Adding location and date to posted images

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eft

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This suggestion mainly applies to the other main forums where folks post images they've taken. Is there a guideline or could we add one that asks posters to include the location and date when attaching images? It doesn't need to be precise - even the state/region/park and month would really help provide context to the field conditions and the appearance of the subject.
 

DRwyoming

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This suggestion mainly applies to the other main forums where folks post images they've taken. Is there a guideline or could we add one that asks posters to include the location and date when attaching images? It doesn't need to be precise - even the state/region/park and month would really help provide context to the field conditions and the appearance of the subject.
I'd just post questions and ask. Folks usually enjoy telling a bit about how they captured an image and are likely to share and if they're not willing to share that kind of info( for instance to protect a sensitive nest location) then forum standards are unlikely to change their minds.
 

bleirer

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This suggestion mainly applies to the other main forums where folks post images they've taken. Is there a guideline or could we add one that asks posters to include the location and date when attaching images? It doesn't need to be precise - even the state/region/park and month would really help provide context to the field conditions and the appearance of the subject.
In my view people share what they want to share about their images. A lot of times they choose to say where and what it is, but It's all good to me if they don't
 

pnbarne

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Funny, I was just reading about a wildlife refuge with 20 parking spots. No double bunking, no parking on the streets or the neighborhood. Threats of big fines or getting your vehicle towed. Apparently, there is tension between the neighbors and the refuge. So, publicly publishing the location is a non-starter. PM might be OK.
 

eft

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Just want to reiterate that I'm not suggesting that posters divulge specific locations. On a FB group I belong to we have a moratorium on posting owl locations (other than very generally) and I'm well aware of what happens when someone publicly posts the location of a rare species.

So, this post is not about giving away secrets or causing undue stress to wildlife. It's about help fellow photographers understand, for example, if a bird is in breeding, non-breeding plumage or on a migration route etc.
 

eft

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Also, I'm not advocating for standards of posting - just seems a shame to post a beautiful image without saying which part of the world it was taken in.
 
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