Four calling birds......

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© Susan Littlefield
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UploadedDecember 16, 2014
TakenNovember 29, 2014
ModelCanon EOS 60D
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length59 mm
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For some reason, this photo was removed. I haven't heard back from JPG as to why. Please don't feel obligated to comment again. I'm just disappointed because not only did I lose all the comments, but the photo had achieved "hot" status. :-(

8 responses

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (16 Dec 2014):

    I think JPG was out to lunch on your photos!

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (16 Dec 2014):

    Have no idea why the admins do what they do; they're almost non-existent so far as I can tell. Better that than an in-your-face style, I guess! Still think this is a great photo!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (16 Dec 2014):

    I hear from others on the site that JPG takes away hot ratings and sometimes gives them back and many of them have comments, views, etc. that the photo should stay hot. It is so frustrating to us to get a hot and then have it taken away!!! However, I really like your card and maybe JPG will give you the hot rating back.

  • JPG

    JPG said (17 Dec 2014):

    Yes, this photo was previously removed along with a couple others. There are lots of forms of art and many styles of photography. JPG is not about Photoshopped images. We understand that every photographer edits their photos and we try to be as inclusive as possible but "cropping" and "pasting" of images is outside the scope of our photo guidelines and is subject for removal. Thanks for your understanding.

  • JPG

    JPG said (17 Dec 2014):

    To address Ann's concerns. The only instance a photo's hot status is removed by a JPG admin is if the photo does not meet the requirements of the theme or challenge entered. For example: If we run a theme that is calling for cat photos and a user posts a photo of horse (and the photo clearly has nothing to do with "cats" in any possible way) and that photo goes HOT, yes we will remove the photo's HOT status. It's not fair to the other users that followed the directions of the theme. We do reserve the right to remove the photo from the theme all together. However, we typically do not.

    As a reminder, a photo's HOT status is subject to change. Think of it more as "trending photos". It is a live rating based on an algorithm of factors. A photo can be hot one week and not the next. A photo can be hot for a year (or more) and then another photo can get some attention and become hot. Only 10% of the photos entered into a theme/challenge can have a HOT status. What this means is that if a new photo becomes HOT then the system will have to remove the status from another photo due to the fact that only a limited number of photos can be HOT.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Dec 2014):

    Rockin' JPG's Holiday!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   said (18 Dec 2014):

    to JPG!

    My son was on the original staff of JPG. At first they only accepted unedited photos. But as time went on and they saw what the loyal followers of JPG could and would do, they gladly accepted any and all edits. This is what was and is popular. JPGers want to use their creativity, and if they're unable to do so they will move on to other sites that do allow it.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Jan 2015):

    great entry....

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