Inca Terns

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I went to the Brookfield Zoo this morning and came across this very playful bird. He seemed as fascinated with me as I was with him. He loved to dive into the water and splash all around...
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Thanks for checking him out!
 
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Unusual bird for sure, but too much jpg compression

I'd love to see this shot w/o so much jpg compression, Frank. It's 800 wide, but only 30k. That's a highly-compressed pic. Something on the order of 125-150k is about right for this one. It's missing some critical feather details. You know, it's beak does look like a Cayenne Pepper!
 
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Frank,

that is one really neat bird. Nice find and good image. I like him, Pepper nose and all :>)))
 
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Steve...is there another way for me to post without the compression? Until I joined this forum, I have never posted an image before. Is there something that I did wrong or is the compression just the way it goes?
 
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Here's another view of the Inca Terns...
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Great question Gordon...so I googled it and here's what they said,
"Biologists have found a relationship between the quality of this ornament and the tern's physical condition and reproductive performance." Hmmm, I guess you learn something new everyday. :roll:
 
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Great pictures. I've never seen this species before.

So, if the beak looks like a pepper, and the bird sneezes, then would have "pepper spray" :D
 
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Frank, 2nd shot's better,what editing program are you using?

eng45ine said:
Steve...is there another way for me to post without the compression? Until I joined this forum, I have never posted an image before. Is there something that I did wrong or is the compression just the way it goes?
Very cool looking bird you've captured there!
In PS, when doing a "Save As" it lets you set the compression level when saving it. I try to never go below quality level 7-Medium, and always prefer to save it at 9-High. If you're doing a "Save For Web, then just be mindful of how much you slide that slider. Also, always post your original upload.
 
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Hi Frank........

that is a 8) pic Frank, very unusual. A Lanny McDonald Bird. :lol:
Great capture, learnt something new today!!!

great job
Keith
 
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Steve...thanks for the tips...this digital stuff is very new to me. I will use the information that you gave me and hopefully better results will happen. Thanks very much for helping.
 
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