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by JakTrax
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post screening please advice
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: Post screening please advice

Looks like MAN..... ;-)

The Hainan looks soft at best; most likely ever-so-slightly blurry. The BA looks generally good to me (doesn't look overly soft) but does have a slight pinkish hue that'd be easy to correct.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurry Rejections
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Blurry Rejections

First one looks blurry at the nose for sure. Could be lens edge softness. Second generally looks okay to me but there are parts that look a touch soft/blurry. It's not underexposed but the angle (showing the underside) does mean that you're seeing a lot of darker areas.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 6526

Re: wiggys photos

VH-HWV is poorly lit, blurry, oversharp, noisy and has an obstruction across the tail. VH-KGE is too small a file to properly judge but the light is bad. I'm going to pull no punches by saying that you need to considerably improve your technique because those images are awful. There really is no nic...

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by JakTrax
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining 737-200s in service
Replies: 32
Views: 5661

Re: Remaining 737-200s in service

Have Chrono Aviation's two 732s actually flown for them yet? I know their first had been languishing in New Zealand (I think) for a good number of years. Based at Montreal St. Hubert I believe, which I didn't think was big enough to cope with a 732 (but obviously is!).

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by JakTrax
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 6526

Re: wiggys photos

I'm afraid neither of those have the overall quality to make it here.

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by JakTrax
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre/post screen - Runway28L
Replies: 58
Views: 3830

Re: Pre/post screen - Runway28L

Looks generally blurry to me but that livery is a real pain as, at that size, CA can often take on a similar appearance to blur. The original file will always tell you.....

Karl

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by JakTrax
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

The point I was making concerns the wider community, rather than exclusively here. I don't do too many creatives but I like seeing them in the database. What I like far less are these over-processed night shots we're seeing a lot of lately - I'm of the opinion that, if it couldn't be achieved in a d...

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by JakTrax
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I'm in agreement with much of what Thierry says above. But I'd like to elaborate a little and ask exactly what is creative? Trends are (or used to be?) set here - we all remember when the LAX overhead shots first appeared, courtesy of Sam Chui, but they've become ubiquitous and what we're seeing now...

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by JakTrax
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 13501

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

Looks good to me, although I personally think the contrast is a little weak.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening: Kann123air AA MD80
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Pre-screening: Kann123air AA MD80

I'd agree that some additional brightness wouldn't go amiss but, considering the livery and obvious time of day, the colour looks pretty good to me.

I've seen darker images in similar light on the front page.

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by JakTrax
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 6526

Re: wiggys photos

ajaaron, hope you don't mind me saying but I'd pull that Norwegian image from the queue and re-edit as it's over-exposed and has a very slight pink hue. The red appears almost orange and toning down the brightness will help improve the contrast. Back to the OP, don't go overboard with the latest edi...

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by JakTrax
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: pre-post screening spompert
Replies: 210
Views: 21426

Re: pre-post screening spompert

I do see a slight pinkish hue (particularly in the grey part of the underside) but I've seen worse accepted. Removing just a touch of red should do it.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Jehan, I don't claim to be an expert on the composition of the current screening team - nor do I want to get into this debate in this thread - however I have spoken with many ex-screeners (including heads) who have all told me that, at least in the past, favouritism and bias have been rife. The rece...

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by JakTrax
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 130
Views: 6526

Re: wiggys photos

The f/8, ISO100 rule is generally a good place to start but I think too many photographers fall in to the trap of only ever using those settings, without variation. A Canon rep once told me that there is almost no discernible difference between ISO100 and 200 - and as a terrible pixel-peeper I tend ...

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by JakTrax
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132385

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I'm lead to believe that G-CIVB is due to leave the fleet in November - hardly around for 'a long time'....... I know the rumour-mill generally tries to be helpful but when so many people jump on it, in an attempt to be the oracle of information, things get distorted. Perhaps best to wait and see ex...

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by JakTrax
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I think some are missing my point here. Yes, everyone gets some satisfaction out of other people looking at and (presumably) enjoying their photos, however my point is that the obsession for hits and praise is, in some cases, turning otherwise decent people into narcissistic, overly competitive dron...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Like I said, Kas...... partially...... The gist is that some people only seem interested in taking photos of aircraft (and other things, for that matter) because of the exposure/views it gets them. There are many, many exceptions, of course, but I know folks my age (40) who only decided to pick up a...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

I personally think the 'other site' doesn't feature the same quality we see here, but as Royal pointed out the bar for screened photo sites seems to have been lowered of late. I guess it's the old 'if you can't beat them....' adage. It's a sad indictment of the direction in which the hobby's heading...

