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  1. In addition if you read the QC guidelines I seem to recall that they definitively state that adding grain is a no no
  2. I can't tell from that image but if you've got a closer shot (or can link to a higher res image)of the plants themselves it would be helpful. Best guess from that image on a phone screen would be oats but October seems a bit late (in the UK at least)
  3. That was my immediate reaction as well
  4. I had the same this morning, I put it down to the fact I had a batch pass QC on Thursday (I think) for which I never received a pass email so I assume it just came through late. I will confess to getting all excited that I may have reached the giddy heights of 5 star status when I saw a QC pass come through shortly after submission at 3am but my hopes have been cruelly dashed
  5. I thought I'd revisit this thread to share my thoughts and to reaffirm my thanks to those of you who were good enough to share their wisdom. At the time I was really not convinced that it would be worth concentrating on a niche such as farming but I've tried to get a few more ag related pics uploaded. Although my farming portfolio is still very small (usually when I'm on the farm I have my hands a bit full) it has started to outperform my other port as far as CTR is concerned (no sales as yet but given its size thats not a great surprise). A bit of a ramble I know but I'd just like to thank you all again and its given me the impetus to try and focus a bit more on that type of photography in to the next year. Thanks again everyone. James
  6. Presumably you are trying to upload 3 images, no more/no less as required for the initial upload?
  7. BBC online http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200107-welcome-to-jchymov-the-czech-town-that-invented-the-dollar Michael Heitmann/dpa/Alamy Live News - Image ID: WCE7R4
  8. Its just updated a few minutes ago but mine, at least, is showing by far the lowest daily views I've had for a long, long time (bar the Christmas period that is)
  9. Thanks for the tip about the batteries and grip, I'm going to try without the grip initially as I want to keep it as compact as possible and I've only got smallish hands, batteries are on order though Thats pretty much going to be my combination so its good to know it works for you
  10. I don't know whether this could be related but as a lowly 3 star kind of chap my last sub from thursday only cleared today whereas they normally go through in one working day without fail. I'm guessing its a holiday period related glitch
  11. You guys have only gone and done it now, pushed me over the edge that is! I've been ummhing and ahhing over getting one of these for about 18 months now and reading this threads just encouraged me to pull the trigger on a mkIII. Thanks folks, any chance any of you are up for explaining this to my better half? 🤣
  12. This has been my first year contributing to Alamy (I signed up a couple of years ago but never got around to doing anything about it until March/April this year). I made one sale at the end of June and then got a little despondent after that due to a lack of any further sales or even zooms. Since mid August, however, my zooms, and corresponding CTR have been steadily improving so I'm quite pleased and now fairly optimistic looking ahead to next (this?) year
  13. One thing that might be worth pointing out re DxO Photolab is that it doesn't support raw file from cameras using the Fuji Xtrans sensor. I trialled it when I was using a Canon/Olympus combination and was very pleased with it but it was a no go as I was in the process of ditching Oly for Fuji. Disclosure- this was using Photolab 2 so may have changed now we're on to 3
  14. I think its probably red banded polypore Fomitopsis pinicola.
  15. I'm still on 3 stars but I'm also still going through QC within 24hrs
  16. I'm still on 3 stars but I'm also still going through QC within 24hrs
  17. I'm still on 3 stars and having to wait for submissions to go through. I've not failed QC as yet but I've only been actively contributing since about April this year so I'm guessing that the 5 stars must be at least partly dependent on the amount of time a contributor has been active which to be fair makes a lot of sense
  18. I've just realised I sort of have one of these as well, although the search shows two images they're both mine of the same thing just one in landscape orientation and one in portrait. Not quite sure it counts but its close enough for me
  19. Views to sales is 729 but I dont think I've been contributing for long enough for that to be particularly meaningful. Average CTR is 0.51which seems to be steadily climbing at the moment so approximately 6 months in to actively contributing I'm reasonably happy with things as they stand 😀
  20. No sales but given the size of my portfolio thats not a huge suprise but I've had a flurry of zooms come in which hopefully is a step in the right direction
  21. Same here, zooms are a rarity for me anyway so I cant comment on that but views are definitely down the last few days 🤔
  22. I thought I was going to have a major job today cleaning my Fujis sensor after processing a batch of images shot in a stubble field. I was genuinely shocked at how bad it was untill I noticed they seemed to move quite dramatically between shots, it took a while to click that I'd been cursing the swarms of flies whilst I was out 🤣 . Im just glad I noticed before I dug the cleaning swabs out
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