I regularly post my pictures on Flickr. Most of the time they get a handful of faves and a couple of comments. But sometimes they attract more than the average amount of views and faves. I find it hard to predict what makes a picture popular. Part is due to the exposure it gets when it gets invited into the Explore group (or other invite only groups). Which guarantees a lot of views and therefore also much more faves. Sometimes people seem to like something I cannot explain. Don't get me wrong, I post the pictures I like myself. But the pictures I like most aren't always the same as the ones liked most by the Flickr community.
Here are the top 10 photos on my Flickr stream according to Flickr stats, sorted on number of faves with their original title and the number of views and comments.
Nr. 1 - Seeing Double - 558 faves - 16,745 views and 59 comments
Nr. 2 - The "Koppelpoort" monument - 385 faves - 7,447 views and 42 comments
Nr. 3 - Little diva :) - 229 faves - 9,078 views and 27 comments
Nr. 4 - Colors on a cloudy day - 222 faves - 10,755 views and 12 comments
Nr. 5 - Fluffies - 204 faves - 4,836 views and 16 comments
Nr. 6 - Lucky shot - 202 faves - 7,901 views and 25 comments
Nr. 7 - Bokehlishes ;-) - 202 faves - 12,749 views and 18 comments
Nr. 8 - Flames ;-) - 191 faves - 4,848 views and 10 comments
Nr. 9 - Sunbathing - 187 faves - 8,252 views and 14 comments
Nr. 10 - On the waterfront - 183 faves - 8,320 views and 14 comments
Even if I knew what makes a photo popular, I wouldn't forcibly try to replicate the type of photo to get more faves or followers. Of course I like that people are interested in my work and the more the better and I appreciate the positive and even critical feedback very much. But I photograph what I like and what I get the most satisfaction out of. Are you interested in the rest of my photos on my Flickr account, then go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/hetspul/