John Richmond

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  1. Image identification

    #1 I can only suggest twigs for floristry / flower arranging #2 is leaf miner damage and subsequent necrosis of the leaf. Lots of different leaf miners so you'll have to be generic about ID #3 Can't see enough detail #4 Developing flower heads of Sedum spectabile. Wouldn't know which variety until it flowered.
  2. Favourite images uploaded - Feb 2018

    A couple from the garden where I volunteer: Winter view back to the house along the Long Walk at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Devon, UK Yellow ovary and petal markings of the unusual snowdrop, Galanthus 'Primrose Warburg' And a couple from the Cornish fishing village of Polperro on a sunny winter day last week
  3. Image identification

    Small leaved lime, Tilia cordata.
  4. Property release named plant varieties

    Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) applies mainly to the propagation and sale of named and registered varieties of plants. As far as I know it's not possible to copyright them. I photograph a lot of PBR plants (who'd have guessed) and I've never considered a property release was even necessary.
  5. Type of Camera

    Couldn't agree more, Mark. Oddly enough, one of my reasons for buying mine (second hand from MPB) was the 72mm filter size. I had a good polariser in that size that I used on my old 28-135mm and 180mm macro and needed to save a bit of money so the 15-85mm was a natural choice. I don't find CA too bad - but I've always got the correction set by default in Lightroom and check every image at 100% to set defringing at an appropriate level if required. No decentering problems with my example - it would have gone back if I'd seen any. For me it makes a good companion to the 70-300mm L when I want to travel a "little" lighter.
  6. Type of Camera

    If the lens is the original non IS 18-55mm you will get soft images on too many occasions for it to be reliable in satisfying Alamy QC standards. The later IS models are far better. Having said that it's worth investing in a better lens. Used copies of the 15-85mm IS are relatively inexpensive and more than good enough for Alamy. I've never had a failure with mine on three separate Canon bodies and the images certainly sell. For example: Front cover of Devon Life magazine back in November. 15-85mm at 16mm on my 80D. Nice little earner.
  7. Have you found any Alamy images Feb 2018

    Thanks Steve
  8. Have you found any Alamy images Feb 2018

    Many thanks for this spot, Claire. Another one taken in my own garden.
  9. Fishy Photos - Identification please

    Red gurnard for the red beasties. Look like dabs for the small flatfish, Dover sole for the large ones. Not sure of the ray.
  10. Images Sold in February (Max. 1 per day)

    Welcome back. Is that a year or a month's stock earnings?
  11. File Numbers

    It's below the image but sometimes obscured if it's too long. Click on the magnify symbol and it should be visible.
  12. What to expect?

    About the same for me. It's a little difficult to calculate precisely as I went from about 3800 to 4900 images over the year. More detailed figures are available here. Make of them what you will.
  13. New here from Devon

    Welcome from another Devon photographer. For your Dartmoor shots (and anything else you upload) make sure you include the location in your captions and keywords. Alamy deal heavily in editorial stock and buyers will be looking for specific locations as well as more general Dartmoor shots. Make it easy for them to find yours.
  14. I.D Please

    Then I think that's a good bet for ID. It would be nice to have a second opinion though. I know a bit but I'm not an expert on fungi - a one day course as part of my master's degree in 1973 doesn't qualify me
  15. I.D Please

    Could be wood blewit, Clitocybe (Lepista) nuda. Did it have a thick, stubby stem?