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  1. @AmyT RAW images are typically 12 or 14 bit data rather than JPEG's 8 bits so records more levels of light and dark making under or over exposed images easier to improve. So it would be insurance to record both a JPEG and RAW version of each image. But it would take a lot more storage space on your flash cards and hard disk. So there is a cost to the insurance.
  2. How's this? I'm not an expert so I opened in CameraRaw as though it was a RAW file, then hit Auto and took about half a stop off as it tends to overdo things. Tweaked contrast , whites and highlights. I didn't do any sharpening.
  3. Testing Tested
  4. The hood on my EF 100-400 L mark II has a little flap at the lens end to allow circular polarisers to be rotated. I wonder why other lens hood don't offer this. I can't remember ever using a polarising filter on safari though. I don't use UV filters when using a lens hood as the latter offers good protection for the lens. But that's a non-reconcilable controversy
  5. Nice sunset @cjt3.
  6. Like @janzin I am waiting and watching. I have bought a Nikon 1 j1 and an EOS m3 off eBay to see what I'm missing and don't really like either of them. They are lighter and have pretty good options but I have to use adapters with Canon lenses on the m3 and then they become heavy. Without an evf I can't focus long lenses. I really could do with a light weight system as I am now confined to a wheelchair and find managing multiple cameras and lenses difficult with no camera bags designed specifically for wheelchairs. A system which could mostly fit into the pockets of a photographer's vest could be the answer.
  7. I don't find the eyes sad. Just a well fed and lazy cat like my cat at home.
  8. @offshorebirder I used to get a similar error message from time to time with the old software. It could be a bug in javascript I suppose if it occurs in such different versions of the website software.
  9. @offshorebirder If I want to embed a gallery picture in a document I get the URL as follows (there may be a better way but I haven't discovered it): I click on the picture, select the size I want, right click on the image and show in a new tab/window then copy the address from the address bar. Next click on Insert other media and select Insert image from URL (e.g. this image from my 2014 gallery):
  10. @offshorebirder You can attach some photos to a section of a report, then write the text, inserting the photos as you go by clicking on each of them. OR Start writing a section of a report and as you need a photo drop it on the attachment area and then click on it after it has uploaded to insert it in the report. It is a good idea before clicking to press return a couple of times and then select the line between and centre the cursor before clicking on the uploaded photo.
  11. @xelas I love the cheetahs in the long grass. I find long grass a bonus rather than a problem and switch to manual focus in a moment, perhaps because I do a lot of practice photographing cats in zoos where manual focus is needed a lot of the time.
  12. @Dave Williams It certainly is a Tilley hat and is on the home page of the Tilley UK website. There are multiple different styles -- I use a Tilley rain hat as my sunhat then I'm ready for anything .
  13. For me the biggest and best new feature is the mobile style. It is much closer to the desktop style but with links to other features of the site placed in a submenu. If I had to pick one feature it would be the "like" button in the mobile view. Much more usable than before.
  14. @xelas The first image of message #125 made me say "Wow!" out loud. The photographer and the post-processor can take a bow.
  15. @Antee There have been several mentions in this thread of this feature and some suggestions for handling it.
  16. @Tom Kellie Looks like the server where Safaritalk is located put out this message. It could mean several things but nothing sinister. I sometimes get messages like that from my broadband provider.
  17. @Tdgraves Glad it is sorted. You've lived a charmed life if you've only just discovered that iPad mini screens are narrow
  18. Wow! I always thought flamingos boring but Zvezda has changed that!
  19. @Game Warden This is the bottom of a page on a phone. Maybe you need a text link as well as a Pith for donations
  20. @Game Warden Is there going to be an advanced editor where I can preview my post before saving it, perhaps with additional features like changing fonts?
  21. @Game Warden It is difficult to say. 1000 pixels images display nicely when inline in topics and if storage cost is an issue it is a reasonable compromise. Maybe some of the more serious photographers have a view? I guess that's a vote to stay the same unless someone has a strong reason for a change.
  22. Testing maximum width. Uploaded 1500 pixel picture Which was shrunk to 1000 pixels, same as before
  23. @Tdgraves The difference between the two iPad minis is colo(u)r, UK/US and one is 16GB RAM. the other 128GB. I don't think those things make any difference as Safaritalk stores personal settings on the server and not as cookies on the iPad. When you create a dream on the iPad does it show up on, e.g. a desktop machine with the correct settings in the My Activity Streams-> Custom Streams section? Mine do.
  24. @Soukous, @Kitsafari That would be one for the programmers. Even in the condensed view it can still be a long list. Or read more frequently

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