Okay...I don't always understand why people create the things they do, but when I saw this artisan (who I found through my Entrecard hopping...say what you will about this service but I have discovered more awesome blogs and even more awesome people than I ever would have without it), Nico Designs, I fell in love with this pear.
It's a PEAR for goodness sake. And I love it. :) What in the world would I do with it? [Not that I can afford to buy it...I just did our budget for when we're on one salary...ouch!]
I want to make a recommendation that she change her first picture to this one instead of the one she has...it draws the eye better I think. Head over to the listing in her Etsy shop and tell me whether you agree.
Or at the very least crop the photo with the 'white'-ish background so that the pear takes up the whole square. Do you think she'd be offended with my recommendation???
Catching the eye is by far the single most important thing for capturing sales on Etsy. Not that I'm so brilliant with it...it's a constant battle.