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Pin-tailed Whydah


I am a bit disgusted. Doesn't matter what I do, the picture doesn't load as crisp as how I can view it in various programs. Doesn't matter what I do with the sharpen button or any other trick.


Now I have extra special sympathy with those others of you, who are experiencing similar problems.



comments (14)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2017, 03:00
Despite your technical difficulties, Louis, there is no hiding the lovely tail on this boid.
Louis: Wotcha doing in the US, mate?
i think it is evident that this is still a fine shot of this handsome bird.
Louis: The foreground growth and the bird are in perfect focus in the pre-load pictures - you would really enjoy the bird if you could see that.
The bird itself looks quite clear on my monitor - and really beautiful!
I have the same problem, Louis - SC is never as sharp as with my other programs. And perhaps it's always been this way for you, but with your new eyeballs - you're just now noticing! smile
Louis: This problem arose somewhere in the last two weeks. After the new eyeballs, I still had good pictures. This picture I have uploaded 8 times in various formats, to see if something will improve, but the foreground just never is a sharp on SC as in the originals.
I've noticed this myself, Louis, I was blaming myself! A nice little bird, with a great summit behind.
Louis: The degree of slip in quality, is what gets me.
As I've mentioned to others these last days, Louis, we're going through a very rough Mercury Retrograde period right now, when things like this are happening. Internet/cable/electrical issues are high on the list. (My Wednesday's post got dropped and replaced by my post from March 24, ALL ON ITS OWN!)
Louis: Yes, it must be that. This wasn't my experience, week before last. Now, all of a sudden ...
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Apr 2017, 06:36
Heck - that is some tail he's got there Louis!
Louis: Slows him down in flight, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 14 Apr 2017, 06:55
I am pleased you decided to go ahead and share it, Louis
Louis: Just a pity that I can't share the real thing. The quality slip on the foreground items of the picture, is about 30%
I have noticed the same Louis. What looks good on my monitor goes downhill on here. I think it is even worse than facebook
Louis: What I don't understand is; why some people's pictures remain crisp and sharp on here and some don't.
Yes, I have had that happen over and over. I often delete shots here that look okay elsewhere.
Louis: When I started noting what is happening to my shots last week, I remembered your comments on your similar experience.
I must admit it looks quite good to me with my new eyes that I am now used to, perhaps you still have to get fully used to yours, things do look different for quite a while I found.
Louis: Is still had good uploads after the new eyeballs - this only started happening last week. Looking at the picture on the same monitor, using varying software, the foreground in this picture looks perfectly sharp, but deteriorates on upload.
What a tail, it looks fairly sharp to me.
Louis: The difference is between "fairly" and "perfect". And I have no way of showing you and other viewers how good the shot really is ... that is my main frustration with the situation.
A fine looking bird with a terrific backdrop...
Louis: Thank you Larry.
that is the longest tail per size of the bird that i have ever seen Louis....
peacocks have nothing on this one....petersmile

BTW... great shotsmile
Louis: Thank you peter - the bird is the size of a sparrow, so that is quite a tail, yes.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Apr 2017, 14:10
This is a wonderful bird and I read all of the comments and replies. I have to say that I did not notice it yet, but then, I have not been very observant lately....
Louis: Mmmm, you are quite busy traveling smile Thank you Astrid.

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