Toady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
Either part of the aircraft is not visible on these photos or the
aircraft is fully visible but not centered in the frame. If the aircraft is
fully visible but not centered, you might try to crop the photo
so that the aircraft is centered. Whilst motivated close-up
shots are acceptable, you might be getting this rejection for a shot
where an aircraft is substantially pictured but a small amount of
the wingtip, tail or nose is cut off. In this case you should re-crop
the original photo to either include the whole aircraft or crop in
I'm slowly working towards having a full set of rejection messages. In fact, I think this one may complete my collection!
Does that rejection message refer to the infamous "badmotive" rejection reason?
Should I re-edit the photograph? Would it stand a chance of inclusion in the database?
Chazzerguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
Yep... That's badmotiv. It's a cool pic, but this type is likely to get thrown out these days. I'd say your only chance is if you can reference something unique about the photo... Take a lesson from these I've posted:
All eight of these would be likely candidates for badmotiv, except I made specific reference to something in each picture. Your caption, while funny, might work better if you said something like "Note oxidation of aluminum skin due to age and neglect..." or some such caption.
The photo does have a lot of "nose room" as we used to say in TV... Perhaps if you cropped it differently... Also, try clicking the "nose/winglet" checkbox when you submit it...