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Under the category "Nature Close Up" you have a sub category for Rock & Stone...many of the images submitted in this sub category are Landscapes with rocks in them ...they have nothing to do with "Nature Close Up"..my issue is that these so called nature close up images compete with true nature images in the duels, which to me is wrong...good landscape scenes will generally appeal to a voter more than a good image of a mushroom or a leaf...the criteria for what is a "nature close up" for rocks and stones should be much tighter than you allow...
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Hello Greg,

If you see an image you believe is in the wrong category, please report it using the Report button below the image. That being said, thank you for your input and sharing your thoughts and concerns with us. There has been a lot of conversation around this very topic lately so your post is timely. I will share your feedback with the rest of the team.
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Sherry ... did anybody report this profile ... not many pictures are in right category ... obviously the way of manipulation, how to get high score and award (some comments are also almost teling the author not to do this) ... all images are Photoshop made and wrong categorized ... http://www.pixoto.com/shirleyann.ryan... and she is best photographer of the year? How come this could happened?

And her image in on 2nd place Nature Up Close | Week (it was reported) ... it just shows how the rules are broken ... on purpose? When you look at the whole gallery it's look so ...
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I took a look and recategorized a couple of images, but because we allow manipulation of images in all of the categories, they can put edited images in the regular categories.
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Ok, but ... this is Nature Up Close?????

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Oops sorry Uros, I meant to move that one, it is moved now
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This one was really obviously :) ... Thank you :)
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The same thing is probably with this profile ... almost all pictures (I didn't look them all) of animals are Photoshoped to the level, that they look like drawings ... Shouldn't they be in Digital Art ... It doesn't look even natural ... he even named them in the title as (watercolour) ... http://www.pixoto.com/sirnicholasdale...
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I took a look and see what you mean, I want to get clarification from Jason on this, so am going to hold off until he responds
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Ok, thank you.
Anyway I did send some reports ... as I notice there are some double images (mostly one natural, and one watercolour procesing) and some BW / color / digital art manipulated (airplane) ...

It's getting confused what is the photography and where the manipulation starts to get drawing ...
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Thank you for the reports and I agree it can be confusing where the cut off is, that is why I wanted to ask about it :)
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Shirleyann Ryan appears to be a deliberate and cheeky serial cheat. This is her latest offering in Nature up Close for today...http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra.... She's American with an English name so I doubt there is any language barrier, however I wouldn't necessarily rule out sheer stupidity....
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:)
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And besides that there is a same flock of birds here

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

and here

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
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Darrell, the ducks I believe is one of the images I moved and was moved back by the artist. It has been moved once again. Jasenka thank you for your report too
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It's alarming, because this profile is marked as "The photographer of the Year", and doesn't look like there are many photography ... :D
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I notice, that lately, more and more photographers are doing this / putting photos in "wrong" category or the photos are at the limit of the posted category, just to get more points ... sometimes it's look like "cheating with permission", because they have argument: "I saw, that others are doing it!" And they doesn't read the description of the category in which they are posting in ... (I don't get it, because this are photographers that they are long time on Pixoto / everything to get the high scores then???) ... :)

This is how todays Nature Up Close looks like ...

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Sherry ... this is I think another case of (perhaps not intentional) ignoring the rules ... a lot of duplicates/similar images which are Photoshop processed (flip-over horizontal or. filtered) ... it's funny how nobody notice this :)

Profile: http://www.pixoto.com/clinthudson#null

1st case:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

2nd case:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

etc

Very smart processing ... but hard to ignore ... if you'll go throught his gallery, I'm sure You'll find more ...
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Some of the images ... in fact quite a few were submitted prior to July 2012 so are not subject to the Similar Images rule, I did remove a lot of duplicate / similar images though. I know I did not get them all.
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And more:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

And much more ... it's hard to spot them, because of the flip-over or filter procesing in PS ... but, close look shows that are much duplicates ...
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Thank you for the report Uros, these are taken care of. :)
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Thank you for your trouble Sherry ... :)
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Anytime Urosh :)

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