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Image:Otterhund.jpg[edit]

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I have changed this file and linked it to the appropriate source.. It is listed as Public Domain --Ltshears 22:07, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Copying files to the Commons[edit]

Hello Ltshears,

when you do this, please use the CommonsHelper to make sure you copy ALL the required information. You can't just say "from de.wikipedia" as a source.

Also with Image:463px-Entlebucherin aus dem entlebuch.jpg, please make sure you copy across the original high resolution image - not a thumbnail (like the name suggests). Thanks, pfctdayelise (translate?) 01:52, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, Sorry.. --Ltshears 20:42, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Hi Ltshears,

judging from your contributions, you may be interested in Commons:WikiProject Tree of Life

regards, and keep up the good work!

TeunSpaans 19:59, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks a lot[edit]

Thank you for put my photos to galleries :) Pleple2000 16:47, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

cats vs. galleries[edit]

hi,

i'm just checking the spider categories for inconsistencies, and see that you created categories for species, and put them in genus categories, which you put in family categories (example: Category:Aphonopelma hentzi). that's how i did it the first time, too. but it's much better to do it the following way: create a gallery page for a species, put all the pictures in there. then link it directly to the family category (Aphonopelma hentzi). that way, a viewer can easily see what's there, what's not, and the category tree does not get too deep. thanks for uploading spider pictures :) if you have any questions, drop me a note. cheers :) --Sarefo 20:29, 4 January 2007 (UTC)


hi again,

one way to create a gallery page is to enter the page name (eg, Aphonopelma hentzi) into the search field and hit "Go". then click on the red link of the same name. below the empty text field you have several templates you can use. a minimum gallery page should look like this:

 <gallery>
 Image:My Aphonoplma hentzi picture.jpg
 </gallery>
 
 [[Category:Theraphosidae]]

one thing that i got wrong too when i was new (half a year ago) is that i thought when i link to a non-existing category, it gets automatically created. not so: you still have to create the category (categories should at least contain a link to a higher category). i got confused because when you link pages to a non-existing category, and then click on this category, you *do* get all the pages that link to it.

hoped to help, contact me if you there's anything else you want to know :) --Sarefo 22:34, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Hello Sarefo, I just saw your comments on how a species page should be categorized and they confused me.

My thoughts before I read what you wrote:
1. Put a gallery into the category for that species and for that genus.
2. Make the genus category a sub category of the next higher taxon.

I like this because it makes the species page an element of the species category and it makes it an element of the genus category where it is reasonable that one would would expect to see the species pages as subcategories. I also like it because it provides convenient links to the species and genus categories on the species page.

This results in all lower taxons being sub categories (or deeper) of the family.

You seem to have a different idea. Is your idea established Wikimedia policy? Is your idea different than what I suggested above? It seems like you are suggesting that every species page should be a direct category of the family. Is this right? What is the advantage of skipping over intermediate taxons to make the species pages direct sub categories of the family categories?

Thanks, Dave

--Davefoc (talk) 05:05, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:ZooAfricanLion.jpg[edit]

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This was my own picture that i took.. i had released it as I, author of this work release it into the public domain.. But i have also add a summary so i won't get deleted..

Nice team work[edit]

Hi Ltshears, thanks for putting morray's images to gallery articles. Morray took this images at the botanical garden in Munic Nymphenburg and I did some modifications. :-) --Olei 13:39, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Dutch Shepherd Dogs[edit]

Hi, you put three pictures on commons: Image:DutchShepherdShortCoat.jpg, Image:DutchShepherdLongCoat.jpg and Image:DutchShepherdRoughCoat.jpg. In the description you wrote the source of the pictures. But these pictures were made by me and put on the Dutch Wikipedia in april 2005: [1]. Maybe you can change the source? Greetings, Teunie 22:32, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

My appology.. when i first downloaed the pictures i got them from the dogwiki site.. but apparently the website has changed since i had linked them up.. i have now put the correct source link..

Thanks! Teunie 22:59, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Juncos, etc.[edit]

Hi Tricia; If known, the addition of the location to the description of biota pictures makes them more valuable. For example, Image:Junco 003.jpg appears to be the Junco hyemalis subsp. hyemalis. A location in eastern North America would support that ID. Best wishes, Wsiegmund

Thank you Wsiegmund.. i have fixed it to say the right supspecies..
Hi again, thanks for adding the subspecies. I might point out, though, that another reason to include the location in the description is that some articles have "biota (or biology) of <place>" sections, e.g., en:Yosemite_National_Park#Biology. Images with locations may be used to illustrate such sections. Also, they may be useful to illustrate the migration or the range of a species. Best wishes, Wsiegmund 23:13, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi Tricia; thanks for adding location! [2]. Nice images. Wsiegmund 16:05, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

ToL Newsletter issue 1[edit]

The inaugural newsletter of the Tree of Life project has been published. You are welcome to read the newsletter, comment on its contents, frequency and form, or unsubscribe by putting your name on my talk page.

