Ease up, man... it's blatantly obvious that Sebi is having a typical disagreement with a rejection and wants more input, NOT trying to bash the other photo. While I don't neccisarily agree with his choice of comparison photo, or his choice to use a comparison photo at all, the focus should be on his photo and why it was rejected. He has every right to make a post in this forum to ask what other people think.
Just because you don't like tail shots doesn't mean no one does -- everything isn't about hits. Sure, having a 10,000 + hit photo is nice (not like I know, though) but if the photo is a solid picture of an airplane and it is accepted, then you are doing exactly what this site wants you to do. There is always someone out there that can appreciate each and every shot that makes it to this database in one way or another... most of my favorite shots on this site have hit counters that only read in the double and triple digits.
Saying Sebi's "skills as a photographer have to improve dramatically" is completely out of line. He takes pictures that are excellent in both quality and composition. Just because he is getting rejects and may not have many photos in the database doesn't mean that he's a bad photographer, and anyone that looks at his photos and calls him a bad photographer, well, his/her skills as a peer have to improve dramatically. His photos are very impressive to me, which means someone appreciates them... how can he be a bad photographer if such is the case? You don't like them, so voice your opinion... but don't bash him.
I feel that you should loose the hostility and leave the decision about whether a post should be in the forum or not to the moderators.
Sebi: I think if you get closer on the tail and shoot it portrait-style next time, you'll have a winner. I can see a lot of potential in that angle!
[Edited 2004-04-11 03:15:25]
The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net