Irises forum: ..... seems ive run afoul of watermark "etiquette"

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Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Sep 27, 2017 7:09 AM CST
.... my sincere apologies to anyone offended by my watermarking of my picts ....... BUT
to simply put -- they are MINE. I represent myself on here as a fellow iris lover, not as a business owner. I've been replying politely via PM to the few individuals offended by my branding, but, respectfully, I will continue to assert ownership of MY picts taken of irises that I own.
geez, ..... that I even have to make this declaration Grumbling
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Sep 27, 2017 8:23 AM CST
Timothy, some people on this forum have found their pictures that they posted here on NGA on other websites. You have every right to watermark your pictures.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Sep 27, 2017 8:44 AM CST
I am guessing that they didn't like the watermark through the middle of the iris. But they are your pictures to do with as you wish. Sorry the need came to post a declaration.
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 27, 2017 8:55 AM CST
I don't care for watermarks on any photos, but find it easy enough to simply scroll past to something more pleasing to my eye. Do as you like.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 27, 2017 9:41 AM CST
Timothy, what rational person could object to a watermark? And how is the one you use on your photographs (which is not obstructive to seeing the image, by the way) to be considered any different from someone choosing to use either of the available NGA watermarks? I use one on mine. I post photographs from The Shady Spot Iris and put one on hers because they ARE hers. Suzanne posts images from Stout Gardens with their name blazoned on them. So I don't get it, either. But you know what? Yeah, you know what--just ignore those folks. I, for one, am delighted to have you here and thoroughly enjoy the photographs you generously add to this database. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Sep 27, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Ha ha, Debra -- guess I'm an irrational person then. I always suspected as much. Although I don't actually 'object' to watermarks, I just find them distracting.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Sep 27, 2017 11:46 AM CST
.... yes, photo ownership id's can be distracting if not implemented properly. But with people's ( and mine) appearing in places where they don't belong, and used without permission, the need arises to assert property/and copyright concerns. I'm very generous with sharing my raw photos to iris clubs (without WM's) and anyone else as long as they are used for non profit and educational use and proper attribution is made. I have many hundreds to share. I suspect the people who were miffed by my owner id's were thwarted in their attempts to appropriate the photos.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Sep 27, 2017 11:54 AM CST
People can be weird. Not me, ever, but, you know, people... Whistling Whistling Whistling
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Sep 27, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Timothy........I'm curious what happened that initiated this conversation? I have nearly 20,000 pictures on NGA and 1300 Landscape Photos. About 2000 of iris. None are marked. I've seen a few used elsewhere but almost find it flattering. I rarely give marked photos thumbs-up but it is a free country and you and anyone feeling a need to mark are certainly free to do it. Dave gives us that option. Anyone faulting you needs to get something real to worry about......
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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 27, 2017 2:28 PM CST
Paul2032 said:Timothy........I'm curious what happened that initiated this conversation?
(snip, snip...)
I rarely give marked photos thumbs-up but it is a free country and you and anyone feeling a need to mark are certainly free to do it. Dave gives us that option. Anyone faulting you needs to get something real to worry about......


I agree

Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Sep 27, 2017 3:48 PM CST
I don't have to watermark mine. Smiling No one wants the blurs. Big Grin
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Sep 27, 2017 4:13 PM CST
Hilarious! Bonnie Hilarious!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Sep 27, 2017 4:21 PM CST
Same here, Bonnie.
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Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Region: Maryland Birds
Frogs and Toads
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Archivesgirl
Sep 27, 2017 4:50 PM CST
@TBMan,
Maybe I'm blind to anything other than beauty. That might explain why I didn't notice any watermarking on your photos. I just thought they were gorgeous.

Seriously, that should NEVER be a problem (watermarking) since they ARE your property.

Gayle
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Sep 27, 2017 6:51 PM CST
I'm just not that concerned about a photo. Of a flower. I figure anything posted on the internet is pretty much fair game to whoever wants to use it, copyright or no. That said, I also agree wholeheartedly with Paul.

Paul2032 said:Anyone faulting you needs to get something real to worry about......


I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 27, 2017 8:23 PM CST
Welcome! Gayle (Archivesgirl) to the iris forum! Hurray!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Sep 28, 2017 3:42 AM CST
Right On Paul!
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Oct 2, 2017 5:06 AM CST
@TBMan I was enjoying the new images you have added to the database, but I noticed you did not watermark the pictures of High Octane and Danger Money. Was this done on purpose? Just curious...
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Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Oct 2, 2017 7:19 AM CST
... an oversight -- I use an image editor to precisely place the watermark and to change its opacity to a specific level == those photos got left out of the process inadvertently, but they are picts that I've taken. I've 4800 iris picts in all, and there's bound to be a few that got missed :)

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