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01/01/2014 at 19:22

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More stunners from you, Fidget.....thank you!

"Looking forward to Spring".....yes indeed!

 

01/01/2014 at 19:31

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 as long as there isnt too much of this efore we see the spring

KEF
02/01/2014 at 09:07

Thank you Fidget

Days are getting longer

Little Ann I'll happily settle for posting pics of last years snow

KEF
02/01/2014 at 14:55

First attempt at Macro on camera

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 Honest opinions please, am I too near the subject ? too far away etc ?

Flash went off on rose one.

KEF
02/01/2014 at 15:03

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02/01/2014 at 16:41

me as well kef    David is the macro man im sure he will give you some pointers, i have done some but need a lot more practise hopefully it will be covered in the course im starting this month

KEF
02/01/2014 at 19:07

Thanks Ann. Hope you enjoy your course.

02/01/2014 at 19:43

Hi, KEF...well done with your first attempt. I'm not quite sure how the L25 macro setting works i.e. do you have to set the camera to macro, or does it automatically set (as some do) when the lens is close to the subject?

Shame the flash went off for the rose pic, but the others were nicely in focus.

Ann - is this the new club in Kendal?

 

02/01/2014 at 20:01

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A seasonal house plant.

 

 

02/01/2014 at 20:16

Hi david, yes the classes start later this month, i have signed up with the lady i met at the camera club, she lives near me so we will be able to travel together although its only about 7 miles

it will be 9 two hour classes and two field trips, the tutor has an MA degree in photography

02/01/2014 at 20:23
little-ann wrote (see)

Hi david, yes the classes start later this month, i have signed up with the lady i met at the camera club, she lives near me so we will be able to travel together although its only about 7 miles

it will be 9 two hour classes and two field trips, the tutor has an MA degree in photography

Ah, that sounds interesting & hopeful.

Btw, I put the walking stick/tripod on my Santa list.....wasn't totally blown away by it, but it does function well as a stick.

On the subject of camera clubs, (although I've posted this link before) I do urge peeps who haven't seen it to take a peek at this website belonging to one of our club members. www.royhodgkissphotography.co.uk/

02/01/2014 at 20:38

Roys pictures are awesome David something to aspire to, i have found another club that is part of the university of the third age so weather permitting i might go along it is held a Ambleside so not so far

KEF
03/01/2014 at 09:15
David K wrote (see)

Hi, KEF...well done with your first attempt. I'm not quite sure how the L25 macro setting works i.e. do you have to set the camera to macro, or does it automatically set (as some do) when the lens is close to the subject?

Shame the flash went off for the rose pic, but the others were nicely in focus.

 

David I have to set it to macro, then small symbol appears on top left of screen, but need to put my specs on to make sure I give it time enough to focus. So I'll be out walking with camera in one pocket and specs in the other

03/01/2014 at 09:28

I understand, KEF....I can understand focussing may be a problem. I suppose it's a compromise when you have a less sophisticated camera.

Mine has either manual or automatic focus and a electronic (eye) viewfinder in addition to the LCD screen......but of course, cost quite a bit more.

PS. That isn't the Nikon L27 of course!  

KEF
03/01/2014 at 10:10

David, I'd better learn how to use this before thinking about an upgrade, amazing what you find on a camera if you wear your specs and read the guide 

Thanks for encouragement & advice.

03/01/2014 at 10:55

KEF - Something like this should be achievable with your camera.....just be sure to have plenty of light  

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Cacti_zps89a9176e.jpg

03/01/2014 at 11:28

KEF i have to wear my specs for most things now and have an older pair on a chain when i am in the garden to do some jobs and have just got some distance ones for driving and TV, i seem to spend more time swapping from one to the other than doing things 

KEF
03/01/2014 at 14:26

Ann

Guess who hasn't been doing her HW?

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 Above not in focus?

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 Obviously run out of flowers

03/01/2014 at 15:18

Getting better, KEF

On your behalf, I been having a closer look at the settings of my Nikon L27 camera, which I guess is very similar to your L25.....bare in mind I just use mine as a point and shoot normally, so don't need to use it on anything other than auto.

If you press 'scene' you will see a display of icons, one of which is 'a bunch of flowers', select this plus the macro setting and it should be appropriate for most of the ones you are taking.

03/01/2014 at 19:03

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 just playing with sizes