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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. You may want to find a different method of sharing your photos, @IKLland. While I will click on a link once in a while to see a photo, it's not something I do for every link posted. If all your photos are on the other end of a link that I'm not going to click on, then I won't be seeing any of your photos. I suspect that I am not the only one who isn't clicking on your links, many members have previously expressed their reluctance to click on links. There are many methods to load photos so they're visible in the forum, if you want more people to see your photos, I suggest you post more than just a link that many people will ignore without even giving it a second thought.
  2. Sorry, I'm having trouble uploading the images without them being compressed to the point of being useless as examples. I don't have enough time to figure out a workaround right now but I might upload them to dropbox later so I can provide examples of what I tried to explain above.
  3. When I want to reduce file size I simply use the Export feature of the software I'm using at the time. I can either choose to reduce the image size or reduce the quality to get smaller file sizes. Reducing the file size to 1600 pixels during export really shrinks the file size, in my case it takes my 15.5MB file and reduces it to 831KB. Changing the Quality setting to normal during export maintains the image size but reduces the same 15.5MB file to a 4.2MB file. Shrinking the image size gives you the smaller file size but you can lose the quality you might want/need if you have to zoom in on something to see the detail. Take this misty morning photo as an example, the 1600 pixel image should show fine for a scenic image but it would fail if the numbers on the sign were a bird. The larger image allows you to zoom in and see the detail on the sign, very helpful if you're capturing a small distant bird and not a sunset. Try zooming in on the sign in both pics and you'll see an example where size matters. Resized to 1600 pixels during Export, 183KB See next post for images. 5760 pixels, Quality reduced to normal during Export, 4.2MB See next post for images. I'd suggest that you set your camera's quality setting down from extra fine to fine, or possibly normal, and maintain your current image size. That should conserve sufficient image quality while allowing for zooming in when necessary and still reduce your file size low enough to meet the requirements you're aiming for. Alternatively, you might find it just as practical to lower your image size in the camera until you meet your desired file size. It's a personal preference that you may need to play around with to find the best compromise for your wants/needs.
  4. I suggest trying a kleenex the next time you sneeze.
  5. Yeah, I'm still pissed at the typo in my name. I told him my name was Foot, not Coot.
  6. I feel like the most boring thing any of us read on this site, is a quoted "agreed", especially when reading it in thread after thread, after thread, after thread.... 😝 I know, I know, "Agreed" has it's place, but that doesn't make it any less boring to read. 😉
  7. My gut reaction was Blue Jay but my under tail ID skills suck so don't laugh if I am way off.
  8. Welcome to WhatBird,@Kelly. You should be able to drag and drop your photo into the message box and have the photo show up for everyone to view. It may take a few minutes to upload so be patient.
  9. Okay, it's been over 48 hours so I'm picking @Kevin for the winner. Lots of good captions to choose from but I like Kevin's best.
  10. It definitely has a devilish look with those tufted horns.
  11. Organize bird photos? Ummm, mine are organized by the date taken, which the camera and computer do automatically. Are you saying there's more to organizing bird photos than that???
  12. Do any of the Kites have a dark morph? Kite was my first thought but I don't know the markings or morphs well enough to venture a guess.
  13. This grackle fight from a few years ago was one of the most intense fights I have ever seen. While they both flew away afterwards, I wasn't so sure that was going to be the outcome.
  14. That's it. I got the curved bill and fanned tail directly from iBird's description but I thought the "startling bird" comment might be the most helpful clue, was it?
  15. Nope, not a thrasher, although the description could have fit any one of them.
  16. Just don't turn it back on after you turn it off. I'm just being a silly, I know not what I talk about.
  17. Mostly brown bird, bigger than a Blue Jay, fan shaped tail, with a curved bill. A very startling bird.
  18. I'm not sure how many members in these forums can offer help with the iBird apps. I suggest using the Contact Us link from the iBird website and send a direct request for help from there. Hopefully that will help since there seems to be little support available from this website.
  19. I'm having a hard time interpreting "medium sized bird" so this guess could be WAY off. Black-crowned Night Heron is kind of a medium sized bird if Great Blue Heron is large and sandpipers are considered small. Black-crowned Night Heron could also be considered a sort of large bird, which would make my guess WAY off. Like they say, size is hard to judge sometimes. Black-crowned Night Heron???
  20. I'll bet that you are to blame for the feeder being empty, aren't you?
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