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Dariusz Kucharski & Kornelia Kucharska
Artist | Professional | Photography
We are both biologists. Our main interests are: entomology, arachnology, parasitology and ecology.

Current Residence: Warsaw, Poland
Favourite style of art: Macrophotography
  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: Radio TOK FM
  • Watching: Computer screen
Our images are being stolen every day. Mostly on blogs and websites, this time situation is much different.

US company, called THE MERRICK MINT made special collectible coins with frogs, and on one of them, we found our picture.
Guess what? They didn't ask us for permission to use it! They didn't pay us for our hard work, our equipment, our time. They treat us like garbage, maybe because we don't live in US?

We asked them via e-mail and on their official Facebook profile about this situation. We have no reply and our comments were removed from their FB. What can we do?

They are selling our work, earning money, leaving nothing for the authors of the original picture. This is madness...

You can find their product here (it is not working now):…

They removed the product, here is the image that was on their page:…

Our original work, uploaded on DA is here:
Grrroooooarrrrrr by Dark-Raptor

We don't know how to act. We are far from US, and we have no time and money to get the lawyer. We are thinking about removing our works from the web...

This is what we get for what we do...

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Morusia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the two of you!
Agent282 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Gorgeous macro-work, and thanks again for your courteous reply on Dorota's Gallery!
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
Zandabear15 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool galleryTrophy 
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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