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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5 Responses to “Macro Tuesday”

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    CB — September 17, 2008 at 1:07 am

    I am totally addicted to learning anything/everything about cameras now. I blame you! haha. I think macro is my favorite setting. Do you have a macro lens or do you use your kit lens+macro setting? Thanks for putting up with all my questions!
    /Clara

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    Jen — September 17, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Ha. Sorry or You’re Welcome :) I used the Macro setting with the kit lens. I think for the middle picture I used my 55-200 lens. The others are with the 18-55 lens.

    I find myself not using Macro as much as I thought I would. Since the flash goes up. Based on what I learned yesterday I might start using Landscape for food pictures.

    Probably 90% of the time, I just use the Auto setting or Auto w/o flash and let the camera do all the work. Sometimes I use Shutter priority or Aperture priority. I’m glad this week’s photo week is causing me to try out all the different options.

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    Steph — September 17, 2008 at 1:55 am

    Jen! I took the same picture of the seed on a dogwood tree, mine didn’t turn out that great though… We are always on the same wave length. Nice job!

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    Sara — September 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the insight, Jen! I don’t know squat about taking pictures, so I appreciate your words of wisdom. That checkers set is so cool. Great angle!

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    Amy Kingman — September 18, 2008 at 2:16 am

    I’m a big fan of the checkers shot as well!

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