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Old Tuesday 15th August 2017, 01:02   #1

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Opus image policy

What is the Opus image policy regarding these, please:
1 captive birds
2 nestlings
3 birds held for ringing purposes

I had assumed they wouldn't be allowed (given the similar restrictions in the Gallery and ID Forum for 1 & 2 at least), but when I removed a pic of a captive bird from Indian Peafowl, and of a nestling and a chick held for ringing from Common Ringed Plover, my edits were reverted without explanation.
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The Indian Peafowl wasn't 'captive' when photographed.

It is the only picture of one in flight that I could find on a search in the Gallery and I cleared it with the Opus Editors before uploading it to the article. It was agreed to use it until a flight image of one in their natural range came in.

Opus has 'slightly' different rules to the forum and the Gallery in that it is regarded as an educational resource.
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It may not be caged, but it is captive - there is no such thing as a non-captive Peacock population in Britain; it is not a completely free-living bird (the species is not on the official UK list as a feral / introduced species; it would be if there were any non-captive populations).

When you say "I cleared it with the Opus Editors", I presume you mean Opus Administrators? Anyone can edit Opus, and anyone who does so is an Opus Editor: therefore, I am an Opus Editor, but was not consulted. Where is the discussion located, please? If I could see such discussions, it would help me to avoid similar faux-pas in any future editing.
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