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  1. Hi Kumar, Thanks for taking the time to have a look at what I am doing, I'm glad you like them.. You are right of course and I have thought about doing as you suggest. I haven't uploaded anything just lately but have thought that the 'full spectrum' of the images needs to be available, both with and without data. As they are, not so much obscure, but 'niche' subjects, it is difficult to know how much to include as some publishers would want the measurements, some not. I now do a 'Display' image as well as those with data, but may well re-post each species with the full range of versions available for each. It is a slow process working the images up but I need to address the Alamy images too. Once again, thanks for your advice and time. I will let you know when I have re-worked the Alamy images. Best Wishes, Barry
  2. Hi KHA, Glad you like what I do! You know, even at 70 (just) I still find it astounding the sheer expanse of nature's works in our world. I get excited when I see something new and the immense variety is mind-boggling. One of the easiest ways to look at the micro-world is to get a decent illuminated loupe and keep it in your pocket. Look on the bark where it is covered in green or dark areas of moss or lichens, fungi or anything that looks unusual, you won't be disappointed. Trees are the source of life for many organisms. Best of luck with what you do, drop me a line through the web site If I can help any time. Regards, Barry
  3. Hi Marianne, I can only view a small version of your image. Much as I would like to help, the only possibilty of identifying the lichen would be with a close-up image and even then it might not be possible. Regards, Barry
  4. Hi John, Thanks for that - I think they are but will make sure. Barry
  5. Hi Martin, Most of my images are Bryophytes and as they are 'specialised' (with unique taxonomic names) in that only somebody looking for a specific species or feature of Bryophytes would know what search terms to enter, I only really need to include keywords specific to those mosses. I queried the fact that the 'Discoverability' indicators didn't budge even when I had reached the limit for keywords. From the above comments this does not appear to be an uncommon thing. When I contributed general images to Alamy a few years back I found that 'pertinent' keywords which described the type of image and what area it was relevant to worked fine and I sold plenty of images. Not sure what subjects you do, but words that describe them accurately should be fine. If you photograph a specific topic, landscapes, flora etc, there will always be a set group of words you can include first then add to for specific images. I kept mine in a word file and added to them as necessary. Probably best to ignore the 'Discoverability' indicators and look more to whether you could find a photograph like yours using the keywords you have included. Cheers, Barry
  6. Hi Joseph and Colin, Many thanks for your very informative responses. I totally agree with what you say. I don't post pictures of Bryophytes at all if I have any doubt that they are identified correctly, which is probably the hardest part of the process! Substrate is often an important indicator for species type in Bryophytes and might be useful. I am sure a full taxonomic and informative set of keywords will suffice. As you say, anybody looking for such images will know what to search for. I was in two minds as to whether to post them on Alamy given their nature, but decided that after doing all the work, they may be of use in some areas. One thing I didn't expect was that the file sizes for 'stacked' images are relatively small after cutting out the backgrounds, but I have got around this. You help and advice is very much appreciated. I will endeavour to post more images soon when I have finished my current project. Regards, Barry
  7. Thanks a lot NYCat, I only include words that have some relevance to the image, but there is a limit to these. Much appreciated.
  8. Can anybody advise me whether, or not, the 'Discoverability' bars actually move at all? I haven't got many images up yet, but the ones I have are fully key worded to the extent that I can't add any more. The "Discoverability' bar is still stick in the orange sector (poor discoverability) and I don't really know what I can do to get it to budge. Is this a Beta feature? Thanks, Barry
  9. Hi Marianne, Thank you for your kind comments about the new site. I wish I could get it finished there is so much to go up there and so many other things to work on! The Flora section is the next but one section to go up and hopefully very soon. My objective this year is to do more work on detailed images of flora. The initial images passed QC so I am going to try the profile images next. I will update this post to let you know how I get on. Best wishes, Barry
  10. Hi Starsphinx, You are quite right. When people first look at Bryophytes as something more than green stuff on a tree or boulder, they quickly find out that whilst they are simple organisms, they are all quite different in so many ways. I photograph them in the field then in detail, both wet and dry, together with microscope images. Hopefully the 'profiles' I do will help people get to know and identify them a bit better. You can see what Ido with them here: https://www.barryturnerphotography.com/bryophytes Cheers, Barry
  11. Hi Joseph, Many thanks for your informative reply which makes a great deal of sense. The main reason I considered placing them with Alamy is that as far as I know, very few people produce in depth 'profiles' of Bryophytes and there is a need for better photographs of the species for both beginners and publishers. I'll try a couple and see what happens. I really enjoy producing them so I am not too worried if they aren't sold. I used to be a Contributor in the past and sold quite a few images, but they were from a wide spectrum of species. When i retired I stopped contributing. Thanks again, Barry
  12. Hello, Not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here goes. I work with Bryophytes (mosses) and other small plants and organisms. I profile a specific species and prepare detailed images of cells and structure which have measurements alongside (as part of the image) to show size and scale. These can also include microscope images. On their own, the images have little useful data to be used as an aid to identification by Bryologists. When the measurements and leaf/cell details are included, the images can be very useful. Does anybody know whether Alamy accepts images which include measurement data placed alongside the subject to indicate size? Thanks Barry
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