Yesterday I posted my splashing egret image and did not really think much more about it. I also posted it to Flickr. Well as of now it has been viewed over 21,000 times, has generated 49 comments and been favourited 250 times. It reached number 3 on Explore. (Update 30th September – views have risen to 54,800)
You may remember my Lotus photo also had similar treatment but even today it is barely reaching 5,000 views.
The more I try to understand what makes a popular (not necessarily good) photograph the less I succeed. It is a complete mystery to me and that makes the whole idea of trying to turn images into money a route I shall never pursue. (Never say never?).
If anybody can tell me why the egret image is so popular I shall be much obliged!! Sadly Flickr does not pay per view. If only…….