Saturday, April 18, 2009

Macro magic

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A shower of rain refreshes the greenery in the forge at Morialta, and water-starved plans take it up eagerly. Macro shots like this fascinate me, reminding me of the line in the poem by Blake, To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour." Beautiful words. The only knack with this shot is focus. It's absolutely critical to know where you're focusing, and to make the camera agree with you. The Fuju Finepix has a tremendously good Macro setting. The SuperMacro is much trickier, and there's an element of luck, but with plain old Macro ad a steady pair of hands, it's hard to go wrong! Photo by Mel, 2006.

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