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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are here to report a copyright problem with one of my images, it's probably because I forgot to add GFDL-self tag to it. Rather than clutter this page, and create unnecessary delays by sending me notices I will probably not receive for many days, go right ahead and add the tag yourself. Mdf 12:30, 4 May 2007 (UTC)


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Question[edit]

I love the photo of your Barred Owl. I see on wikemedia that it is free for public use, however, out of respect I would like either your written permission or to be able to purchase the required copy right from you please. How do I get hold of you to do this? properly.

Update- March 5 2013, I am an artist interested in the same photograph. I also saw that it is free for use - but to be safe I'd love to hear from you. I'm interested in remixing and selling it.. I would be happy to show you what I've done and pay you a share of my sales. Please contact me through my website! Blessings! Ryanbcurtis.com

Congrats[edit]

Congratulations. A photograph you took, Image:Anas-americana-004.jpg, as been nominated for Featured Picture over at Featured Picture Candidates. You can go here to vote and participate in the discussion. NauticaShades 21:28, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

... for contributing such high quality images on commons. They're really breathtaking in most cases. --Ikiwaner 19:11, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I'll also use this space to thank you, Mdf, for your contributions. I would be going to congratulate you on having done such works, but I think to thank you is more appropriate for sharing your care and talent with the world. (PS: Sorry about my English and possible errors.) Fernando Maia Jr. 14:31, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

QI promotions[edit]

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Nominations by Pharaoh Hound - Alvesgaspar 22:54, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

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POTY election implementation[edit]

Some help in needed to organize the POTY election. Please check the conclusions of the discussion in Commons talk:Featured picture candidates. What do you think of doing the election in the period 15-31 January? - Alvesgaspar 15:24, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

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Alvesgaspar 08:55, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

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Alvesgaspar 14:35, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

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Alvesgaspar 15:45, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

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POTY 2006[edit]

The arrangements for the Commons Picture of the Year 2006 competition are now complete, and voting will start tomorrow, Feb 1st. All the featured pictures promoted last year are automatically nominated. As the creator of one or more images nominated for the election we invite you to participate in the event. Alvesgaspar 12:11, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


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Image:Strix-varia-005.jpg[edit]

Hi, there is a problem with your Image:Strix-varia-005.jpg when viewed at full resolution. Maybe you will have to re-upload? Lycaon 22:10, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

The image is large by Wikipedia standards. And it appears to be a "finalist" -- I honestly do not track this kind of thing -- which means it is probably getting more than its usual amount of exposure to the outside world. I'm guessing that to throttle the bandwidth one of the sysadmins has taken it down temporarily. This happened when the image was on the main page of the English Wikipedia a few weeks ago. I suggest patience. But if there is indeed a problem, let me know again and I'll happily re-upload it. Mdf 22:47, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
OK, let's wait it out. Just wanted to let you know. Lycaon 23:02, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

POTY 2006 - Final[edit]

Two of your images have been chosen as one of the 11 finalists of the POTY 2006 competition. Congratulations! Please check Commons:Picture of the Year/2006 - Alvesgaspar 00:40, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Photographer barnstar[edit]

I award you the Photographer barnstar for your excellent bird images in commons --Simonizer 08:10, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Most of your images are awesome. Feel free to copy the barnstar to your userpage! --Simonizer 08:10, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Cyanocitta-cristata-004.jpg[edit]

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An image you created, Blue Jay has been selected by the Wikimedia Community as being third in the Picture of the Year 2006 competition. Congratulations! -- Bryan (talk to me) 10:37, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Great picture![edit]

It really should've won. Alaexis 17:19, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Kandidaten für exzellente Bilder[edit]

Hello, I've nominated your Spizella-arborea-pic on the featured pictures of de.wikipedia --80.146.85.112 15:45, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Keep up the good work![edit]

The image you contributed, has been selected by the Turkish Vikipedi Community as the Featured Picture. Thank you very much for the excellent job! --Metal Militia


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FP Promotion[edit]

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--Simonizer 10:59, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Nice Work[edit]

Excellent pictures! Calibas 00:40, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Wattled Plover Mara.jpg[edit]

