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  1. 4 hours ago, Kate said:

    Probably the lowest possible, as I've only had a few images and it was ages ago. I saw new contributor's work was approved quicker than mine, so it doesn't matter after 6 weeks of waiting. Still very long. 

     

    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

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  2. 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...

     

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    African Lioness with her three cubs in the Masai Mara, Kenya, East Africa

     

    Paulette

     

     

     

     

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  3. 11 minutes ago, JaniMarkus Hasa said:

     

    Thanks. I'll correct that. Clearly a typo, but I also labelled several images of skylights as skylarks in the past. Somehow I believe Shark wasn't my last mistake.

     

    If you have some kind of "spellcheck" it can be treacherous. It would very likely want to turn shard into shark.

     

    Paulette


  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. A baby robin in front of my apartment door! I kept thinking I heard a chirp in the hall and finally decided to investigate. I guess I should have grabbed my RX100 but I grabbed a scarf instead in hopes of catching it and taking it outside. I managed to save a sparrow once by throwing a light cloth over it. They sort of go all limp in the dark. It was at a client's house and their three cats were fascinated by this little sparrow caught between the screen and the window. I put the cats in the bathroom and did manage to get the sparrow and release it outdoors. My little robin chick wasn't so easy. It kept flying and fortunately it flew downstairs, not up, but it was flying against the front door. I finally got it going towards the open back door and it flew out into the garden. I saw an adult a bit later so I'm just going to leave things be so the little one can be fed. I wonder if we have more than one. Very exciting in the BIG CITY.

     

    Paulette

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  7. 3 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

     

     

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    This one speaks volumes. I find myself wanting to write a short story..... Getting a boat, having fun with it.... finding hard times..... Sad story though maybe just nostalgic about the fun with it.

     

    Paulette

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  8. So that is what a kid does on a horse in Brooklyn. I grew up in San Diego when it was more rural and "western" than it is now. A big old slow horse would be brought out and the kid stuck up on it bareback with instructions to hold on to the mane. Then someone would walk the horse slowly around and it was THRILLING. We were also taught to drive as soon as we could see over the steering wheel. Have you ever learned to drive, Edo?

     

    Paulette

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