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Réponse à l'éléphant[edit]

Salut, Amiral !

Merci de ton message.
Je ne vais plus guère sur la page des FP, ça m'intéresse beaucoup moins.
Souvent les images proposées ne sont même pas de qualité, sans raison spéciale.
Ou alors il y a des oiseaux et des panoramas de montagnes enneigées, spectaculaires mais répétitifs.
A ton appel, je viens d'y refaire un tour, je suis d'accord, c'est décevant, même si je ne suis pas partout d'accord avec toi.
Je me méfie aussi des portraits "exotiques", je trouve que c'est moralement un peu dangereux, ou douteux.
Bref, je ne me sens pas "bien" dans cette page, voilà... Et je n'ai pas dans mon stock de quoi relever le niveau, je le crains.
Et toi, ne pourrais-tu pas nous offrir une merveille de fleur ou d'insecte comme tu sais faire ?
Reçois toutes mes amitiés parisiennes, je me souviens avec plaisir de notre si agréable rencontre.--Jebulon (talk) 23:51, 21 October 2011 (UTC)


  • Salut, Jebulon!
  • I agree, maybe we need some new blood here, both in the creation and the assessment components! I don't feel very comfortable any more, though I'm making a little effort (in my most discrete and subtle way ;-) ) to influence the forum in what I think it is the correct approach: support only what you think it is the very best works and oppose the others, always trying to explain why. I understand your reserve concerning the so-called "ethnic" portraits and agree that we should be particularly careful when assessing them. But ignoring those photos is even worse, as some of them are really good. Yes, I will try to come back to nominations as soon as Nature permits (with bugs, flowers, etc.) but I very much feel that my "Peters level" ([1]) has been reached for the moment and that I will have to make a considerable effort to improve my technique and inovate my aesthetics. Ouis, on doit le répéter le plus tôt possible! La prochaine année je serais en Belgique pour une conférence sur Gerard Mercator... Alvesgaspar (talk) 17:17, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Permission to reproduce the photo in textbooks for Hong Kong preschool pupils[edit]

Dear Alvesgaspar,

On behalf of Educational Publishing House Limited, I am writing to ask for permisssion to use the mosquito photo (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mosquito_2007-2.jpg) (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Culiseta_May_2010-2.jpg) (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mosquito_September_2010-1.jpg) in our English textbooks and relating supplementary resources, including (but not limited to) electronic books, picture cards, etc. for Hong Kong preschool pupils. If we are permitted to use the photo, an acknowledgment will be printed in our book. I look forward to receiving your reply and I'd be very grateful to receive your permission.

Best regards, Serina

  • Thanks for your message. You are welcome to using those mosquito photos as long as proper credit is given. "Joaquim Alves Gaspar, WIkimedia Commons", will do. Best regards, Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:56, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt reply. It's really our pleasure to get your permission. Would you please take a look at the following statement as the acknowledgment?

Acknowledgments For permission to reproduce photographs in this book, we would like to thank the following: Joaquim Alves Gaspar/Wikimedia Commons Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders, but in the event of any accidental infringement, we would be more than pleased to come to a suitable arrangement with the rightful owner.

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Dutch WLM (our discussion)[edit]

Hello Alvesgaspar,

We had a little discussion a while ago, and you asked me where the dutch winners are. The results are there now see here. And as promised my 250 picture selection for a more wide view (that last 10 will be different for everybodies taste). 250 selection here. Don't know if it's the kind of pictures you expect (and it sure wont be that much better (exception as you said)), but just liked to inform you as we discussed about it some weeks ago.

