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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Nov 20, 2010 4:21 PM CST

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This year you'll see it in bloom, Sue. We can go there every week until we've seen everything bloom. I did that a few years ago and it was amazing. There are gorgeous plants there that you'd never notice because they're just nice unobtrusive foliage most of the time.
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Nov 20, 2010 4:58 PM CST
Sue, what kind of camera do you use?

Have you submitted photos to photography magazines? If not, you could. House and garden magazines would be lucky to have you as a photographer.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 20, 2010 6:56 PM CST

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Thanks Andi, I have only submitted photos to DG PlantFiles, HMF and the databases on here, besides the albums I maintain on sites like Picasa, Flickr and SmugMug. I have had a few daylily images published in daylily catalogs and several in The New Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies, https://www.amazon.com/dp/0881928585/ also an image was added by a German author of a species rose book and then I have sold several to a plant tag company that contacts me through the images I have on DG. Haven't pursued anything beyond that. I'd have to learn too much to try to go pro LOL!

I have a Canon Rebel XTi with various lenses but on occasion also use a Canon 7D.
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Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Nov 21, 2010 3:53 PM CST
I came inside to defrost after doing a bit in the garden and was looking at the Austin site. They have a photography contest, closed for 2009, but will announce 2010. Prises were gift certificates of $50 and $150. Here is a link.

http://www.davidaustinroses.co...

Your photos are so gorgeous, better than most the rose catalogs and sites.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 21, 2010 4:00 PM CST

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Ohhh I will check that out! Thanks Big Grin
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Nov 21, 2010 9:57 PM CST
Sue, your pictures are gorgeous! Congrats on your wins on DG.

I doubt you would need much to go pro, just a good PR person.

Have you ever used the photo scan to see where your pictures actually are being used? You might have some surprises. I don't recall the name of the scan, and I don't know how many sites it scanned, but I tried it with a picture I had, and found it used a couple of places.

And my picture was not nearly of your level.

But anyway, your pictures are gorgeous, and awards well deserved.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 22, 2010 1:21 AM CST

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Thanks Polly!
I have never done that but I have over 6,700 pictures just in PlantFiles, where would I start? I do check eBay on occasion and have found them there and always contact the poster to remove them and report them if they don't.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Nov 22, 2010 7:17 PM CST
It really wasn't hard for me, as I don't have that many pictures someone else would want, LOL.

The program is called Tin Eye, in case you want to play with it. I think there are other similar ones.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Nov 24, 2010 2:35 PM CST

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I had a DG member contact me for photo tips for her blog that she writes in the Madera County Gardening Examiner. Big Grin
http://www.examiner.com/garden...
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Nov 24, 2010 3:32 PM CST

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Wow! Good publicity, Sue, and a great photo of Christopher Marlowe!
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Nov 24, 2010 4:11 PM CST
Wonderful, Sue!

I saw Larry Rettigs name on one of the articles. He's a Cubit member too.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Dec 6, 2010 10:43 PM CST
I never go to DG anymore so thanks for the update Zuzu!
CONGRATS Sue!
I always thoroughly enjoying looking at your beautiful photography! Thumbs up
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Calif_Sue
Dec 7, 2010 12:21 AM CST

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Thanks Vicky, and I love yours!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Dec 7, 2010 1:08 AM CST

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Speaking of your skills, Vicky, it's winter, so why don't you post some threads of your gorgeous roses -- past and present? And we need more of your photos in the database. I know you have some gorgeous photos of Buck roses.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Dec 7, 2010 8:42 AM CST
zuzu said:Speaking of your skills, Vicky, it's winter, so why don't you post some threads of your gorgeous roses -- past and present? And we need more of your photos in the database. I know you have some gorgeous photos of Buck roses.


Will do Zuzu...planning on doing that after the holidays.



"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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