Do you have any idea what the spike might be on this bird? --MichaelMaggs 21:39, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the great pictures[edit]

Hi, thanks for the great pictures. I'm using Strix_varia as my desktop background, it's beautiful. Keep up the great work! (User Phasmatisnox from english wikipedia, Oct 2 2007)

VisibleEarth Projections please halp![edit]

Dear Mdf,

I'm an architect currently looking for a digital version of either the buckminster fuller earth satellite map ( dymaxion world ), or the Goode Homolsine projection world map based on satelite image, or the world map based on satelite image. My pourpouse is to print it out at a very large format ( 5.50 mt width), so i need a very good quality raster or vectorial digital map. I have been looking for it through out the net, but with no results, so i really hope you can help me. I sow your Goode-Homolosine projection on Wikipedia at [1]( ElectionWorld told me about you ), it is wonderful. Also I sow on your page other very interesting projection you are able to execute...

> Are these projectio available in good digital quality as to print out as I need ? Or is it possible to produce these in best quality ? I really hope you to halp me

>I found a satellite image on visibleearth.nasa.gov, it is available as TIFF 21600 x 21600 pixels (173,5 MB or 240,1 MB or 400,7 MB ). Do you think we can transform this image in Goode Homolosine or Dimaxion projection ?

>Are you able ( or someone you know ) to execute these transformations for me ( from satellite image to Goode-Homolosine or to Dymaxion map )? >How much does it would cost to me?

You can look a sample of Dymaxion map i'm tolking about at [2] If you are not able to help me please let me know which other sources could be useful to me.

thanks a lot and kind regards.

"Mogeco", marchi_leo@yahoo.it Trieste, Italia

Proposal concerning User PH-n templates[edit]

Hi, there is a proposal and vote concerning the {{User PH-0}},...,{{User PH-3}} templates, that you may be interested in. --Tony Wills 10:49, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

FP nomination[edit]

I've nominated Image:Spizella-passerina-015.jpg for FP status. Did you see that one of your other images is up as well? --MichaelMaggs 09:46, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Sinusoid-south-america.jpg[edit]

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FP Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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How do you do it?[edit]

How do you get so close to birds? I'm amazed by the quality of your shots. Do you not participate in Commons discussions? I'd love to hear about your stalking and shooting techniques :) Dori - Talk 08:02, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

POTY Competition[edit]

Hi, I'm writing to let you know that an image of yours that become a Commons Featured Picture during 2007 is now part of the 2007 Picture of the Year competition. If you have > 200 edits you are welcome to vote too. Thanks for contributing your valuable work and good luck. Herby talk thyme 17:17, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Nominated your latest pics[edit]

Hey, I nominated some of your latest pics for FP and QI. I hope you don't mind. Also, I realize that you don't really discuss things on Commons, but could you please upload your pics with some more space around the birds? The composition would be better with some more breathing room, and in any case it's easier to take stuff out than to add it in :) Thanks, --Dori - Talk 06:35, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Fantastic[edit]

Your pictures really are. I saw some in featured pictures and wow. Good work! 81.96.160.6 04:12, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Need a Mercador projection[edit]

Hello, I need a mecador projection ( Image:mercator-projection.jpg need ...) like those you made on your user page.

Many thanks, hoping that you can manage this task. Yug 15:02, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay, but I've uploaded one. The latitude limits here are +-80 degrees; you can chop off parts of Antarctica (as may be traditional), or I can re-render it per request.
Normally I would notify User:Yug in person (as it were), but it is not entirely clear if you are that editor, as he seems to have departed this project sometime last year. Hopefully you are watching this talk page. If you have any other requests like this, feel free to ask! Mdf 16:04, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks for your quick job ! BTW... yes, I'm Yug, but that's doesn't matter. Thanks ! 16:37, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Cygnus-columbianus-columbianus-004.jpg[edit]

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Unlicenced use of your photo[edit]

