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Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007

Category Change Suggestion

Was going to ask this in the March Countdown thread but lots of stuff going on there!

I think that the Animals category should be split up into three separate categores. My suggestion would be: Pets, Wildlife, Zoo (all captive wildlife including images taken at game farms) and Farm Animals. Would also like to see birds pulled out but that is because I specialize in birds!

I think there is more than enough diversity to handle this split.

If only two then: Wildlife (only animals and bird images captured in true wild conditions - it is way harder than photographing in zoos or game farms or stages shoots for classes and should be recognized as such) and All other Animals including pets, wildlife photographed in controlled situations (zoo or game farm etc).


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3/20/2013 6:35:41 AM

tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
  i like that idea.

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3/21/2013 12:40:23 PM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  It's been suggested in the past and turned down.

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3/21/2013 1:07:57 PM

Leslie J. Morris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/30/2007
  That's to bad. I would love to see wildlife images actually made in the wild separated out. IMHO it it totally different and takes a totally different skill level than pet photography or zoo/captive/controlled animal photography.

But then again, maybe with all the updates here it will be re-considered!

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3/21/2013 1:21:41 PM

Nicholas Semo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2008
  I totally agree Leslie....photographing in the wild is a whole different skill set. I spend a whole lot of time in the field, from freezing to sweating and swating skeeters. Many unproductive hours in a blind. You really have to know a lot about the critter you're after just to find it....let alone photograph it.


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3/24/2013 11:58:51 AM

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