I help run a sub wiki at http://www.frheritage.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Home_Page in support of a narrow gauge railway = Ffestiniog Railway (also on Wikipedia)
I have just entered a page on Osprey, penned by one of our members (railway supporter group)
I would like permission to use your photo at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Osprey_photo.jpg, or at least a reduced size one
I appreciate the usual wiki protocol on GNU / copyright, but I prefer at least trying to make some personal contact to confirm situation and usage
never having used this email/talk system, I add my direct email address as firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply
Thanks in anticipation
Keith C. Bradbury Keith 22:30, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Quality Image PromotionEdit
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Re File:Pale-headed Rosela.jpg. Hi, I am trying to identify the subspecies of this parrot and it might help to know where it was. Is Brisbane where the photograph was taken or it that where you are based? Is it a wild one or is it in a zoo? Snowmanradio (talk) 14:27, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
Photograph use - Parks AustraliaEdit
Hi Glen, My name is Owen Carroll, and I work for Parks Australia. We are currently putting together a new birdwatching brochure for the Norfolk Island National Park, and I would like to talk to you about the possible use of one your photographs, the common noddy (Anous stolidus) that is up on wikicommons). I understand it is under a creative commons license, but I am pretty sure I will still need a note of approval or similar (for Dept. records), and also thought it polite to personally clear it with you! If you could possibly email me about this that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance,ParksAustralia (talk) 04:37, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Hi Glen - I still reckon that is an Eastern Great Egret. It does show the kink in its neck, and has dull yellow legs as well as feet, which Little doesn't. Little Egret has black legs with a sharp divide to its yellow feet; compare here. Little Egret also has a much slenderer bill than your bird, and only a narrow unfeathered area at the lores; compare here. I'll not change the file again, but will suggest getting a third opinion. - MPF (talk) 23:51, 25 December 2009 (UTC)
- Perhaps therein lies the problem. Your examples are of the Eurasian subspecies, E. g. garzetta, in breeding plumage. The photo is of the Australasian subspecies, E. g. nigripes, in non-breeding plumage. Our birds do not have yellow feet - they have yellow soled feet. Here is a Great Egret from the very same shoot. It just isn't possible to confuse these birds; there are too many obvious differences. Compare another view of the same Little. To me, the flat-topped head profile of the Great is utterly diagnostic.
- (BTW, the only other similar local is the nb Intermediate, which (among other things) has a yellow-orange bill, and a much thicker base to it's rather shorter neck.) Glen Fergus (talk) 01:12, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit
I love your paleotemperature mashup, but how about making a version that has a constant scale, instead of one with a new scale starting at the Pliocene?
It gives the impression that fluctuations from the Pliocene and onward were not as great as they actually were.