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  1. Ed, your image of men pouring bronze is spectacular! It really does look like the Middle Ages. I ended up choosing this one taken at dusk at North Cottesloe Beach here in Perth. The 3 second exposure made it come out like a watercolour painting, helped along by the streaky clouds and soft light.
  2. Sally, I am sorry for your loss. You Mum's kindness has been passed onto your shiny personality. Thank you Gen
  3. I can relate to this Gen. With me it is light patterns on water on slightly overcast days where there is not too much contrast but some gentle rippling and swirling patterns reflecting the sky and clouds. Early and late in the day you can also get golden effects. Green vegetation reflected on water creates beautiful effects too. It feels like every frame is a different painting so to speak, so I keep thinking, "I'll just try another one". I've controlled myself and only uploaded a few to Alamy, but have had to cull a lot.
  4. Bella, sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mum. It's lovely that she enjoyed knowing her image was being seen and bought by people. My Mum died suddenly and unexpectedly two and a half weeks ago, so I am going through a mixture of shock and grief. I have been reflecting on how my Mum helped show me the beautiful things of the world - wildflowers, birds, trees, music, art, kindness, generosity... and that helping me to see these things is part of the reason I love photography. My Dad, who was a keen photographer, showed me these things too. Maybe through our own creativity, whether photograp
  5. Thanks for sharing. That sounds like a very good system. I can do similar ratings in the newer software I'm using. In the older software I have been using, I create albums to group images according to definite keepers and maybes. However, your approach is more systematic and better organised. I find the challenge with macro images is that it is harder to make initial quick assessments as they each need to be scrutinised closely at 100% because differences between images can be very fine and subtle. I think it's good you go back after a few days for a final check of the
  6. Science 24 November 2020 Precise maps of millions of bright quasars show our place in the cosmos as never before https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/precise-maps-millions-bright-quasars-show-our-place-cosmos-never Contributor: J Paulson / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: PF69GE Australian Geographic 16 November 2020 The common green magpie is anything but https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2020/11/the-common-green-magpie-is-anything-but/ Two Alamy images featured: Contributor: AGAMI Photo Agen
  7. For me it is the culling of images. I'm getting better at not taking too many to start with, but with some natural subjects, such as a grasshopper I've just spotted on a leaf, I might stand there for some time on manual focus trying to get the best shot. This can quickly lead to 50+ images. Then I end up regretting knowing I'll have to go through them all for the best one. Given that insects are not likely to be great sellers, I need to spend less time on this. Even with things like events though, it is easy to take a lot leading to the necessity to cull while picking out the best few. I'd lik
  8. News.com.au 20 November 2020 Alaskan city plunges into two months of darkness in ‘polar night’ as sun sets for final time in 2020 https://www.news.com.au/travel/destinations/north-america/alaskan-city-plunges-into-two-months-of-darkness-in-polar-night-as-sun-sets-for-final-time-in-2020/news-story/4d14eb9218b35d7dd1c0beaf2e370834 Four Alamy images featured: Contributor: P.A. Lawrence, LLC. / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: F3BFJ7 Contributor: RGB Ventures / SuperStock / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: D0GFWG Photographer: Steven Kazlowsk
  9. You might already be aware of this, but you can click on "Your images", then on the pseudonym you want to look at and then from there you can see search terms that are bringing up your images. By clicking on the search term(s) listed on the left you can see which of your images appeared in that search. This table will also tell you if an image was zoomed. For example, one of my last zoomed images was for Trigg Beach which came up under the search terms "Trigg Beach surfing". This is a fairly strong indicator that these were the search terms that led to the zoom and subsequent sale.
  10. I have uploaded many images of wildflowers from Western Australia. In some instances these are of a single flower. Initially I was only using the tag "wildflower". However, I realised if I searched for "wildflowers Western Australia" that my images would not appear. Western Australia is known as a biodiversity hotspot for wildflowers and it is quite possible people would search with the plural. So I now put wildflowers even if there is a single flower in the image. Similarly, I started using the term "beaches" and not just "beach". I have several images from different beaches here
  11. Congratulations Wim! Great topic. I have no photographer images so will only be submitting something if I come up with something this month. But just wanted to say I love Gen and Betty's ones already submitted! P.S. And Michael's too which have just come in since I posted this.
  12. If you look closely at this photo from an article on wombat bums (ha ha) you will see there is a baby wombat in the pouch with the pink nose visible. Their pouches face backwards to avoid dirt getting into them when the mother is digging in her burrow. I've actually got a similar photo of a baby wombat in the pouch I took in Tasmania, so seeing this has prompted me to get on and upload it. Australian Geographic 3 November 2020 Wombat bums: there’s more than meets the eye https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2020/11/wombat-bums-theres-more-than-meets-the
  13. Nature 3 November 2020 Redesign open science for Asia, Africa and Latin America https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03052-3 Contributor: Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: HW8KKT Photographer: CEGALERBA Nicolas / hemis.fr Australian Book Review November 2020 Thinking in a regional accent: New ways of contemplating Australian writers https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/911-commentary/6987-thinking-in-a-regional-accent-new-ways-of-contemplating-australian-writers-by-tony-hughes-d-aeth Contributor: Jana
  14. Australian Geographic 2 November 2020 Drawn in: Puggles on plates help save species https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2020/11/drawn-in-puggles-on-plates-help-save-species/ Contributor: Ben Nottidge / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: B8W0EG Australian Financial Review 1 November 2020 SA uni merger becomes a matter of politics https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/education/sa-uni-merger-becomes-a-matter-of-politics-20201101-p56ahx Contributor: Graham Crouch / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: BHMP3W
  15. Nature 28 October 2020 These bizarre ancient species are rewriting animal evolution https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02985-z Contributor: Zeytun Travel Images / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2A0HKM8
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