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Posted By:thiv
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2010-03-25 01:52:35
Thanks a lot for your kind words.
2010-03-25 01:51:15
"Fair or not it's just a fact of life here." that is, "Welcome to the jungle's law" or "Welcome to the wold West!".
2010-03-24 23:41:14
That excellent or prize-winning photos get voted down won't surprise anyone who has been around this site very long. I have , over the past several years, posted photos by some of the world's greatest photographers only to see them quickly disappear. Photos by the likes of Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Russel Lee and Jacques Henri Lartige went down like the Hindenberg, while generic, bland and cliched landscapes or cure puppy dog pics get tons of votes. We could discuss at length why this is so, but regardless of the reasons it's just how things are here and it's not likely to change. Once you get a feel for the reality on the ground here, your work should do well. Carry on !
2010-03-24 17:36:30
quest - I suggested to Thiv that he might ask Pixdaus to delete his photos (they would do so at his request) first - then repost. This way, hopefully, it might lessen the chance of folks getting uptight ;-) His photos deserve a fair vote.
2010-03-24 16:41:30
Thiv, as far as I know there is no reason why you couldn't simply repost some of your photos yourself, albeit a few at a time. There are lots of dups on Pidaus already that, for the most part, have been uploaded unknowingly by different people. If you do this, however, be sure to make some changes in the titles and other information. It is a real shame to see your dragonfly currently at a -8 rating with another dragonfly uploaded later today already going to +17. For one thing I believe yours is a better photo. A dragonfly in a real life situation with appropriate information and name attached, plus the fact that your full-size image, that the other didn't even have is simply stunning. The other dragonfly photo is beautiful, that is for sure, but it was filmed by a professional photographer in a studio situation taking advantage of a few gimmicks. For one the dragonfly is not in a real life situation, it is hanging unnaturally from flowers that it would not normally light on. To do this the studio photographer cools (usually by placing in the refrigerator for a few minutes) the dragonfly down just enough that it cannot fly until it warms up. Then he places it where he wants it, letting it hang on because that is all it can do, while he takes the photograph. Then he uses a flash with some sort of screen behind the photo in order to completely remove any distracting background. Of course this makes a very beautiful picture, no question about that. But, in my opinion, yours is equally beautiful. Don't let today's reception get you down. Live and learn from it.
2010-03-24 16:24:32
Do I hear an echo? ;-)
2010-03-24 13:09:16
Macro photography and the subjects you've chosen require that a photographer have good equipment and a lot of skill. You posted some very nice photos Thiv. It's unfortunate that your photos were voted down, simply because you didn't know about the unwritten 'rules' on Pixdaus. Perhaps, as a newcomer, you should have been given a chance and told about those 'rules' instead of your photos getting automatically downvoted. If you had posted only a few at a time, your photos would have gotten votes. Unfortunately, a lot on Pixdaus don't like photos of bugs/insects. I do, and I have posted some (not my own work), and got very little votes for them. It's just the way it is. I'm sorry you don't have any more photos to post. I wonder if you could ask Pixdaus to delete all your photos. Then, you could repost them...a couple a day for example. I think the folks on Pixdaus would then be more receptive.
2010-03-24 13:09:14
Macro photography and the subjects you've chosen require that a photographer have good equipment and a lot of skill. You posted some very nice photos Thiv. It's unfortunate that your photos were voted down, simply because you didn't know about the unwritten 'rules' on Pixdaus. Perhaps, as a newcomer, you should have been given a chance and told about those 'rules' instead of your photos getting automatically downvoted. If you had posted only a few at a time, your photos would have gotten votes. Unfortunately, a lot on Pixdaus don't like photos of bugs/insects. I do, and I have posted some (not my own work), and got very little votes for them. It's just the way it is. I'm sorry you don't have any more photos to post. I wonder if you could ask Pixdaus to delete all your photos. Then, you could repost them...a couple a day for example. I think the folks on Pixdaus would then be more receptive.
2010-03-24 07:11:25
Thiv, since this photo is very likely to be voted into obscurity very soon, I went to your home page to post further comments, however, there is already some excellent advise there. Be sure to look at it.
2010-03-24 06:34:47
You have excellent photos and extraordinary photo skills, but you have a lot to learn about posting on Pixdaus.
2010-03-24 03:51:52
Whether BBT is a mod/admin or not, he/she is right if it matters to you whether your pics are voted up to popular and stay around,or down into oblivion. People will react negatively to this kind of mass posting and downvote the photos regardless of quality or anything else. Fair or not it's just a fact of life here.
2010-03-24 03:04:46
Sorry, I have already posted my 100th shot (i.e, all the photos I have for posting), when I saw your comment. For my taste, reptiles and insects which aren't a 'hard sell', though. Are you an administrator or moderator on this site? best regards
2010-03-24 01:09:49
ENOUGH ALREADY! Please don't post all your pictures in one day! You've uploaded about 60 pictures today, mostly reptiles and insects which are a 'hard sell' even singly, once in a while. A dozen or so pictures (max.) in one day are sufficient. Thank you.