Not being flip...being funny during these dead hours. Had it not been for the video I would have not seen anything tonite....except maybe an elephant if one came by.
Viewing conditions - moved from watering hole
Yes, I think you're right Auntie Lynn and we've got too much sky, not enough foreground. But even with adjustments, I'm not prepared to say the view is pretty good.
smalldog, regarding the cam view tonight, it very well could be because the cam is pointed up at the sky more, and not down on something it can focus on. Look back at pics from other nights, they normally point the camera more down, with less sky showing. I was able to tone down my view using the controls on my wmp and actually have a pretty decent view. Here are links to pictures from the view from wavelit: without correction and the view from my wmp: with correction
My focus hasn't been the greatest, but as you say, it's been worse. It did seem to improve. The sky is great! It seems blurrier around the water hole itself.
Just one more observation regarding the image, for what it is worth. Aside from the glaring light that is washing out most of the background and foreground, there's a great deal of pixelation. It's a lot like it has been all the nights it was pouring and we couldn't see through the rain. But, it isn't raining tonight, is it? Or maybe it is.
I dunno...last night my cam view was awesome, and the moon was very bright then too. I'm not even sure the auto focus is on tonight.
It could have something to do with the full moon AND with the auto zoom being left activated. The auto zoom needs light to focus and I think it just goes in and out trying to focus when strong light is available. Like we've seen happen when the landies lights are out.
We'll have to make note of that....the near full moon, perhaps, is messing with our cam and the lights???
It's pretty bad for me tonight too...though it has improved a LITTLE bit as the night has gone on...still a lot of whiteness over by the tree, and quite grainy.
This is the worst it has been since I've been watching, but, that is only since early January LOL.
I know it can't always be perfect. I think it is important to say when it is not good viewing so that Africam has the information (and they do read here).