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Title: Posting your photos - updated January 2012
Post by: Andy on June 12, 2007, 10:52:03 am
Please post your photos here rather than in the Nature Photobug Talk forum, leaving the latter for discussions.
Title: posting photos
Post by: Joe on June 12, 2007, 08:51:50 pm
Good idea.

Joe
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Post by: RobMcKay on June 12, 2007, 10:41:25 pm
When making a birding report, lets say, in Toronto Reports, are photos ok?
Not sure I know what you mean?
Thanks,
Rob
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Post by: Andy on June 13, 2007, 08:12:32 am
No, photos should be posted here. Although the shots that have been posted are great, they clutter up the reports posts. Please post only reports in those forums and follow up with an additional posting in this forum. I know that is extra work, so I hope that those of you who want to post reports together with  photos can see the merit in this and will follow this new convention.
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Post by: Moira on July 23, 2009, 08:02:32 pm
Andy, would you please advise where the instructions are to post photos. I notice some photos are in the post and others are links to the photos.  Is there a right and wrong way to do this?  Thanks for your help.
Moira
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Post by: angelicque on July 25, 2009, 01:23:02 am
what about videos?

i like to take videos of birds and wild life, should i post the videos in this section or the main sections?
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Post by: ravynne40 on September 15, 2009, 03:44:14 pm
can we just post the links to the bird pics?
Title: Re: Posting your photos
Post by: Raven11:11 on February 13, 2010, 04:09:40 pm
Hi Andy, how do i post my pic?

ohh.. so my pics need to be on another site like flicker?

Quote from: "Andy"
Please post your photos here rather than in the Nature Photobug Talk forum, leaving the latter for discussions.
Title: Posted to wrong forum
Post by: Luv2Bird on February 14, 2010, 07:35:36 pm
Newbie ... at posting photos .. posted to reports by mistake (1st time). Can't delete now?
Title: Re: Posted to wrong forum
Post by: Raven11:11 on February 14, 2010, 07:53:34 pm
Hi andy, I have been off work (indef*) since Sept 09 due to long term (well before this time)  chronic pain & outburst of SEVERE migraines - VERY VERY BAD.  

Symtpom - lack of patience, focus, etc... I really do love your forum and appreciate it, it brings value to my life. I attemped to try it again with the square brackets and still, I did not nail it.  So I gave up temporarily. But I promise to prevail. Can I send you the pic & you post it?  For now at least.


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Quote from: "Luv2Bird"
Newbie ... at posting photos .. posted to reports by mistake (1st time). Can't delete now?
Title: Re: Posting your photos
Post by: mr.sharp-photo on January 17, 2012, 03:17:36 pm
I've received a few PMs regarding some of the board's photos. So, to keep things on the up and up, I ask that we follow a few simple rules:

- captive vs wild birds: if you take a picture of a bird at a sanctuary, zoo or other setting where the bird is no longer "wild", please explicitly state so in your post (either the subject line or in its initial description)
- recent vs old posts: to avoid confusions and questions, if you are posting older out-of-season photos, please explicitly state so. i.e. please don't post warbler photos in July if they were spotted in May
and finally:
- if you take the time to view someone's photo, please leave some sort of feedback. None of us are making money off of our pictures, and it won't hurt for you to compliment another birder/photographer.  I'd even encourage polite critiquing if you feel it will be productive to the poster's photography (and if you think its welcome).

have fun!
Title: Re: Posting your photos
Post by: thouc on January 17, 2012, 03:51:32 pm
Quote from: "mr.sharp-photo"
- captive vs wild birds: if you take a picture of a bird at a sanctuary, zoo or other setting where the bird is no longer "wild", please explicitly state so in your post (either the subject line or in its initial description)
- recent vs old posts: to avoid confusions and questions, if you are posting older out-of-season photos, please explicitly state so. i.e. please don't post warbler photos in July if they were spotted in May

Good points. Also the same should go for location (general area if exact location can't be given), particularly if the picture is taken in GTA, elsewhere in Ontario or outside of Ontario.

Quote from: "mr.sharp-photo"
- if you take the time to view someone's photo, please leave some sort of feedback. None of us are making money off of our pictures, and it won't hurt for you to compliment another birder/photographer.  I'd even encourage polite critiquing if you feel it will be productive to the poster's photography (and if you think its welcome).

have fun!

I'm not sure I agree with this one as a forum reader. I do enjoy viewing pictures and reading insightful or informative comments regarding the picture or the bird. However, I'm not too fond of countless "Nice pictures" and "Thank you" notes as it takes time to go through the pictures marked as unread to find new pictures and interesting comments. As some pictures have hundreds of views I sincerely hope that not everbody will follow the above advice.

Regards,
 Thomas
Title: Re: Posting your photos
Post by: mr.sharp-photo on January 17, 2012, 08:14:31 pm
Quote from: "thouc"

I'm not sure I agree with this one as a forum reader. I do enjoy viewing pictures and reading insightful or informative comments regarding the picture or the bird. However, I'm not too fond of countless "Nice pictures" and "Thank you" notes as it takes time to go through the pictures marked as unread to find new pictures and interesting comments. As some pictures have hundreds of views I sincerely hope that not everbody will follow the above advice.

Regards,
 Thomas

i think you get the spirit of what i'm saying. That comment was meant for the casual photographer who posts on here and who can use feedback.
Title: Re: Posting your photos - updated January 2012
Post by: thouc on January 17, 2012, 10:48:25 pm
Yes, no problem, even a couple of "Nice picture" comments are okay, but if a post has a couple of them already it might not be necessary to add another one.