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21 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

I have LR5.7 still- from what I hear Haze sounds like Clarity with the volume turned down a bit.

 

Haze affects the mid tones only.

 

Allan

 

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3 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

That works! Nice!

Phil

Best £9 I've spent for a while, that Chinese flash trigger. This is with the usual 35-year-old Vivitar with the inflatable softbox. And a bit of Lastolite gold fill.

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Just out this week- some lovely little violets, I assume of a canine variety, John..........?

See what happens when you don't keep your paths tidy!🤩

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Just out this week- some lovely little violets, I assume of a canine variety, John..........?

See what happens when you don't keep your paths tidy!🤩

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Yes, Viola riviniana, common dig violet.  Nice image.

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On 03/04/2021 at 11:31, spacecadet said:

Maybe I need to sandpaper my specs then, it peps up that background haze a bit from where I'm looking. I usually dial up the sat and clar as well.

I can’t see little, if any, change. The problem is with a few of these older images, if they are underexposed a bit, clarity causes noise to become more distinct. I do use clarity sometimes when I have a very clean image. These are old images from 2009, when the cameras seemed to be noisier than what I’m using now. I’ve had to handle them with kid gloves. My Nikon had to have +.3 exposure comp always, just set and left, and sometimes that wasn’t enough.

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14 hours ago, John Richmond said:

  Nice image.

Thanks, I appreciate that.

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Mummy Agile Wallaby and joey on the beach at sunrise (hence blue sand)

 

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Candytuft.

There is a small greebly just right of centre which I present for identification. I didn't notice him at the time or I would have tried harder.

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Here is a rhododendron I photographed in Bhutan. I was lucky to be there in spring and see the various pink, white, red ones etc. This one was photographed at a mountain pass during light rain. It was recently zoomed so I hope it may have licensed, but if it does license there is no way to know for sure if it is linked to the zoom.

 

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The spring things are so pretty. The trees are blooming here and the redbuds are lovely. Here’s one taken in Oklahoma. 
 

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The bluebells are on their way. I think we have both nationalities but it's hard to tell yet.....unless you're John.........

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Brand new forget-me-nots, still pinkish

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I was very excited to discover this rare Giant Pink Flamingo in Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

 

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Cuckoo flower. We used to have much more of this but the heliotrope has crowded it out, which is a bit of a shame.

The purple tinge seems stronger this year, but they may just be fresher than I remember..

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You don't seem to be able to click through to a full-size image on postimages.org anymore.

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On 21/04/2021 at 12:00, Jenny Wise Photos said:

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Jenny, let me give you some constructive advice. I took a look at your images.  You have some that have sales potential. But your captions are lacking and you don’t have the subjects identified.

On your white flowers, don’t caption them “white flowers”. Caption them with the common name and also the scientific name. For instance, if I have a picture of creeping phlox, I caption it

“Blooming purple (or blue) creeping phlox (then the scientific name here) growing in a neighborhood flower garden. Kansas, USA.

The white flower with the bug (insect) on it....do your research. There are sites online you can check. Google “insect ID” or “Bug ID” again, use the common name and scientific name.

So your caption would be:

”Insect common name, scientific name, on a white flower common name, scientific name in “your state, USA.

Then put all of those terms in your tags.

tags:

insect common name

insect scientific name

flower common name

flower scientific name

Sometimes these insects or flowers are indigenous to a certain part of the country. If they are, in your tags give your state, US,USA,United States,North America.

If they are found all over the US, eliminate the state, but use the rest.

As your images are captioned and tagged right now, they will never be found or licensed. Very often if I sell an insect, flower, tree, bird or anything of nature, the search term is the scientific name. Probably 50-70% of my sales are of the scientific name.

 

I realize I’ve just suggested you spend a lot of time researching. I’m sorry. But if you want to make sales, it’s a necessary evil. I’ve actually spent parts of several days trying to identify ONE something I’ve photographed. And if I couldn’t ID it, I didn’t upload it.

 

Wikipedia is a good source if you know the common name.

You might put in the search bar:

Wiki June bug

and you’ll get a page telling you the scientific name. Just be sure of the ID has pictures that match what you have, then do an Alamy search to verify your June bug looks like the same insect everyone else has.

I think your bug on the white flower is this one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_beetle

 

So if that is correct, your caption would be:

Green June beetle, Cotinis nitida, resting on a  white “name of flower plus scientific name” in June. (Or whenever you took it) Pennsylvania, USA.

If you don’t know the name of the white flower, then ignore it and make the caption just about the beetle.

”Green June beetle, Cotinis nitida, resting on a white flower in (whatever month).  Pennsylvania, USA.

Then your tags would be similar to this:

green June beetle, June beetle, green June beetles, June beetles, beetle, beetles, insect, insects, bug, bugs, nature, flower, flowers, white flower, white flowers, plant, plants, summer, (or spring) horizontal, outdoors, day, daytime, nobody, Pennsylvania, US, USA, United States, North America

I hope this helps you.

Betty

 

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The ever-changing Japanese maple growing in our front yard. This is the stage it is in at the moment. Lovely tree but it can't seem to figure out what colour it wants to be.

 

Close-up of red Japanese maple Acer palmatum tree leaves in spring, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Stock Photo

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

 

The ever-changing Japanese maple growing in our front yard. This is the stage it is in at the moment. Lovely tree but it can't seem to figure out what colour it wants to be.

 

Close-up of red Japanese maple Acer palmatum tree leaves in spring, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Stock Photo

Japanese Maples are beautiful but they are a bit finicky, IMO. It’s been awhile, but I think when I planted one in Oklahoma years ago, it said to give it some filtered shade part of the day. Like from another tree. Of course, that was instructions for Oklahoma, which has some pretty fierce summer heat. Probably not an issue where you are. Mine didn’t do well. But yes, the colors change!

Pretty Image!

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On 22/04/2021 at 23:16, Betty LaRue said:

Really nice images, guys!

Jenny, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that particular damselfly. Pretty!

Beautiful Demaoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) male

As Betty said, identifying and correctly captioning wildlife and plants is a must if you want them to sell.

 

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