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  1. So sorry to hear of everyone's tough experiences above. So sorry what you went through at such a young age Betty. That's a lot to deal with at age 16. Broken bones seem to be what's happening right now. I found out yesterday my aunty has fallen and broken her pelvis and is in hospital. She is upset she's going to miss my Mum's funeral on Friday. I will go in and visit her soon. She has a son and a sister living here which is a good thing. I've been diagnosed with a progressive autoimmune disease which has also come at a not great time, and the specialist wanted to do a biopsy on me
  2. Good on you for doing what you love Andy and making the most of it. You have some really nice people images in your Alamy collection and it shows you have good rapport with people which requires good interpersonal skills and being able to engage positively with people. I'd love to get more interactive people shots and I love people but I'm a bit on the shy side, so need to build up confidence in that area. As for me, I suppose I was kind of art oriented before doing stock as I was into landscape and nature images and wanting to capture the beauty of those things. Since starting doi
  3. We've been tucked away at the marina on the Wharf and haven't looked yet. I heard that Kingfisher Resort on the island has been evacuated. We stayed there once, a lovely place. I hope it will be unscathered. We had planned to camp at Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach but guess what, out of control grass fire there. As the road is a 10km cul de sac, we decided to go to Maryborough instead. It's fire season all over again. I know that there is smoke from Fraser Island at Rainbow Beach. Half of the island is gone in flames over the past 6 weeks. What a tragedy! Such a spectacular island.
  4. Australian Geographic 1st December 2020 The most-counted Aussie bird of 2020? https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2020/12/the-most-counted-aussie-bird-of-2020/?utm_source=website_cta&utm_medium=header_link&utm_campaign=on_site_links 6 images in this article. I'm on a different computer and can't get drag and drop to work to post the images for some reason, but these are the details: Rainbow Lorikeet Head Contributor: Silken Photos / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: E1R8HC Australian sulphur crested cockatoo, Cacatu
  5. Great pics Gen. Bribie Island looks like a beautiful place to visit. Can you see the Fraser Island fire from there? It just seems to keep going and going. I hope they can put it out soon or some rain comes down and does it.
  6. Thanks Gen, that's a good idea. I'll add 'Motion Blur' in. That image was one of my first three submitted to Alamy and I was doing too many keywords then, so want to go back over a number of images to remove tags that might not be so helpful and improve on the ones I have used.
  7. 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.
  8. Sally, I am sorry for your loss. You Mum's kindness has been passed onto your shiny personality. Thank you Gen
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. I had to look carefully to see what you meant Cecile. What a great find when looking at the image afterwards!
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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