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#643985 - Sat Jul 30 2011 02:24 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I adore poppies en masse
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#643990 - Sat Jul 30 2011 03:38 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: sue943]
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You used to see them all the time when I was young, but with weed killers etc. these days a field of poppie is quite a rare sight.

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#643992 - Sat Jul 30 2011 03:56 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
It's because the forum software is forcing the resize rather than using image software to do it incrementally. Forum and browser code is not designed for images and can distort them badly, as has happened here. Much better to use image software and if necessary take the size down in a series of increments, e.g. from 4000x3000 to 3000x2250 to 2000x1500 to 1000x750 to 640x480. That way you can see if any distortion is creeping in and reduce the increments still further. Then upload the small image and link to that.

This is my version of your image taken down to 640x480: http://i54.tinypic.com/4s0hf8.jpg


Wow, yeah, that's much better. Thank you for the info. smile
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#643996 - Sat Jul 30 2011 04:16 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: zebra101]
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You're welcome. smile

The other advantage of doing that is that you can save the small version as a .jpg or .gif, and if your software allows it, you can use a very low resolution image, say 72dpi. That means the image is much less likely to get stolen and sold on by someone else, whereas if you post full size full quality images any thief can help themselves. And some of your images are definitely worth stealing so best take what steps you can to avoid it. Unless of course you don't mind. smile
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#644001 - Sat Jul 30 2011 04:49 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I think the poppies are beautiful too. Lovely to see bits of nature when you're not expecting it isn't it? smile


Edited by Tizzabelle (Sat Jul 30 2011 05:31 PM)
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#644017 - Sat Jul 30 2011 07:21 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I know where to go for technical advice now flopsy!

This is the river Mole in Cobham

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#644028 - Sat Jul 30 2011 10:02 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Tizzabelle]
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It is. The sad thing though is that it was only me and one other person who screeched their cars to a halt to take a photo of them.

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#644088 - Sun Jul 31 2011 04:40 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Christinap]
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Monet would have been proud of you. smile
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#644103 - Sun Jul 31 2011 05:38 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Christinap]
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Blackberries! I used to go blackberrying and return home scratched from head to foot. Somehow the taste of Mum's blackberry jam made it seem worth the effort.
Another introduced species which must have seemed a good idea, but acclimatised so well as to threaten its host country. Blackberries, foxes, rabbits, prickly pear - the list goes on. Don't even mention the Cane Toad!




My daughter's camellias are particularly beautiful this year.

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#644116 - Sun Jul 31 2011 07:18 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: auntie1]
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6 week old Suffolk Punch foal. At one stage these horses were critically enangered with under 100 left. Thanks to a lot of hard work by various organisations their numbers are now around 300 and growing.

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#644133 - Sun Jul 31 2011 10:11 AM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: Christinap]
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A pretty flower that I took a picture of yesterday. smile

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#644185 - Sun Jul 31 2011 04:25 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: zebra101]
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Thanks all for lovely photos all through July. We now close this for a new month.
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#644199 - Sun Jul 31 2011 07:28 PM Re: Welcome to July! [Re: ren33]
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Just some berries by my back fence to finish off July. Playing with the macro setting on my new camera smile


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