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Talk: Moondigger

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Archive 1: 22 May 2006 - 23 October 2006

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Wow, you have some pretty good pictures. It's kinda nice because I've been to several of those places and it brings back some nice memories. Thanks.(Note:Do you mind if I add a couple of these pictures to my user page? - Mit  kebes  T  14:13, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

That photo of the milky way[edit]

You can't expect to believe you photographed THAT — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arsenal666 (talkcontribs)

Horseshoe Bend otheruses[edit]

Hi, thanks for the comment - I was thinking more of people who stumble across that page via a link; the inclusion of an Otheruses adds value by highlighting that there are other places with this name - some of these readers might not care, but others might think "How interesting" and go off exploring Wikipedia and learn things. SP-KP 22:04, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Not sure what policy says on this - I'll see what I can find out. I take your point about placement of otheruses tags; personally, I think disambig tags in general are too obtrusive at the top of pages and would prefer something more visually appealing. Making this a "See also" is one option, I guess? SP-KP 22:39, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Template messages/General is probably a good place to ask for opinions on this. SP-KP 22:43, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

This is to let you know the Featured Picture you uploaded and/or nominated Image:Tree example IR.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the day on November 27, 2006, when it will be featured on the Main Page. Congratulations! howcheng {chat} 16:15, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Your vote on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dragonfly compound eye[edit]

Hi Moondigger!
I was wondering if you could specify your prefence (b/w the two versions) on the dragonfly compound eye FPC nom? Thanks, --Fir0002 08:05, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

House Sparrow[edit]

Hi Moondigger!
I noticed you made this comment: Comment I agree that the other image is superior, both for the less-distracting background and for the fact that the profile gives us a better idea of the details of the bird's head and beak. I suggest it be nominated separately. on my previous sparrow nominations, I have gone ahead and nominated it sperately. If you would like to vote on it please head to here: Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/House Sparrow2. Thanks, --Fir0002 06:38, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

This is to let you know the Featured Picture you uploaded and/or nominated Image:Flounder Camo md.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the day on December 13, 2006, when it will be featured on the Main Page. Congratulations! howcheng {chat} 19:49, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Horseshoe Bend[edit]

Just this weekend I saw a photo of Horseshoe Bend that was very similar to yours. It was at a local craft fair that I saw it. And now I just happened to see your photo on a user page. The state that you're from, which is "too hot in the summer and too cold and snowy in the winter" wouldn't happen to be Vermont, would it? Dismas|(talk) 11:28, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

I couldn't be sure if it was the exact same photo. There were easily over 100 vendors and probably at least 10 of them were photographers, so I saw so many things that day that although I recall a photo like yours, I couldn't say it was or wasn't the exact same. I guess it's concievable that someone took a very similar photo from the same spot? Dismas|(talk) 21:24, 20 November 2006 (UTC)


Too hot and too cold could be Texas I guess? Nice pictures! I wish to buy a digital camera and cannot buy a really expensive one. Hene my goal is to buy which is good (if not very good) and not too expensive (less than 200 Euros). Can you please suggest one? --- ALM 12:24, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. best regards --- ALM 13:31, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Video Game Use[edit]


I'm interested in using a couple of your images for a commercially released video game in the next couple of weeks. My company, Young Forest Games, is releasing a jigsaw puzzle game about life, and I feel that these pictures are extremely fitting. Please write back at so we can discuss the opportunity, along with right issues and so forth.

Thanks, and have a nice day. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:04, 7 December 2006 (UTC).


I noticed your photo of one of the Thousand Islands was shot on film, so I'm assuming you scanned it. I wanted to ask you for some scanning tips because all of mine seem to end up with artifacts -- mostly banding, such as in Image:Haleakala hiking.jpg. I think I have a few FP candidates in my oeuvre but most of them are on 35mm film and I'm reluctant to nominate them if they have noticeable technical flaws in them. I'm guessing it's mostly due to having a cheap scanner, however. Anyway, I'd appreciate your input. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 07:19, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice. Just wondering, do you happen to know anything about this Minolta scanner? [1] Thanks. howcheng {chat} 02:52, 6 December 2006 (UTC)


The "Help name my baby" Poll has closed :). Greta Annette was born 12/12/06. She weighs 6lbs 14oz and is 19inches long. Mother and baby are both doing fine. Thanks for all the suggestions!

