Tuesday, July 7, 2015


I was the one that proposed the theme "Macro".
Fungi the size of a pinhead on a log in the Grove of the Patriarchs.

Macro is, loosely, extreme close-up of small subjects.

My last two cameras had a macro setting accessed by pressing a toggle button on the back of the camera.

My newer one does this automatically--switching between auto and macro depending on how close you are to the item you are focusing on.

I find it weird. I think I prefer the older method.

Most of the other headbangers have fancier cameras than mine. DSLRs with separate macro lenses. Their entries for today will be found linked in the sidebar.

Whether taken with a true macro lens or a pocket digital, it is a lot easier to make macros -- or nearly macros--with today's cameras that it was in the days of film.

Here's lookin' at you!
To prepare for today's theme I took the new camera out into the yard. -- well, after I tried to get shots of the ants that have been plaguing me lately. The photos above were made with my earlier cameras. Here are some of today's shots.




Grape vine tendril grasps the support wire.


Lew said...

Love the color in your header! And great shot of the dragonfly. Close focus is one problem, getting the insects to sit still is a bigger problem!

imac said...

Neat flowers and (fungi) Kathy. Great show.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Enjoyed your macros Kathy.

Christine Soto said...

Truly, those flower shots are beautiful! I think you're doing a great job with your new camera!!

Liz Hinds said...

Those are lovely.

Our camera is supposed to be automatic with macro setting but if I try to close in it won't focus. Husband says it's me.