Mvg, Basvb (talk) 22:35, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

BTW, if you are going to take a close look at the 250 selection I would then like to know which ones you think should've won/are suitable for FP or something (just to get some ideas, and maybe I nominate them if I agree :P). Mvg, Basvb (talk) 22:37, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you for keeping me informed, Basvb. I'll have a look at your selection. Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:44, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

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File:Paris_July_2011-27a.jpg[edit]

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 Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:27, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

POTD[edit]

Hi Alvesgaspar,

Nice one today, and a good digression from other subjects. The colors match very well with the Commons main page colour theme, in case you had not noticed! Have a nice day, --Slaunger (talk) 07:23, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks Kim, that was a surprise for me as I didn't know it was on the list for POTD. Indeed, it comes out nicely in the main page! Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:54, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Nice indeed, and different. Another soon, maybe ?--Jebulon (talk) 12:59, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Auplopus carbonarius[edit]

I think the Image File:Wasp August 2007-19.jpg shows an Episyron species. It has "hairy" forelegs and white spots on its abdomen which are characteristic for the Episyron genus. Maybe You can check the Image and find out which species it is? --Aiwok (talk) 12:12, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks, you are probably right though the white spot on the abdomen looks like a reflection to me. But I'm no expert, please let me ask someone else. Alvesgaspar (talk) 12:30, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Permission for photo credit[edit]

Dear Alvesgaspar, Congratulations on your talented photography. I am writing to ask permission to display some of your photos on our non-profit, non-commercial website with the following credit: "Photo by Joaquim Alves Gaspar, WIkimedia Commons" We generally do not have "links" on our website (as Wikipedia licenses seem to require), but would be glad to provide the photo credit. Sincerely, Paul Crawford, www.LightfortheDay.com

  • Please feel free to use the photos using the credit text you mention. What pictures do you intend to reproduce? Alvesgaspar (talk) 00:47, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. Your photo of the flowers (Coreopsis July 2011-2.jpg) is beautiful, and also the photo of the lambs in Portugal (Porto Covo January 2008-4.jpg). I will plan to communicate with you when we have set a date for your first photo to be displayed.

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Paris, France.jpg[edit]

I have speedy deleted this as the image was a reupload after being deleted a first time. You may wish to check Special:Contributions/Titit09, the guy was blocked as a sockpuppet. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:48, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Thank you mattbuck, I wasn't aware. Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:17, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Welcome and FPC[edit]

Hello Alves Gaspar,

Ton sympathique message m'a fait plaisir. Je n'ai hélas jamais participé au FPC, mais je viens d’y aller jeter un coup d'oeil et j’irai certainement de temps en temps y visionner et supporter les photographies qui susciteront le plus mon admiration.

Bonne journée.

Marie-Claire (talk) 11:29, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

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A preview before I proceed[edit]

Hi Joaquim,

I found a new set of images from the Upernavik cemetery with more foreground. Worthwhile to pursue in your opinion (it will require quite some additional work)? --Slaunger (talk) 13:46, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

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Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Boise State MSS 122 2 crop.jpeg[edit]

I've provided a translation now, and, in response to you, explained why I think it is feature worthy. Thanks. --Claritas (talk) 16:45, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Thank you for your message and the translation. I envy people who can read and write Latin, it would be very useful for my work! Concerning your picture, sorry for not changing my assessment. I have seen so many gorgeous illuminations in manuscrits and old maps that I'm still waiting for something really extraordinary to show up... Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:07, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
    • PS - Thanks for nomination my picture to QIC, just saw it. Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:10, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

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I use some of your photos[edit]

I have use some photos of Diptera in my free software educational proyect "Animalandia" (http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia)

You can see choose your name in: http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/recursos-por-autor.php

If you wish, you can send me some letters or/and a photo for your "contributor card" in Animalandia: http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/autor.php?nombre=Joaquim%20Alves%20Gaspar

This is my "contributor card": http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/autor.php?nombre=Fernando%20Lis%F3n%20Mart%EDn


In the future, I use more of your photos, I sure!

Thank you for the licence and, of course, for your splendid photos!! Regards! Fernando Lisón

--Fernando.lison (talk)

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Christmas greetings[edit]

Havregrynskugler, a Danish christmas sweet with oatmeal as its main ingredient.

Dear Joaquim,

Here are some christmas sweets for you, which my daughter and I just made. You will find the recipe in the file page. They are easy to make and they taste in my opinion very good. Merry christmas from Denmark, --Slaunger (talk) 12:43, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

* * * Happy New 2012 Year! * * *

-- George Chernilevsky talk 17:22, 31 December 2011 (UTC)