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I know I'm probably being a bit of an old grump on this one, but could we keep the wildlife gallery free of the umpteen pictures of captive animals that are still being posted here.
Anything taken in a Zoo, Butterfly house, Bird of prey centre, Sealife centre or similar belongs in the Pets/Captive animal gallery.
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Agreed and seconded!
Have to agree on this one.
Guilty! your 'onour.
But, I must have missed the pets/captive choice in the selection box.
Can't the Mods alter the categories?
Well said. I was thinking the same myself as nearly all my photos are of wild animals and I hate taking captive ones. The sense of achievement isn't as great for me.
Pictures of Wild anaimals are, in my opinion, harder to take than animals in captivity so I feel they need to be merited by the seperation
I think it might be appropriate to point out that this category change is very recent and therefore you should give people a chance to discover it. Not everyone will even realise that it has happened yet.
And why the need to be quite so supercilious about it?
Quote: Pictures of Wild anaimals are, in my opinion, harder to take than animals in captivity so I feel they need to be merited by the seperation[sic]
The idea was not to show superiority, despite what you may like to think. Categories are just categories. They are not ranked.
Ah! That'll be why I didn't see the category then, I uploaded the image in March.
That'll be it!
Perhaps a notification of the change will go out in the next newsletter.
No need to make people feel guilty is there.
Totally agree,wildlife means animals in the wild,well done Paul to bringing it to attention and hope people take notice but not Keep of the grass etc.lol
Good on ya.
Quote: No need to make people feel guilty is there.
I hope no one does, I think the additional category passed a lot of people by. Hopefully a lot more are aware of it now.
PIRATES IN ROWING BOATS
Wot??! Not long til National Talk Like a Pirate Day... (9th September I think).
Especially those katty things - please
I realise what I said sounds a bit like superiority but its not how i intended it to sound. I know what I mean but i am struggling to put it into words. I expected your kind of response after I had typed what I typed. Here is an example of what I mean. Flight shots. I have tried for years to get flight shots of wild birds but am still in search of one. I took some flight shots on a course with a captive bird. Although the shots were technically OK I did n't like them as there was little challenge involved. It was simply point camera at bird take picture go home. I feel that a photo is much more than the picture but it is about how the picture was produced.
I am sorry if I have offended anyone but as I said these are only my own opinions
Fair enough - I know that you see the point I was making.
Many struggle to get their images and therefore I don't think it would be fair (on this site) to suggest that the difference between the categories is designed to be related to the capability of the photographer.
Not trying to take anything away from the effort you make. It is to be admired. Definitely.
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