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  2. Thank you very much for your kind replies! (:
  3. Hey, I can dance the Texas Two-Step if someone else sings. I took a two-step class some thirty years ago when I was dating a lass who was into that. Had lots of fun. I remember saying in my head "Quick quick...slow....slow" to keep my feet in rhythm.
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  5. Ahh. I wanted to sing “Boot-Scootin’ Boogie“ or “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain”. Or even “For the Good Times”. Oh, well, cultural differences. I would have even settled for “Lady in Red”. How about, “I Can't Live, if Livin’ is Without You?” (Got a chuckle imagining Edo doing the Texas Two-Step to Boot-Scootin’ Boogie, let alone singing it! 😉) Which I’ve done...the dance, that is. https://www.google.com/search?q=Boot+scootin+boogie&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
  6. I have some microscopic bee or hoverfly pollinating my tomato blooms. It’s so tiny I can’t make it out, and it tends to show up when the sun is blazing down, hotter than...well...you know. So I’m not motivated to put on my macro lens and melt for however long chasing it. It only lands in one place for a couple of seconds, so I’d be chasing it forever. Then I wouldn’t be able to ID it!
  7. At first glance, they do look remarkably similar. I think Monarchs taste nasty to birds, so some butterflies try to skate by on their coattails.
  8. Why didn’t I think of that? Lots of native milkweed in the U.S., and I planted 5 of them in my garden. Plus two Joe Pye weed plants for all butterflies to nectar on. The Joe Pye attracts swallowtails. They are not blooming, yet. 😒 People do take Monarchs’ survival seriously here. Betty
  9. Two sales of a trip to Easter island sold today. A slow month but the sales are trickling in.
  10. Sequential imagesHi, is there a way to upload images that are a sequence of one event? I shot some BASE jumpers, and I’d like to upload all of a single jump, but tag them somehow as being all one parachute jump. Not a bunch of singles. As singles they don’t tell much of a story.
  11. Yes, I just provided the link to see the H C-B picture, but fortunately Wim came up with a link to see more of the pictures. Actually someone has super-imposed an outline of the crop over the same picture of the negative here. I've seen that very famous picture at various exhibitions over the years, printed exhibition size and you would never guess its humble technical origins, or at least they don't matter, taken on one of the first Leicas, apparently on nitrate film and then taken from just over half of the negative. So he swallowed the sprockets - he could be so mischievous.
  12. I try to think of these tiddlers as the pennies that tip my account over the $50 point each month... 😉
  13. I'm not that good with beetles but that one I can help with as I took some shots of one in my own garden a month ago. It's a darkling beetle, Lagria hirta, the only hairy one. Here's a view of it taken when it allowed me to photograph it on white paper in the garden before I put it back on the hydrangea it was roosting on. It's nice to have a cooperative model 😀
  14. I agree, $2.99 sales are demoralising after all the work one puts in, BUT, they're still sales. I think dwindling sales, uncleared sales and unreported sales drives everyone mad!
  15. I was going to say this too, very impressive. But then I looked at their pics and it's easy to see why, it's a good portfolio. Good on them I say.
  16. If you're not familiar with "Rights Managed" (RM) licensing, it simply means that photo buyers are granted specific usage rights, not that you will lose the copyright to your images -- i.e. you will still own them.
  17. Yes fallen also. 5 sales in june at low prices. (one of lowest). 3 up to now for july at similar low peanut sales prices.
  18. Here are my three for this great comp. Running Dry. First for many. The falls at Gayle
  19. I hovered for ages over that darn fly trying to get it in focus. Bees and wasps usually leave me alone for some reason. Nonetheless, I don't think I'd make a good insect photographer.
  20. Thanks. That puts it all in order. Guess I should have 'syrphid fly' in my keywords as well.
  21. Two sales in May, one in June, and so far, nada in July. But my British friend and I have been talking on the phone daily and making each other laugh. Our helper's daughter is two today, and I gave him a doll that I'd been using for a lighting test model yesterday and today saw photos of her with the doll, playing with it and cuddling with it as she slept. He has off this afternoon for her birthday party with piñata. His parents gave him a lot on their finca to build a starter house, which is sided with zinc roofing material for now, but which could be rebuilt in the future into something better since he owns the land. One of these days, I'll climb up to my studio and take some still lifes of various things.
  22. Something fascinating happens with water and the sandstone and limestone cliffs in Zion National Park. I imagine geologists and botanists here could probably give me some good keywords to add. I would appreciate it.... Hanging gardens in Zion National Park, Utah Rockhopper Penguin where the sea meets land in the Falkland Islands Storm and sunbeams in the Masai Mara, Kenya Paulette
  23. I don't think many searches are for us by our photography names. The searches are for things like "Latinx using iPhones" and "Marantha plant in pot" and "cichlid pair breeding." What people will see in a search will be all photographs that fit the search terms (and some which don't which will not help you). Most photo editors or their assistants won't look much beyond the first two pages. If they're looking for released photos of people, that narrows the search down. One reason to used pseudonyms would be for sorting what work of yours is getting more zooms and sales than other work of yours.
  24. I got two frames of this chap as he moved a lot slower than the bees, and the other one was closer, but one should always choose the lesser of two weevils.......... It probably isn't one, but before I get my coat, could John please identify it? On a nettle-leaved bellflower.
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