User talk:W.carter

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Not a hoverfly[edit]

Hello Cart Most think the hoverflies they see are bees. You have turned this, expecting a hoverfly when you saw a tiny bee. Most probably a species of Hylaeus. Must send a few photos to QI. Still watching and learning. Warm regards Robert Notafly (talk) 19:37, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi Robert! How nice to hear from you again, I'm so glad you dropped by my talk page. And thank you for for taking time and trying to identify the little flying fellow, I appreciate it very much. :-) My knowledge of these creatures is unfortunately very limited. I had no idea bees can be so small. It certainly behave in a way that made me think of a hoverfly. Did you see both the photos it was in? (1) and 2). Would it be correct if I renamed those two files "Big red tulips with small bee" and changed the category to Category:Hylaeus?
I'm finally getting to the bottom of my very large backlog of photos from last year, only a hundred or so left. All the best, CJ -- Cart (talk) 20:05, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

I did.Bee is certain but let me check that it is a Hylaeus for the category (where I write cf it means compare with and I need help). Tiny isn't it? and looks the more so against the huge flower. I think you missed my praise of Harebells by a road Delightful. R Notafly (talk) 20:21, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, there is no hurry, I just like to get the file descriptions as accurate as possible. And learn something in the process. Also thanks for the kind words about the harebell, yes I somehow missed that. I thought the curve of that stem was so exquisite, that's why I photographed it. They are so fragile and each bell bloom such a short time, after that half of the bells on the stems are withered. You have to capture them at the right time. -- Cart (talk) 21:02, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

2 active nominations[edit]

So, should i remove the third image from the candidates page? --Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:08, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

I can archive it for you now that you've seen the message, to make it right. You can renominate it later. just remember to make that nomination "Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:A Punjabi turbaned man - 1.jpg/2" then. :) -- Cart (talk) 18:19, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Also, can i withdraw 2 existing nominations and then nominate 2 new images? Is that considered right? --Satdeep Gill (talk) 02:32, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@Satdeep Gill: Yes, that is correct. After you have put the "withdraw" on your nom, you can nominate another and in time someone will come along and archive your withdrawn nomination. Just don't be too quick about withdrawing, some users are quick and rude with their votes while others like to think about the photo a while. Far from all users visit the page every day and it might take some time for them to see it. Also constant withdrawing creates work for those who vote and maintain the page. ---- Cart (talk) 08:03, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Alright! That helps a lot. I will keep all these things in mind. Thanks a lot. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 08:23, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

Powerlines at the crossroads.jpg
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/FPCBot (talk) 13:02, 22 April 2018 (UTC)