Hi Mdf. Regarding Image:Cyanocitta-cristata-004.jpg, which you licenced as GFDL, I wanted to let you know that I recently came across this, which fails to provide attribution for your image (and likely, many hundreds more). I'm not sure if you care about such things, but figured you should be made aware of this. (I'm still reading Commons:Licensing, but unfortunately issues covered there are copyvio images uploaded to Commons, not those taken from Commons). Mindmatrix 00:17, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Here is another one: http://article.wn.com/view/2008/04/21/Thousands_of_seedlings_may_save_songbird/, wn.com or it's parent company displays.com seems to be in the business to take gfdl-licensed images off wikipedia and re-aggregate them under their copyright. They do take them offline once contacted but refuse to do this in general for GFDL licensed content... Wwcsig 21:26, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Unlike the first one, this one credits "mdf" ... which is really about all they can do, though a back-reference to the Commons would be nice. Anyways, like most normal people, I do not have an IP lawyer on retainer, so as much as I might like crushing them -- cue the Perry Mason theme -- it's not really cost effective for me. I accept Philip Greenspun's advice at http://philip.greenspun.com/panda/images, under the section "A Personal Approach to Copyright". He writes "I decided to focus my energy on creating new works and not lose sleep over piracy of the old ones." Well, why not? I like sleep.
This may not be for everyone though. If this is a wider issue for the larger population of photographers and other content creators here, I'd suggest a formal mechanism similar to Greenspun's "Internet Hall of Shame" (http://philip.greenspun.com/copyright/hall-of-shame). Given Wikipedia/Commons/etc's high profile, such a list would probably have more power than the individual contributors. Mdf 04:57, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
With regard to the credit, you are certainly right. This is one of their obligations for publishing a GFDL licensed image and the only one they fulfill. They do not provide the original (or a back link to wikimedia), they do not provide the GFDL text on their server (but I see they started linking to Gnu recently) and they claim copyright for their aggregations and do not publish their content under the GFDL or a equivalent license. If the image was CC-by-licensed they'd be doing the right thing but the GFDL is trying to convince publishers to give back to the community if they take content from it. That model however is apparently not displays.com's business model. Then again - your 'I like sleep' model has a certain attractiveness as well... Wwcsig 17:58, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

photos[edit]

Hi, I've seen your photos of birds and I liked them. Compliments. I've even seen that you've done them using professional Canon cameras. Are you a professional photographer?If you are can you tell me something about Leica cameras?I would like to buy the V-lux 1 model...I hope you answer me...bye!--Dr.Conati 18:29, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Alas, my exposure to Leica equipment is limited to some very old film cameras, a long time ago. Mdf 04:36, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Lechuza[edit]

Buenas tardes. Hoy tenemos en portada en Wikipedia su imagen de la lechuza, ¡es preciosa! Enhorabuena. Saludos Lourdes 13:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

can i use your picture?![edit]

hello my name is Séamus Ó'Bric and i'm a secondary school teacher in Ireland. i am currently writing a text book for 13 -16 year olds in Science in Irish. i need colourful pictures for this and have found some pictures ideal for my project at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Mdf that i'd like to use. this text book would hopefully be sold throughout ireland to irish speaking schools since no such text exists at the moment. i would therefore be very thankful if you could outline what i would need to do in order to use your picture. thank you seamus sobric@hotmail.com

FP nom[edit]

I have nominated Image:Gallinago-delicata-002.jpg for FP status. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 06:55, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

FP nom[edit]

I have nominated Image:Gallinago-delicata-002.jpg for FP status (ps. you haven't yet added a cat). --MichaelMaggs (talk) 06:57, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Anas-americana-003.jpg[edit]

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Requesting permission to use Hairy Woodpecker (male and female) pictures[edit]

Hello Mdf.

I just found your great pictures of Hairy Woodpeckers and am wondering if I can have permission to use them in a project my class has put together. I don't completely understand the license they're published under and I wanted to get permission to use them in case you're not cool with it.

The project can be found at: urbanbirdsounds.org Your pics (if you are comfortable with us using them) would be used on the website and in a small booklet that we're putting out with a CD (which will be give out for free to other schools/students). If you're interested we could definitely send you a copy too! Also, if this doesn't sound like something you're interested in, no worries.

