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Aug 30, 2017 14:02 |  #10876

Common sandpiper

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/YfKn​me] (external link)Sobre una pata (Actitis hypoleucos) (external link) by Daniel Meraviglia (external link), en Flickr

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Aug 30, 2017 15:37 |  #10877

TedEllis wrote in post #18440790 (external link)
Quack.........quack...​.... not too shabby!

thank you. I remember a number of years ago I went to a photography seminar with a renowned photographer (it escapes my memory who exactly). He was talking about critiquing of photographs, and when someone gave him a picture of a duck, he said " not another duck photo"

Since then I try not to take too many pictures of ducks.


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Aug 30, 2017 15:38 |  #10878

TedEllis wrote in post #18440794 (external link)
This female ruby throat was a first time visitor to my studio this morning (August 30, 2017). She did me a favor and landed on the crocosmia.


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Enjoy!

That is an amazing WOW!! photo. Love the contrast - red and green and the chicken serves a purpose too!!


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Aug 30, 2017 15:49 |  #10879

Common grackle.

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Aug 30, 2017 19:55 |  #10880

Do you have to be a geek to find a thread such as this one cool? In any case, I've only recently found it, here's my first contribution (which is, incidentally, my first ever successful attempt at birding).

White-throated Sparrow

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Aug 30, 2017 20:22 |  #10881

Pagman wrote in post #18441044 (external link)
Just created my own website and starting to put my best work into it, I have decided to put a watermark through all my images in there, here is one - does it look ok?

P.


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Honestly? No.

A small discrete mark in the corner or a creative edit incorporating a small logo into the context of the image is generally sufficient.

Large watermarks immediately destroy the photograph for me. Doesn't matter what level of transparency, text overlays seriously compromise the quality of the work. Others should weigh in but my 2c is you are more likely to get negative reactions to the example you provided.

Your usual Pag<year> in the lower right looks good to me. Maybe spice it up like some of the logos in this thread. You just need to stay on top of enforcing your copyright.

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aezoss
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Aug 30, 2017 20:50 |  #10882

Pagman wrote in post #18441086 (external link)
Why I changed it is because a logo in free space like I was, is so so easy to clone out, but with the above less so also I keep the original jpeg with no watermark on it at all.

P.

I could be in the minority as far as adverse reactions go. If it works for you that's all the matters.

Lee




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Aug 30, 2017 20:53 |  #10883

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Pagman
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Aug 30, 2017 21:03 |  #10884

aezoss wrote in post #18441095 (external link)
I could be in the minority as far as adverse reactions go. If it works for you that's all the matters.

Lee


Just being over cautious I guess and a bit over protective of my photos, and if i'm a wee bit honest - quite proud of my new site - link at bottom of my signiture.;-)a;-)a;-)a


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Archibald
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Aug 30, 2017 21:13 |  #10885

aezoss wrote in post #18441095 (external link)
I could be in the minority as far as adverse reactions go. If it works for you that's all the matters.

Lee

I'm also in that minority.


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Pagman
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Aug 30, 2017 21:26 |  #10886

Archibald wrote in post #18441115 (external link)
I'm also in that minority.


The theft of a photo with a basic sig, happened to someone on another forum, the person who stole it even posted it on other forums saying it was his, it is still un-resolved and very upsetting for the original owner.


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Archibald
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Aug 30, 2017 21:30 |  #10887

Pagman wrote in post #18441128 (external link)
The theft of a photo with a basic sig, happened to someone on another forum, the person who stole it even posted it on other forums saying it was his, it is still un-resolved and very upsetting for the original owner.

P.

Yeah, I'm sure it happens.

On the other hand, posting something that is not attractive (to some) defeats the purpose of posting (for those).


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Aug 30, 2017 21:49 |  #10888

TedEllis wrote in post #18440786 (external link)
A beauty!


CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18440814 (external link)
Fantastic!


DMeraviglia wrote in post #18440869 (external link)
Wow! Gorgeus capture!

Thank you very much ! :-)


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Pagman
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Aug 30, 2017 21:49 |  #10889

Archibald wrote in post #18441131 (external link)
Yeah, I'm sure it happens.

On the other hand, posting something that is not attractive (to some) defeats the purpose of posting (for those).


Have a look at my website let me know what you think of the content-layout etc, its my first attempt.


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Archibald
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Aug 30, 2017 22:08 |  #10890

Pagman wrote in post #18441141 (external link)
Have a look at my website let me know what you think of the content-layout etc, its my first attempt.

P.

I had a look, and the website looks great to me, a clean look, logically laid out. The pics look good. If the watermark works for you, that is fine. :-)


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