I am surprised that nobody so far has been honest enough to tell that the first thing they look at is the number of comments that a picture has generated.
The number of views to even a mediocre shot explodes when someboday places a comment, so somehow it is factor that significantly counts....
This morning I posted three shots, one got a comment and has already been seen quite a lot, while another shot showed a (to me much more interesting) ship for the very first time on the site, and the number of views are far less.....
I agree with you pieter.
Perhaps admin might fix it to show no of "likes" under the thumbnail as is done for hits, comments.
At the moment you have to click your own picture to check for any "likes" - thereby adding to the hits total!!
Over to you pieter.
BTW thanks for the useful info. you usually include with your uploads.