Separate catagory for Birds

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Create a separate catagory for just birds. Bird duels are highly competative and I'd like to see image duels with just birds.
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Patti Hobbs

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Posted 5 years ago

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Thank you for suggestion Patti.
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Steve Brooks

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Birds seem to be the biggest, or one of the biggest animal sub categories so we do need it as a separate heading.
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John Larson

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I totally agree with you, Steve, but this has been suggested many times before, for birds as well as other subjects that were dominant in earlier years of this site, such as insects. The reasoning birds won't ever be made a separate category, according to Pixoto staff, is that it would deplete the Animal category too drastically and reduce it to a minor category, which would also affect the amount of the weekly prize money paid out due to the decline in images submitted. The other reason birds won't be made a separate category is that even though they comprise the majority of images submitted to Animals, they would be a very minor category on their own, so in the end you have taken a major category and reduced it to two minor categories who both would be fighting each week to meet the minimum number of entries to qualify for a weekly prize.
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That may be true, John, but I think that we sometimes focus more on birds because the voting community seems to favor images of birds. I think we'd get just as many bird images and more images of other animals if the birds were in a separate category.

I know that the prize money is important to a few photographers on this site. Most of us have never won a dime and don't ever expect to win money anyway.
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SweetNana55

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I suggested this last year. There are more bird entries daily than cats or dogs put together. It makes no sense that they have a separate category and birds are clumped with everything else.
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the ones that i think that should be split out are insects. I don't think that would mess with the numbers too much, but would get them out of flowers and nature up close. sub categories.. hives and nests, macro, with wings, any others? any thoughts?
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I agree!
Just saw humans and mammals in Bird duels??!
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Hello April, if photo of a person was dueling in Animal category, please do report it for wrong category.

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