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I saw how many comments this was getting before I went to bed and wondered if it was going to get explored. Woke up to find it was! That was a long dry spell of no explored shots on my end.

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I saw how many comments this was getting before I went to bed and wondered if it was going to get explored. Woke up to find it was! That was a long dry spell of no explored shots on my end.

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Congratulations!!

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I saw how many comments this was getting before I went to bed and wondered if it was going to get explored. Woke up to find it was! That was a long dry spell of no explored shots on my end.

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Congrats!  The boken on this one is awesome.  Which species is that?  It's really pretty.

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I also had a dry spell for a while, but recently got a few more explored, including a video.  Now I'm up to 16 explored.  Here are the more recent additions.  The second Gray Thrasher is a video.

 

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Greater Sage-Grouse by mattag2002, on Flickr

 

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Gray Thrasher by mattag2002, on Flickr

 

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Gray Thrasher by mattag2002, on Flickr

 

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Pin-tailed Whydah by mattag2002, on Flickr

 

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American Dipper nestlings by mattag2002, on Flickr

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I've had 7 photos explored, including this one from two days ago:

 

20338329279_f9755890e1_c.jpgLittle Blue Heron by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

Some others...

 

16764056417_851c544c07_c.jpgNorthern Saw-whet Owl by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

19388326692_dbc6d3b113_c.jpgCedar Waxwing by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

16592749470_4f72048858_c.jpgDowny Woodpecker by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

19097688036_03d7e9ef5d_c.jpgWarbling Vireo by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

 

16884975989_e1f965e5cc_c.jpgHorned Grebe by Owen Strickland, on Flickr

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I don't understand why I never get explored.  :mellow:

 

Not to be arrogant but I think I take some decent shots sometimes!

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I don't understand why I never get explored.  :mellow:

 

Not to be arrogant but I think I take some decent shots sometimes!

 

A lot of it has to do with how many people favorite/comment on your shots and whether or not they're your followers or not, if I understood an article I read about it correctly. If multiple people who don't follow you favorite your shot or comment on it you're more likely to get explored. It's pretty easy to get explored if you get almost no favorites/comments and then all the sudden you get a few favorites or a few comments.

 

Also, posting your photos in groups is very helpful. It brings people to your photostream who don't follow you yet.

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A lot of it has to do with how many people favorite/comment on your shots and whether or not they're your followers or not, if I understood an article I read about it correctly. If multiple people who don't follow you favorite your shot or comment on it you're more likely to get explored. It's pretty easy to get explored if you get almost no favorites/comments and then all the sudden you get a few favorites or a few comments.

 

Also, posting your photos in groups is very helpful. It brings people to your photostream who don't follow you yet.

I post my best photos in 20+ groups. :D

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A lot of it has to do with how many people favorite/comment on your shots and whether or not they're your followers or not, if I understood an article I read about it correctly. If multiple people who don't follow you favorite your shot or comment on it you're more likely to get explored. It's pretty easy to get explored if you get almost no favorites/comments and then all the sudden you get a few favorites or a few comments.

 

Also, posting your photos in groups is very helpful. It brings people to your photostream who don't follow you yet.

Yeah, we can probably organize an explore for you by having all the Whatbird's Young Birders favorite and comment on your photo at once. :D:P

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I post my best photos in 20+ groups. :D

 

Something mentioned in the article I read (again, if I'm remembering right) was that group spamming doesn't actually help. I just meant posting your photos in groups in general grabs people's attention, not necessarily increasing your odds at explore directly. 

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I saw a photo on explore last night that I faved and was surprised that it only had 12 faves and 7 comments after I added mine. It was a beautiful shot, but with that few faves and comments, I was wondering how it made explore?

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Something mentioned in the article I read (again, if I'm remembering right) was that group spamming doesn't actually help. I just meant posting your photos in groups in general grabs people's attention, not necessarily increasing your odds at explore directly. 

 

Group spamming, I like that! 

 

I still can't figure out what it takes to get explored.  Often some of my photos might only have a couple comments and 8-10 faves before getting explored, which is about the norm for most of my photos.  Those comments and faves are generally from the same set of people, since I don't "group spam".  Usually a photo gets explored within 24 hours of uploading it, but recently one got added 2-3 days afterwards.

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I saw a photo on explore last night that I faved and was surprised that it only had 12 faves and 7 comments after I added mine. It was a beautiful shot, but with that few faves and comments, I was wondering how it made explore?

It's all relative to how many faves and comments that particular shot has compared to how many the photographer normally gets, I think.

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I faved it n Flickr a little while ago. You're up to 88 faves...

What caught my eye was the composition of the photo, which I think is awesome.

But I can't explain the logic of "why this one and not that one?".

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