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I believe it is what you would have liked to have at your talk page now[edit]

  • 'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
    'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
    'I don't much care where —' said Alice.
    'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat
  • 'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
    'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
    'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
    'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here.'
    Broccolo (talk) 18:41, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Use of Penguin Photos[edit]

Alice Hsieh, Exhibit Graphic Designer of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA requests to use the penguin photos of Brocken Inaglory for the Magellanic Penguin exhibit's interactive educational monitor. (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Peter pepper[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Ships lost in San Francisco[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:02, 1 April 2012 (UTC)


He was despised --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:51, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Sanddunes Sunrise
Easter – Rising – Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:20, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
A sign of hope: one was freed from the swamp ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:06, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
On this day his Easter egg tree and my Bach cantata mentioning the approach for peace are featured together on the Main page, enjoy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:15, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Mila,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:The fossils from Cretaceous age found in Lebanon.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on April 9, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-04-09. howcheng {chat} 18:35, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Sun dogs![edit]

Today I saw sun dogs for the very first time, about half an hour before sunset here in the tropics (West Indies). I thought of you, the Queen of Atmospheric Phenomena. All very best wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 00:41, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Photo Media Publishing Request[edit]


I'm impressed by your photos on the internet and since I'm working on a low-budget 15-min weekly science show on the national TV station in Slovenia, I would really appreciate if I could get a permission for publishing of a high-resolution photo of the reflection of a sea turtle like it is visible here:

I'm interested in (total) reflection as it appears in nature to connect the topic with an indoor experiment. I would be glad to mention the source of the image or your name. Please, let me know if you agree and where the photo can be downloaded.

Best regards,

Matic Jerman, scriptwriter and presenter TV Slovenia +386 1 475 2260


My name is Rob Willard. I would like to ask if I may include some of your wonderful wildlife images from and wikimedia to place inside a book I am making which will include photos that have been converted to 3D.

I will gladly add credits and a link to your website or other work. Hopefully if good enough the book will go on sale sometime in the summer in electronic-format.

Best regards,

Rob Willard — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:59, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

FYI: Used your media file[edit]

This is a courtesy note. One of your media files is featured in a new commercial eBook in Apple’s iBooks store:

I’ve contributed images to Wikipedia for over seven years now (including several POTD and Featured Images) and I designed the WikiSpecies logo. I respect your work here and the CC-BY-SA license we all labor under.

I know commercializing Wikipedia work is tricky and so I’ve taken great pains to follow your CC-BY-SA license requirements. I also plan to donate 10% of my proceeds to the Wikimedia Foundation directly. This is the very first self-published e-book created with Apple’s new tools and sold in the store.

I’ve given your file a credit line in the “Image and Video Credits” section starting at page 24 as required here:

This compilation features many of the finest Wikipedia media files in their exact form and not as derivative works. See:

If I did alter your work -- such as cutting out an insect part or adding a video sound track -- I shared a Share Alike version of the new media in a DRM-free format and listed the web address in the credits section.

Thank you very much for uploading your work to Wikipedia and releasing it for the world to use in enriching educational formats.


In six months the book has earned $293 and so I made a donation this morning to Wikipedia Foundation for $29.30. The book is now a featured selection in iTunes > Books > Textbooks > Science & Nature. Thanks again! jk (talk) 13:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

About Commons POTD[edit]

Hi Mbz1, I'd like to know where this awesome photo was shot File:Solar_Eclipse_May_20,2012.jpg, just to have a better description of the POTD. Kind regards, --PierreSelim (talk) 09:06, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

You did it![edit]

I have been watching your contributions and your pictures for a few years now. You are definitely an interesting person, and a great photographer. I cannot say I liked everything you have done during your time here but your latest achievement amazed me. I mean this one "I understand, meanwhile, I don't feel ok about doing anything that might be taken as an admin action or warning in topic areas dealing with music. Other than dealing with straightforward stuff like 3rr and vandalism, I recuse at least for now." Not just any administrator but Gwen Gale herself does not feel comfortable "doing anything that might be taken as an admin action". You did it! Great! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:08, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi Mila

I just wanted to say what amazing photos you have. I've added a couple of yours to a Squidoo lens on the black pearl. I just wanted to check that leaving your name and a link to you gallery was enough of an attribution. I find these licenses hard to understan and I'd like to use more of your pictures in the future without having to worry about copyright problems. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lestroischenes (talkcontribs) 08:50, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello Mila,

I am a UK director working on a couple of episodes of a new documentary series for the Weather Channel USA, one of which is about the Titanic. We are filming with and acquaintance of yours, Tim Maltin, and he introduced me to your work.

We are very interested in using one of your images in the programme that feature in Tim’s book, A Very Deceiving Night, and I’m writing to see if this could be possible.

The image we are interested in is of a night time superior mirage at sea.

I’d be very grateful if you could get in touch and let me know if you’d be willing to let us feature the image. We will, of course, credit you for your work.

Kind regards,


Gareth Sacala Weather that Changed the World Pioneer Productions — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:15, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Mila,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Sea foam at Ocean Beach in San Francisco -1 on 3-25-11.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 30, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-11-30. howcheng {chat} 18:41, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Mila,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Green turtle swimming over coral reefs in Kona.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on January 13, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-01-13. howcheng {chat} 13:12, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Beautiful, lively! - I tried one, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:19, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

A year ago, you were the eighth recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, it still applies, repeated in br'erly style:

Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg

wisdom and pictures
Thank you for the wonderful way your talk has room for inspiration and truth, - you are an awesome Wikipedian (3 August 2010, 3 September 2010)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:53, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:26, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Cherry blossom Frauenstein.JPG

Precious and missed

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:24, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Mila,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Cliff House from Ocean Beach.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 23, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-03-23. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:24, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Together with TFA Messiah (Handel)! He was despised, remember? I put "Letting go of the past" on my talk, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:14, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Beautiful. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:53, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Mila,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Calidris alba at Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California - 20101116.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 29, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-03-29. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:25, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

request for permissions[edit]


I am a researcher in Biophysics at the University of Leeds in the UK. My group is particularly interested in life in extreme environments, and we have been invited to write a short review paper about our approach in studying this subject. Whilst searching for striking images of extreme environments (such as very hot, very cold, salty, alkaline or acidic ones), I came across your image on wikimedia The image is very visually appealing, and illustrates nicely an environment with a high salt concentration, where life still exists. Therefore, I was wondering what you thought about granting us permission to use your image as one of four or six example images in the first figure of our review? We would, of course, credit you in the publication. If you have any other images of extreme environments (alkaline, acidic, underwater, etc.) that you would be happy for us to use, we would be very grateful.

Please let me know either way. I understand if you prefer for us not to use your image, and will find a suitable alternative elsewhere.

Many thanks in advance,

Kasia Tych

Possibly unfree File:Helicopter pilot, checking the ice conditions in High Arctic.jpg[edit]

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  • I've fixed this now - it's all good - Alison 23:42, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free image File:The front cover of the 1995 edition of Mein Kampf issued by Beisan Publishers and sold in London.jpg[edit]


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Speedy deletion nomination of List of Jewish Nobel laureates[edit]

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