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by Psych
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Have I uploaded this correctly?
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Have I uploaded this correctly?

Many thanks for taking the time to look and offer your advice John.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Have I uploaded this correctly?
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: Have I uploaded this correctly?

Thanks for your input - that makes sense. It should be a 'ramp shot', but obviously no such category exists. I feel reluctant to upload using the serial of the aircraft in the line up closest to the camera, because it isn't a clear view of that plane, and it doesn't feel right to suggest it is a pic...

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by Psych
Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Have I uploaded this correctly?
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Have I uploaded this correctly?

It has been a long time since I was uploading on a regular basis, plus the ageing process doesn't help when it comes to recalling details! I would be grateful for confirmation that it would be correct to upload this photo of aircraft on the ramp as 'Airport Overview' (i.e. not a photo of an aircraft...

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by Psych
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help needed with "underexposed" rejection
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Help needed with "underexposed" rejection

Wow! I wasn't even in the right country!

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by Psych
Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help needed with "underexposed" rejection
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Help needed with "underexposed" rejection

Hello. I took your image into Photoshop and I think that either by lifting the midtones in 'Levels', or by making a similar adjustment using a Curves adjustment layer (where you have a little more control of subtleties), you can brighten the overall image, which does give it a somewhat less 'dark' f...

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by Psych
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre screening - Wiggy
Replies: 38
Views: 4200

Re: Pre screening - Wiggy

Hello Hadleigh. Sounds as though things have been getting you down of late - rejections have habit of doing that. Hope you are feeling a little better about it all now. To try to answer your question - in simple terms compression is the result of a digital image being reduced in size from its origin...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Photo taken with iPhone - good enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 3560

Photo taken with iPhone - good enough?

I was reading a thread relating to screening in this forum at the weekend. Meeting the demanding standards of this site has been a topic of conversation here in the Forums since I joined the site 17 years ago. There was a brief conversation in the thread about whether photos taken by camera phones c...

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by Psych
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Inconsistent screening
Replies: 26
Views: 6074

Re: Inconsistent screening

I read this thread and it got me thinking about photos taken on a phone. I have been a contributor here for about 17 years and have been involved In many discussions on the forum about quality issues. Maybe there are still some screeners here who will recall! I was interested to read the comments ab...

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by Psych
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Crop
Replies: 1
Views: 2826

Re: Crop

Hello. My view is that the first crop is definitely the better version. I don't see it as particularly unbalanced - I think there is an argument for allowing slightly more space above the tail if that is available to you in the original, otherwise it looks okay to me. It is a little unfortunate that...

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by Psych
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Vignette problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3077

Re: Vignette problem

In the first link, there is a photo that I uploaded to the site and was rejected. I have equalized the colors so that you can see the vignette in the photo in the 2nd link. Hello. I will stick my neck out and say that, if this is equalised in Photoshop, then any vignetting would show easily. I see ...

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by Psych
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 342
Views: 92307

Re: wiggys photos

Hello from the UK. This photo looks alright to me, certainly in terms of levelling. Those background verticals throughout the photo look pretty good. I would be surprised if that caused a problem with the screeners. What does catch my eye though is the registration - have you done any specific editi...

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by Psych
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 8478

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Hello Royal. I now have an iMac, with the 5k screen. Lovely to look at and do general photography, but no chance at all to use it for photos here. Even at my new preferred size of 1600px for photos here they display so small on that monitor it is impossible to judge something like sharpening, and we...

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by Psych
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 8641

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

Anyways, with the help of a couple of people who contact me offline, I decided to poke around Reddit and see what was up. It was eye opening to see that some people post *every* shot they get accepted here. Blimey - I really am a dinosaur when it comes to social media! I like the insertion of a lit...

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by Psych
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 8641

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If hits are that important to you that you must resort to those methods (or in my view social media promotion) to get them, maybe it’s time to contemplate why you are still taking photos and what you are really getting out of it. And perhaps maybe it’s time to find something else to do. In the time...

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by Psych
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why scarce comments on photos lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 3875

Re: Why scarce comments on photos lately?

All of the well known old photographers have vanished for one reason or another too. Maybe not so well known, but I remain after all these years :old: I always add a comment to my photos. I think I still operate on the potential delusion that people look at my photos and occasionally think - 'I'd l...

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by Psych
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 342
Views: 92307

Re: wiggys photos

Well, simply put, you need to hold the camera still enough and use a shutter speed fast enough that will freeze any movement. If you can do that you have a reasonable chance.

