22
Some of the groups I admin:
- Level 3 All Nature's Paradise (P/1 C/5) 9,007 photos, 1,378 members
- Level 2 All Nature's Paradise (P/1 C/5) 17,100 photos, 2,073 members
- Level 1 All Nature's Paradise (P/1 C/5) 58,343 photos, 3,510 members
- !*Flickr Award Group*! (GIVE 5 AWARDS) 2,908,897 photos, 96,017 members
- Herpetology / Everything REPTILIAN 62,880 photos, 3,112 members
- Wild Belize 4,062 photos, 113 members
- Zoos of North America. Please Comment 44,932 photos, 3,114 members
- *Nature* - Outpost (ADMIN INVITE ONLY) 7,507 photos, 1,616 members
- Nature Watching (Post 1 : Award 2) 231,767 photos, 13,484 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 383,918 photos, 25,362 members
- S Johnson's Fauna Add1/ award 2 AWAY 7/20-7/30 120,151 photos, 7,125 members
- National Geographic: Are You Good Enough? Post 1, Nominate 3 1,168,829 photos, 76,379 members
- Tech Network (under 25 only) 364 photos, 260 members
- RateMe Animal Photography 1,140 photos, 571 members
- .Super A+++ Photo group (Post 1, Award 2)-by Invitation Only 36,749 photos, 7,355 members
- A+++ Photo (Post 1, Give 3 awards ONLY) Not commenting = Ban 535,509 photos, 28,728 members
- Reptiles, Amphibians, Arachnids, and Insects 7,718 photos, 288 members
- *Animal Photography* 728,001 photos, 29,448 members
- Butterfly Color (ID Help) 109,537 photos, 7,955 members
- Stock the Wildlife Park 16,083 photos, 1,810 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography: 2016 944,068 photos, 87,790 members
- Animal Closeups 329,885 photos, 15,298 members
- Reptiles & Amphibians 148,069 photos, 14,366 members
- Herp Photography 75,636 photos, 3,665 members
- Missouri Botanical Garden 12,641 photos, 724 members
- St. Louis Zoo 6,281 photos, 542 members
" As the graphic designer for The San Antonio Zoo i needed some high quality shots of specific amphibians in a hurry - and this guy saved the day wth some wonderful shots that he let us use. Thanks again Tad, and congratulations on the astounding quality of your work."
February 24th, 2008
"This is the only testimonial I have ever written, and I truly mean what I say. I have not found one other photostream with this many well composed, well lighted, well thought out macro shots of animals. The pictures of the reptiles are absolutely amazing, and his entire photostream pulls you right through. Keep on shooting man, because I love almost every one of your shots! Again, Awesome!"
September 14th, 2007
"Tad 20D has GREAT photos and i hope he keeps uploading! Thanks Tad!"
April 5th, 2007
Erik K Veland says:
"Tad 20D is the most talented animal photographer I have seen on Flickr. Somehow he manages to not only capture technically excellent photographs all the time, but he manages to capture the emotions of the subjects as well."
April 3rd, 2007
- Tad Arensmeier
- January 2007
- St. Louis, MO
- St. Louis, MO, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken