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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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2 hours ago, RobinHood said:

I've been getting some odd ratings recently, today was an example. GWTE is rare currently - as soon as I added this photo for review purposes it immediately got a 3 star rating.Out of interest I deleted and posted again - same rating immediately, not sure what to think, maybe 3 is correct.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/615264871

Green-winged Teal 1m head CollHar-7584149.jpg

It's a good photo (4 or 5) but a star has to be taken off because of the watermark per eBird rules.

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3 hours ago, RobinHood said:

I've been getting some odd ratings recently, today was an example. GWTE is rare currently - as soon as I added this photo for review purposes it immediately got a 3 star rating.Out of interest I deleted and posted again - same rating immediately, not sure what to think, maybe 3 is correct.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/615264871

Green-winged Teal 1m head CollHar-7584149.jpg

Solid 4

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11 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

It's attractive but doesn't do a very good job of showing the bird as a whole.

There was also a photo of the whole bird, this was just meant as a close up view of the head.

 

11 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

It's a good photo (4 or 5) but a star has to be taken off because of the watermark per eBird rules.

Oh dear, had forgotten or wasn't aware of this - I see lots of local eBird photo posts with watermarks so I'll mention it to them.

Thanks.

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6 hours ago, RobinHood said:

Oh dear, had forgotten or wasn't aware of this - I see lots of local eBird photo posts with watermarks so I'll mention it to them.

Thanks.

You're welcome.  Mention it to who?  Watermarks are allowed, you just have to remove a star from your rating.

https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48001064392-rating-media#RatingPhotos

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1 hour ago, The Bird Nuts said:

You're welcome.  Mention it to who?  Watermarks are allowed, you just have to remove a star from your rating.

https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48001064392-rating-media#RatingPhotos

I'm sure I saw this when I first joined eBird but had forgotten about the watermark warning (1-4 star deduction!!!). Mine is fairly unobtrusive (depending on the background) and interestingly eBird is still using one of my photos in their species description, with the watermark. I was going to mention it to some local eBirder/photographers who have quite prominent watermarks.

Edited and posted some photos today, example below (age?), and forgot to remove the watermark again (may need a separate eBird export format).

Red-tailed Hawk ssp PoplarSR-613721.jpg

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