The feeder as seen from my kitchen window, taken without the zoom feature of the camera. This was taken as an SQ image at 640 x 480 pixels, then cropped to 500 x 360 to fit this page. Image size - 73 KB
The camera is an Olympus Camedia C-700 Ultra Zoom digital camera, with 10x optical zoom and  2.7 digital zoom, 2.1 megapixels, and it also has a QuickTime movie mode. It uses SmartMedia cards. No scope was used as the feeder is about 14 feet from the kitchen window. The images were then resized and/or cropped with the software ACDSee 4.0. Recently I began to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to process my digital photos. I will post a comparison of the results if there is a marked difference.
The final image after cropping and reducing the size to 360 x 340 pixels. Size of file 19 KB
Photo taken through the kitchen window, on full 10x optical zoom at the  highest resolution (SHQ), giving an image of 1600 x 1200 pixels - 885 KB.
It was then resized to 500 x 360 to fit this page - 110 KB
Camera details and capabilities
© Helen Baines 2002
Rufous Hummingbird  (Selasphorus rufus) Jan 26th, 2002
This photo was taken Feb 25th, mid morning. This is a female Rufous, which was caught and banded at my home on March 8th, 2002
Image size 25 KB
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