A Chicken Story

posted on 12th of november, 2012

It's been 5 years and 5 months since joining Dreamstime, and I've just gotten my 800th photo accepted - a chicken photo, Okay, it's probably more than 800, really, since I've deleted a few that haven't sold after 4 years.

Nevertheless, the novelty of uploading the photo of a chicken is even more novel since I photographed her while she was running loose in the city park, apparently an escapee from someone's yard. As it turns out, the chicken - a Barred Plymouth Rock hen - has been someone's family pet for years as she was quite tame and happy to be held gently and securely in my welcoming arms instead of running loose in the cold wet leaves and being harrassed by passing dogs and who knows what else. Eventually, I found a passerby who already had a few hens and was willing...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Jdanne on November 16, 2012
Funny story!
Posted by Egomezta on November 13, 2012
Thanks for sharing your history.
Posted by Clearvista on November 13, 2012
Congratulations on your 800 uploaded images. The chicken story was interesting. Perhaps you should find a way to keep chickens now. They can become very tame and I am sure are genuinely pleased to see their visitors.

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Dreamstime Submission Rate

posted on 27th of november, 2012

Based on numbers assigned to my Dreamstime submissions in a 10-hour period, I have calculated some interesting figures regarding average Dreamstime submission rates:

26 submissions per minute
1,549 submissions per hour
37,174 submissions per day
260,215 submissions per week
1,130,697 submissions per month
13,568,364 submissions per year

That's one submission every 2.3 seconds!

Comments (4)

Posted by TMarchev on November 28, 2012
13 000 000 pet year? lol lot of rejections:)))
Posted by Chanevy on November 27, 2012
*sigh* rejections *lol* That's a lot of submissions.
Posted by Egomezta on November 27, 2012
Thanks for sharing, the only thing missing is the number of rejections...

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Dana Kenneth Johnson is an independent freelance photographer and writer living in Gowen, Michigan, and specializing in photographing toy cars and die-cast models, animals and wildflowers, scenic landscapes and nature details.

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