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Folks: it's not OK to take other people's photos to edit and re-post. Just like we don't correct each other's spelling and grammar, we don't take it upon ourselves to decide that someone's photo needs correction. In addition, as has been emphasized before, you need to respect copyright.

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10 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

It's a Painted Bunting. There are other differences in plumage and structure that distinguish them besides color.

9 hours ago, Kevin said:

It's a Painted Bunting and a perfectly normal one at that.

PABU by consensus.  I'll change the checklist later today.  Thanks to everyone who provided input.

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On 8/30/2023 at 8:44 PM, Avery said:

I shoot in jpeg, don't have an expensive camera, and honestly would rather just get a good shot and not have to spend hours that I don't have editing my amateur photos to try to pass as a pro. I can apprecitate the skill and art in editing photos, and won't tell anyone not to edit theirs, as long as it doesn't completely fantasize the image (if it's going to eBird, anywhere else that's not a scientific database people can do whatever they want), but I hold a good photo that's not edited above a fantastic photo that's been heavily processed. I just like natural things I guess.

 

Also, I should clarify. I probably do have some photos that have been cropped, maybe one that's lightened or drawn on, but these are only for making the bird/field marks visible. eBird is for my documentation, Instagram is for my "art."

I'm with you on that. I'm not taking pictures for "likes" or artistic reasons, but because I like to take pictures and specifically of birds and other animals.

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1 hour ago, roadcykler said:

I'm with you on that. I'm not taking pictures for "likes" or artistic reasons, but because I like to take pictures and specifically of birds and other animals.

Same, I also realize it doesn't matter how many ratings or likes a photo gets, as long as I'm happy with it. I was getting way too worked up over when my photos got bomb and all the criticism so I just basically stopped posting photos on ebird and don't post my really good photos anywhere online anymore.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  My backyard, Lexington County, central SC.

It's not my best shot of the day but it's the best one I've taken trying to 'freeze' a hummie's wings.  The angle of the morning sun put the feeder in a narrow shadow, making it hard to work with the dark feeder and bright bird.

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