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  1. Has the search engine updated?

    Not updated for me yet either. Also having to click on images on my dashboard which I've never had to do before Carol
  2. Zooms collapse

    Starphinx, there is a lot of good advice here on this forum and I have to say I agree with others i.e., MDM and Keith Douglas. I realise that Live News shots are what they are but I still consider it important to get composition and exposure correct. For me, I would never upload anything anywhere that was what I consider substandard in regard to composition/exposure but that's just me. I am sometimes quite shocked to be honest at some images I've seen on here - not necessarily live news but I guess some people just upload to maybe keep numbers up. Don't worry so much about zooms/views etc. Also, I think better to upload a few informative live news images than loads less so. Anyway Happy New Year and keep clicking Carol
  3. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Healthy New Year and I just signed in without climbing mountains, dodging buses and fire hydrants Carol
  4. Just managed to get it without jumping through hoops ! Safari on a Mac - think at least they would make the images festive
  5. Opinions please - is this overreaching?

    I think you made the most of bad light and lack of reach here and it really goes to show that you don't always need massive heavy lenses i.e., last year I was lucky locally to get some nice shots of a Kingfisher in an urban situation a few in my port I think. At the time I was using a heavy 200-400mm handheld. It was so close I had to zoom out and the exif shows the focal length between 180 and 200mm, could have used my 70-200mm 2.8 ! You never can tell, good luck with shooting a few more. Carol
  6. Mine was buses and fire hydrants today
  7. Commission change - James West comments

    My email just dropped in also guess I'll keep clicking Carol
  8. Commission change - James West comments

    What is also extremely frustrating is the fact that they keep our money in their account until it goes over $50 - I have at least 2 cups of reasonable coffee sitting in my account and I'm very thirsty!
  9. Doubt they have time to look at absolutely everything but as above they can probably tell from experience whether it was the photographer's intention to produce blur or not. I have some images where it was my intention to blur and no problem with these at all it's different from camera shake but anyway we don't know what the original poster's image was that failed and what it failed on.
  10. I think there is normally a reason given on the image that has failed i.e., soft or lacking in definition/camera shake etc., might be worth having another look.
  11. my first ever sale at Alamy!!!

    Congratulations both of you onwards and upwards....... Carol
  12. AIM update notes - **Updated Nov 2018**

    Hope they bring it back as I found it especially useful when typing names that were exceptionally long. Carol
  13. Interesting topic, I'm just wondering if the lady knows the difference between FX and DX and please do not take that the wrong way. I'm a Nikon user and yes they are bulky and I have small hands but because of the extra weight I find them easier to balance and yes I do go to they Gymn As MDM said there are plenty of reasonable DX Nikons around and good glass. For me I prefer FX and for years lugged around a 200-400mm F4 now that was heavy So FX/DX horses for courses personal choice I think. Good luck with whatever you get for your wife. A happy wife is a happy life so they say It also might be an idea to take her into a shop if there's one close to you, so she can play with a couple and see what she feels comfortable with. I always do this when buying new kit. Even with the little Sony RX. Carol
  14. Paulette why not check out the Z6 and Z7, slightly lighter than the other Nikons and if you use Nikon lenses they will work fine. Carol