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I think this is a worthwhile thread to bring over from the POTN forums. The original is here. If you're not sure what Flickr Explore is, look here, and for another take, look here at the Big Huge Labs Q&A. And if you're not sure whether your photos were chosen to be in Explore, look here. Thanks to ions for posting the original thread on POTN, and for sharing these links.

As Big Huge Labs says at the link above, "Explore is for the viewers. It's a way for Flickr to show the world a sampling of what is being shared there. It's there for those who are new to Flickr, who are lost in the vastness of it all and don't know where to begin. It is not a "best of" listing of photographers. It is not a popularity contest." And I think that's partly where people get confused, and wonder how the algorithm works. I know that as well as most, looking at the photos of mine Flickr chose to showcase.

Anyway, enough preamble. Here's my photo that got into Explore last night. And I've no idea why they chose this one, but there we go. I look forward to seeing yours.

Charlotte Mews by Garry Knight, on Flickr
 
A great thread! I was hoping you would restart it. I have unfortunately never had anything remotely good enough to be recognized this way, but I’ve often come to this thread for inspiration.
 
I think this is a worthwhile thread to bring over from the POTN forums. The original is here. If you're not sure what Flickr Explore is, look here, and for another take, look here at the Big Huge Labs Q&A. And if you're not sure whether your photos were chosen to be in Explore, look here. Thanks to ions for posting the original thread on POTN, and for sharing these links.

As Big Huge Labs says at the link above, "Explore is for the viewers. It's a way for Flickr to show the world a sampling of what is being shared there. It's there for those who are new to Flickr, who are lost in the vastness of it all and don't know where to begin. It is not a "best of" listing of photographers. It is not a popularity contest." And I think that's partly where people get confused, and wonder how the algorithm works. I know that as well as most, looking at the photos of mine Flickr chose to showcase.

Anyway, enough preamble. Here's my photo that got into Explore last night. And I've no idea why they chose this one, but there we go. I look forward to seeing yours.

Charlotte Mews by Garry Knight, on Flickr
Glad you started it again, Garry.
 
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A great thread! I was hoping you would restart it. I have unfortunately never had anything remotely good enough to be recognized this way, but I’ve often come to this thread for inspiration.
It seems random. I have put throwaway photos on flickr just to have access to them and had them hit Explore. I sometimes scratch my head about these. Some of the Explored images are really nice, though (not mine). I don't know how the algorithm works.
 
Just to clarify. Explore photos in general are really great and I learn a lot from looking through them-many of them are breathtaking. But some of the photos they have picked from MY photostream have had me scratching my head!!!! :cool:
 
From what I understand Flickr Explore photos are chosen by some sort of algorithm and no humans are involved in the process. I've been left scratching my head a few times, too! lol Once a month there is an Explore takeover theme that is chosen by the Flickr Social group, and those photos are chosen by Flickr Staff. The November theme was Yellow and was posted in Explore last night. One of my October shots was chosen and given the honor of being #1! I am beyond surprised and honored. :)

This was shot at Denver Botanic Gardens using my Canon EOS R7, EF-S 18-135mm, f8, 1/200, ISO 500
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From what I understand Flickr Explore photos are chosen by some sort of algorithm and no humans are involved in the process. I've been left scratching my head a few times, too! lol Once a month there is an Explore takeover theme that is chosen by the Flickr Social group, and those photos are chosen by Flickr Staff. The November theme was Yellow and was posted in Explore last night. One of my October shots was chosen and given the honor of being #1! I am beyond surprised and honored. :)

This was shot at Denver Botanic Gardens using my Canon EOS R7, EF-S 18-135mm, f8, 1/200, ISO 500
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Very cool!!
 
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