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Hi Jee, I created sections for this gallery, one of them "people at work" is inspired by what you created on flickr. I leave you the honor, if you wish, to place the images you find relevant. If you have other ideas for new sections, please. -- ChristianFerrer 07:26, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Christian; "People at/love works" is always a favorite theme for me. Due to COM:IDENT issues it is difficult to get many such works here as consent is difficult for candid shots. I appreciate you created such a gallery, and no need of any credit mentioned. Thanks, Jee 08:20, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
About what credit are you talking about? -- ChristianFerrer 08:24, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
It may be a language problem by me while reading "I leave you the honor". Forget it. :) Jee 08:27, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh, in French, when we say "I leave you the honor", it means "if you take pleasure with such images, I let you have a pleasant time to sort and weary place in the corresponding sections, if you wish it of course". :). I add that I think this is already an opportunity and a self honor to participate in a project like Commons... -- ChristianFerrer 08:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Hello Jee. I don't know if you've ever been asked about this before, but have you ever considered becoming an administrator? I'm sure you are aware of the acute shortage of active admins and I think you would be an excellent admin. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 18:14, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi Green Giant, thanks for considering me. Yes; it was asked by several people. I believe I can maintain neutrality even if I've strong opinions in many matters. But unfortunately I run into disputes recently and it made me very stressful. So I decided to stay away from maintenance jobs and resigned my OTRS volunteer-ship too. I'm sure I will not reconsider them for one year; at least. Thanks again. Jee 01:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply. I will try to ask you again in 2016 then :) If you know of any possible candidates for adminship, please let me know. Green Giant (talk) 15:05, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Green Giant: I'll try. BTW, I think Crisco 1492 is a good candidate if he has some time to spare with Commons. He is an EN admin, having good knowledge about copyrights. @Crisco 1492: Are you interested? Jee 01:44, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Don't think I'd have the time to do the tools justice. I'm starting my doctorate this September, which is sure to take up a lot of time. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:16, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations, and best wishes! Jee 05:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations :) What's your subject? If you do change your mind, let me know. Green Giant (talk) 09:55, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
The adaptation of novels to film in Indonesia, from the first such adaptation (Eulis Atjih, 1927) to 2014. So, in essence, a history of a social practice that bridges two different media. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 10:49, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Hello. We have categories dedicated to featured pictures for any city on Earth, big or small, that has at least 7 FPs on Commons. Except for the place you are. That's because I am still not sure whether the new category should be named Category:Featured pictures of Kadavoor or Category:Featured pictures of Kothamangalam... or whatever else! I'd like to pick the municipal level, not a district within a city nor, on the opposite hand, a metropolitan area made of multiple cities. Which name should be picked then? Thierry Caro (talk) 12:48, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I was recently in France and took this picture and I was able to recognize this Lestes (I hope you agree) thanks to your picture I reviewed on QIC. I hope you don't dislike it if I copied your English description. Thanks again for your help with the succulent plant, I wonder if you recognize also these . Cheers --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 18:41, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Wolfgang Moroder. It is very difficult to find species level identifications of subjects from places I'm not familiar. You can try at science projects in your local wiki like de-wiki if you can't edit at en-wiki. Another option is to post at FB groups. Jee 01:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I'd be happy to answer any specific point about that old discussion that is of concern to you. When it comes to using admin tools, disregarding/ignoring consensus is not an option. -- とある白い猫ちぃ？ 15:43, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Support The butterfly has a good quality so that I can support the picture. But the crop on the left side is to big IMO. Also I wonder why the background is that dark. The recording time was around midday. --Hockei 13:42, 16 July 2015 (UTC) Comment I cropped tightly earlier. But you can see most of my early works declined on the grounds of tight centered compositions. Here the camera format is 3:2; so it will have a lot of space compared to 4:3 or square format. I don't want to ignore aspect ratio while cropping. Black: I use flash as my old camera makes noisy images in natural light with small f values. Jkadavoor 16:12, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
When I look at a picture I must have a good feeling. And when I zoom in a picture and (here) the eye of subject is wandering out of the middle I have not a good feeling. Lead room yes! The format is freely selectable in my eyes. In this case there is a bit too much room on the left side. Black: See my discussion page. --Hockei 18:31, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
OK; but why do you upload several nearly identical pictures? Isn't it normally sufficient to select just one? --A.Savin 20:05, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
I usually upload only 3 works from a 10+ attempts. Here this is a balanced frame with enough DOF; others two are too close, showing wing scales. I agree; those two are nearly identical. Jkadavoor 02:07, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
I see from the above QIs that you are using "of", "on", "in", "by", "around" to distinguish various photos of the same (or similar) subject. I think it would be better if you simply used a numbering system. A date can also help, should you take other photographs of the same species at a later time (if you do use a date, then either spell the month (or abbreviate) or use the 2015-07-21 format, since the 4/3/2015 format is ambiguous between UK and US speakers).
In English, "in" and "around" mean very different things (the latter implying that the subject was near to but not actually in Kadavoor). And "of" implies belonging which could cause confusion with regard to native vs non-native or occasional species. We might use "by" with a location such as a lake or river, but not really for a village. Better to stick with "in" and be consistent. We humans like patterns and when there's an irregularity then we look for a reason why -- and there doesn't appear to be a reason here other than to come up with unique names. -- Colin (talk) 07:06, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Colin. I understand what you meant. I too think "in" is best; remember a discussion on fpc talk about "Featured pictures of <place> and Diliff suggested "in" more meaningful than "of".
I too used 1, 2, 3.. earlier; but don't like it when used as a "title" in Media Viewer or anywhere else. Date will not help me as I usually end up a series of shots in same day. May be including time (hr:minute) may helps. Now, I'm getting out of stock for words; at, in, of, on, by, around, from... :) Jee 07:36, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I didn't think the date would be unique enough, but thought it may help distinguish the photo you took this summer compared to next summer? Something like File:Elymnias caudata - Kadavoor - 2015-07-10 - 1.jpg? Three sections: subject - date - sequence. It is a shame if the filename is used as a title for some purposes, when it's real purpose is to be a unique and useful identifier. When I open an image with Media viewer, it shows the long description, not the filename. You can also use the Title and Description fields in the EXIF (these are displayed in MediaWiki Metadata table as Short title and Image title respectively). -- Colin (talk) 11:35, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Glad to see Media Viewer removed the "file name as title" concept. I disabled it in Commons; so didn't notice new updates. I like the new example by you. Jee 11:40, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
When I first saw your photographs on Commons with "by kadavoor" in the filename, I though "kadavoor" was your surname and you were proudly ensuring your name was prominent! :-) -- Colin (talk) 13:11, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Support Good quality. The flash light is a little bit disturbing, but IMO no problem. --XRay 05:01, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
It was 6:37 AM with no lights; I hesitate to use any diffuser. :) Jkadavoor 06:01, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi there. You were telling me how to compose my pictures better. We all have different ideas on composition, and I wouldn't dream on coaching you!. Here is another (uncropped) image taken at the same time (in the same forest). File:Autumn leaf (Doleschallia bisaltide) Bali I 2.jpg. I prefer the one I submitted. Charles (talk) 09:04, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Charles, Rule of thirds and Lead room are two evergreen concepts in photography. Some prefer centered composition if subject is facing front or back. But in other cases, if subject is either facing left or right (as in your photo), following rule of third with some allowance for lead room where subject is looking may good. We can achieve it either by composing or cropping later. Just a lesson I learnt from others. (But you can keep on your preferences. Great works; I enjoy them!) Jee 09:18, 24 July 2015 (UTC)