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Originally posted by zayonara
Those pixels are identical in size throughout the photo. They vary only in HSL.
Originally posted by Pigraphia
reply to post by zayonara
The more you protest that it isn't faked though the more it seems like you have an actual stake in the validity of the picture.
If you didn't have a stake in the picture I think you would not care one way or another if people don't believe it.
If they don't believe they don't believe, it doesn't affect you one way or another.
So why do you care so much if others believe the photo or not?
Originally posted by Wolfie0827
I would like to clear up a few misconceptions on the camera and software that was most likely used if the model given is correct. The Maverick camera did not have a memory card, they saved images to a 3 1/2" floppy disk or a mini CD depending on the exact model.
As for the software, it was a very low end photo program. The program would strip all extra data from the photo when importing it from the camera, then the user would have to save the images without the extra data including EXIF data, to the hard-drive. The program had a minor error correction routine that would run when saving the photos and that could account for the lines in the white/reflection area as well as the possible smudge.
As for the "difference in resolution" if the blocks in the questioned area are bigger, it means it was a LOWER resolution not higher. but from my examination the blocks on both sides of the "border" appear to match in size.
Now, I'll be the first to admit I'm not a professional when it comes to this, but I do have years (Decades actually) as an amateur photographer and graphics artist. So I could be wrong on my interpretation of the data.
I still think it's not a ghost, but since the Op has stuck to his story with no changes, unlike a hoaxer or someone who is lying, I would say this is a reflection from bird feeder or something else hanging in the area.