Teun Spaans 21:45, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

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Many thanks...[edit]

...for putting my images into galleries! I was too slow! ;-) --Olei 23:46, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Flower Unknown 020.jpg[edit]

The scientific name is Coronilla varia. epibase 19:05, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

-Thank You!--Ltshears 20:25, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Mono2.jpg[edit]

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Pochard[edit]

Hi Ltshears: Just wanted to let you know that the duck you've got ID'ed as a Pochard is in fact a Canvasback! Its back is much too white for a Pochard, and its bill is all black—and very long and sloping. A Pochard's bill would have a pale band across the middle. And be much shorter, with a pronounced curve... MeegsC 17:09, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

thank you!

Where were the animal photos taken?[edit]

Impressive portfolio! May I ask if you took the majority of these photos in zoos? What zoos in particular? If you feel up to the task, could you specify on the image page, and/or add them to the appropriate category, like at Category:Edinburgh zoo? I don't want you to feel pressured into it, though, and thanks for your contributions so far :) Jack · talk · 01:27, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes i can do that.. most of the photos were taken at Louisville Zoo in Kentucky... and a few other zoos...

thanks Trish

Tarantula 020.jpg[edit]

The tarantula on this photo has the name Brachypelma smithi. I'm not 100 % shure, but 90%. --84.160.243.123 12:44, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank You!

Louisville Zoo[edit]

Two compliments and a note (which gives me a 2:1 positiveness ratio):

  • Your images are very good.
  • Releasing images into the public domain makes you a man (or woman) after my own heart, and is most commendable.
  • Category:Louisville Zoo is not really a category page. Rather, it is a gallery, and thus should have been named simply Louisville Zoo. Images are added to categories by having [[Category:Something]] added to their Image: page. You might want to read Commons:Categories. Of course, you needn't worry about it (I've asked on COM:VP that it be moved), but it might be worth noting in the future.

Itai 12:46, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

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Hello!

Thank you for providing images to the Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to the Commons should be useful to all users of Wikimedia projects. This is possible only if the images can be found by other people.

To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should put the images into appropriate topic pages, categories, optionally galleries, or both of them (see Commons:Categories). To find good categories for your images, the CommonSense tool may help.

You can find a convenient overview of your uploaded files in this gallery.

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There are a large number of completely unsorted images on the Commons right now. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do!

Thank you. 78.48.8.63 09:54, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Image:Unknown Annual Flower 001.jpg[edit]

Hi Trisha, this pic shows a Lobelia, probably Lobelia erinus. It's now in Category:Lobelia. Friendly regards, --Wildfeuer 22:33, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

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'This file was orinaly moved to the commons from the hungarian wikipedia website in 2006.. the original author name is listed with this file. The original file is no longer on the hungarian wikipedia site because it now links directly to the commons image.. i copied the source info that was provided with the original image at the time is was moved here..'--Ltshears (talk) 18:59, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Dog breeds[edit]

Als top fokker van de Bracco Italiano vindt ik het zeer goed wat u doet, maar als ik door krijg dat ik moet toevoegen het honden ras bij "Dog breeds" doe ik dat maar.


Lijkt mij verstandig dat men iets verzint dat voor dat ik of andere daar mee lastig gevallen worden dat de Wiki topman dit al weg filtert

MVRGR Drs Karel J. Labberté

Labberté K.J. 21:03, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

sorry i don't know what that says--Ltshears (talk) 21:03, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Avoiding redundant categories[edit]

Hello. Images in categories like "Category:Hurricane Katrina aftermath in the Upper 9th Ward of New Orleans" do not need to be in "Category:Hurricane Katrina" as well, as they are already in a more specific subcategory of "Category:Hurricane Katrina". Thanks. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 18:29, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

My appoligies, i didn't realize they were already in a hurricane katrina category..--Ltshears (talk) 18:30, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
There is redundancy also in the dog breeds tree. You have made several good new categories, and putted the gallery-pages correctly horizontally in the corresponding bottom category. But you left the gallery-pages also in the parent categories and these are redundant at the gallery-pages. That is the reason that the dog breed appears twice in the parent category (once correctly as category, once redundantly as gallery-page.) I reformed for you as an exemple the Category:Laika (dog breed) removing redundant categories at the pages. Visulally you may check if a category has its correspnding gallery-page by the adduct(1P,xF). Also as an exemple I filled up the gallery-page Laika, starting from Category:Laika. You may look how I managed this Laika (dog breed) category (studing the history of some pages and images as well) and decide if that is a stable structure which may extend (as time passes by, no urgency about it) to the whole Dogs category tree. NB. All things I did, are revertable and may be reverted if you wish so. Greetings, Havang(nl) (talk) 20:38, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
So are you saying that the gallery pages should be removed from category:Dog breeds ? and only the category pages should be there? I am a little confused because most of the gallery and category pages were already in there twice. Please let me know. --Ltshears (talk) 20:45, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
That's the idea, yes. The bottom category contains the page, and by removing the reduncandy, no information gets lost; the parent pages will show only once the dog breeds, which is convenient. The Idea is: categories are labels which send the image (intermediately from parent categories by refinement) to the right adresses: the bottom categories; the newly incoming images in the bottom category gradually fill up the gallery-page linked to this bottom-category. This process fits semi-automatisation, needed to deal with the great number of image-uploads and there are a few other advantages. There is no urgency, and the old and new system may coexist without conflict. Havang(nl) (talk) 21:08, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
An example how it may look like : Category:Cities in the Faroe Islands. A tool you may use for seeing all pictures in subcategories of [[:Category:Laika (dog breeds) is CATSCAN, see f.i. [3]. Unfortunately, CATSCAN is veeeery slow these days. Havang(nl) (talk) 21:19, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Merging categories[edit]