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by JakTrax
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Kas, I wasn't attacking the screening team as a whole (there are those who apply common sense, yourself included) but the evidence suggests that some do indeed look to reject rather than accept. You only need look in this forum to see some of the ridiculous rejections, many of which are overturned b...

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by JakTrax
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

Perhaps going a little off-topic, but there's a lot of negative effects created by social media. There's a current mentality that any criticism, even if it's constructive/helpful, is bad and mustn't be tolerated, lest we offend anyone. Part of a wider culture, I know, but it's not particularly helpf...

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by JakTrax
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Where are all the 2018 photos???
Replies: 40
Views: 2125

Re: Where are all the 2018 photos???

An interesting topic; allow me to give you my take on this, as a once regular uploader...... Aviation photography has become a competition, and I find myself increasingly wanting to be alone at the airport, away from those who are only interested in hits. here's nothing wrong per se with hit-seeking...

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by JakTrax
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Pre-screening for a couple

Okay, thanks Jehan - at least it's not just me then! I see some very sharp edges but nothing I wouldn't expect from that livery at that image size. I may appeal.......

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Pre-screening for a couple

Hi All, The Jet got the boot for oversharp and low contrast. Oversharp seems awfully picky but at least legitimate, however I'm struggling to see low contrast. Looks passable to me, given what gets into the database daily - the shot below I found in today's acceptances (two seconds to find, first pa...

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by JakTrax
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen (sort of)
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Pre-screen (sort of)

Yes, I have noticed that the latest crop of (certainly Canon L) lenses better resolve DSLR sensors, both FOVCF and FF - something I really failed to take into account as I was so set in just the one workflow. I'll pay more attention to detail if I upload here again.

Cheers,
Karl

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by JakTrax
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen (sort of)
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Pre-screen (sort of)

Okay, cheers guys, pretty much how I view it - passable except for a few oversharp areas. I must say, however, that I can't see any problematic jaggies on the titles or tyres (perhaps nothing more than I'd expect for an image of this size), but now you mention it I can see some on one of the prop bl...

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by JakTrax
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screen (sort of)
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Pre-screen (sort of)

Hi All, Decided to upload a priority the other day, which got the boot for oversharp, distance and quality. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/31308384357/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ Now I'm happy to admit that I'm unfamiliar with the latest criteria, having not uploaded much in the last...

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by JakTrax
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Pre-screening for a couple

Accepted just now......

Karl

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by JakTrax
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Pre-screening for a couple

Thanks, guys. It's a priority upload so I'd be surprised if someone decided to be ultra-picky! Paul, you are right about the traditionalist in me - the fence is of little consequence to me, however I do possess a new set of (even taller!) steps that eliminate the fence completely... even on an A380!...

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by JakTrax
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening for a couple
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Pre-screening for a couple

Hello All, Having not uploaded much recently I'm not familiar with the latest site preferences - the first image has already been rejected twice (firstly for soft, then for oversharp). https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/5/4/5313455.jpg?v=v410f4437912 https://imgproc.airliners.net/photo...

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Priority post-screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Priority post-screening

Hi Paul, I'm well, thanks. You? Kas very kindly did me an edit (it's been so long since I uploaded here I've lost touch with site preferences, preferring to apply my own instead), however I'm going to try again from the RAW as, looking at it now, it does appear soft and underexposed (amazing how the...

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 15
Views: 2337

Re: Motive - crop

That Allegiant is a very awkward crop for me, because the aircraft is very nearly side-on. I doubt you're going to get that into the database.

***EDIT***

I just noticed it's been accepted. I'm very surprised as I honestly think the cropped stabiliser looks very awkward.

