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2 hours ago, PalmWarbler said:

Not related to the topic but how does ebird know what kind of camera I have and all of that camera-related stuff?

The metadata/exif info, all that camera related stuff, is a digital note attached to the file when you take the picture. It usually stays with the file but is not always visible. As an example, a photo uploaded to Whatbird doesn't show the exif info, but the same image uploaded to Macaulay does.

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4 hours ago, PalmWarbler said:

Not related to the topic but how does ebird know what kind of camera I have and all of that camera-related stuff?

If you use Windows' built-in File Manager, click the View tab and then the 'Details pane' button.  You'll get a windows on the right side of the screen that shows most of the metadata for the selected file.  This is also a good place to assign tags to a file.  Most people think you need a separate application for this, but nope.

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How I rate photos-

5 stars- subject in clear focus, you could expect to see it on an audubon bird calendar.

4 stars- still quite good, but something is just not quite right- would have been okay if one thing would have been corrected, eg. not quite in focus, a branch over the wrong area, part of the bird cut off.

3 stars- picture is a little hard to identify, but still doable. eg. bad lighting, far away.

2 stars- Only an expert can identify this photo! The blurry blob flying away.

1 star- Where's the bird? Oh, you mean that little speck in the sky?

 

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13 hours ago, PalmWarbler said:

Definitely not 'bombing', but:

Apparently this is five stars... seems more like a 3 to me. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/358600471

I have no problem with 4 for this kingbird.

I wish there was an option to search / sort by most frequently rated.  I value a 4 more when it's the result of seven or eight ratings, instead of one or two.

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3 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

How could you tell someone rated it 1 star?  Were there not as many ratings as there are now?

Yes, and if someone would have rated the photo a 1 it would drop down to a 4, but if you rated it 2 or higher it would have still been an average of 5.

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