It seems that Barzoï and Borzoi are one and the same dog breed, Borzoi being the english name. If so, then the categories may be merged. This can be asked by putting Merge|:Category:Borzoi between {{ }} on the Category:Barzoï page. I let you do this (if Barzoï=Borzoi). Havang(nl) (talk) 12:42, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Populate category[edit]

  • The populate category template helps categorising images on pages tagged with Media needing categories. If gallery-page and category have the same name, you put just populate category between {{ }} on the category page. You have seen an exemple at Category:Yakutian Laika.
  • If gallery-page and category have different names, you put populate category|gallery=name between {{ }} on the category page. Try out and put populate category|gallery=Old English Sheepdog between {{ }} at Category:Bobtail. The bot runs every hour, so within two hours the images will be categorised (if wiki does work). Havang(nl) (talk) 14:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the all the help --Ltshears (talk) 15:52, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Move category[edit]

Gallery pages can be renamed which results in a hard redirect. But renaming categories implies adaptingthe category in all images. Fotr that, we use the template Move|new name|reason between {{ }}. For instance, if you should choose to rename Category:Bobtail as Category:Old English Sheepdog, then you put at [:Category:Bobtail]] Move|:Category:Old English Sheepdog|offical english name (or whatever reaeson you have) between {{ }} and a bot will create the new category, make a soft redirect and move all images from old to new category. (PS. This is different from merge, where both categories exist and contain images) Havang(nl) (talk) 18:52, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

I saw you emptying a category and move the images by hand, but does that move the category links everywhere? There may be pages with: see also Category:Stabij‎. Those lines are not corrected if you do manual moves. So it is better to ask by using templates move (new name) or merge (two categiries put together), then all links will be adapted. Anyhow, I have asked for speedydeletion of Category:Stabij‎ with yet another template speedydelete|reason (again, put between {{ }}). Havang(nl) (talk) 19:33, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, thank you.. I tought that page didn't seem necessary to me since i thought wetterhond was a better name so i created that one and moved the images.. And that category had pictures of some wetterhonds and some stabyhouns and i am not sure what Stabij means.. --Ltshears (talk) 19:36, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
nl:Stabij, stabijhond or stabyhoun, ( dutch hond and frisian houn = english dog). This dog breed is according to the dutch article not very much different from wetterhond, and sometimes one does not make a diffference. See the infobox at nl:Stabij. Havang(nl) (talk) 19:50, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
ahh, thank You! --Ltshears (talk) 21:30, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Exemple of Soft redirect[edit]

I have retired the speedydelete and made a soft redirect from Category Stabij to Category Stabyhoun by putting the template Categoryredirect|Stabyhoun at Category:Stabij. See there. You may use that template also where needed. Havang(nl) (talk) 20:07, 16 October 2008 (UTC) (retired:bad english, must be removed, sorry. Havang(nl) (talk) 20:12, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Hotcat[edit]

You are going fast and good, so I learn you another gadget: Hotcat. Go to your Userpage, open preferences and than gadgets. Go down to Tools for categories read the exemple on the second line Hotcat and mark that line. Read what is asked about bypassing the browser, save the changes and bypass your browser. Good luck. Havang(nl) (talk) 19:33, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Catshow[edit]

Yes cats at Category:MTP Cat Show 2008, may-be you are capable to categorise a few of them. Havang(nl) (talk) 15:57, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

A question[edit]

Dear Trisha M Shears,

I am going through the wonderful pictures you have posted to Wikipedia. I noticed that some were released into public domain by you. Therefore, I'd like to ask you a question: I volunteer as a contributor for Czech/English 100% non-commercional, educational project called BioLib, and having noticed that some genera there lack a picture, I'd like to ask if it'd be possible to upload there those made by you which are in the public domain (naturally, you'd be fully credited there, it can even be (c) there, should you wish that). Your permission would be monumentally helpful and quite salubrious.

