Thanks for sharing this Ashwin.

Regards
Arun
On Jan 1, 2012 7:09 PM, "Ashwin Baindur" <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody,  (long post, bear with me)
>
> In response to the message given below, I also sent a message to Vinu
> Thomas on the lines of messages I write such as the example below. I
> usually ask Flickr natural history photographers for permission to use
> their images. I use the following arguments as outlined in a specimen mail
> (actually sent by me).
>
> For example :
>
> Nest of Red-faced spinetail    Hi Scott,
>
> I'm an editor of Wikipedia from India. I'm writing an article on
> "Structures built by animals". You can see the article here placed in the
> main wiki though it is still under development :
>
> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structures_built_by_animals
>
> It has been viewed over 800 times in the last four weeks or so.
>
> Wikipedia needs an image of the nest of the "Red-faced spinetail" for the
> above article to illustrate a fact that I shall be adding.
>
> "The red-faced spinetail places bits of grass and other material loosely
> streaming both above and below the nest chamber to break its shape and to
> cause it to resemble random debris without any underlying structure
> (Hansell 2000)."
>
> The image could also be used in the following artcles -
>
> * Red-faced spinetail (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-faced_Spinetail) (this
> article is viewed by 70 people on average every month)
> * Nest (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nest) (this article is viewed by 7600
> people on average every month)
>
> Unfortunately, Wikipedia does not have an image of a Red-faced spinetail's
> nest in its repository called Wikimedia Commons. I wanted to request if you
> would consider donating your image of the nest for a social cause.
>
> www.flickr.com/photos/certhia/5659454247/
>
> Having an image adorn a main aspect of a creature's life, or an important
> fact in natural history on Wikipedia gives great pleasure to the
> photographer.
>
> If you would like to oblige, please just change the license of this image
> to allow commercial use and derivatives and send me a message. I would do
> the rest and keep you informed.
>
> If you have any queries, please do let me know. I will be happy to answer
> them
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
>
> I'm glad to say scott_clark generously obliged and you can see his image
> here:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red-faced_Spinetail_Nest.jpg
>
> The other image in REd-faced spinetail was also provided by another Flickr
> contributor - Jim Scarff.
>
> The purpose of sending this email is to let you know how I do it and that
> its being done quite successfully.
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> WDD,
>> thank you. I too sent him a message on Flickr.
>>
>> I've been too busy requesting people to donate astro pics, first time I'm
>> looking at Roads
>> --~~~~
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 1:25 PM, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  As Pradeep mentioned, Iv been doing this for some time - some people
>>> are happy to oblige, some feel elated that their pic will be on wiki, some
>>> arnt willing, some dont bother to reply. I normally paste the following
>>> message in the comments section of the image Im interested in (Since this
>>> user has disabled comments, sent him a message):
>>>
>>> Could you please change your licensing to allow use on Wikipedia. Your
>>> pics are brilliant and would be of great use. Only Flickr images tagged as
>>> PD, BY (CC-BY) or BY SA (CC-BY-SA) are allowed on Wikipedia. Thanks!
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:14:53 +0530
>>> From: parakara.gh...@gmail.com
>>> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>>> Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Bangaloreans, help convince this fellow for
>>> some photographs.
>>>
>>>
>>> VInu THomas, was invited by Nokia for a Helicopter trip over Bangalore.
>>> Here's the photoset of his pics:
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinut/sets/72157628467032159/
>>> Help convince him.
>>> Another photographer is Vijay, aka @misgeek on Twitter.
>>> Do help.
>>>
>>> Hari, I think this is a good time to ask for a grant for a Kannada Media
>>> contest.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>> Srikanth Ramakrishnan.
>>> Wikipedia Coimbatore Meetup on February 12th.
>>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetup/Coimbatore
>>> Aliens invaded Tamil Nadu, left their Spacship and now it is a Toll
>>> Plaza.
>>> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IVRCL-Vijayamangalam-Toll-Plaza.JPG
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
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