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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 03:20 »
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So, I sold the coots, but a different image with the same birds. Only 0.33:-(
Congratulations to your sale! Looking at the clock, I'm guessing it was an European or Australian buyer.
At 33 cents for the flock, it works out to about 4 cents per bird. If those coots were a little bit plumper, they might bring more to the table.

Slightly, off topic - a few days ago, I spoke with two colleagues, who recently returned from a month-long trip to SW Florida, and they both reported a very noticeable decrease of the waterbirds both in the conservation areas and on the beaches. One of them is suspecting an increasing numbers of raccoons who are very adept at raiding the bird nests.

In USA and in Canada, every year millions of honey bees and butterflies perish, most likely due to the agricultural pesticides. I believe that in Europe there is a ban on some of those pesticides, but not on this continent. Whatever kills the bees, it would affect also other insects and indirectly many birds.

Any other theories?


 
« Last Edit: December 04, 2013, 04:24 by LesPalenik »


« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2013, 05:44 »
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This past year I noticed an increase here in honey bees, The last few years before a dramatic decrease. Not scientific, just my own observations. I'm in upstate western New York. I know, off topic to the OP.

ShadySue

« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2013, 07:49 »
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   So, I sold the coots, but a different image with the same birds. Only 0.33:-(
That's a nice photo.  :)
Could have been worse, if you'd been a newbie over there.

« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2013, 07:52 »
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   Thank you ShadySue.

« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2013, 00:08 »
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So, I sold the coots, but a different image with the same birds. Only 0.33:-(

Why the sad face? It's not like that will be the only time that it ever sells. Even if it was, you're still 0.33 richer than before it was licensed.

« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2013, 01:38 »
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   You are right, I should smile. I'm sad because my last images don't sell well or don't sell at all. Even though I uploaded more in the last months, and my acceptance rate is about 90% now, they seem to be non commercial. At the beginning it was under 50, and the new files sold better. And is not so long ago.

« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2013, 03:22 »
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It won't sell on micro. You can possibly earn few cents with it, but it's not worth an effort, and it will not cover the production costs, unless you have very easy access to some good wildlife location. Wildlife is not popular topic for microstock buyers. If you want to shoot wildlife focus on high quality and try some specialised agencies, but competition is very tough nowdays. I sell wildlife through french agency biosphoto, but have been with them too short to tell if it is profitable. The other way how to make profit with such pictures is direct contact with customers, but again the competion is hard.

« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2013, 03:30 »
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   Thanks Salparadis. Can I upload there for submission images that are already on micros? Cause i can't find the terms for contrubutors.

« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2013, 07:12 »
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I'm sad because my last images don't sell well or don't sell at all.

 they seem to be non commercial.

you are aware of it, and yet you are annoyed at sean's funny comment stating the obvious..

no reason to be annoyed on people's comments.. they are only helpful if you look at it the right way.. and trust me, sean's comment will be more helpful to you, if you one day become a great seller..

I laughed at his comment because it was very well said, with great timing :) because you came and started a thread that sounds arrogant when you look at the title..

is it worth selling these on micros may be read as "is it worth selling these great images on worthless micros"..

at least that's how it sounded to me.. and since the images aren't really as good as thread title implies, the answer was spot on..
« Last Edit: December 06, 2013, 15:51 by cidepix »

« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2013, 08:20 »
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   I'm sorry if you read it like this. I'm not a native speaker so maybe I didn't put it the right way. If that is the case, I apologise.
   I was not annoyed by sean's comment.
   I didn't say they are great images
...and I said all my new images aren't selling well, even the type that was selling a year ago lets say.

ShadySue

« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2013, 08:26 »
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is it worth selling these on micros may be read as "is it worth selling these great images on worthless micros"..
at least that's how it sounded to me.. and since the images aren't really as good as thread title implies, the answer was spot on..
I didn't infer that at all.
It's clearly all in the interpretation.
I interpreted it as "is there any point in trying to sell these images on micros?".

« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2013, 11:10 »
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is it worth selling these on micros may be read as "is it worth selling these great images on worthless micros"..
at least that's how it sounded to me.. and since the images aren't really as good as thread title implies, the answer was spot on..
I didn't infer that at all.
It's clearly all in the interpretation.
I interpreted it as "is there any point in trying to sell these images on micros?".

I thought the same.


 

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