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    Congratulations Yummymummy (Kirsty)

    I would like to extend my congratulations to AP member yummymummy (Kirsty). One of her photos went viral on facebook in the last 24 hours or so. Up to about 7.00pm tonight, it had achieved something quite amazing. It had been viewed by 1,370,000 people. It had 41,000 likes, 13,000 shares and over 30,000 comments.

    The photo was a storm one she entered into our photo of the week #411 competition, where it made the finals: http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...%28no-theme%29

    I have not linked the actual photo into this thread as this forum is publicly accessible. The version on Facebook is watermarked, the competition version is not, and thus I did not want to re-post it into a non-member accessible Ausphotography forum.

    Congratulations on your photo going viral Kirsty. 1.3 million views is mind-boggling.

    Kym edit: Here is the image, only visible to AP logged in members...
    Photo of the Week #411 : OPEN (no theme) :
    Entry: 17145 - Voting Token: V580_0010 - yummymummy

    Title: Mother Natures Beauty.
    580 - Photo of the Week #411 : OPEN (no theme) : --- Entry: 17145 - Voting Token: V580_0010 - yummymummy
    Last edited by Kym; 08-06-2014 at 8:09am.
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    Thank you Rick, it's been a hell of a week, it really has.. I'm still pinching myself over the 1.3 million views, that to me is just astounding!!!! The support from people that don't even know me, the weather community, and the photographic community has just been overwhelming. I am just speechless, and we all know that doesn't happen very often
    Happy to take all constructive Critique, please don't rework or edit my photos. Thanks!

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    Enjoy the ride YummyMummy! I sure would love to be in your shoes.
    Been here, not done that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoPho View Post
    Enjoy the ride YummyMummy! I sure would love to be in your shoes.
    Thanks Jopho, Although I've had all these likes and comments and views on my photo, I'm not sure you would like to be in my shoes. It was shared, and has that amount of likes because for the past 9 months I've been on the receiving end of a cyber bully / troll. This is the culmination of the 9 months, and the result of the troll having my photo disqualified on a photo competition after claiming I'd stolen his photo and rebranded it as my own ( which is kind of ironic, cause that's how the trolling started, he stole one of mine and rewatermarked it with his own watermark.. the rest, as they say is history.) ..

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    Sad to hear about the troll, but, as JoPho says "enjoy the ride". Isn't it amazing how many people there are out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Axford View Post
    Sad to hear about the troll, but, as JoPho says "enjoy the ride". Isn't it amazing how many people there are out there.
    Thanks Steve. yeah just incredible really!! In the first 6 hours of being posted, the photo had had about 18,000 likes and comments on it. Pretty incredible! Just such a shame its not just for the image, but also for the nasty side too.. but hey, I'll take the likes etc! not gonna knock them back

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    An amazing photo and certainly deserves the attention. Sad that the downside of social media is the jealous viewers who leave negative comments. We have panos coming up at our camera club and one of the members shared your photo on the club's facebook page. I'm happy if I can get 5 images to stitch well let alone the number you shot for that one plus Gladstone never gets storms like that.

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    Thanks Lplates! you'll get there, it's all about practice. I've got it so that I can just stitch them now. That particular one was stitched by "hand" not automated, I tried the automated, and it just went skewed and wouldn't line up, so I did it by eye, and got it pretty much as it was in the sky.

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    I've added the image to Rick's post, it's only visible to AP Members (due to comp system security)

    Well done Kirsty -- one way to shut up a troll
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    I've added the image to Rick's post, it's only visible to AP Members (due to comp system security)

    Well done Kirsty -- one way to shut up a troll
    Thanks Kym!! sure is, though he's having hissy fits this morning, cause he's the butt of everyones joke lol. *shrugs* he brought it all on himself!

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    Sorry to hear about the downside YummyMummy...seems like it has had a just ending.

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    Weatherzone on the comp stuff up...

    Dear all

    After much consideration and advice, Weatherzone has decided to acknowledge the original winner of the June photo competition, Kirsty Hellmech.

    We would like to acknowledge that we did not handle this unfamiliar situation in an appropriate way and apologise for the hurt and confusion that this has caused all parties. This has also been communicated privately to both Kirsty and Marinka.

    To be fair to both winners, Marinka’s image will remain for the remainder of this month. Kirsty will then have her work showcased for the month of July. There will be no photo comp in July, but will return for August.


    We particularly apologise to Kirsty, congratulate her for her amazing photograph and thank her for her understanding and patience.

    Finally, please be assured that we value you, our users, very highly and have taken into consideration all of your opinions expressed over the last few days.
    What really went wrong?
    • Kirsty submits an excellent image wins the June WZ Comp - all in good faith
    • The troll challenges Kirsty's image
    • Then WZ, rather than investigating properly take down the image - Wrong
    • What WZ should have done is ask the person challenging for PROOF of their allegation
      (i.e. Kirsty is innocent until proven guilty -- natural justice)
    • The proof is simple - the original images used to stitch the panorama; no way the troll could have done that
    • The a LOT of people blast WZ for being basically stupid by acting on a troll without doing some simple investigation first
    • If you run a photo comp you have to have a clue about photography - simple

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    Such an awesome photo. No wonder It went viral. Congratulations.

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    So glade this has turned out good for you. I was one of the "likes" the image is fantastic. Congratulations
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    Scores.... Troll - 0 <<<>>> Kirsty 1.4 million and counting

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    Well done it a wonderful picture and a credit you out standing work with your photography and I can see the photo counting in share and views as it is amazing. You should be very proud of yourself an not let the troll pull you down. congrats

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    Well done Kirsty, an exceptional photo and a great outcome, we are glad to see the good side of social media finally wins out although obviously 81/2 months late.
    Cheers Gayle & Colin

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    Beautiful pic, and congratulations on the outcome
    Cheers.

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    Congrats indeed - I personally love the image myself too. I need to start looking into doing some more panoramas...

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    Well I was one of the 1.4 million. I didn't clue who it was though. Congrats!
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