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Publishing Guidelines: Formal Botanical Presentations

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#1 UVP Admin


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 14:25

Formal Presentations
Formal presentations must be made for forums marked as demanding these. You should think in terms of submitting an article to a peer-reviewed publication. These contributions are intended to be the building blocks of an information resource on all things UV in Nature, so it is paramount you put effort and care into the presentation. Staff will read the submissions and, if deemed necessary, discuss the content with the author when adjustments are suggested. Staff also reserves the right to edit formal presentations for format, grammar or punctuation. However, the member posting a contribution is responsible for the accuracy of the factual information therein.

Additional Material: Formal Botanical Presentation
Each formal presentation of a botanical image must have the following items when available. For quick formatting reference, the examples below have been made blue.
  • Post Title
    Include binomial name and common name of your specimen. Binomial names are typically italicized, but our forum software does not permit italics in Post Titles. A modifier is necessary when you are making a post of a specimen already published. Modifiers may be sparingly used in other cases.

    • Format: Post Title
      Binomial_Name [Common_Name]
      Binomial_Name [Common_Name]: Modifier

      • Examples: Post Title
        • Taraxacum officinale [Dandelion]
        • Taraxacum officinale [Dandelion]: Another Example
        • Equisetum fluviatile [Water Horsetail]: Stems
  • Post ID Reference String
    A reference string is placed at the top of your post so that it may be easily copied by someone for use as a reference in discussions or publications.

    • Format: Post ID Reference String
      Include the following items in one long, bold string. See examples below.
      Last_Name, First_Initial. Year_YYYY. Binomial_Name_Italics Authority (Family_Name) Common_Name. Description. LINK

    • Description in Post ID Reference String
      Typically, we use a simple description of what is being photographed and what wavelengths have been used. See examples below.

    • LINK in Post ID Reference String
      Once you submit your post, the forum software will create a link based on the title of your post. Copy that link from the browser's web address box and paste it at the end of your Reference String. These post links are stable so that if you later edit the title of your post, the originally created link will still work and need not be replaced.

    • Examples: Post ID Reference String
  • Synonyms
    If your flower has no genus/species synonyms, then of course you may omit this. You may make a synonym bullet list or separate synonyms by commas.
    • Example: Synonyms
      This synonym list is for Taraxacum officinale.
      • Leontodon taraxacum L.
      • Taraxacum dens-leonis Desf.
      • Taraxacum retroflexum Lindl.
  • Other Common Names
    Provide other common names not used in your title. We think it might help with search engines. Other common names can be non-English. This list need not be exhaustiv

    • Example: Other Common Names
      This list is for Taraxacum officinale.

      • Dent-de-lion (French)
      • Lion's Tooth
      • Blowball
  • Location/Date/FlowerType
    Include the date and place the photograph (or the set of photographs) was made. Then indicate whether your flower is a wildflower or a cultivar.

    • Format: Date
      DD Month YYYY

    • Format: Flower Type
      Acceptable phrases include but are not limited to the following:

      • Wildflower
      • Wildflower in botanical garden
      • Cultivar
      • Cultivar in home garden
      • Cultivar from florist
    • Examples: Location/Date/FlowerType
      • Wildflower photographed near Oslo, Norway on 12 April 2012.
      • Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
        15 July 2013

      • Deep Cut Park, New Jersey, USA
        10 Sept 2010
        Wildflower as specimen in botanical garden
  • Comment
    Brief comments about your specimen may be gathered in one place in the post or placed by each photograph. Such comments can include observations about its growth habit, its economic value, its location and so forth. We always try to describe the specimen’s appearance in Ultraviolet light to support the goal of this website. If you have used a reference for your comments or if you make a quote from a reference, please list the reference in the References section of your post as described later.

    • Example: Comment
      Chylismia claviformis is a complex species with many subspecies found across the western US and northern Mexico(1). It has an interesting UV signature with UV-neutral petals and filaments, a UV-bright curly ring at the base of the corolla and a UV-dark area inside that ring. The base of the stigma has some UV-bright hairs.
  • Image Watermark
    We suggest you put a copyright or watermark across your image to deter thieves. You may use your own website name in the watermark or you can use UltravioletPhotography.com if you like.

    • Format: Image Watermark
      We suggest you use a formal copyright in the suggested legal style for your home country.

      • Example: Image Watermark
        Copyright Andrea G. Blum 2012
  • Image Caption
    We would like you to caption your images as Visible, Ultraviolet or Infrared.
    Surprisingly, not everyone can recognize a UV image as such. :D
    A caption is a good place to list equipment or shooting data if you are so inclined.
    Other short, descriptive image captions are optional. They do add interest.

