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File:Carved whalebone whistle dated 1821. London. 8 mm long.JPG[edit]

Dear nagualdesign:

Thank you so much for spotting this careless mistake of mine. I have changed the length in one place from 8 mm to the correct 8 cm and I have requested that the file heading be changed to show 8 cm - the correct length. So, hopefully, there is no need for you to do any extra work. I really appreciate your help in correcting this error. All best wishes, John Hill (talk) 22:41, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Oh good. Thanks for that. Kind regards, nagualdesign 00:16, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Submission of Prince Dipo Negoro to General De Kock[edit]

Nicolaas Pieneman - The Submission of Prince Dipo Negoro to General De Kock.jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Nicolaas Pieneman - The Submission of Prince Dipo Negoro to General De Kock.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 02:36, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Joe,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Percival Lowell observing Venus from the Lowell Observatory in 1914.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on December 12, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-12-12. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:56, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Nice! Face-smile.svg Thanks Crisco. I'll give it a look in a second. Kind regards, nagualdesign 03:12, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
  • A pleasure, really. Don't get many images like this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:31, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492: I've just rewritten the caption completely. Please let me know what you think, and whether I need to trim it down any further. Thanks. nagualdesign 01:29, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

  • I was just gonna ask you the same thing Face-wink.svg. We should keep the image central, though I don't mind having more about Lowell (though we're pushing length limits now) — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
While I understand the need to keep the image central, I don't think it's necessary to state the make and model of the telescope or geographic location. That information can be found on the image file page. I thought it more interesting to first state who Percival Lowell was and why he's remembered before segueing into the scene with an interesting factiod. (A rude word on Wikipedia, I know!) This is supposed to be more of an editorial piece than an article fragment, right? nagualdesign 01:42, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
  • More like an article summary than an editorial. Terms such as "unfortunately" are POV and should be avoided. If you want to trim a bit, please do, but I think it is better to describe the image first, before the man. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:49, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. Kind regards, nagualdesign 01:53, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

File:A&N International Media[edit]

Hi Nagualdesign. I am trying to find the source of File:A&N International Media.png which you uploaded in November 2011. The website you provided is no longer active and I have not been able to an alternative link through googling. I removed the image from A&N International Media per WP:NFCCE because the separate, specific non-free use rationale required by WP:NFCC#10c was not provided. The image does have a non-free use rationale for Northcliffe Media, but the image is no longer being used there. This means it has become an orphan and will be deleted in a few days per WP:NFCC#7 unless it is added to an article. All I need to fix the rationale is a valid link for the source. Please let me know if you know where I can find that. Thanks in advance. - Marchjuly (talk) 02:18, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I had a look but found nothing. Sorry. Surely there's some clause for companies that no longer exist. Preserved for historic purposes? Can a company from the past even claim copyright in the present? nagualdesign 03:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for checking. I've asked another editor who has more experience dealing with NFCC about this. I'd imagine that the "source" links for other files have died over the years, so perhaps some kind of precedent has been established. It might be a good idea to download the image and keep it for safe keep just in case. That way if, by chance, it does end up being deleted, it can be re-created if the source is eventually found. Another idea is to try and find out why it was removed from "Northcliffe Media" and figure out if it can be re-added. I was able to find something which looks like a logo on an archived page, but it is quite different from the one you uploaded and I'm not sure if (1) it was even used, and (2) if it is OK to use an archived page for the "source". I was also able to find this old page, but still no logo. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:26, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking about this and one thing that "might" be OK is for you to create the non-free use rationale for "A&N International Media" and then re-add the image to the article. Information added to articles are supposed to be supported by published reliable sources. However, "published" does not necessarily mean "online". Moreover, an online source which satisfied WP:RS, but has turned into dead link does not lose its value simply because it is dead per WP:DEADREF. So, perhaps the reasoning can be applied here: You uploaded the image and provided the link, which just let us know where you "got" the image. I can't say whether the source link was actually where the image came from, but you can. This is completely thinking outside the box, but it just might work. No longer being available online does not mean that the image is no longer available anywhere at all. - Marchjuly (talk) 00:19, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Just to be clear, I didn't upload the image originally. According to the page history that was done by Cloudbound. All I did was make the background transparent (the file having been tagged as {{opaque}}), and the original upload was subsequently removed from the file history per non-free image policy. I hope that helps. nagualdesign 16:31, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I only saw your name on the page so I mistakenly thought you were the original uploader. I'll post on Cloudbound's talk. Thanks for all your help so far. - Marchjuly (talk) 21:43, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
No worries. I'm sorry I couldn't really help. nagualdesign 22:14, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Nodal Ninja[edit]

You get it yet? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:21, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Oh yes! Face-smile.svg I've just been getting to know it/calibrate it so far. I've done lots of test shots and it seems great. Unfortunately the finest setting using the supplied detent rings is 15°/24 stops, and using my 50mm lens on my 600D gives me an angle of view of just 25°×16.6°, leaving only 1.6° of overlap along the horizon (stitching portrait shots). Less when you account for the slight barrel distortion of the lens. I'm thinking that the software might have a hard time joining areas of blue sky. But then again the overlap increases as the angle of elevation increases. We shall see! ..If I have to I'll get the 25.7°/14 stop detent ring modified to 12.9°/28 stops. I'll keep you updated. nagualdesign 19:16, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Have you tried a stitch yet (even with that slight overlap)? Even with a large degree of overlap, if your frame is just sky, you're not going to get any control points. That's why the recent versions of PT Gui have a special mode called align to grid... though I've never tried it myself. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:21, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it stitches fine if there's texture, which there normally is within a few degrees of the horizon. There's plenty of overlap at 20° elevation, so I don't think the Nodal Ninja can be blamed for any difficulty with stitching the images. The funny thing is, I've never taken a panorama with a clear blue sky! I like little fluffy clouds, even if they do impose time constraints on the shoot. And the Nodal Ninja should make things much quicker and easier.
I've never tried PTgui. I was looking at it on YouTube the other day though. I like the red/green masking tool, and the align to grid mode is a great idea. I've tried manually aligning troublesome images into grid formation in Photoshop before running the auto-stitch, but it doesn't take the hint. I might buy PTgui at some point. nagualdesign 20:04, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  • It's definitely worth the investment! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 23:25, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. I was Googling for some time the other day, trying to compare different stitching software. PTgui is about £50+ if I remember correctly, so it's nice to have a recommendation before taking a punt. nagualdesign 23:37, 11 April 2015 (UTC) BTW, check this out. nagualdesign 23:39, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Madonna (entertainer)#Infobox image[edit]

Please join this discussion if you are interested. –Chase (talk / contribs) 00:45, 27 April 2015 (UTC)