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Chris Burrows

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  1. That sounds a bit ominous, I've been taken over, then rebranded before and that eventually ended with all my pics being deleted.
  2. Anyone know what the Alamy Content Team tweet that just says 19.10.21 is all about.
  3. Does seem that month end or thereabouts is a popular time to settle but I have had payments at other times. I would guess split roughly 50/50 between month end or thereabouts and spread over the rest of the month. As far as I can recall it has been like that for years.
  4. It is a tulip (Tulipa) Almost certainly a cultivar but I think you will struggle to find which as there are so many.
  5. Looks to me that OP has pictures on just about every microstock site I am aware of, certainly some duplicates have not checked them all. This does seem to me to be happening a lot on this forum especially the portfolio critique section.
  6. Interesting to see yet another microstock photographer trying out Alamy to see if they can get a better return on their pictures. My advice would be to put original work on Alamy rather than stuff available elsewhere at lower price.
  7. Not a lot of help but I do not think this is a Solanum; the anthers do not look right to me for Solanum.
  8. In fact it appears that they are available on just about every other royalty free site that I can think of. The OPs main competition seems to be himself.
  9. Just being a bit pedantic but 'Bees' Ruby' is actually the name of a specific cultivar of Armeria rather than a common name for all of them.
  10. How about Glebionis coronaria https://www.first-nature.com/flowers/glebionys-coronaria.php
  11. My guess would be some form of annual chrysanthemum for the flower.
  12. I would suggest also doing this for your plant pictures. For the caption scientific name followed by cultivar if it applies (in single quotes) then common names. So for example Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'. Foxglove If you want to add anything else eg growing beside a river put that at the end but only if you can see the river in the picture. Then repeat these in the keywords. Then other keywords that relate to the picture. You also need to learn a bit more about the plants that you are photographing, many of your plant pictures are captioned and keyworded somewhat vaguely and of
  13. I see that this magazine is published by Bauer media. I know that Alamy have licenced pictures of mine to Bauer with free re-uses for the next five years, so this might be the reason nothing showing yet.
  14. Thanks for this. Been using this for over four months and never noticed the text search. Found over a dozen uses for my ISSN list.
  15. Yes you're right I have got a bit mixed up here,
  16. Looking at the sizes quoted you appear to me to be cropping your pictures so that your camera may well be taking pictures over the 17MB size but you are then cropping them to under 17MB. Your largest picture quoted was 2701 * 2182 this is 5,896,283 pixels and comes out as 16.8 MB Apologies to Shareece I got a bit mixed up here.
  17. Found one of mine and also one that had been wrongly captioned, slightly annoying as I had several there that were correctly captioned.
  18. Only occasionally when doing a very small flower, most of the time just the macro is enough. I do seem to struggle with focus when the macro is combined with an extension tube, usually end up with focus in the wrong place more often than not.
  19. My 105mm Sigma macro is the lens I use for probably 99% of the time. It is the only lens I have for my full frame camera that is used for nearly all my stock pictures.
  20. I would not give up the "single macro flower shots" There is definitely a demand for these if they are captioned with full details of species and cultivar if applicable, as yours are.. Mix them up with wider shots by all means but carry on with some of them.
  21. Very wise. Sometimes the difference between two cultivars can be something almost un-noticeable. I grew two tulip cultivars this year, one was a sport of the other. Their flowers were identical, the only difference was a slightly different shade of green to the leaves.
  22. Displace was not the word was not referring to and to be honest I have no idea what a Booleans is. The OP queried why " a search ‘red squirrel’ brings up photos of grey squirrels where the word ‘red’ has never been used in the keywords." I was pointing out that the phrase "displace red squirrels" which appears in several of the OP's pictures of grey squirrels includes the word red. EDIT From Alamy advice on tagging "Our tagging system does not exclude constituent words of a tag from being searched for e.g. “Banff National Park” will still show up for “banff”,”national park” and “p
  23. You have the search term "displace red squirrels" in the keywords for some of the pictures. My knowledge of keywords and how phrases are searched is limited, I gave up trying to understand alamy's keyword changes years ago, but I think this is what is causing them to come up in searches for red squirrels.
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