Best wishes from --HTO (talk) 01:59, 18 December 2008 (UTC) (neznalekab@gmail.com)

Thank you very much! I will credit them the way you wish. Merry Christmas and a happy new year! From --HTO (talk) 19:57, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Unidentified fish[edit]

Fish in image Fish 004.jpg is Heros rotkeil (1, 2, 3)--Mazapura (talk) 20:44, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank You for Id of this fish. :) --Ltshears (talk) 23:35, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Small or not[edit]

Hi Ltshears, i noticed this edit. The TOL people always sort these kind of categories lowercase. You might want to stick to that or convince everyone to switch to uppercase. Multichill (talk) 20:43, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you.. i was just trying to make it all uniform since some were sorted in uppercase and some in lower.. I went ahead and changed them all to lower case.. Thanks --Ltshears (talk) 21:58, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
I have a bot to automaticly fix this (sorting of TOL categories). Makes categories look better :) Multichill (talk) 12:05, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Photo Leptoptilos dubius[edit]

Hello Ltshears!

I would like to inform you, that the picture of the "Greater adjutant" you have uploaded from flickr (Adjutant_Stork.jpg) DOES NOT display the greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) but the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)! I know, that this picture (and several more) are shown all around the Web as the greater adjutant or in German Argala-Marabu. This species identification is wrong. This bird shows very obviously features which are typical of the lesser adjutant (or in German Sunda-Marabu), especially the horn plate on the top of his head, the form of the bill (not convex!) and some typical plumage features. I have already informed the authors on flickr about the identification mistake.

kind regards

Acharat

Thank you for letting me know. --Ltshears (talk) 14:19, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

File:King Vulture 001.jpg description[edit]

Hi Ltshears. Your image File:King Vulture 001.jpg is on the Main Page of the English Wikipedia. Could you provide a more detailed description of the image on the image page, such as where it was taken? Is the animal alive or is it stuffed? Thanks! 71.176.122.41 04:23, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

I tried to edit it, but it says the page is protected and it won't let me.. This king vulture was photographed at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing Michigan, it is alive..--Ltshears (talk) 14:18, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

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Image on KYK[edit]

Your photograph File:Thick-billed Parrot 2.jpg is due to feature on the main page of en wiki soon at the illustration for a DYK. Snowmanradio (talk) 20:40, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank You for the heads up --Ltshears (talk) 20:44, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

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Suggestion.[edit]

Hello.

You can add it on your page : {{Babel| |en |PH-2 |}}

--ComputerHotline (talk) 18:08, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank You so much for bringing that to my attention.. I feel proud now. --Ltshears (talk) 18:13, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
You are now in my category "More good photographers" on my profile page of Wikimedia Commons. --ComputerHotline (talk) 18:18, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you again, i am honored. --Ltshears (talk) 18:53, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Lorikeet identity[edit]

Re: File:Forsten's Lorikeet.jpg. We have been having a discussion about the identity of this lorikeet; see Bird 217 at en:Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Birds#Birds_for_identification_.2821.29. We have been trying to confirm its identity, and your views will be welcome. Snowmanradio (talk) 20:32, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Would it be prudent to put your image that is in question in the an unidentified birds category and amend the image description, at least temporarily? Snowmanradio (talk) 08:22, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
That is fine --Ltshears (talk) 13:08, 23 April 2009 (UTC)


FP promotion[edit]

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duplicate[edit]

Hi Ltshears,
was there any special reason why you tagged File:Jambu Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus jambu) at Louisville Zoo.jpg for deletion as duplicate, even though the file is less compressed than the other duplicate File:JambuFruitDove.jpg ? --Túrelio (talk) 20:58, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Well for starters it is my image.. 2nd , the image I tagged as a duplicate had less things linking to it then the other one so i figured it would be easier to just remove the one that required less moving at other places, and i didn't realize that the kb was different i looked at the dimenstions and thought it was exactly the same.. Either way i have switched it now.. And sorry for the mix up... --Ltshears (talk) 22:18, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Comment[edit]

I talked to Admin Lupo (albeit indirectly) about your request to be a flickr reviewer. He made a comment here You can see his response. Good luck. As an aside, are you British? As you can see my from wiki page, I'm from BC, Canada. --Leoboudv (talk) 03:56, 29 May 2009 (UTC)\

Thank you for helping me get noticed.. lol I was wondering when someone was going to come along and help me.. --Ltshears (talk) 14:06, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

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Trusted user[edit]

Dear Trisha,

How did you know that you became a trusted user? I don't see a message on your talkpage congratulating you on achieving this goal. I am somewhat puzzled. Secondly, can you tell me if you are somewhaere in North America, the UK or Australia...please? I ask this only because most of the good Admins are in Europe which is not in my time zone in the Pacific coast (BC, Oregon California time). So, their nights is my day and my day is their nights! It is often not easy communicating with Lupo or Kanonkas because of the huge 9 hour time difference with Germany.

