Being specific may help sales.

Some times when getting good Nature photo's I get so excited that I actually was able to sneak up on a wild animal and get a good photo that I get in a hurry to get it in to see if it will get approved.

We all know that Nature shots are a very tough category to compete in.

Now it's very hard to get one accepted because there are so many great ones already on line.

So when you do get an animal accepted give yourself every advantage and be as specific as you can be.

Here's an example.

This is a photo I was lucky enough to capture of a sharp shinned hawk with it's kill perched in a pine tree.

I could have just called it hawk in a tree and it would of been with many many other hawks.

But I took the time to look it up and found out it was a sharp shinned hawk and labelled it accoringly.

Now the great thing about this is that on the last sale I had with this photo I looked up what keywords the buyer used and guess what. It was Sharp Shinned Hawk.

The buyer knew exactly what they were looking for.

This also narrowed the number of hawk photos from many to just a few, and I was lucky enough to have mine chosen.

So whenever possible give yourself an edge and get specific.

Photo credits: Dave Willman.

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May 23, 2008


Hmm ya I'll have to try that, thanks!!!

May 23, 2008


Good advice! Lovely image too.

May 23, 2008


Excellent advice, Thanks

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