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Thread: New macros with the Canon PowerShot S2

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    New macros with the Canon PowerShot S2

    I'm still busy taking macro shots, but still, I have to use a flash most of the time, otherwise they turn out too blurry. But some of them are not too bad, I think.

    I especially like this one:

    Encounter





    Hungry





    Fly





    Yummy!





    Not feeling well






    Orange Lily





    I know some of you here have the S2, too, or are planning on getting it. I'd like to hear about your experiences. Maybe we can help each other learning to handle it.

    Kirsten

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    Kirsten - I just had to post about the Not Feeling Well! HOW CUTE!

    You might want to frame that one with the caption: "I Need A Hug."

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    LOL!

    I saw that poor little guy dead on the floor, only hours after I took the photo.

    Kirsten

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    Awesome pictures...even though I really don't like to see them that close The Encounter is my favorite!

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    Great shots, Kirsten!! I should try my macro setting too.
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    Wow! Awesome shots, I especially love the first one!

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    If I grow up, I wanna take shots just like you.

    Kirsten, I'm still trying to figure out my Canon A700. When you set your camera to Macro mode, do you change any other settings, or do you just point and shoot? Did you use the zoom feature or did you really have the camera that close to the subject?
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    Thanks! I was extremely lucky with the "Encounter" photo, a great moment to capture!

    @Slick: I use the super macro mode (don't know if the A700 has that one, too). And yes, I really have the camera that close to the object. The zoom does not work when I'm in super macro mode; it's inactive.

    BTW, the last one, the lily photo, was taken with the zoom, not with the macro mode, it actually is no real macro.

    Kirsten

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    great pics!
    I haven't played with the super macro yet but I will have to here soon!
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    Awesome! I love it. I really need to learn how to use my camera. I have a hard time understanding the whole camera language though..lol. I'm hoping to take a digital photography course this fall with my dad, maybe I can learn something.

    After your last macro thread and the pointers from you and Kay I did run outside and took a few quick shots and I couldn't beleive the difference. They aren't good but at least I know a bit more and can practice and learn. I'll have to find a good subject too.

    So if you have any more tips please pass them along! I'm going to be writing them down.
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    Beautiful pictures! I love them all!! I can't believe you got that close to the insects, I can't wait to get mine!! I wish the dang UPS delivered on the weekends, but..NO... now I'll have to wait till Monday...or later.. I think when I get mine, I'll probably have to start a S2 thread
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    Wow those pictures are awesome! I currently have mine on layway in Walmart I can't wait until I pay it off and it's mine!
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    ''Im not feeling well '' actualy looks kinda cute lol.

    Are you gona just be taking bugs or are you gona move to animals and birds?

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    I'm totally impressed. You have some true works of art there!!
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    wow, those are beautiful! I'm gonna have to figure out if our camera has a super-macro setting. I looked in the instruction book, but didn't see anything about it listed.

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