No, not really.
You can get perfectly respectable views at 1024px (as I've done). It's more about subject and making the photo interesting. That seems to dictate the views.
Apart from that, views are influenced by links from search engines, getting on the front page - and obviously, if the photo captures some dramatic accident like the Kalitta 747 accident in Brussels, the BA
777 "heavy landing" at Heathrow or the US Airways Airbus water-ditching.