I want to thank Jbeetle, Benjamin, Matt, Spectabilis73 and Kyle for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it.
Kyle I use the Canon EOS 10D and for this shot used my Canon 100mm Macro lens. I was looking at the Canon 8mp the other day on the internet and it was listed for $4,500.00
Still a little too rich for my blood, but oh man was it nice. :!:
Oh Dereck, I almost missed you! I want to thank you also for your wonderful comments on this one and the one in the contest. That was very, very kind of you and I truly appreciate it very much.
While I really do appreciate that you love this photo, you might want to be careful about using other people's photos without permission. For people such as myself who make their living off of their photos, may not want them distributed by others without first asking permission. Now, having said that please don't anyone think that I am being too harsh or mean because I am not. I have no problem with him sharing this photo with his friends. I get a lot of requests for my photos for different and various things from desktop backgrounds to magazine ads. I almost always give permission for photos for things like school projects, desktop backgrounds, etc. and the wildlife rescue centers can have anything they want. On the flip side I have also had photos stolen and used. I recently had a photo stolen that had been an extremely difficult shot that I had decided to make a very limited editon of it and it was only available in one museum. Needless to say, I was quite upset. That is probably why it is still a sore spot for me. I also know that you sending your postcards to your friends is no big deal and I am very honored that you would want to, and I understand your enthusiasm. By far the most requested and biggest seller for me are my photo greeting cards.
Please don't anyone jump on me for posting this. All I am saying is ask, I have no problem with you using it and I would bet that 9 out of 10 people will be very happy to let you use their photo, they just want to be ask. I just hope that you can understand it from my point of view.
Ok, I am sorry, I will get off my soapbox. Can you tell I have a tendency to talk to much