Creative Commons

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

Creative Commons CC-Zero This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.
The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

That is the licence that I use when I upload pictures to Wiki. I like Wiki because it is free and a great idea and I want to be a part of it.

So how does it work for me? First I check the category page to see if I have got any pictures that they haven’t, that is to say, do I have a worthwhile contribution to make?

For example category: “Herb Robert”. No! Nada! I have got nothing.

But they didn’t have pictures of the gleba of Phallus impudicus being devoured by flies for instance.

If I can contribute something then I will.

Why? Well, I use Wikipedia and it doesn’t cost me a penny and I like freedom.

Despite the fact that this is largely a pictorial blog I don’t consider myself to be a photographer. People will say, “Wow! Your pictures are great. How do you do that?” The trouble is other people will say, “Wow! Your dinners are great. You should open a restaurant.” Ha Ha! I am not that stupid. I have seen the work of real photographers. My take on photography is this, buy a half decent camera and take hundreds of pictures, you can’t mess them all up.

My apologies to any pretenders out there if I gave the game away.

I take photographs to help me to remember the detail when I get home, as an aid to identification.

This isn’t a blog about photography it is a blog about learning and about the wonder of nature. If one of my pictures or blog posts helps somebody to identify something then that is fantastic. When you know the name of something then you start to see it with proper eyes and it becomes a part of your life.

So all of my pictures are free for anyone to use in any way that they like or just to enjoy. For reasons that I don’t fully understand this has always been very important to me.

No water marks, no copyright. I did not create this stuff, I just point my stick at it. (My stick is currently a Panasonic FZ38)

I hope that you like the pictures.
Colin

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