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Rename mis-spelt image filename[edit]

Hi Dbenbenn, could you help me to rename a mis-spelt filename? Image:Moses around Stalactite with Waterdrop.jpg should read Image:Mosses around Stalactite with Waterdrop.jpg (double S instead of single S for "mosses"). Do I need to re-upload it to the new name and then you delete the file with the old name, or if you can simply rename it to the new name? (so far, only en:stalactite and zh:鐘乳石 uses this image). Thanks for your help.--Wing-Chi 08:39, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Yep, the only way is to re-upload the image with the new name. I'll delete the old one when you've done that. User:dbenbenn 15:11, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Featured Picture[edit]

Hi Wingchi. An image you took, Image:WhereRainbowRises.jpg, has just become a Featured Picture on Wikipedia! Congratulations, and thanks for taking it. Raven4x4x 06:37, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

How did you take the picture of Where the Rainbow Rises[edit]

Usually, it is hard to take a picture of the end of the rainbow! But it looks like you did it. How did you get such a good, especially closeup, picture of the end of a rainbow?

Circular snowmelt patterns[edit]

I'm intrigued by the image you uploaded showing circular holes in the snow. Could you direct me to any references on the process, please? Based solely on the image, I can think of a couple of competing explanations, so I'd like to understand it more. Cheers, Daniel Collins 14:30, 10 April 2006 (UTC).

While I am not a geologist, I don't have any reference on the process. I think it is those vegetation that gives off heat and speeds up snowmelt around them in the first place. Then as the earth is uncovered, it absorbs more heat than the surrounding snow (which reflects sunlight more than absorbs heat), and causes the circles to grow. I'd like know your other possible explanations too. Thanks.--Wing-Chi 18:04, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Quality image[edit]

Sunset Solar Halo at Keys View of Joshua Tree National Park.jpg
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Commons Picture of the Year 2006 Competition[edit]

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The arrangements for the Commons Picture of the Year 2006 competition are now complete, and voting will start tomorrow, Feb 1st. All Featured Pictures promoted last year are automatically nominated. As a past contributor to Featured Pictures, we invite you to participate in the competition (but please wait until tomorrow to vote).--MichaelMaggs 21:40, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Male and female superb fairy wren.jpg[edit]

You previously voted in the FP candidacy of Image:Male and female superb fairy wren.jpg. This image has now been nominated for removal of its FP status. If you have not already done so, you might like to join the discussion at Commons:Featured picture candidates/removal/Image:Male and female superb fairy wren.jpg. I'm notifying both pro and anti-voters. --MichaelMaggs 16:26, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Albatross pix[edit]

Re Image:070226 Shy mollymawk off Kaikoura 2.jpg and Image:070226 Campbell mollymawk off Kaikoura 1.jpg which you put into Category:Aves - my understanding is that the practice here is that categories like that should go on the index page under the binomial rather than on the image page itself, so I reverted this, since the index pages had more specific taxonomic categories already. Cheers Kahuroa 19:25, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Copyright Permission[edit]

Hi, I wanted to use your picture "Towering Sand Dunes" in a student manual for my school. Since it is a non-profit publication with limited circulation (~1000) I was wondering if I could obtain permission to use it with suitable crediting. 2/12/08 -- Phazx 06:33, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi Phazx, thanks for your message. The photo Image:Towering Sand Dunes.jpg was published with Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 license. In short: you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license identical to this one. If you have any further questions, please feel free to leave me messages again. --Wing-Chi 19:14, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

The Living and the Dead Trees.jpg
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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Nonbreeding Adult Little Blue Heron.jpg
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Sharp, neutral colours, quality is OK --Mbdortmund 18:05, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Green Heron by a Pond.jpg[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful informations about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

Legoktm (Talk) 15:37, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

FP Nomination[edit]

Upper Lehman Creek.jpg
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G'day! I love File:Upper Lehman Creek.jpg , that you've uploaded to Commons, so I've nominated it for Featured Picture status. Its nomination is at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Upper Lehman Creek.jpg . Best of luck! Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 10:48, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

FP promotion[edit]

Upper Lehman Creek.jpg
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File source is not properly indicated: File:WCarey.jpg[edit]

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User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 07:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi Wing Chi
I've just made a video of Stanford's "The Blue Bird" which incorporates a lake photo of yours (credits in description).
I hope you like the result (I animated a blue bird flying across it :-))
The Blue Bird
Kind regards
Dwsolo (talk) 21:13, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Please help replace this outdated license[edit]


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BotMultichillT 21:24, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Science program clearing use of I_Surrender_All_-_Said_the_Gull.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:I Surrender All - Said the Gull.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, contact me through my talk page and I am happy to provide further information. Thank you so much for your time! --Adam.talaid (talk) 16:32, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


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Acroterion (talk) 01:15, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Image: God_is_Love for my homepage?[edit]

Hi Wingchi, I wanted to use your picture God_is_Love ( as a background image for my homepage. I wanted to ask you, if I can use it(?). The homepage is about my music (and later about my books and my system, too). Later I will arrange a onlineshop for my CD, but I wouldn't use your picture for profit purpose. I would refer to you (and in terms of copyright and license. (FAQ points out, that I should verify). Do you want my homepage-address to control it, if you allow me to use it? I really fancy this picture. Thanks in advance.

Kind regards JoshTCute

Etsy copyright infingement[edit]

See File talk:Green Heron by a Pond.jpg, an Etsy user is selling your photo claiming it to be theirs and not respecting the licence you have set on the photo. --Pitke (talk) 09:40, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States[edit]

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Dear Wingchi,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States. The images you uploaded will help illustrate Wikipedia articles on historic sites in the United States. We are delighted to share the winning images and our top 10 finalists with you.

Click here to read our press release and view the winning submissions »

We invite you to continue uploading images to Wikimedia Commons and we hope you will return for Wiki Loves Monuments again in September 2014. For more information about Wikimedia Commons, please visit our welcome page. For more information about Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, please click here. Once again, thank you for sharing your images and participating in our contest.


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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013! Please help with this survey.

Dear Wingchi,
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Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 365,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 50 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

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Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey!

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And by the way: the winning pictures of this year's international contest have been announced. Enjoy!

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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

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Dear Wingchi,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
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Request for permission to use image[edit]

Dear Wing-Chi, I;m a publisher from Namibia. I would like use your image of Giant Stalagmites in our Natural Science and Health Education textbook for Grade 6 learners. I would like to ask you for permission top use this image in our publication. Please contact me via email: for more details. I look forward to hearing from you. Patrycja

Translation cantonese[edit]

Hello Wingchi, can you help me a translate in cantonese please? Smitersleon (talk) 07:19, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Science Competition 2017 has started in Asia[edit]

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File:I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.jpg[edit]

@Wingchi: imo this file should be rename because of #2. Since you were the uploader, your help would be highly appreciated. Thank you foryour time. Lotje (talk) 08:28, 1 October 2018 (UTC)