The Animal, Plants and Nature categories are meant to be straightforward and I think they do come across that way as long as you read them all and acknowledge that they all exist. Some people do not read the descriptions before categorizing (bad choice) or they see one category and assume that is right without exploring other possibilities, but this is true for all parts of dA whether it is Photography, Digital, etc.
We all need to be aware and read the descriptions and make sure we do not make these common mistakes:
- Putting dog and cat photos in Domesticated Animals. If you take a look at newest submitted into Domesticated you will see how many people make this mistake.
- Placing any animal in Wild Animals (birds, insects and reptiles ALL have their own category)
- Pictures of trees belong in Flowers and Plants not Landscape.
- Astro Photography is for planetary objects outside of our atmosphere. Sunsets, sunrises, moonrise etc probably belong in Sky or L