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RaFaLe

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« Reply #100 on: May 06, 2009, 02:45 »
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Chris, I would pick one of the camels and the dragonfly. However, I would also try to find another picture, with people if possible, not to risk being rejected for subjects of images being too similar, which happened to me.

Thanks, Goldenangel.
I've uploaded 2 more images - tell me what you think?
I quite fancy the grasshopper. You don't think that would be better than the Camels?
Either way, let me know which of the two people pics you think I should use?

Please feel free to click the links on each image. You will see the images at full res.

Thanks a ton!
:)


« Reply #101 on: May 06, 2009, 03:06 »
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Chris, don't' get me wrong, I think grasshopper is great, I just tend to like the dragonfly more and I'm afraid they would say the subject of images is too similar to submit both of them. I think the baby picture might be a little too shallow depth of field, so parts of baby's head are not sharp enough. The other picture is good, I like the black and white effect. I might be too "afraid" to send it for application because of that though, but that is just me. Let's see what other people say...

RaFaLe

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« Reply #102 on: May 06, 2009, 03:27 »
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Chris, don't' get me wrong, I think grasshopper is great, I just tend to like the dragonfly more and I'm afraid they would say the subject of images is too similar to submit both of them. I think the baby picture might be a little too shallow depth of field, so parts of baby's head are not sharp enough. The other picture is good, I like the black and white effect. I might be too "afraid" to send it for application because of that though, but that is just me. Let's see what other people say...

Of course - thanks very much for your input, goldenangel.
I'll wait to see what others come up with and I'll make my decision from there perhaps.
Thanks again :)

« Reply #103 on: May 06, 2009, 09:32 »
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Hey Chris. My approval rating at IS is pretty bad but I have around 800 photos up there.

I would submit the dragonfly, the camel profile, and that last baby pic. I would stay away from submitting "colorized" or sepia toned images. Also im not sure how valuable insect photos are (I could be wrong).

Try to give them a little range like a landscape, a portrait, and maybe an animal photo.

RaFaLe

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« Reply #104 on: May 06, 2009, 09:40 »
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Hey Chris. My approval rating at IS is pretty bad but I have around 800 photos up there.

I would submit the dragonfly, the camel profile, and that last baby pic. I would stay away from submitting "colorized" or sepia toned images. Also im not sure how valuable insect photos are (I could be wrong).

Try to give them a little range like a landscape, a portrait, and maybe an animal photo.

Cool!
Thanks!
Let's see what else comes in.
I have a few hours to wait before I can resubmit...

RaFaLe

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« Reply #105 on: May 07, 2009, 05:11 »
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Well, I've just submitted another application after a loooong wait, and 4 previous failures  :-\

I'm hoping and praying that this time my application is favoured (please please PLEASE)... :)

I submitted, the Camel Profile, Thin blue dragonfly and the pic of the baby as per suggestons.


Let's wait and see :)

« Reply #106 on: May 07, 2009, 08:39 »
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Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

RaFaLe

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« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2009, 04:21 »
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Declined AGAIN! That's 5 times now.
What am I supposed to do? I SWEAR someone has something against me?
What did I do?

 :'( :'(  :-\ :-\  :-[

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RaFaLe

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« Reply #108 on: May 11, 2009, 09:54 »
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