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Copyright info[edit]

Loss of Copyright From Lack of Copyright Notice

Under copyright laws that were in effect before 1978, a work that was published without copyright notice fell into the public domain.[1] If the work did not include the word “Copyright” or a © (a “c” in a circle) and the name of the copyright owner, the work would enter the public domain. This rule was repealed; copyright notice is not required for works first published after March 1, 1989 (although works first published prior to that date must still include notice). Just because you find a copy of a book without a copyright notice doesn’t mean that the work is in the public domain. It’s possible that the copy you are viewing is unauthorized or that the notice has only been removed from a very small number of copies, both of which are excusable. It is also possible that the author followed a copyright law procedure for correcting the error. And, if you’re using text from a journal, anthology, newsletter, or magazine published before March 1, 1989, check to see if there is a copyright notice either for the individual article or for the whole publication. Either type of notice will prevent the work from falling into the public domain.[2]

For questions regarding whether or not a photograph is considered published according to copyright law, a good resource to review is on the website of the American Society of Media Photographers where the terms published and unpublished are defined in a Q & A format. Another excellent guide is available at Commons:Hirtle_chart.


"For images distributed to news organizations by the Associated Press the copyright is held by the Associated Press. Associated Press images before 1929 are in the public domain. Associated Press images distributed to news organizations in the United States between 1929 and 1963 did not have their copyright renewed and are also in the public domain. The Associated Press did not renew its copyright for articles or photographs published prior to 1964, and the window for doing so has been closed for many decades. Content published from 1964 to 1989 may or may not be under copyright; it is worthwhile to search the registration database yourself to determine whether or not copyright was registered." (see Category:Photographs_distributed_by_Associated_Press also see The Library of Congress. Use Template:PD-US-1978-89

Horse images[edit]

If you are here looking for quality horse images, please see: User:Atsme/Horse_gallery

See the User:Atsme/Horse_gallery for more horse related images.


Full disclosure at my off-wiki biography which also includes interview by Bokeh Magazine, December 1, 2015, Issue #37, [1] [2]

The purity of a baby's soul reflects in their eyes.

Featured pictures[edit]

Spotted trunkfish
(Lactophrys bicaudalis)
A Commons FP
2016 POTY Finalist
Caribbean reef squid
(Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
A Commons & WP FP
2015 POTY Finalist
Yellow papillae flatworm
(Thysanozoon nigropapillosum)''
A Commons & WP FP
2015 POTY Finalist
Longnose batfish
(Ogcocephalus corniger)
A Commons & WP FP
Venezuelan troupial
(Icterus icterus)
Eating the pulpy red fruit of a Carnegie gigantic on the island of Bonaire.
A Commons FP
The finger
A unique and rather descript formation of rock in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.
A Commons FP
Chain moray eel
(Echidna catenate)
Pink anemonefish
(Amphiprion perideraion)
A Commons FP

Underwater Pictures[edit]

Scorpion fish (Scorpaenidae) headshot
A pair of Spotted Scorpionfish (Scorpaena plumieri)
Spotted moray eels (Gymnothorax moringa) have rows of teeth on the roof of their mouth.
A young spotted moray eel (Gymnothorax moringa) paused momentarily after emerging from its hiding place.
Yellow-face pikeblenny (Chaenopsis limbaughi), Bari Reef, Dutch Caribbean, Bonaire (BES Islands)
Rock hind (Epinephelus ascensions) at the cleaning station.
Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
Longlure frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus) on a sponge.
Longlure frogfish twitching its lure
Caribbean reef squid flashing colors on Bari Reef, Bonaire
Close-up of a squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
Lizard fish in Dutch Caribbean
Spotted cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes yucatanicus} on an anemone, Bari Reef, Bonaire
Tube worm on the gunnels of a sunken ship in Truk Lagoon, Chuuk State, Micronesia.
Purple seafan Gorgonia ventalina.
Slipper lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) off the coast of Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

New England Aquarium[edit]

Seahorse having partially changed color to reflect the purple hues in its surroundings.
Sea Dragon
Seahorse with its tail secured to a faux coral in an aquarium
Octopus in the New England Aquarium.
CU view of the underside arm suckers on an octopus
Underside of an octopus featuring the suckers attached to aquarium glass
Underside of an octopus featuring the suckers
Octopus using suckers to navigate the aquarium glass
Longlure frogfish (Antennarius multiocellatus) in New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
White-plumed anemone (Metridium farcimen), New England Aquarium
A mix of anemones and clams in an aquarium
White-plumed anemone (Metridium farcimen) in an aquarium
The pedal disc foot of a pink sea anemone attached to the aquarium glass.
A variety of tube sea anemones
Seals in an aquarium.
Pacific sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens)
Poison dart frog (Dendrobatidae)
Starfish in aquarium
Anemones and starfish in an aquarium
Sea turtle swimming in aquarium
Pair of African Penguins face off over territory
African Penguin in an aquarium setting


Reddish egret at the edge of mangroves.
Glaucous-winged gull hovering overhead.
American goldfinch eating the seeds from a milk thistle flower
Northern crested caracara, Bonaire, BES Islands
A pair of American coots (Fulica americana) mating on a small private lake in Ramah, CO.
Coot standing by its nest. On a private pond in Ramah, Colorado, US
Reddish egret canopy fishing in the mangroves of Bonaire, BES Islands
A young cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) molting its feathers, peeking through the branches of an evergreen
3 newly hatched red cardinals
Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot (Amazona barbadensis), locally called Lora on Bonaire
A pair of troupials (Icterus icterus) mirroring each other on a cactus in Washington Slagbaai Park, Bonaire
Female Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
A pair of Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) during their mating ritual.
Snowy egret (Egretta hula) foraging in the mangroves on the island of Bonaire, BES Islands.
Adult Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Bird videos[edit]

Venezuelan troupial (Icterus icterus) eating the pulpy red fruit of a (Carnegie gigantic) on the island of Bonaire, 50 mi (80 km) northwest of Venezuela in the Dutch Caribbean.