To keep this slightly Wikipedia related I have started Adopt a State, so adopt your state article today! -Ravedave (help name my baby) 03:46, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Upsampling & sharpening[edit]

This is just to send you a big THANKS for the work you did on my photo with the two kids running the small locomotive at dusk - I got a copy of the magazine today, and I must say I'm surprised that you were able to get the image fixed so that one half of a 2-Mpix camera image still looks good on the magazine cover! So, Thanks! Oh, and a Happy Holiday Season, too! --Janke | Talk 14:14, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

change the comment in the havasu photo[edit]

you may want to change the comment in the havasu photo that states where the photo is located on a wikipage, cuz its now at the Havasupai page.
Gonzo fan2007 talkcontribs

Interested in fixing a photo?[edit]

Hi Moondigger,

You've been recommended as someone who can fix up old photos. Would you be interested in having a go at one of mine? GrahamBould 18:14, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your offer. The pic is in Commons - Image:4 RNZN frigates in Wellington Harbour 1980.jpg I wouldn't have bothered to get it fixed but it is a little historic - the only time the whole New Zealand bluewater navy was together, 4 frigates. There is a chopper in there too. From memory it was taken through a telephoto lens. Good luck. GrahamBould 06:06, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time, Moondigger. Wasn't the scanning, it was probably the wrong film, combined with various tele lens screwed together (pre digital), & the distance. Cheers GrahamBould 09:40, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Small Island on St. Lawrence River[edit]

I was wonering when and where exactly you took this picture? I grew up in Ogdensburg, NY. I have family and friends that live on Point Pleasant. My family has a camp behind an island that looks much like the one pictured. What a great shot! Can't beat sunsets on the St. Lawrence!

Hi, thanks for the kind words about the photo. It was taken at Oak Point, which is between Blind Bay and Morristown on Rt 12, closer to Blind Bay. I'm not sure of the date or even the year, but it would have been July or August sometime in the late 1990s. I've returned to the spot in more recent years, and the island has changed quite a bit since the photo was taken. It's no longer as picturesque, as the bushes around the tree have gotten much larger and the tree itself is now dying/nearly dead. The sunsets are often just as spectacular, of course. :) -- Moondigger 12:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Photo taken without attribution[edit]

Hi, Just to let you know that your photo of Havasu falls was used without attribution on the following Flickr site. I'm letting you know because this individual is posting a lot of photos as his own, some with his copyright added. It is up to you if you want to take any action as you did have this on a Creative Commons License anyway so all this guy had to do was to put your link on it. Here is the link. Just a photographer who gets ticked off by theft. Sarala Kron (Skron on Flickr). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:42, August 23, 2007 (UTC)

Using your photography[edit]

Hi Moondigger -

I'm the Content Manager of a vacation rentals website,, and I would love to use some of your beautiful photography on our website, if you are willing. Please email me at so we can discuss.

Thank you - Amy —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:18, 18 December 2008 (UTC)


I recently started the Dermatology task force and want to create a subpage for the taskforce that addresses dermatologic photos, giving guidelines/recommendations for good images. On that page I was simply going to link over to Wikipedia_talk:Featured_picture_criteria, but also wanted to added a few comments specifically geared towards dermatologic photos (like something about always having a ruler, etc in the picture to keep size in perspective, etc.). I also found a paper online (see [2]) and thought I could integrate some of its pointers into the page. However, I am a dermatologist, not professional photographer, and therefore wanted to know if you, or any of your friends, would help me develop this page? kilbad (talk) 17:28, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

NowCommons: File:Grauman's Chinese Theatre Highsmith medium.jpg[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:Atlantis_launch_plume.jpg[edit]

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Using your photo[edit]

Dear Moondigger,

I am a production assistant at Singularity, LLC. We are producing a documentary film about the end of the Mayan Calendar on 12/21/2012. You can our trailer on You Tube at

We would like to use your image from the link below our film. We believe that you have copyright to this image. If you do not, could you possibly reference us to its source? If you do hold copyright, could we have your permission to use it in our film? If so please reply indicating we can use the image, and as well, please let us know how we should attribute the credits. Thanks in advance.

Emma Paul — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:13, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

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Permission for photo usage[edit]

Dear Moondigger, for our student textbook about Charles Darwin (Die Entstehung der Arten, illustrated and commented by Paul Wrede and Saskia Wrede) we kindly ask you for permission to use the coloured photo of the petrified log in the petrified forest.

Our book will be published in German by VCH-Wiley. It is addressed to beginners in biology like students or highly educated laymen. Publication will be December 2012.

With best regards

Paul Wrede

Prof. Paul Wrede Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Institut für Molekularbiologie und Bioinformatik Arnimallee 22 14195 Berlin (Germany) Email: --Paul wrede (talk) 16:12, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

11/05/12 Hi Moondigger,

I also would like to request permission to use your petrified wood photograph in a book. Please contact me at

Tim Helble THelble (talk) 16:40, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Use image in a USFWS exhibit[edit]

We'd like to use your snapping turtle picture in an exhibit for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Could you please email me at so I can be sure to credit you properly? Thanks, Kim — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kim1035 (talkcontribs) 13:48, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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