As an aside, if you have some time, please feel free to mark maybe 6-8 photos here If everyone marks a little, there would be few outstanding images needing human review. PS: if you are interested, I have place some of my better images on my Commons userpage. I hope you like them. Regards from Canada, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:59, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

I requested to be approved as a trusted user here [[4]] and was told it was approved and then my name was added to the trusted user list here [[5]] --Ltshears (talk) 14:53, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
  • OK thank you. I thought they would contact you direct but that's OK. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 18:34, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I am not sure if they normally do or not.. --Ltshears (talk) 19:11, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

A beautiful photograph[edit]

hi, I reworked one of your images for the commons, and thought I would let you know. It was beautiful to begin with :)

Your original

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sumatran_Tiger_22.jpg

the reworked version

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sumatran-tiger.jpg

Julie

It looks great, thank You.. --Ltshears (talk) 15:53, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

More edits[edit]

Thanks for your reply about my last talk with you about the rework on the Sunatran Tiger. I have done a few more of yours too :) Only problem is, I am new to the commons, and have no idea if I am linking them correctly etc. Any advice if I am doing things wrong would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Julie

Request for comment[edit]

Discussion regarding the Categories "Fossil xxx" is occurring on Wp:ToL (here). As a member of the project you input is requested in to gain a larger view of the communities opinion on how to handle the points raised. Thanks --Kevmin (talk) 18:28, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Photographers Blackbelt[edit]

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S BLACKBELT
I hereby award at you this Photographers Blackbelt for your outstanding and excellent pictures.
--ComputerHotline (talk) 18:50, 5 September 2009 (UTC)


Flickr problem[edit]

Hi Ltshears,
your upload File:Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill).jpg needs a confirmation of license as it is now NC on Flickr and hadn't been Flickrreviewed before. --Túrelio (talk) 13:36, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

I guess he must have changed the license on all his images.. i supposed since it never got reviewed then it should be deleted now..--Ltshears (talk) 19:25, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Your naked mole rat picture in article from 'ScienceNOW'[edit]

In case you didn't know: http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/1026/2. Good work! Emw (talk) 23:17, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

thank you for bringing this to my attention. :) --74.138.51.192 15:17, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Please help replace this outdated license[edit]

Hello!

Thank you for donating images to the Wikimedia Commons. You have uploaded some images in the past with the license {{PD}}. While this was a license acceptable in the early days of Wikimedia, since January 2006, this license has been deprecated and since October 2008 no new uploads with this license was allowed.

The license on older images should be replaced with a better and more specific license/permissions and you can help by checking the images and adding {{PD-self}} if you are the author or one of the other templates that you can see in the template on the image page.

Thank you for your help. If you need help feel free to ask at Commons talk:Licensing or contact User:Zscout370.

The images we would like you to check are:

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Hi Ltshears,

I'm writing you with hopes of obtaining permission to use two of your photos for educational purposes (Milksnake and Puma). I know it is posted under the creative commons licence, but I would really like to give you the proper credit for your work. If you could please message me your thoughts on image use and how you would like to see it credited, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You,

Bustard-photo[edit]

Bustard

Hi, Ltshears. Are you shure, that this photo is a red crested bustard (E. ruficrista)? All literature I know, says, that ruficrista has no black neck-line as it is seen for example in the black-bellied bustard (Lissotis melanogaster). If I don´t answer, please make a notice on my talk page. Thank you very much.--Altaileopard (talk) 18:36, 2 July 2010 (UTC) Okay, I think I got it. It is probably the species gindiana, which is sometimes considered to be conspecific.--Altaileopard (talk) 18:41, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Biodiversity Photo - route - trachemis_scripta[edit]

Hello Trisha Shears

My name is Rita Neves.

I work in Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, that is a Public Organism in Portugal.

Actually, we are working on a road book of Biodiversity of Lisbon, for which we are going to produce a panel and a brochure. We found your photos on Wikimedia Commons and liked specially one of them very much, so we would like to know if you could allow us to use your photos, for free, to publish on this project, knowing that the brochure of will be for free distribution to everyone.

The photo we would like to use are the following:

trachemis_scripta

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Red_Eared_Slider_Image_001.jpg  


The brochure will have four brackets. - Broochura a pocket to take the route - A brochure to present the day of inauguration

- Schedules for species identification
- Panels that will be fixed in the Land

As i said the Free Access will be everything :)

Being Public Domain and if provide us that photo, we will refer your name in the bibliografy and need to know what´s the name you want on the bibliography? Trisha Shears?

If it´s possible please respond to rita.neves@cm-lisboa.pt

Thank you very much.

