Request Admins not to change Category of this image

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I have posted this Image under Abstract water drops. Majority of my Images are placed in Abstract group. I do hope this image comes under Water drops as there are four Water drops with refractions. I am posting this because I have had two or three images recategorised to Animals with Sub Category Insects and Spiders......Just when my images had been right at the Top of the leader board in Abstract.........

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Yay! respect re environmental responsibility!! cool!

Back to topic - trying to enforce something like this is seriously tricky. I am a "realist" photograph taker (one day hope to earn sufficient creds to call myself a photographer - and I do not mean Pixoto awards LOL). It saddens me that some folks resort to serious photoshop and HDR techniques in order to "win" - but it is part of the contest and I take a level of enjoyment out of seeing some of my pics competing against (and even occasionally winning) some of the heavy duty post-production images.

The water-drop thing - I still see no problem with glycerin being used. Although do hope that it is being applied with a dropper in order to limit environmental impacts.
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a) There are no harmful side effects for ants eating glycerin. It is in fact used as a food source for many captive insects. Insects do not suffer the same complaints as mammals, they have evolved to digest a large variety of sugar based foods.
b) Water is never pure, even distilled water contains some impurities.
c) The current policy of Pixoto is to allow photoshopped images in all categories. Aroon I commented on the paper crease because without explanation it looks like the entire image is a photo of a photo. I don't really like the idea of using a photograph as a backdrop, but it's not against the rules to do so provided it's your own work, so lets just leave it at that...
d) I think perhaps it's time we ALL started to consider what we've been doing here. Singling out a photographer to publicly harangue about his photographic techniques/style, even though he is playing within Pixoto's rules, amounts to bullying and quite frankly I'm starting to feel dirty just reading some of these threads.
e) It's possible to have these discussions without using Pixoto players as examples, I know we all have our frustrations at some of the things that go one here, but we don't make the rules and thus shouldn't be punishing anyone because we don't like their techniques. Again, if Pixoto allows it, it's legit - they make the rules.
f) Rant over! Happy shooting to you all!
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Well said Darrell!

Still think it is a darn shame to have Aroon's image resubmitted to animals though - would have loved it to give some of the seriously over-photo-shopped images in Abstract a good run for their awards...
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My Thanks Gaia........
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My Good ness..........

When I came home from Office I Thought my Thread will be Finished. But it is Still hot and Active. when I Posted that Image I forgot that I used Glycerin. heck I remembered it later and what havoc it created.

for Sure 95% of my Drop shots are with water drops. And after reading This Topic I will think twice about using glycerin anywhere near Ants or other small living things.........

thanks all for the active Participation................
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whew.. what a wild ride this threat was....

Since day one, I have never been comfy with Pixoto placing the waterdrop category into abstract...

I think they need two droplet categories... one for those splash ones that are beautiful and gorgeous and totally man made and created in a studio.... .they are wonderful photos, have never seen one I didnt like...but such a fast difference between studio created droplets/splashes... and a drop of dew or rain drops on a leaf or blade of grass..or something that nature provided.... how does a droplet of dew on a blade of grass fall into an abstract category, there is nothing abstract about a droplet.. it is , what it is a drop of water, moisture, dew etc.

This doesnt resolve the glycerin debate.. which I don't really have an issue with but am just saying that I cringed when I saw Pixoto put waterdrops category into abstract....

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