I am using a Genesis theme (v 1.8) and have installed a slide show on my home page.
The four pictures are set to rotate on a 4 second cycle fading for one second between each.
But there is a very long pause between images 2,3 and 4 (about 2 seconds) when all that is displayed is the background color of the frame which houses the slide show.
the [wp_cycle] shortcut in the textbox seems to work fine in all other regards, but for the annoying delay.
I've deleted and reloaded the images several times, reset the Wp Cycle setting, etc. No change.
I have not seen anyone else experience this problem previously and so would be grateful to anyone who has ideas.