Our best regards

Rita Neves

Yes you can use the photo as you wish and Trisha Shears is fine..... --Ltshears (talk) 19:12, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Cincinnati Zoo[edit]

Hi Ltshears, animals at the Cincinnati Zoo belong to Category:Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo (NOT to Category:Cincinnati Zoo) -- Ies (talk) 17:37, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

I will move them to appropriate sub categories when i am finished uploading them.. --Ltshears (talk) 17:41, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Do you mind showing me the edits that zhand38 made? this is him and I had to create another acount because mine wasn't working, I want to put the info on wikiatravel, thanksCinzoo man (talk) 13:50, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Emailed info to user - cheers --Herby talk thyme 13:56, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Arigatoo[edit]

Thanks for your photo of the Quince monitor. It is up on the article I created the English Wikipedia. I want to know how you take such great photos...

Thank you... first, i got i good cannon rebel camera and i take tons of photos of each animal, then i pick the best ones to upload ;). i frequent zoos , my favorite places to take photos..--Ltshears (talk) 01:17, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

derivative work?[edit]

Hi there! First of all: You have some excellent images! Just by chance I can across this image File:Parasaurolophus LouisvilleZoo.jpg (there are a few more) and I am a bit worried, that this is most likely derivative work which means, that the plastic sculptur is most likely copyrighted and would need permission of the copyright holder. What do you think? Cheers, Amada44  talk to me 13:30, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

well i took these images at our zoo, our zoo does not have any rules against photography or doing what we wish with our photos, i even sell some of my images that i take at the zoo, so i would assume that this would be ok as well.. Also i came across similar images on wikimedia of the same type of animatronic dinasaurs so i didn't see it as a problem with me uploading mine.. I wouldn't even know who to contact to get permission.. The dinasaurs are no longer at our zoo..--Ltshears (talk) 13:35, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
i found who makes the dinasaurs, i have sent them an email and am waiting to here back from them.. --Ltshears (talk) 14:37, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
Cool, hope they answer. I just wanted to make you aware, that those images could be a potential problem. cheers, Amada44  talk to me 11:54, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
I never got a response back from the company. what should the steps be now? --Ltshears (talk) 13:29, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Hummm, shame they didn't answer. Well, basically its your 'risk' and risk is very low i guess. Otherwise you can ask at Commons talk:Licensing for more opinions. cheers, Amada44  talk to me 18:16, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
I did let them know that they were posted on commons and asked if that was ok or if they should be removed and then didn't respond to my email? i am assuming they may not care too much..--Ltshears (talk) 15:37, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

image permissions[edit]

Hi LT - I know it's an old image, but is there any chance you know where the permissions for this image are located? I can't seem to find any confirmation that its freely licensed. Thanks, Kgorman-ucb (talk) 01:24, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Mandarin Duck 22.jpg and File:Lion 006.jpg[edit]

We wanted to let you know that we've used two of your pictures in a project of ours: http://litpics.tumblr.com/post/7204791803/lit-what-great-men-have-said-about-women-by and http://litpics.tumblr.com/post/4876941227/lit-king-henry-the-fifth-by-william-shakespeare

We created a computer program to generate random pairings of sentences from public domain texts and public domain / creative commons images. Some of the pictures we've selected come from the Wikipedia Commons. All the pictures we select ourselves, but the pairings and the text are random. Of these pairings that are generated, we only post the most interesting combinations.

We welcome any feedback about our site.

Thanks for sharing your pictures,
Samantha and Patrick

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email: litpicsblog@gmail.com
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Litpics (talk) 01:09, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

thanks --Ltshears (talk) 04:26, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Ltshears!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

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2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 07:47, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Commercial use of a photograph[edit]

Dear Trisha Shears:

I am about to publicize a website containing a photograph of yours, obtained through Wikimedia Commons. The end result is the following:

http://sites.google.com/site/aldoloup/articulos/limite-sur-de-la-distribucion-de-la-anaconda-verde

The same page in English, Portuguese and maybe other languages will follow. A printed version is envisioned too.

I want to be sure that you have no complaints about this use of your work. I really don't want to have problems over copyright issues down the road.

I want to thank for the opportunity to use your work in commercial ventures.

If you have any issue with this use of your work, please let me know it immediately.

I am acting in good faith, in the firm belief that the license for commercial use that appears in the Wikimedia Commons page of your photograph is completely valid, accurate and current.

Thank you very much.

Aldo Loup.

aldoloup@hotmail.com

I released that photo into public domain so you are free to use it as you wish.. thanks --Ltshears (talk) 17:47, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Dear Trisha Shears:
It is a honor to contact you.
Some time ago you granted me authorization to use a work of yours in my website and other publishing projects.
I want to thank you for your disinterested kindness. Your work really helped me with my projects.
The page in English language is now available:
http://www.naturapop.com/home/southern-limit-of-the-distribution-of-the-green-anaconda
Of course, any comments are very welcome.
Once again, thank you very much for your help.
Very truly yours,
Aldo Loup.
aldoloup@hotmail.com

File:Red-Footed Tortoise.jpg[edit]

Hi -

We wanted to let you know that we've used another one of your photos in our project: http://litpics.tumblr.com/post/12340747008/lit-pushed-and-the-return-push-by-george-herbert

Thanks again for sharing your pictures,
Samantha and Patrick

blog: http://litpics.tumblr.com/
email: litpicsblog@gmail.com
twitter: http://twitter.com/litpics

Litpics (talk) 21:01, 5 November 2011 (UTC)






A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png I just stumbled across the really cool new wolf photos you uploaded in the past few weeks! Very cool stuff. Chocolate good for dogs, but it is good for humans, so do enjoy this virtual brownie for your awesome photos =) Missvain (talk) 02:50, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks --Ltshears (talk) 03:54, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Babirusa_001.jpg[edit]

Hi Trisha!

