Ok I do understand your point but that was one of the very few times I didn't mention where I purchased stock from. I've never seen you mention where you purchase from. It's just maybe someone out there would also like to purchase the image
take a look at all of my pieces -- today for example - and the day before - when I use stock from DA I post the link. If it's purchased, it's purchased. If I take hours to search for something and buy it, I'm not going to turn over my hard work search... sorry... especially on this site where theft is rampant.
If you want to post the link to where you purchase - then you can - but I'm not one of those who will and for good reason.
it was purchased stock from shutterstock - or dreamstime - i get the stock in bulk from the film studios where I freelance... and I most definitely do post links - i.e. my latest, was Elandria -- and I did post and another using However the past four months because of the amount of cover art I do, I am using less from DA and more from photographers I work with directly and also from paid stock. I link when there is a requirement to link. If I purchase stock, I purchase it....