Gazing into the abyss.
This is an un-cropped* picture taken by the new camera. The feeder looks as if it’s farther away, but the photo seems pretty sharp – without the haze we were seeing. I’m going to move the feeder a foot or so closer.
*These images are not the original resolution. They are processed though an image resizer app – this image is 400KB, squeezed down from 4.5MB. They retain a lot of detail. Magic resizer, I guess.
This is the same shot, cropped. Note that the feeder is near the table’s end. More pixels lets you crop tighter while having resolution enough to keep details.
I had a nearly identical capture a week ago:
This is the old camera, note the haze. I have not found a cause. When it was colder out I thought it might be water vapor fog condensing on an inaccessible interior surface. I put it into a warm oven like it was a bowl of dough, hoping to drive out any water. Made no difference.
We’ve installed a new camera for this spot because the last one had a problem with hazy photos. It seemed as if the lens cover was dirty but cleaning it wasn’t working. Outwardly the cameras were identical but they were built with a different camera, going from 18 megapixels to 24. I can crop these images a little more before they become too pixelated.
I see turtle egg burials all over and often see them laying their eggs but I’ve never seen this.