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  1. I love the way the same birds appear around the world in slightly different form or color. The Indian rollers are a more subtle color than the Lilac-breasted rollers in Africa. Paulette
  2. You didn't ask for advice so I hope you don't mind if I give some. You have such beautiful images it would be a shame if they can't be found. You are being, in my opinion, too minimal in your keywording. Scientific names for flora and fauna are important and a lot of your images lack any information about the location. I think a lot of them might get views if location was in the keywords and captions. Put as much in the caption as will fit and make supertags of important information. Paulette
  3. Can I assume you haven't seen this Wikipedia definition? Dick is a common English euphemism for the human penis.[1] It is also used by extension for a variety of slang purposes, generally considered vulgar, including: as a verb to describe sexual activity; and as a pejorative term for individuals who are considered to be rude, abrasive, inconsiderate, or otherwise contemptible. I, of course, don't have one of those nice appendages. Paulette
  4. Go to the top of your dashboard. In the white section it will tell you your qc rank. Three black stars is standard but some people only have one. Some with a long and fault-free record have five Paulette
  5. You do more than just submit your image with Stockimo. All the captions and tags must be done with the app. I'm an idiot about this technical stuff but I suspect it involves programming that is standard with Apple and that other companies would require something different. Paulette
  6. My last two were $2.08 and through a distributor. However I also had a recent $115 and an (admittedly rare) $400. It's a mix and I do hate the tiny ones. Yours may be found on theculturetrip.com. They have the app in perpetuity in their sales. When they were in Novel Use they only paid $1.25. Paulette
  7. This was begun before we were locked down. Strange to read us posting in our innocence. I do have a pet fly. I call her Mildred. Haven't seen her this morning so maybe she died too. Paulette
  8. Grey hair can be really beautiful. My stepmom used to say she was "going blond". She wound up with glorious snow white hair. Paulette
  9. That looks sooooo delicious, Betty. I probably shouldn't check the forum right before lunch. Paulette
  10. Speaking of distribution, I have two today with bulk discounts for editorial websites in Estonia and Lithuania. Tiny, tiny money but after a fabulous day yesterday I am not going to complain. I don't think I've ever had 5 sales in a 2 day period before... I don't usually get sales for my lions so I will put that one here. This was on a wonderful day when our guide Henry (very well-known and highly regarded guide in the Masai Mara) had noticed a lioness leaving when the pride was eating and he figured she had cubs somewhere. He was right and we had a fabulous morning... African Lioness with her three cubs in the Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa Paulette
  11. If you have some kind of "spellcheck" it can be treacherous. It would very likely want to turn shard into shark. Paulette
  12. Are you all seeing a offer of 30% off for Image Packs when you zoom an image? The discounts are here.. https://www.alamy.com/image-packs.aspx At least no offers for $3 an image and I'm trying to believe this is an effort to get more people buying more images at Alamy and that it will work. What do you think? Paulette
  13. My day has started out very nicely with three sales all at once and one is a magazine cover of the sweet sea otter that Alamy featured in Twitter. That little fellow gave me such joy when I was photographing him and he keeps on selling as well. Paulette
  14. They always said they wanted to do rankings for individual images and I think that is happening to a certain extent with mine. I am fortunate to have a good ranking overall and I guess I had to have had that when they stopped the big re-ranking. Paulette
  15. It's been like that for me for a long time. Now you only get the image if you have it set for the small thumbnails and then the mouse-over gives you something bigger. Paulette
  16. An unprecedented three sales in one day including a magazine cover for a nice $$$ of the sea otter that Alamy featured in Twitter. This one for a magazine article...$$ White Rhinoceros with Calf in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, East Africa Paulette
  17. https://email.nationalgeographic.com/H/2/v4000001720aa31e9b8b9b5e6e966a31b0/995bda95-c9f7-49ac-8a24-a2d8a83022f9/HTML Dry Tortugas National Park, located 70 miles west of Key West, houses the 19th-century Fort Jefferson. Sergey Chernyaev Paulette
  18. I don't know about by-passing QC by using Stockimo. The judging is different but Stockimo submissions can be rejected with no explanations. They are looking for a certain kind of look. Using filters is encouraged. Also, those of us who joined at the very beginning are getting 40% or 50% depending on whether we were already Alamy contributors. I suppose I should be doing more with Stockimo but my iPhone photography doesn't seem to be my strength. Paulette
  19. I really like this one and I have another one with the tiger attacking and lots of copy space. Alas, this sale was a distributor sale for an editorial website in Turkey so just silly money.... Wild Bengal Tiger in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India Paulette
  20. I do think it might be a connection issue. I have had a notice like that come up when I was working and had not ejected a drive. Checking the connection has worked. Paulette
  21. Try this, Betty... https://edostrange.blogspot.com/2020/05/equestrians.html Paulette
  22. A little robin chick in the tree by my fire escape this morning. I don't know if there is more than one but at least one is being fed. Later I saw an adult with a worm in its mouth. I couldn't see where it took the worm but it was wormless when it flew away. Then when I was watching later I saw the two adult robins, then a red-tailed hawk flying by from the direction of Washington Square Park. Finally a sparrow showed up. We have an abundance of sparrows in the city. Every now and then I'll see a bush full of puffy fledglings. They are really cute at that age -- as are we all, I think. Paulette
  23. Yea! I hope you get more stars too before too much time goes by. Paulette
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