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Priority post-screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Priority post-screening

Hi Kas, No, the original is tack-sharp all over. 1/640th at f/9, ISO400 on a FF body, with IS on (subject stationary). It was taken literally 10 minutes after sunrise - I really had to play with the colour to get it looking anything like I wanted; I was actually pleased with the final result, given ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Wrong doing accusation
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Wrong doing accusation

I can't believe people would actually try to alter a reg. just to garner a few extra views - is this what it's come to now? Pathetic.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Priority post-screening
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Priority post-screening

Hello All, Having not uploaded for a while I thought I'd try this priority, but it got the boot for underexposed, soft and compression. Now I'm not going to appeal as I kinda thought it might be considered soft (although in my experience the site lately seems not to prefer the same level of sharpnes...

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by JakTrax
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurry or not ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2937

Re: Blurry or not ?

First one definitely is blurry; not certain about the second due to the small size (soft at best).

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!

Don't get too caught up in the measure of a lens' quality being determined by how many images there are in the database here - at the sizes A.net prefers, a multitude of flaws can be easily masked. Ultimately, the only person you have to satisfy is yourself. As long as you're aware that a 28-300 typ...

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by JakTrax
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!

I see some blur in the first image which, given the obviously low shutter speed, isn't too surprising. What I'm about to say may not be the case with you but very often, when people claim to have outgrown their gear, what's in fact happening is that they are scrutinising their images more closely an...

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by JakTrax
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!

Yes, sorry, jack of all trades, master of none is, of course, what I meant.

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by JakTrax
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!
Replies: 12
Views: 2537

Re: Time To Upgrade.. Could use some advice!

It depends how well you want to cover that combined focal range. I'm a Canon guy, with little Nikon experience, but I can tell you for sure that any lens boasting over 10x zoom is going to be a master of all trades, jack of none. A 28-300 is going from pretty wide-angle, all the way to super-telepho...

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by JakTrax
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Fleet Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Re: Air Malta Fleet Updates?

Somewhat related, whatever happened to the two proposed specials that were supposed to be unveiled in January this year? Much more than rumours as they were announced by KM officially on Facebook (and very likely other media platforms - Facebook is just the one I happened the announcements on). I kn...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 13501

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

Contrast still looks weak to me.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening Please
Replies: 39
Views: 5134

Re: Pre Screening Please

Generally in agreement with fsx98 re most of them but definitely do not agree with the 'low in frame' opinions - they all look okay to me and could even stand being a bit lower.

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreen - Airplanepics
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

Re: Prescreen - Airplanepics

I'm struggling to see overexposure or any significant noise; if anything, I think it could actually stand being a touch brighter.

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Appeal Screening cancels rejetion reason but rejects for other new reasons....
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: Appeal Screening cancels rejetion reason but rejects for other new reasons....

Centring looks acceptable to me, although my personal preference would be to have it a touch lower (and I'm guessing the screener thought likewise). As for the pole, as far as I know, that will always be an instant rejection here, especially since it was clearly avoidable. The more disturbing issue ...

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by JakTrax
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: what camera do i use to take photos
Replies: 28
Views: 4053

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

It's entirely up to you whether or not you try again, but I would go through the image database and familiarise yourself with the kind of standards you'll need to adhere to here. Getting all worked up after having clearly sub-par images rejected is a waste of everyone's time (yours included).

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by JakTrax
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: what camera do i use to take photos
Replies: 28
Views: 4053

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

I was hoping to win at least £50,000 in this week's lottery but it didn't happen. Life's tough sometimes......

The image Kas linked above is pretty unspectacular, and if the link is reflective of the quality then I'm not surprised it was rejected.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Account suspended
Replies: 35
Views: 6002

Re: Account suspended

That's the dummy well and truly out of the pram, then.........

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 19
Views: 4244

Re: Pre-screening

It almost looks HDR to me; I'd say it's probably not for here.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: what camera do i use to take photos
Replies: 28
Views: 4053

Re: what camera do i use to take photos

My D800e takes far better images than the older D3S, a 12mp camera. Those 36.3mp D800e images still leave me amazed. And so it should, all things considered - but does it take images 3x as detailed as those from your old 12mp camera? I can't speak for Nikon but I've yet to find an up-to-date Canon ...

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by JakTrax
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 13501

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

It certainly looks softer at the nose than the rest of the aircraft, but I'd probably not go as far as to say blurry. I've said many times that it's really not possible to succinctly conclude that an image is blurry from the small sizes we see here. The main problem with this image is that it featur...

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