Macro Tuesday

Today is Macro Tuesday. The macro setting is usually used to take pictures of insects, flowers and other objects close up.

My camera uses the flash when it’s in Macro mode even when there is ample natural light. To fix that “problem” I just held the flash down when taking these photos.


Does anyone know what these are? There were 2 trees filled with these little guys at the park by our place.


I saw these flowers on the way home. There was actually a bee buzzing around but by the time I get my lens changed on my camera, he was gone.


This is the chess/checkers table at the playground near our place. I love that we have so many parks in our neighborhood!

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4 Responses to “Foto Friday – Flash”

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    Stephanie — January 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    What a great post! So informative! I have a Nikon D40x but have still not read the entire manual! I will try this this week as many of my pictures are taken at nighttime too.

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    Tricia — January 31, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    This is an awesome installment. I have the D60 and am still learning by playing with it. Excellent tutorial, thanks so much!

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    Stephanie Wagner — February 3, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Great info! Unfortunately my Canon doesn’t have a flash adjustment, but tomorrow I’m going to post about the world’s cheapest diffuser I made for it… can’t wait for the next topic! 🙂

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    Jigginjessica — July 1, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I am clearly almost 7 months late commenting on this post but I just came across it 🙂 I wanted to share a little trick with you. (My photographer friend shared it with me) All you need is your camera and a white paper plate. Just cup the paper plate right in front of the pop up flash (which should be popped up obviously)and take the picture. The paper plate bounces the light up and off the ceiling preventing the horrible washout of items in the front and darkening of items in the back. I also find that setting up a white piece of poster board right behind the object and then using this little bounce trick really helps. Happy picture taking!

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