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Sally R

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  1. Hi Patrik, I think you have some really lovely images. I love the one with the two hammocks, and the landscapes, and there's some nice street and shopfront images too. I get scared looking at the one of the two women jumping in the air on the ledge that is 700m high! My brother just came back from Spain and Portugal, so nice to see some images from places he told me about. I am also fairly new to Alamy and I have just one sale. I think it does take a while on Alamy compared with some other agencies, especially if those agencies are selling the images for much less as microstock. From what others here have said, it apparently can take quite a while to get regular sales with Alamy, but it seems that once you do, it gets better. I think if you can significantly increase the numbers in your portfolio and keep uploading a variety of images, you will hopefully see more sales in the not too distant future. To me your images seem appropriate for potential customers on Alamy, but there will be much more experienced people here who will have a better idea of that than me. All the best and you stay healthy too!
  2. I love the idea of budgies rolling around in the snow. It's something they'd never get to do in their natural habitat here. Yes it must be quite a responsibility keeping the chicks alive and well. In 2018 I visited Stewart Island in southern New Zealand. A giant, flightless parrot called a kakapo used to live there. They are extremely endangered and so they moved them to Codfish Island where there are no introduced predators. However, people claim to have heard their call on remote parts of Stewart Island. I hoped I might encounter one, knowing that it was highly unlikely. I thought you might like this video about the most famous kakapo named SIrocco with one of his carers. He thinks he's a human as he was raised by humans as a chick. He is now considered the official spokesbird for his species. They are so loveable and cute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQn90slumUY
  3. Interesting to see a T-Rex hitting the town. Hope she enjoyed the movie. Yesterday I discovered a baby stegosaurus had taken up residence in the back garden. I was quite excited, as they were my favourite dinosaur when I was a kid. A bit worried about what will happen when Mama or Papa stegosaurus turn up (they weigh about 3 tonnes!). At least they are herbivores! This is the little guy in the hibiscus tree:
  4. I think he did have a cold beer after the shoot. There's the nicest photo of him with Joelene King who starred in the video:
  5. Thanks Allan. I hadn't heard of gapers before. When really small in the nest, baby birds do seem to be mostly a mouth attached to a body. Must be nature's way of ensuring they get fed! That would have been lovely raising baby budgerigars.
  6. Wow, there's more! Nature comes up with the most artistic designs. Thanks for the link. I hope you are finding some nice little creatures to see and photograph in central Australia.
  7. The 50mm 1.8 is a lovely lens. I was unlucky in that I bought it a few years ago, and then one day the autofocus died 😢 I still use it though with manual focus 🙂
  8. Here is a baby Welcome Swallow. They have a sort of frog-shaped mouth when they are little.
  9. 😂 Ah-ha! That is the rare species Cockatoo megahumungousii. Not a bird to be trifled with!
  10. Ha ha! I think we must have some of the grumpiest seagulls on the planet. On one visit I made to Penguin Island that was meant to be "relaxing", it turned out to be seagull breeding season. They were hovering about a metre above you wherever you went on the island while screeching at full volume relentlessly. I think some international tourists were particularly terrified. Bridled terns nest at a different time on the island in much the same nesting spots, as I saw those last year, and they were not aggressive at all by comparison.
  11. Thanks, that's a brilliant video 😀 😂 Love the music/dance combo. Yes I had seen it before on a nature documentary. It's quite amazing the complex world of small creatures that most of the time we don't see. They are pretty groovy dancers too!
  12. Thanks, I just googled Jurgen Otto and had a look at the variety of colourful peacock spiders. Fantastic! I'd only ever seen photos before and assumed they were bigger, so thought the one in my kitchen was just a regular, small jumping spider. But then I noticed the blue and red and took a photo with my macro lens, and was very excited to realise it was a peacock spider. If you ever want a good laugh, I suggest googling "jumping spider macro". It makes me laugh every time I look at them 🤣 They look like mini alien beings.
  13. Hi Ortho, Yes I can see the links now, and I viewed your Dropbox image at 100%. I agree with Colin, I think that should be fine in terms of ISO. In the staircase image I did see what looks like a small bit of purple colour fringing at the very bottom middle of the image where the wooden floor meets the white curved wall. This is minor in the scheme of things and I only saw it because I zoomed in 100%, so it is unlikely to matter, but if you really wanted to you could remove this in Lightroom. I'm not using Lightroom myself but I believe you do it via the Lens Correction Panel there. Cheers, Sally
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