You might have noticed I've been taking a few bird photos lately. My new camera just happens to be quite suited to it - more zoom and faster response time. But the photos don't always work out... the birds WILL keep on moving, so I get plenty photos of where a bird was. And in this photo (at 30x zoom) it was also getting a bit dark, which didn't help image clarity at all. I have much to learn, no doubt.
Uploading this to etsy (shameless self-promotion: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73178509/
My first photos came out badly as the light wasn't wonderful and, as I discovered some time later, my camera was set to ISO 1600 for no good reason whatsoever. I had to re-take these under artificial lighting. I used my craft light as it gives a more accurate colour and used several reference items in the pictures (some later cropped out) to ensure that the colours were accurate. I prefer using no colour editing, but given insufficient light it's not really going to work. And to wait for tomorrow was to fail in meeting my resolution. And that just wouldn't do.
I should be faster at meeting that particular one next month as I have a few things ready to go that I'll wait for natural light to photograph.
Taking a decent picture of your wrist with an SLR lens whose macro setting only works at full zoom (90mm) is harder than you'd think...
This one came out okay but for another I resorted to using my other camera - it still takes a good shot, and doesn't require any zoom to be used until using "super macro". No manual focus but I managed to make it work.
:D the rose on this bracelet is one of my favourite op-shop finds. I bought quite a few of these in packs, but sadly some of them are not in terribly good condition. This one, however, is great. I'm looking forward to thinking up different projects for the other rose buttons. I love that part :D