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Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Shoot Out Theme Macro

Well I know I cannot shoot macro but I remember when we had that theme before.
I read about it and one of our lead photographers explained how to do it with a simple digital camera.
I found a great explanation on the internet but did not get the address.
I sometimes get one but don't have any idea how I did it.
It is more or less tricking my little faithful Kodak.

The way I understand it the first photo is more macro than the others.
Sort of clear up close and blurred in the background.

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Rudee said...

Interesting pictures!

Anvilcloud said...

Most digital cameras, even the cheap ones, have a macro setting on the dial (look for a flower maybe), but maybe the Kodak doesn't. I do know that digital cameras with this function can be had pretty cheaply now.

Congrats on the good checkup (below).

Vee said...

Ahhh, this one I do know. A macro setting on my camera is a tulip. They can be found in various places on individual cameras. My Canon has its on the front and the Nikon has its on the back facing me. That one is easier to use. This allows the camera to focus on something up close. Ever seen those flower pics that PW describes as being TMI? Yeah, those kind.

Love your first photo! I think it shows that you zoomed up on the branch and it focused on the one closest and fuzzed out the rest. That's how you can get some great bokeh shots.

Isn't photography fun?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

NIce job Peggy. I have a special macro lens but hardly ever use it. Once my daughter's wedding is over this spring I hope to have soem more time to devote to practicing photography.

Jama said...

For the firs photo, you can crop off much of the background and leaving just the macro of the leaves. A good try, don't give up and keep on trying.

pchickki said...

Macro is wonderful! I am still learning how to use my camera. I doubt I will ever get it. I loved the program Picnik to adjust contrast and clarity but they are closing their doors in April. I am freaking out. Guess I had better learn how to do this in Photoshop :)
Great shots here Peggy

GrandmaK said...

Nicely done!! Hope you're feeling well! Cathy

Mina said...

I don't know anything about taking micro shots but I can tell you that these images are fabulous. Mine are always a hazy little blur. ;-)

Such a pleasure to pop in and have a visit with you, my lovely friend. Have a wonderful week and happy Sunday.

GingerV said...

hi, came to see if you had a FSO post and was rewarded for my efforts. love the first and the last. no reason why just do. I don't think I've seem many real macros from this group - some really nice close ups. Jama has a dragon fly that is fantastic.... have a great week. (I took it apon my self to add you the the FSO blog.)

Bagman and Butler said...

You've got it! I guess. Macro confuses me as well. I love the bird figure -- looks alive and curious.