I have no idea who to check back into this and see if you responded but my email is rb13@cornell.edu If you are comfortable with us using them, please let me know how you would like to be credited and whether you would like your name to link to a website of your other work.

Thanks for your help --and for the great pics. Looking forward to hearing from you. All the best, Regan

permission to use photo[edit]

Hi Mdf,

I would like to ask permission to use your photos for props in our outdoor environmental education programs, these are not profit based programs. I can credit you if you send your name.

Thank you very much for you consideration!

Michelle Duncan Parks Interpreter Metro Vancouver

Use of photo permission[edit]

MDF,

Can I use your American Goldfinch photo for a bird ID pamphlet I'm creating for a Texas State Park. It will not be sold and instead given to park visitors for free. I'd be happy to give you credit if you supplied me with your name. Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Robert Owen Robertm.owen@gmail.com

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Mdf!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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File:Colibri-thalassinus-001-edit.jpg[edit]

Hi, would you be able to geotag this picture? It's been nominated at the Valued Images project and it is one of the requirements. Thanks in advance if you can give us some geographic info about it. --Eusebius (talk) 16:15, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Featured picture[edit]

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Picture of birds from Tropical rainforest[edit]

Dear Mdf,

I work for the french Museum of natural history. We are updating the multimedia devices in the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution and one of this device treats about the rainforest of South America. I'm looking for pictures and found your pictures of birds on Wikimedia.

There are some stuffed specimens in the Gallery which represent the rainforest, and for every specimen we would like to show a picture of the animal in his natural area (picture attached). This is a non-commercial use, our purpose is to show how rainforests are threatened by human activities.

Do you agree if we use your pictures in this device ? Of course your name will appear in the device.

We would be very pleased to invite you at the Grande galerie if you go to Paris once a time.

Thank you,

Best regards,

Ingrid Verleye

http://www.mnhn.fr/museum/foffice/tous/tous/GuideDecouverte/lieuxVisiter/LieuxAVisiter/FLieuAVisiter.xsp?AE_ID=203&INFO_ID=1&LIEU_ID=164&MAN_ID=259&SITE_ID=10&idx=2&nav=liste

Please contact me at this adress (without spaces): verleye @ mnhn.fr

Amazing[edit]

Your pictures of birds are nothing short of brilliant. Why you decided to give them away for free, and not sell them, I do not know. You must either have a screw loose or be exceedingly generous, or perhaps both... I've no idea how you captured the hummingbird so well. I cannot praise you photography skills enough. Thank you, they are a gift to the world. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 01:38, 20 April 2009 (UTC)


FYI ;-)[edit]

Maybe you're interested in this Best regards   • Richard[®] • 23:06, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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FP promotion[edit]

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Cartographic projections[edit]

Hi. I really like your images of cartographic projections. Is there a way I could learn how to make them myself or do they require some special, complicated software? --Hispalois (talk) 21:35, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Request Permission to Use Photo as Reference for Painting[edit]

Your photos of birds are just beautiful! I've been reading the copyright info pages and am not quite clear on some of the info. I wonder if you'd give me permission to use your photo of the blue jay in the snow as a reference for a watercolor painting. Since my painting wouldn't be in electronic form or published to the internet, I'm not sure how to do the attribution, or if the GFDL or CC-BY-SA are meant to be applied to non-electronic formats. Please let me know if you'd give me permission for a painting and if so, how you'd like it to be attributed. I'd appreciate it if you could reply to this request with an email to cinsley@msn.com. Best Regards, Cathy Insley --vyigfu (talk) 15:39, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

How to get a license to use one of your Photos for a small "commercial" Webproject[edit]

Your work is great. Is it possible to get a License to use one of it in small, but "commercial" Webproject? Please Contact me pan.dora at gmx .net --vyigfu (talk)

Hopi chipmunk[edit]

We would very much like to use your wonderful image of the Hopi chipmunk (Neotamias rufus)in the new edition of Mammals of Colorado (University of Colorado Press, publication expected 2010.

If that is possible, shall we credit the photo in the format specified by Wikipedia or can we credit it to you individually?

Thanks very much for your consideration.

