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Sally R

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Just $5 for me this month. I'm at the beginning of my second year with Alamy, so hoping to increase sales over the coming year.
  9. I had to look carefully to see what you meant Cecile. What a great find when looking at the image afterwards!
  10. The light was nice on this morning by the river. This made for nice image potential but this photo still would have been less interesting without a man rowing a boat into the scene and I was lucky to be walking past this spot at that time. A human element seems to add something.
  11. The New York Times 28 October 2020 How Musk Ox Make It Through Arctic Nights and Never-Ending Days https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/science/musk-ox-circadian-rhythm.html Contributor: Adam Seward / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: D5GX1B NME 28 October 2020 Singapore’s Zouk club converting dancefloor into a pop-up cinema https://www.nme.com/en_asia/news/music/singapores-zouk-club-converting-dancefloor-into-a-pop-up-cinema-coronavirus-pandemic-2801779?amp Contributor: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2BATJDE
  12. Cats are so funny with how particular they can be about food. In recent years I was intermittently looking after two Staffy dogs and it was the opposite situation - eating anything and everything and in about 10 seconds flat!
  13. That sounds like a black comedy! My biggest fear was that the elderly cat I was looking after might die under my watch before his owner returned. On the second day he went off his food and I got quite worried. I told the owner over the phone about it and she said she had forgotten to tell me that that is normal for him and that he loses interest in food about every second day. Phew!
  14. A number of years ago I was housesitting for a woman with a very elderly cat. From memory he was an amazing age, something like 29 years I think. He also woke me at 5am with the loudest, most torturous sounding meow as he was deaf and had no idea how loud he was. He was loveable though and I remember it was a cold winter and we would both lounge in front of the heater to keep warm. If I did some yoga stretches he would too. He was a great character.
  15. Thanks Colin, these are fantastic images. When I was a kid my parents had a book of aerial photographs by Dutch-Australian photographer Richard Woldendorp. They were all of Australian landscapes from a plane in the days when aerial photography was a rarer thing, taken on film long before drone photography existed. I remember being amazed by the patterns in red sand dunes in the desert, rivers and their tributaries in remote locations and that sort of thing - places you don't normally get to see. I could look at that book for ages. I looked up the photographer and he has a website.
  16. A great deal of prescribed burning is happening here this spring to mitigate against wildfires. Some days are particularly smoky and create fiery sunsets. This is one I took 3 years ago but only just got to uploading it. It is North Cottesloe Beach just after sunset here in Perth.
  17. A beautiful photo. We have them here in Perth too and I found one of their nests on the ground here a couple of years ago. They are so incredibly well-made. I'm glad you've managed to keep the baby going so far and hopefully it will survive. I have been chasing ravens away from a tree in the backyard where a baby galah has been in a nest in a hollow. However, haven't heard it for a few days, so hoping it has successfully fledged.
  18. NME 16 October 2020 Cold Chisel to release live album from 1980 later this year https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/music/cold-chisel-to-release-live-album-from-1980-later-this-year-2786346 Contributor: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: PK0TXM New Scientist 9 October 2020 Physicists have discovered the ultimate speed limit of sound https://www.newscientist.com/article/2256743-physicists-have-discovered-the-ultimate-speed-limit-of-sound/ Contributor: Alex Drai / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2B1WJB1
  19. NME 15 October 2020 The Teskey Brothers to headline Hobart edition of SummerSalt 2021 https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/music/the-teskey-brothers-to-headline-hobart-edition-of-summersalt-2021-2785201 Contributor: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2AWM34R Science News 13 October 2020 Pufferfish may be carving mysterious ‘crop circles’ near Australia https://www.sciencenews.org/article/pufferfish-mysterious-crop-circles-found-near-australia Contributor: Paulo Oliveira / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: K936F0
  20. New Scientist 12 October 2020 Microwaving plastic waste can generate clean hydrogen https://www.newscientist.com/article/2256822-microwaving-plastic-waste-can-generate-clean-hydrogen/ Contributor: Bill Brooks / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: HTPJCX Discover Wildlife 8 October 2020 Do octopuses ever live together? https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/insects-invertebrates/do-octopuses-ever-live-together/ Contributor: cbimages / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: A74K7X Science News 12 October 2020 ‘Great Adaptations’
  21. We had a lockdown period here and so insects in the backyard were my staple images for a while. I think I managed to upload a few too many images of flies (though I did learn about different species of fly when they previously were all just flies to me). Our lack of community transmission has meant things are sort of back to normal here, so moving about and travelling within the city and the state as a whole is ok. Our state border is closed though, so no travelling beyond it (but Western Australia is very big so we have plenty of space). However, so many events I was hoping to photograph this
  22. Hi Tariq, It took me 3 and a half months to get my first sale, and then another 7 months for the next two sales, so it can take a while. When I was first submitting images I did the same as you and tried to get good discoverability for every image. I'm now starting to remove some of my earlier keywords as I've realised they are not relevant enough and can lead to misleading search results for clients. I have discovered this through the Alamy contributor dashboard. You may have done this already, but if you click on Your Images under Alamy Measures, and then click on the
  23. Congrats Sybille! This late afternoon scene was turned orange by bushfire smoke. It's taken from Bicton Baths on the Swan River in Western Australia A violin in hues of orange Orange lichen on a granite boulder at Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia
  24. Two from National Geographic "This stargazing road trip offers world-class night sky views" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/colorado/dark-sky-road-trip-in-the-southwest/ Contributor: Daniel Bourque / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: FY88DD Contributor: Natural History Archive / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: M5R2PR Science News 1 October 2020 "Before migrating, some blue whales switch up the timing of their songs" https://www.sciencenews.org/article/before-migrating-blue-whale
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