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by Psych
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 342
Views: 92307

Re: wiggys photos

Hello Wiggy. I know how tempting it can be to want to get your photos accepted here right away. But for this to happen you need to have some confidence about how you are taking your photos generally - which is all about getting familiarity with your camera and the basics of photography and then, the...

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by Psych
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 342
Views: 92307

Re: wiggys photos

Really sorry, Wiggy, but once again it’s really difficult to understand what you are saying in your last couple of posts.

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by Psych
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 342
Views: 92307

Re: wiggys photos

Hi Wiggy. I find that it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what you are referring to in your thread, because of the one line posts - so, in this last post, I don't know which photo you are referring to when you talk about the 'curvy lines'. So if you can be more specific that would really help....

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by Psych
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 156
Views: 23070

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello Arnold. I definitely don't agree with Runway23L about the crop - to me that looks good as it is. Any further cropping to the left will cut into the wing flap and also the airline lettering. Looks level to me too. But I do agree with Kas that it doesn't look sharp as it currently is. I think yo...

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by Psych
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Can I say - what a joy to open my tablet on a Friday evening and see some additions to this very interesting thread (it is still in the wrong forum, surely - could that make a difference to contributors?). Thoughtful and informative discussion points made, and respectful, well written responses. Gre...

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by Psych
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Thanks to you both, Jehan and Kas, for your expert input to this discussion. The numbers make for interesting viewing. I still think this thread is in the wrong forum :old: . Also, apologies if I have broken a rule in my previous post, but I thought the days when we weren’t allowed to say the name o...

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by Psych
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I find it very refreshing to read a thread such as this - though I don't understand why it is placed here, as opposed to the Aviation Photography Forum itself. This issue of screening consistency has been talked about as long as I have been a member here - and my professional background can vouch fo...

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by Psych
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Karl - you write very well. I’ve always noted this, whatever the topic area. Obvious evidence of a good old fashioned education.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 156
Views: 23070

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello Arnold. I agree with Kas that the crop is unlikely to make it here because of the fact that the horizontal stabiliser is cropped - it does look awkward. I know how frustrating this is, when you cannot salvage the photo because the original is like this. But definitely something to bear in mind...

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by Psych
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 3678

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Without doubt, in my view, the reason is social media. It provides an immediacy with which a site such as this that uses screening cannot compete. Unfortunately it appears to me that many photographers, as well as photographs, are no longer here. As a long time member and contributor to the conversa...

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by Psych
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Help

If you take a look at the photos on the site you will see the 'house style' for things like cropping. So make sure you get your subject centred and crop so that there isn't too much space on the left and right from the edges of that subject. If you are familiar with Photoshop you will find methods t...

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by Psych
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: compression artifacts visible in sky
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Re: compression artifacts visible in sky

I’m with you Royal - I think you have to work rather hard to find any flaw with this image, and what we’re talking about here appears to me to be minor in the extreme. It really leaves me unsure about whether what I am looking it is exactly the same as that which the screener is seeing, and harks ba...

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by Psych
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: compression artifacts visible in sky
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Re: compression artifacts visible in sky

Hello Royal - a very long time, no speak! I hope all is good with you. I am really struggling to see an issue here worthy of a rejection. If I look extra close, with the express purpose of finding some minor flaw, I can see very slight 'mottling' at top left of the sky, by the frame's border, which ...

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by Psych
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen (sort of)
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Pre-screen (sort of)

Hello Karl. You may have put your finger on an important issue - old sharpening technique for higher quality originals. One of the the key things I have noticed since I transitioned to a full frame camera is that (with a high quality lens) the original images are sharper straight out of the camera -...

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by Psych
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Pre-screening for a couple

Hello Karl. Both shots look pretty good to my eye. I see very small areas where some might say there is oversharpening (around the flap/end of wing area in the Condor, and under the flap fairing/tail logo of the Jet), but that is being super picky. I simply do not think it is possible to reduce a la...

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by Psych
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 156
Views: 23070

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello Arnold. That BA 777 does look blurry and soft I am afraid. I will happily look at the original again, just to check how that looks. Out of interest, do you see the blurriness to which we are referring? For example, the flightdeck windows and the nosegear are clearly not right. I am keen to kno...

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by Psych
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Priority post-screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Re: Priority post-screening

Hello Karl.

How’s it going? Do you need any help with the edit?

Paul

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by Psych
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 156
Views: 23070

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hi Arnold. I have been in touch via PM. Looking forward to hearing from you about the photos. I’m sorry you had to experience more 'normal' Manchester weather on your trip - unfortunately that is much more normal than the sunny weather my photos suggest. I just pick my times to go! I'm lucky to be l...

