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Friday, September 5, 2014


Someone asked me what camera I used. She liked my pictures. Very nice to hear that and I do so love to hear what people think. My answer was really, its not so much the camera...........I used a Kodak and I left it out in the rain. I thought it was ruined so got another camera. Well my Kodak really came through for me it dried out and is back in use. I liked it better than the new one. The new one is fine, takes as good of a picture but I need to tweek it and instead of that I use the old one. Actually its nice to have two, that way I never run out of space or batteries woo hoo.
Well.........I am going to show what a (free) program can do for you. I will post a picture and then show how I can zoom in on the picture for a great shot.
Flowers are a favourite subject
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You see, instead of trying for the close up with a point and shoot camera (as mine is) get a good crisp picture. Start with a good clear shot and you can zoom in with a program. You can get a really really close up that you can not get with the camera, but it has to be CLEAR.
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Depending on how clear the picture, then thats how clear and how far you can zoom in.
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Here are a few other examples.This is Brea
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A black poodle is not such a great subject to pick for a close up but if you choose a bird or butterfly, the image can be spectacular.
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Again, not the best example but I have had some good ones over the years. This is one more example of how a program like (for example) Photobucket can help you
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If the picture is really clear and you can see that one is not. At this point it begins to be fuzzy. I tried one more
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Not quite as crisp is it.........the next one a squirrel. I believe that flowers are the easiest subject because they dont move, but this guy posed.
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Another program I like is Faststone that is free too. There are loads of them out there, just find one that does what you need. Anyone can take a good picture. Its choosing your subject, get a clear shot, crop it and zoom in. Easy. Good luck.

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