David M Armstrong University of Colorado

Hopi chipmunk[edit]

We would very much like to use your wonderful image of the Hopi chipmunk (Neotamias rufus)in the new edition of Mammals of Colorado (University of Colorado Press, publication expected 2010.

If that is possible, shall we credit the photo in the format specified by Wikipedia or can we credit it to you individually?

Thanks very much for your consideration.

David M Armstrong University of Colorado mausmann@aol.com

Hopi chipmunk[edit]

We would very much like to use your wonderful image of the Hopi chipmunk (Neotamias rufus)in the new edition of Mammals of Colorado (University of Colorado Press, publication expected 2010.

If that is possible, shall we credit the photo in the format specified by Wikipedia or can we credit it to you individually?

Thanks very much for your consideration.

David M Armstrong University of Colorado mausmann@aol.com

A famous french supermarket uses your picture on handkerchiefs packagings![edit]

Hello and congrats for your excellent work,

I just wanted to inform you, since you may not know this, that to my astonishment, I have recognized today one of your most famous pictures, the winter's blue jay (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cyanocitta-cristata-004.jpg) on a handkerchief box/layout sold nationwide by the french supermarket corporation "LEADER PRICE". The brand of the handkerchiefs featuring your picture goes by the same name, and only mentions: "48 mouchoirs blancs" ("48 white handkerchiefs"). I don't know what to do, else than report it to you: since one of the GNU Licensing requirements are, as far as I know, that there may be free to distribute but that you always have to mention the credits and/or the author: of course, nothing is written on the packaging.

Well... that's it!

Keep up the good work (and happy new year btw!) 82.67.23.105 12:33, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Bodhis

Permission to use Dendroica cerulea[edit]

I'm writing you seeking permission to use your image for educational purposes (Rare species and their habitats etc.) I realize this image falls under the creative commons licence, but I would much rather credit the image to you the photographer, not your user name Mdf. If you could please message me, I would very much apprecaite it. Thank You,Jeffpark (talk) 18:46, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Permission to use Image[edit]

I'm writing you seeking permission to use your image for educational purposes (Rare species and their habitats etc.) I realize this image falls under the creative commons licence, but I would much rather credit the image to you the photographer, not your user name Mdf. If you could please message me, I would very much apprecaite it. Thank You


File:Equirectangular-projection.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Equirectangular-projection.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Barnstar[edit]

For uploading awesome, magnificent, inspiring, glorious, impressive, spectacular, splendid, superb and beautiful images of birds to Commons. --Extra999 (talk) 11:12, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Unlimited barnstars would be not enough to appreciate you. Really!!!! --Extra999 (talk) 11:12, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Unauthorized commercial use?[edit]

Hi, I just wanted you to be aware that someone has taken one of your pictures and is calling it her own. She sells them on Etsy under the name of ImagineStudio. I hate to see photo theft, being a photographer myself, and just thought you should be made aware of this.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/29787046/wade-in-the-water-limited-edition-giclee?ref=v1_other_2

Hummingbirds[edit]

For your outstanding bird photography Benjamint 10:47, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

I'd be honoured if you'd comment on Wikipedia_talk:Featured_picture_candidates#Travels for me Benjamint 10:47, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Tyrannus-melancholicus-001.jpg[edit]

Hi Mdf, how are you? In the spanish article es:Discusión:Tyrannus melancholicus a girl has doubt about the identification of the bird of this photo. She says that the bird is Tyrannus verticalis because the white lines in the sides of the tail. I don't know too much about tropical birds, so is she right?. Thanks in advance. --Erfil (talk) 11:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

The picture was taken during the Panamanian winter, so it is possible that I stumbled onto a Western Kingbird (verticalis) in the midst of the usual Tropical's (melancholicus). However, the white in the tail here appears to be more of an artifact of lighting than an actual feature on the bird. Compare the tail here to the image at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=se26. However, it may be prudent to locate An Expert here to make sure, as I've had only limited exposure to both species. Mdf (talk) 03:10, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly[edit]

Thank you for posting your photograph of the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly at at Spirit Rock Conservation Area. We really enjoy the photo and displayed it on our website for a week (beginning 1/1/2011 on Today's Photo). www.LightfortheDay.com Good job with your photography. Sincerely, Paul

Another Need for Mercator Projections[edit]

Dear Mdf,

Would it be possible for you to make a 5120 pixel wide Mercator projection of both NASA’s Blue Marble and Earth’s City Lights? Alternatively, if you use a standard tool that I can purchase, I won’t have to bother you with it.