I have use a photo of Babyrousa babyrussa in my free software educational proyect "Animalandia" (http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia)

You can see directy in the follow link and in the button "Siguiente":

http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/imagen.php?id=32491

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=Trisha%20Shears

This is my "contributor card", for example: 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)

Snow Leopard photo[edit]

I am a new author, (under a different pen name than KiraSayuri)and I absolutely love your photos! I have been considering changing to Smashwords, because my publishers book prices are ridiculously high and I will be able to choose my own prices. I would like your permission to use one of your snow leopard photos for a cover. A small piece is all I require, I have already modified it slightly to look like my character. Of course if you give your permission, you will receive full copyright on my copyright page. I am new to WC so if you would please e-mail me I will send you a picture of the cover and the snow leopard that I have used. Please e-mail me at kirasayuri2@gmail.com.

                              Thank you,
                                     KiraSayuri


Photo usage[edit]

Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used one of your pictures.

I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PottoCincyZoo.jpg

And I attributed the picture like this: Ltshears with this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ltshears and also added a link to the license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en

I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672

Kind regards, Garfunkel Jansen (talk) 09:27, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.

No problem, this is why i put them on here.. --Ltshears (talk) 23:22, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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thank you whoever nominated my images.. --Ltshears (talk) 15:39, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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I use more of your photos[edit]

Hello!

In addition to Babyrousa celebensis, I use photos of Gyps rueppellii, Fulica americana, and Eudyptula minor from wikimedia in my free software educational proyect "Animalandia" (http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia)

You can see all of your resources in Animaladia acroos your "contributor profile":

http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/autor.php?nombre=Trisha%20Shears

clic over the link "Ver los recursos de Trisha Shears" (See the resources of TS)

I like that you send me a personal photo (or avatar) and a short text for your "contributor profile"

This is my "contributor profile", for example:

http://herramientas.educa.madrid.org/animalandia/autor.php?nombre=Fernando%20Lis%F3n%20Mart%EDn

When I use more of your resources, I will communicate.

Thank you again! Regards! Fernando Lisón

--Fernando.lison (talk)

Fantail Pigeons[edit]

Hallo Ltshears,

you switched some images of Pigeons from Category:Fantail Pigeon to Category:English Fantail (aka Garden Fantail). Are you sure? Because I did some mistakes here, mixing the two breeds together, because Fantail-breeds are often called "Fantail" only. If you are sure, what is the difference between the two? Thank you, PigeonIP (talk) 17:49, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

There are different varieties of fantail pigeons.. English Fantail, Indian Fantail, Hungarian Fantail.. ecs.. Fantail in general could be anyone of them.. by the looks of things i moved these images in 2009 right after i uploaded them..

--Ltshears (talk) 20:38, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

I am sorry, this didn't show up on my watchlist or I purely missed it.
By saying you moved the images right after upload, you are sure of the fantails being English or Garden ones? I (temporary) moved them to Category:Fantail pigeons. That should be OK, too. Some days ago I found an image labelled "Thuringian White Head" that was in fact a White Bib, so we have to be carefull regarding the descriptions, too. Best regards, --PigeonIP (talk) 17:53, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
I am not sure which it is.. unfortunately i do not have abook on pigeon breeds. I am not sure how to tell the difference. --Ltshears (talk) 20:11, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
So Category:Fantail pigeons should be good. Do you know a source about the groupings in Australian and American Pigeon Associations? (for maintenance of Category:Pigeon breeds by AU Breed Groups and Category:Pigeon breeds by US Breed Groups)
Happy New Year, --PigeonIP (talk) 13:40, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, no i do not.. I wish i did, i have not worked on those particular pages as far as i know. What i can gather, there is not a lot of information available on the internet about the different pigeon breeds. --Ltshears (talk) 18:45, 16 January 2013 (UTC)--74.134.130.48 18:44, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
Ok, thank you. I found nothing about the groupings, too. --PigeonIP (talk) 18:55, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

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Addax 039.jpg

I just wanted to let you know that I love love love your photo of an addax. I can't look at the guy's face without laughing.
Prof. Squirrel (talk) 18:36, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you --Ltshears (talk) 20:12, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Photograph of Andean Condor[edit]

Your image of the female condor is impressive. I am writing a piece on the Andean Condor and think that yours would be fitting to my points. I am requesting permission to use this image for my summary. If you need more information about my request, please advise. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andean_Condor_065.jpg Thank you for your attention to my query. Mathew

