VanillaExtinction

Beautiful Wildlife, Nature and Eclectic Photography

Wisconsin, United States · 514 Sales

VanillaExtinction

Beautiful Wildlife, Nature and Eclectic Photography

Wisconsin, United States 514 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Michele

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Announcement   Welcome to my colorful, little corner of the world of photography! Take your time exploring my shop where you will find the things I love most in life! Wildlife, nature, pets, flowers, sunsets... I am confident you will find something that speaks to you. (However, I am not responsible for what it says.) Favorite my shop so you can check back often and see my new listings!

Many of my prints can be made into other sizes than what are offered or into custom canvases. Just ask! I am always open to special requests and custom orders.

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I do not offer shipping outside of the United States but am willing to consider it in special cases.

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Last updated on May 9, 2016

Welcome to my colorful, little corner of the world of photography! Take your time exploring my shop where you will find the things I love most in life! Wildlife, nature, pets, flowers, sunsets... I am confident you will find something that speaks to you. (However, I am not responsible for what it says.) Favorite my shop so you can check back often and see my new listings!

Many of my prints can be made into other sizes than what are offered or into custom canvases. Just ask! I am always open to special requests and custom orders.

Follow me on social media!
https://www.instagram.com/vanillaextinction/
https://www.facebook.com/VanillaExtinction/
https://twitter.com/vanillaextinct

I do not offer shipping outside of the United States but am willing to consider it in special cases.

Michele

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My favorite photo subject is at the vet. He has had diabetes for almost 2 years and it requires many trips to the doctor. He hates it, of course.
The view if my backyard and the container I fill with peanuts to attract wildlife. Today is rainy and cold but they still cleaned up the nuts! I sit on the floor and wait to get the photos. Am I a stalker?

About

I am Michele from Wisconsin and take photos of just about anything. Mother Nature is my BFF and I am known, in my own mind, as the pet whisperer.

Welcome to my favorite place in the world! Here you will find what makes me tick. My love of nature, animals, wildlife and things that sparkle.

I find so much joy in my photography and while it is hard to put it in words, perhaps you will be able to see that joy in my photos. I love to be strolling through the yard and see something out of the corner of my eye and know that it is something that I have to capture with my camera. You can often find me running, yes, literally running, for my camera. No one around me will know why I am running but by now they know that no one is hurt and the house is not on fire, it is just what I do.

The one thing that I love most about photographing nature is that you will have a split second to get a certain shot. That's it. In that second everything can and will change, especially when it comes to using the sun as your main source of light, which I do, a lot. I am a fanatic about using the sunset as the backdrop for many of my photos. What I love about the sunset is that it is constantly changing. Shifting, darkening, brightening and the colors are always such a beautiful mixture. Using the sunset to gently outline any subject just takes it to a whole new level of beauty, in my opinion. I often think about how the moment the shutter clicks on my camera the scene has already changed and will never be the way it was when I captured it again. I know, I am getting a bit philosophical but I tend to do that some times. Not often, but some times.

In 2009 I went through a devastating period of severe depression. The kind that comes out of no where and blindsides you. The kind where you have to find a reason to go on every minute of every day, all the while, hiding it from everyone that knows you. I finally got so tired of fighting that I opened up to a complete stranger who encouraged me to get my family involved and the healing process began. I am one of the lucky ones that survived a major depressive episode and photography is one of the things that pulled me through. My daughter, Kelly, was the one that opened this Etsy shop for me back then. She insisted that my photos were good enough to share and I am so thankful for her confidence in me. Without her faith and encouragement Vanilla Extinction would have never been born. That was my beginning into the world of photography! I have taught myself everything I know in the past six years and am learning every single day!

The majority of my photographs are taken right here in my yard. Less than 25% of them were taken elsewhere. I am blessed to have an amazing yard and an equally amazing husband that will bend over backwards to support my love of nature. He has built me a 20' waterfall that attracts an incredible amount of wildlife. He works on improving our bird feeding stations and even makes paths in the snow for the bunnies in the Winter! He is as big of a nature lover as I am!

I truly love what I am doing and will continue to take photos of the things that mean so much to me. I hope you will continue to enjoy them!

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  • Michele Thielke

    Owner, Photographer

    Beautiful photography primarily focused on pets, wildlife, and just nature in general. I know you will find something you love!

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