Many thanks in advance, Joachim

Equidistant Map[edit]

Dear Mdf – Your Eurasian equidistant map is excellent. How did you make it? I'd like to make one which includes more of the Indian Ocean and the northern half of Australia. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Two-point-equidistant-asia.jpg

GB1931 (talk) 06:19, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Release to use photo[edit]

Hello: Would like to use your cyanocitta-cristat-004 in a calendar. We are a small company designing the calendar for our client. The client will give most of the calendars away, but may decide to sell a small number. Their total print run will be 1,000 units. If you provide permission, how would you like your credit to read? Please advise. Thank you. Christine cedwards@circulars.com

Would like to give you image credit for yellow warbler[edit]

We would like to give you image credit for a yellow warbler image we plan to use at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota. Would appreciate a direct reply to ajabine@formationsinc.com. or 503-665-7110. Thanks for your great work, Angie Jabine

Important[edit]

Hello, I'm an user of the italian Wikipedia. I contact you because of this file. An italian public TV channel called Rai News since january is using the image in the screenshot of a weather broadcasting (you can watch it at second 0:04 of this video). Did they ask your authorization before doing this? Is it legal? Please answer me soon on my talk page at it.wiki. Goodbye --Vale93b (talk) 17:33, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Science program clearing use for Larus-glaucoides-001.jpg[edit]

Greetings!

I'm writing on behalf of a science program at PBS/WGBH. We are interested in using one of your images, File:Larus-glaucoides-001.jpg, as part of a program on the intelligence of animals. We are hoping to clear more rights than what is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License, but are very willing to negotiate. If you are at all interested, please respond to this and I am happy to provide further information. Thank you so much for your time!

Best, --Adam.talaid (talk) 16:21, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Permission for photo usage[edit]

Dear MdF, for our student textbook about Charles Darwin (Die Entstehung der Arten, illustrated and commented by Paul Wrede and Saskia Wrede) we kindly ask you for permission to use the two coloured photos of the Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) male and female.

Our book will be published in German by VCH-Wiley. It is addressed to beginners in biology like students or highly educated laymen. Publication will be December 2012.

With best regards

Paul Wrede

Prof. Paul Wrede Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Institut für Molekularbiologie und Bioinformatik Arnimallee 22 14195 Berlin (Germany) Email: paul.wrede@charite.de

A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
I love your bird pictures. I use them as desktop background slideshows and I'm trying to memorize the scientific names. Such quality images like yours are very much appreciated. Forest51690 (talk) 16:12, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Mercator projection[edit]

I was wondering if you could give please me more information about the NASA world image on Mercator projection, in terms of how and why it was created? Many thanks

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Equirectangular projection[edit]

Hi ! I was searching for an equirectangular projection, when I found yours (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Equirectangular-projection.jpg). It's really great, but do you have the same picture, without the lines ? By the way, I was wondering how you make it ... Thanks in advance !

Unauthorised commercial use of your image[edit]

Hi MDF,

Your image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Strix-varia-005.jpg

Just to let you know that at least one of your images is listed for sale by a Sharon K Shubert on Etsy and Fine Art America, where she claims that she owns your image's copyright. www.etsy.com/listing/92140546 www.etsy.com/listing/158127816

www.etsy.com/listing/167676855
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/3-out-on-a-limb-sharon-k-shubert.html

You can see here that she also managed to sell this image on at least one occasion https://www.etsy.com/transaction/39842221?

You will notice that Ms Shubert is selling a number of other photographers' work without attribution, so please file a DMCA with Etsy and others in order to put a stop to this copyright abuse. Details on submitting an Etsy DMCA are located here https://www.etsy.com/help/article/482?ref=ft_copyright