The Three Gossips, Arches National Park
Section of canyon wall near Rustic Falls, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Travertine Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs
Fiery Furnace is a maze of tall sandstone towers. Placed 3rd in Commons:Photo challenge/2019 - June - Geology/Winners
Cormorant Island on Beagle Channel, Patagonia
Red sandstone at the foothills in Arches National Park, Moab, UT
Mountainous landscape, Denali National Park, Alaska
Gulkana Glacier, south of Fairbanks, Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Kayakers in Alaska's Glacier Bay
Cruising through the inner passageway of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska
Traveling into Glacier Bay National Park via the inner passage in Alaska
Liberty Cap, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina.
Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina
A section of the Cuernos del Paine mountain range in Torres del Paine National Park near Puerto Natales in Magallanes Region, Chili
Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park.
Sunrise on a small private lake in Texas.
Sunset on the Red Sea, near Hurghada, Egypt
Super moon as it appeared on 11-15-2016

Historic photographs[edit]

Henrietta Frichot Wilson
Wife of Frederick P. Wilson
Mother of Irma and Laurence F.
A young Henrietta Frichot
(circa 1868)
A young Frederick P. Wilson with his mother Sarah Wilson. (circa 1869)
1900s Packard Motor Co. promo with client endorsement
Laurence F. and Venna Lee Wilson (1975)

Scuba diving[edit]

Dry suit diving seals water out, allows the diver to wear warm clothing underneath, and is suited for cold water diving.



Frustrated adult orangutan
Pallas's long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina)
A mature lion roaring at a young male lion
American Bulldog puppy
8 wk old French Bulldog female posing
8 wk old French Bulldog female pup playing
French Bulldog (Frenchie) female 8 wks old stalking
I found your nose - it was in my business.
Demonstrates how to get one's ass in high gear
French Bulldog female puppy (8 wks) playing in the grass.
Feral cat on the island of Bonaire
South American bull seal lion (Otaria flavescens) on Seal Island in the Beagle Channel

Sunrises and Sunsets[edit]

Bonaire sunset, BES Islands
Red Sea sunset near Hurghada, Egypt

Flowers, plants, weeds[edit]

A wild sunflower in north-central Texas, US.
Texas daffodils (Narcissus)
Daffodils in spring bloom
A bee gathering pollen from a Texas musk thistle (Carduus nutans)
The bud of a Texas musk thistle (Carduus nutans)
Full shot of stem, flower and bud of a Texas musk thistle (Carduus nutans)
Butterfly on a purple musk thistle in North Texas (Carduus nutans).
Macro of daffodil (Narcissus) cup, stamen, style and stigma
Close-up of a garden variety daffodil (Narcissus)
Pair of daffodils in full bloom and a bud in the center.
Garden daffodil (Narcissus)
Close-up of a Texas daffodil (Narcissus) in full bloom.
Flowering daffodils (Narcissus) in a Texas garden.
Daffodil (Narcissus) in full bloom, spring in Texas
Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa), a Texas wildflower

Celebrities I've worked with[edit]

Actor Alex Cord on location (1993) performing the voice-over and on-camera work for the public television special, The Paddlefish: An American Treasure.
Steven Tyler & Betty Wills (Atsme) at 2008 Sturgis Bike Ralley
Randy Travis at the 2010 NCHA Futurity Celebrity Cutting in Fort Worth, TX
January/February 1994 issue of The American Saddlebred magazine featuring William Shatner
William Shatner with his American Saddlebred stallion, Sultan's Great Day, during shoot for A Celebration of Horses: The American Saddlebred.
Tanya Tucker with Betty Wills, 2nd Annual Cutters' Reunion, December 12, 2019, Will Rogers Memorial Complex
TV Series Featuring Saddlebreds Honored, pg 88, January/February 1994 issue of The American Saddlebred magazine.
Cover March 1994 issue of Horse Show
Tear sheet from March 1994 issue, Horse Show magazine, First Annual Media Awards
TV Series Featuring Saddlebreds Honored, pg 86, January/February 1994 issue of The American Saddlebred magazine.
PBS Access Channels airing A Celebration of Horses: The American Saddlebred, pg 87, January/February 1994 issue of The American Saddlebred magazine.
Magazine publisher Betty Wills visiting with Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl quarterback, Terry Bradshaw. Purpose of the visit was to interview Bradshaw for a 1979 issue of Texas & Southern Quarter Horse Journal.
1979 photo of Terry Bradshaw relaxing at home on his horse ranch in Louisiana.
Producer Betty Wills with actor James Drury on Lake Winnebago, WI during the production of Sturgeon: Ancient Survivors of the Deep. (1994)

Digitally manipulated photographs[edit]

*Old homestead on a 10,000 acre ranch near Ramah, CO.
*Old, dilapidated barn on a cattle ranch in Texas.
*Flamingos gathering at sunset in the mangroves of Lac Cai, Bonaire, BES Islands

Just For Fun[edit]

Notice - some of these images have been manipulated for effect, which is indicated by an asterisk (*) in the caption.

*There's an ass at the door.
*No, it doesn't flush.
First there were 5 dainty 小龙包 Xiao Long Bao dumplings with delicate flavours; and then there were none.
Thaws steaks in about an hour.
Parody border crossing T-shirts
Parody border crossing T-shirts
Woman about to crack a whip