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Brizbee

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About Brizbee

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    Male
  • Location
    Arbroath, Scotland
  • Interests
    Photography, of course. Reading, I like a good sci-fi novel. Other than that it's a good drama on the telly or a good film.

Alamy

  • Alamy URL
    https://www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={857959B9-0F22-40F5-BF24-4B031149AB95}&name=Brian+Hird
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  • Joined Alamy
    04 Jun 2018
  1. Hi Starsphinx. Yes, I've found many a wildflower growing in any number of weird and wonderful places in my time. But with fungi I always believed they had a symbiotic relationship with a particular tree or plant, i.e. slimy beech caps on beech trees and birch polypores on birch trees. I'm probably not alone in this but I like to be sure I've got the right details for what I photograph and this one is beginning to bug me. Honestly, if she wants us to know what we're shooting Mother Nature is going to have to improve on her keywording!
  2. Hi guys, thanks for your responses. Just done a Google image search and looked at a few websites with your suggestions, but there seems to be so many variations on a theme that I'm still unsure as to what it is. The two fungi you suggested seem to grow in woodland whereas this was growing in a field with the nearest trees about a mile away. I'll keep looking myself but any other suggestions will be most welcome. Thanks.
  3. Hi folks, hope this is still the right place to ask this question, but I need some help identifying this fungus. Found it at the edge of field where cattle were grazing. Nearest woodland was a fair distance away so it stood out quite obviously. About 8-10cm tall with vertical lines running up the stipe. I think I shot it a bit early before the cap developed fully but I knew I wasn't going to get back there for a few days (three weeks actually what with work and the weather) so photographed what was there. The nearest I've come to an ID is "hygrophorus nemoreus" or "hygrophorus pratensis" but none of the pictures I've looked at seem to match. Hope someone can nail it down. Thanks.
  4. Yes! Measures has updated. Just been on to upload my latest submission and checked in on measures to see if there had been any change - and there had! 250 extra views, a couple more zooms, but still no sign of that first elusive sale. GRRR!
  5. Here's one I shot a few years back. Not sure about the "everyday" aspect but it's certainly surreal.
  6. Hi Tim, I had the same problem setting up my ID. My default browser is Firefox and it just wouldn't do anything when I pushed the button, so I tried it using Microsoft Edge and it worked first time. Is this one of the browsers you've already tried? Also, it has nothing to do with preparing your portfolio or creating your galleries. I had created all of mine before I was able to create my ID. It all comes down to getting that button to work on some browser or other and then it's set in stone.
  7. Fashionably late to the party as always, here's my wee portfolio. https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/brianhird
  8. Dave, Estelle, thanks for replying. No sign of that sale yet but apparently it could take months to come through. Ah well... Sorry it's taken so long to get back to thanking you but I've been having a mare of a time at work with someone on holiday, someone off sick and muggins here agreeing to cover. This has been my first day off in twelve and thankfully the weather gods have been kind to me. Got out and got a few pictures. Feeling a lot better now. And breathe...
  9. That's great! Fairly new at this myself and got my first zoom just over a week ago. Didn't turn into a sale unfortunately, but, hey-ho, onwards and upwards. Keep believing!
  10. A zoom! I've just had a zoom! Wow! Ok, it's not a sale, but I've only been a member for 3 months and I wasn't expecting anything like that for a while yet. But for someone to think that one of my pictures might have been what they were looking for and had to have a closer look, that is just brilliant! I was going to add an emoticon at the end here but I couldn't find one with a big enough smile on its little face to match my own. I just hope that everyone else who experienced this for the first time enjoyed it the same as me. Right, I really must try and stop smiling now, my face is starting to hurt!!
  11. Actually my next door neighbour used to say it all the time. Whenever he was pottering about in his garden and you got talking to him, once the conversation reached its natural end it was "Och aye the noo, better get back to it" or just "Och aye the noo, see you later". And I've been known to say it myself, though mostly just to embarrass my neices and nephews. They hate it. Great fun.
  12. Thanks for your reply and your words of advice. I shall take them on board. Having never previously considered selling my pictures I have always had the luxury of shooting what I liked, how I liked. Now though I may have to change my mindset from one of a collector to one of a seller. It's going to mean changing the habits of a lifetime but I'm willing to give it a go. It's going to be hard but let's see what happens.
  13. Hi there folks and a warm welcome from Bonnie Scotland. "Och aye the noo" as we say up here, apparently. So a bit about me. Well, I've been into photography for over 30 years now, from negatives through slides and finally onto digital about 11 years ago. Never really looked upon it as a career, just a hobby that got me out and about. But I showed some of my pictures to my work colleagues and from their encouragement decided to take the plunge to try and see if I could sell anything. So I joined Alamy in the summer and have been steadily contributing for the past 11 weeks. No sales yet but I'm getting views which is encouraging. I suppose only time will tell.
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