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Old Jul 29, 2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default Few shots (moon, and 2 insects busy with 'multiplication process')

I've made a few more shots the last few days, and still have a hard time getting anything focused properly, and I'm not sure if my 'moon-shots' went properly.

Is it just me, or do I nearly have to stick the camera in the eye of an insect to get a great close-up? (Hopefully a macro lens will fix that, when I get one soon).

Also, I had to take a quick one when I saw a bird, but what settings can I use best for that?

Any advice, feedback, and replies are appreciated

Anyway, below are the few shots. Took 2 of the moon with different lighting settings, and for 1 I tried a 15sec shutter time, and for the other 8, think I had to turn the 8 down to 6 or so for a better one









I wonder why this one is not sharp










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Old Jul 29, 2010, 2:05 PM   #2
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That is a good selection of photos. Please be aware of a procedure called "zoom macros" To use it you: just stand back and zoom in on your subject so that the subject fills the frame. Snap the photo and you do not have to get overly close, nor do you need to specifically use the Macro Mode.

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Thanks Sarah,

I will try it out, I always wondered how and when to use the 'zoom macro' mode
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Zoom macro though, gives only 3X zoom factor. Is that right?
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Bit late answer, but yes, the macro-zoom gives 3x zoom factor, and when you stick the camera almost in their eye, you'll get a great shot though, lol. I don't use the macro-zoom often, but also don't know when to use it exactly, except that I think it should be used when you can fill the (nearly) the whole frame with the insect or whatever you want to take a photo off. (Sarah's advice ). As for the mode I use, I always feel like using P-mode, another one of your advices, Sarah
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