    • Examples: Image Caption
      • Visible light: Nikon D200, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Baader UV/IR Cut filter, daylight.
      • Ultraviolet Light [f/8 for 1/200" @ ISO 400 with SB-14 UV-modified Flash and Baader UV-Pass Filter]
      • Written for a Lappula redowski: Dark reddish tints on the leaves or stems are common.
  • Image Reference String
    Place a unique image reference string below each image to help clients identify the image they wish to purchase.

    • Format: Image Reference String
      Image Reference: Unique_Reference_ID

      • Example: Image Reference String
        Image Reference: CERA_TOM_I1205300280_VIS.jpg
  • Image Dimensions
    Maximum Upload Photo Dimensions: 1200 x 1200 pixels.
    Maximum In-Post Display Photo Dimensions: 800 x 800 pixels.

    • The forum software downsizes any uploaded image larger than 1200 x 1200.
    • The forum software downsizes the in-post display of an image larger than 800 x 800.
    • Click the in-post display to bring up a larger pop-up view of the image.
    • For the maximum 800 x 800 page view or the maximum 1200 x 1200 pop-up view,
      your browser may need to be fully expanded with all sidebars closed.

    • If you have uploaded a 1200 x 1200 image, tell your viewers to click the page view
      to see the larger pop-up view.

    • On an iPad or other mobile device, both the page view and the pop-up view
      will be probably be downsized by the device.

    • To determine whether you are viewing a downsized image, right-click it and select View Image Info. Look for dimensions. If any downsizing has been done, you will see the new viewing size in parentheses.
  • Image Exposure Data
    f/x for xx" @ ISO-XXX with EV+xx
  • UV Photo Gear
    List the camera, lens, filter and illumination used to make your UV photo.
    If you would like to do so, your UV gear can be listed once in a permanent post on the UV Stickies and Gear Lists board and linked to in any formal presentation.
    • Format: UV Photo Gear
      Camera, Lens, Filter, Illumination in a list or phrase. No hard formatting rule here.
      • Example: UV Photo Gear
        • Pentax K-5 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/180 s @ f/11 ISO 200, B+W UV/IR Cut Filter
        • Equiment [Nikon D600-broadband + UV-Nikkor 105/4.5 + Baader-U UV-Pass Filter in Sunlight]
    • Format: UV Photo Gear board reference
      My UV Gear: Name
      • Example: UV Photo Gear board reference
        My UV Gear: Andrea Blum
  • UV Method
    The UV field methodology and photo processing you employ can be listed once in a permanent post on the UV Method Lists board and linked to in any formal presentation.
    • Format: UV Method board reference
      My UV Method: Your Name
      • Example: UV Method board reference
        My UV Method: Bjørn Rørslett
  • References
    List references used in identifying or learning about your specimen.
    If you would like to do so, the flora and field guides you frequently use can be listed once in a permanent post on the Reference Lists board and linked to in any formal presentation. References should be formatted in the standard scientific manner. Please use the following post title format to make it easier for interested readers and our search engine to find these useful reference lists.
    For more information about formatting your references please see: Formatting References.
  • Example:
    • Flora of North America Online (2013) Chaenactis fremontii, vol 21, p. 414. FNA. New York & Oxford. http://www.efloras.o...on_id=25006631
    • Morhardt, S. & E. (2004) California Desert Flowers. Chaenactis, page 48. The U. of Cal. Press, Berkeley, CA.
  • Format: Reference Lists board reference
    My References: Your Name

    • Example: Reference Lists board reference
      My References: Andrea G. Blum
  • Publishing Date and Update Date
    As the final line of your post, place a publishing date. Add an update date as needed. You may use the standard 3-letter abbreviation for the Month name if you like.

    • Format: Publishing Date and Update Date
      [Published DD Month YYYY][Updated DD Month YYYY]

      • Examples: Publishing Date
        • [Published 11 January 2012]
        • [Published 02 Feb 2010] [Updated 05 Jul 2012]

#2 Nico

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 15:03

Hmm ...
You want the date in the format DD.MM.YY and then show examples that use the format DD month YYYY underneath.
Which one is preferred?

#3 nfoto

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 15:10

Dates are always a potential issue of confusion on the international scene. So the best approach is to make the date obvious for example like "17 May 2013"

#4 Andrea B.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 17:49

Will edit.

Does that look OK ? I think it is OK to use Month abbreviations?
Andrea G. Blum
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#5 nfoto

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 20:24

Three-letter month descriptors are unique and easily recognised in any language.