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Saturday, December 28, 2013


Some of you may know of my frustration with the current camera, although it's not the kind of thing I usually post here. Sometime last year I messed up a setting so that it no longer took good macro shots. And that's one of my favorite things to do. So I haven't been very happy about that, since I couldn't figure out what I'd done.

Last week, I managed to accidentally change a setting and the picture resolution was reduced to a size you'd use to send in an email. Not good. And actually not even acceptable for the work I do taking pictures of houses.

It only took about an hour (sarcasm with the emphasis on "only") to figure out how to get my larger resolution back. And somehow, in the process of doing that I reversed whatever stupid thing I'd done to mess up the macro! So today, you get fun closeup pictures from my back yard.

A dried up goldenrod head is transformed to a collection of small shaving brushes.

goldenrod seedhead

Canada thistle? Pineapple? Pine cone? You can certainly see similarities in form across species when you move in close.

thistle seedhead

I didn't actually take this one with the macro lens, but it's pretty close. The late afternoon sun was turning the insides of split milkweed pods to gold.

milkweed pod
And this is my favorite of all, the remains of a Goatsbeard flower...


...and her sisters.


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Loritenor said...

Yay for the resolution to the resolution problem which also resolved the macro issue! My favorite photo from your post today is the golden pod, but I like them all.

Unknown said...

Nice photos

Duxbury Ramblers said...

What camera do you use Joan? As you know my love of flowers, nature & my camera walk together :)

Ann said...

I can tell you that when things like that happen to me and I don't figure the problem out right away, the longer it takes, the more likely it is that the object will end up permanently broken :) Glad you got it figured out. I like that milkweed pod

Lin said...

Glad you "fixed" it. :)

Do you have a reset feature in the menu? I have that on mine--where you can reset back to factory settings. Look to see if you have that somewhere.

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad you got your camera reset, and fabulous pictures as a result!

Sharkbytes said...

Loretta- The gold color was amazing- all the ones facing the sun were lit up like that.

Thanks Gayle!

Carol- It's a Canon Powershot

Ann- I just don't find the settings on this camera intuitive at all

Lin- yes there is, when I stumble across it, but who knows how to actually find it either. And... do I want to cancel everything? Not really.

Stew- thanks! Nice compliment coming from you.

Secondary Roads said...

Glad you "fixed" the macro problem. I enjoy your macro shots of the glorious world that surrounds us.

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