Taxon photos: add text to display the ability to add an observation directly

Platform(s), such as mobile, website, API, other:
website

URLs (aka web addresses) of any pages, if relevant:
any taxon page

Description of need:
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From several recent forum threads, it appears many users are unware that they can enter an observation number directly into the search bar when choosing taxon photos

Feature request details:
In detail, describe the feature you are requesting. This includes its functionality, where the feature is implemented, and what it might look like. Screenshots or mock-ups are helpful. The idea is to have a concrete and actionable request which the community can discuss and vote on. It might change through discussion, but it’s much easier to iterate and talk about something specific.

I think text should be displayed in the search bar indicating that users can add an observation directly.
Current:

Mockup:

This has been added, although slightly differently than what was proposed. If you remove the taxon name you’ll see this:

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This is huge :o I had no idea there was any way to do this at all

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Thanks, @tiwane !
I do wish it showed before you remove the Taxon name (since many people were unaware you can do that), but this is great.

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