Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mastering Macro

Well, I am playing with the macro feature on my new Kodak Easyshare Max z990, and find I still have a long way to go.

I have always found yellow to be a difficult color to capture. The color is OK but the photo is not as sharp as I would have liked.

This photo of summer squash is somewhat OK.

This one is pleasing.

This photo of ripening blueberries is fairly good.

I thought this photo turned out nice.

Burgundy bush bean flowers.

This one looks good to me.

I like this one too.

As with the first photo, the yellow begonias are not as sharp as I would like.
This is my first attempt using the super macro feature, and I am sure the quality of my photos will improve as I get to know the camera.


Anonymous said...

Your macros are lovely. I agree, yellow is a more difficult color to capture. The lighting makes the difference.

Heather said...

Looking great so far! I have a problem with red blooms the most, soo hard to capture!

cherry said...

Red is the tough one for me. Keep playing and before long all of your Macro's will be perfect but in the mean time could I eat your blueberries they look yummy..
Happy Summer & hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Balisha said...

I have that feature on my camera too, but I haven't tried it yet. I guess I should just experiment...Yours are really nice..

Lona said...

You are doing a fabulous job with the new camera Jennifer. It is so much fun to try to get those pretty Macro shots.Have a wonderful weekend.

Patsi said...

Wonderful shots.
I also have to master the macro. Seems my depth of firld is way too short. Think maybe manual is the answer.

Grace said...

You're doing great, Jennifer. I love all of your shots. Isn't it fun? What did we ever do before the days of digital photography?

bilant said...

Beautiful flowers and great pictures, where did you find this flowers? And please tell me if you used a tripod for those pictures. Thanks

keewee said...

bilant,the flowers are in my garden, and no, I did not use a tripod.

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely flowers and photos KeeWee. I have found when doing any macro work that stillness is essential. Any movement of the flower (in the breeze) or of the camera effects the photo. I rarely use a tripod but I always try my best to brace myself and the camera. I even hold my breath while clicking the shudder. :-)