Yes, feel free to use it.. thanks for letting me know. --Ltshears (talk) 16:47, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Cockroach names[edit]

Excellent photos of Eurycotis decipiens from the interesting insect house at Cincinnati, but could you please consider renaming Category:Eurycotis dicipiens and Eurycotis dicipiens? Notice incorrect spelling of species name (correctly @ blattodea.speciesfile, EOL, Animal Diversity, Google Scholar, etc). Cincinnati has a tendency to make typos in the scientific names of their insects; this is far from the only, but as far as I can see the only where it multiplied into incorrectly spelled categories and species pages on wiki. Regards 62.107.194.166 12:26, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Interesting, I just came here to thank Ltshears for the excellent Eublaberus distanti Cincinnati zoo photos, posted in 2011, as I'm working on a Wikipedia article about them. It's so nice to have a good image for an article...a quick search didn't turn up any others I could have used on Wikipedia. It looks like the Cincinnati Zoo is the only source for the common name "bat cave cockroach" (some zoos use "Trinidad bat cave cockroach"), and I'd already decided not to include their name. Anyway, thanks ltshears, your efforts are really appreciated! Agyle (talk) 10:44, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, i enjoy taking photos. i know they are not the best photos , but they are better then nothing. :) --Ltshears (talk) 22:23, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

File tagging File:Otterhund.jpg[edit]

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This image had already been tagged for deletion in 2006, i resolved it by providing the source.. It is not my fault if the original dogwiki website is no longer in existence. That is where the file came from and otterhound club of america is the original source of the image as listed.. They allowed into the public domain at dog wiki. I don't understand why 7 years later, it is being tagged for deletion again when i had already provided the correct source link at that time and the deletion request was removed once resolved 7 years ago.. --Ltshears (talk) 17:59, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
I have removed the deprecated PD-template. Let's wait another 7 years to see what happens. ;-) --McZusatz (talk) 19:31, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Awesome photos!!!! LatinaDezyner (talk) 21:37, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank You --Ltshears (talk) 01:00, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

re:wolly monkey[edit]

I understand your worry. Don't trust in all "zoo lists", mainly when they refers to New World Monkeys (I saw many mistakes, mainly about marmosets and titi monkeys). You can consult the "Handbook of the Mammals of The World - Volume 3" (it's the latest large review ot the theme). The head of the monkeys in your photos are darker compared to the body: L. lagothrica frequently has a uniform brown color with a paler head. But, feel free to change the identification: the taxonomy of woolly monkeys are very problematic and needs a more recent review.Miguelrangeljr (talk) 21:42, 15 November 2013 (UTC)Miguelrangeljr

PS: some classifications of wooly monkey only consider the existence of only one species (with subspecies): L. lagothricha. Thus, in many zoos, the wooly monkeys are indentified as L. lagothricha.Miguelrangeljr (talk) 22:02, 15 November 2013 (UTC)Miguelrangeljr
If you want, consult this paper (it's the "greatest" review of wooly monkeys, in spite to be very "old", but, I recommend to you search for the "Handbook of The Mammals of the World"!): Fooden, 1963.Miguelrangeljr (talk) 22:06, 15 November 2013 (UTC)Miguelrangeljr
ok, thank you for getting back to me, i was just confused because i was uploading some more photos and i couldn't find the other ones i uploaded.. i Tried to look up photos to compare the too, but i couldn't find many images.. Thanks for explanation --74.134.167.137 15:11, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Peregrine Falcon 12.jpg[edit]

In Wikipedia I found your picture https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peregrine_Falcon_12.jpg and would like to use it in a Text outside Wikipedia

it ist about a birds protection area in Germany - if you want to read about the direction in general, you may look at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009L0147&from=FR

In the text, it is in german, i would write "Wanderfalke (Foto Name)" underneath the picture, would that be ok? with all other pictures in the text I note the real name of the photographer, but i don't know yours = would you tell me?

Thanks --Kai.pedia (talk) 16:42, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

yes that is fine..--Ltshears (talk) 13:59, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

OTRS permissions queues[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Dear Trisha,

There is a very nice picture of a bloodhound on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bloodhound_Trials_Feb_2008_-79.jpg?uselang=en-gb for which I am trying to trace the copyright holder in order to confirm the licence type (I would like to use it in a textbook I am writing - I am an academic at the University of St Andrews). It says that the picture was taken by John Leslie, but it also says that you uploaded it to Wikimedia commons. Could you let me know whether you are the copyright holder, or whether I should try to contact John Leslie? Many thanks for your help. Bill Heitler Wjheitler (talk) 11:08, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

if you click on the link next to the source, it takes you to the image on flick R.. It is licensed as specified and John Leslie is the original poster of the image, i just trasferred it to commons..--Ltshears (talk) 16:15, 11 March 2015 (UTC)