The images on my slider were broken, but it was still pulling in the meta data and style info.
The original slider was using full width images and a custom template that utilized custom fields/post meta to make the images link.
** The current slider is working because i am using the full text with link wrap as a work around. **
I think it has something to do with permissions and timthumb.
I have upgraded to the most recent version of the plugin, but it was also not working on version 1.5.