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by Psych
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 156
Views: 23070

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Hello ajaaron (sorry, is it Arnold or Aaron?). I have been interested to follow your photos on this thread. It looks to me as though you have some editing issues going on. I am not familliar enough with your camera body and lens combination to know how significant a part they may be playing in the i...

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by Psych
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen DARA
Replies: 74
Views: 27997

Re: Pre-screen DARA

Hello Dara. I find myself broadly agreeing with Kas's comments - when I opened your photos I thought the lighting/editing might be a factor. I have taken the liberty of adding a couple of editing changes to a few of your images, and that does make a difference. I am ashamed to say it has been so lon...

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by Psych
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 4060

Re: Technological advances, A.net and editing

Thanks Dan for that very detailed explanation for what is going on. Now I have the Mac I am using Safari, which obviously supports HiDPI. On my previous PC I was using Windows 7, and Firefox, which explains why a 1600px image nicely fills the 1920px screen that I had there. I am presuming from this ...

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by Psych
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 4060

Re: Technological advances, A.net and editing

Thanks for the comments. Something else I have now noted, having had a few 1600px photos just accepted: when I open up such images on the Mac, the large versions of the images are displayed relatively large on the computer screen - i.e. they have been significantly upscaled. The actual 1600px image ...

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by Psych
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 4060

Technological advances, A.net and editing

Hello Colleagues. It feels like a very long time since I have posted a thread here in this Forum. I would be very interested to hear others’ thoughts about an issue that has been presenting me with difficulties recently - editing photos for the site using an iMac with high resolution screen. Over th...

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by Psych
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Feeling compressed... and seeing blur!
Replies: 124
Views: 10917

Re: Feeling compressed... and seeing blur!

Hello Steve. Re the Qantas Airbus: Looks fine to me - the bright nose retains detail so there is no way that is either under- or overexposed to my eye. I am interested how you can have both under- and overexposed reasons for the same image - the shaded area to the left looks fine given the lighting....

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by Psych
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 22915

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

vcruvinel wrote:
I really want your help and some editing tips (new ideias and parameters are aways welcome!). Can I send a PM with the original RAW file?

Hello. I have sent you a PM on the site. Very happy to help in any way I can.

Cheers.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 22915

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

Hello again Vinicius. Regarding the two images you have recently posted, I agree with Julien that 'SDM' does need further leveling. Too much in the photo suggests that the photo is leaning down slightly from right to left. I would use the far edge of the taxiway, behind the wheels, as my leveling re...

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by Psych
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Opinion, Tips and Improvements
Replies: 266
Views: 22915

Re: Opinion, Tips and Improvements

Hello Vinicius. That photo of Oscar Delta looks good to me overall. I think sharpening is very difficult for such a photo, because a livery like this, with thin dark lines on a white fuselage is going to give jaggies very quickly, so there is a very fine line between softness and it suddenly looking...

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by Psych
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 6516

Re: Pre-screen

Hello Dara. The new Falcon looks pretty good to me - I do see an improvement. I really don't think this is worthy of a 'soft' rejection. I certainly see nothing that even starts to point at quality issues. Also, the centring works for me. I don't like to see photos where the fuselage may be perfectl...

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by Psych
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 6516

Re: Pre-screen

The screeners look at the 0 and reject the shot right away. Now what do you think guys? Hi Dara. If I were to believe that this was true there would be no point at all in me spending more time with the site. So for my own sake I have to believe that this cannot be the case. If someone has no shots ...

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by Psych
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 6516

Re: Pre-screen

Hi Dara.

Check your PM - I have an edit for you. I would be confident with it ;)

Cheers.

Paul

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by Psych
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 6516

Re: Pre-screen

Hello Dara. I have just had a look at your shot of EP-MMO in Photoshop, and with some little extra sharpening it looks good. That does lead to some oversharpening of the titles/reg, but it is possible to erase this and I believe this leaves the overall shot looking good and less likely for some to t...

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by Psych
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image standards slipping?
Replies: 128
Views: 33925

Re: Image standards slipping?

Am guessing my own standards have slipped so have decided that the last four photos in the upload que are the last from me and for now will leave everything in the databa I can't tell you how depressing this is to read. Gavin's photos should be the type of aviation images the site is tripping over ...

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by Psych
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 6516

Re: Pre-screen

That's good news.

I had some recent rejections which included vignetting. I saw nothing at all, nor did the Head who accepted my appeals. Make me wonder about a screener's monitor, or something like that.

Paul

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by Psych
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen
Replies: 116
Views: 6516

Re: Pre-screen

Hello Dara.

What was/were the rejection reasons for 'IBB'? From the feedback above that looks like it is a very marginal decision.

Paul

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