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05-30-2011, 12:43 PM
A baby garter snake sitting in a daylily plant. I have a basic digital camera and am not good at taking close-up pics - the focus is never very good. So I'm happy this turned out relatively focused - it could still definitely be sharper!

Mad Aussie
06-06-2011, 04:45 PM
Oh what a shame his head wasn't sharply in focus ... such a cool photo.

06-06-2011, 07:52 PM
This is a cool image and it is a shame that the snake's head is not in focus. Your camera has at least two modes, regular mode and macro mode. Macro mode is usually indicated by a little flower. In macro mode you can be as close as 2 inches or 5 cm. In regular mode you must be a minimum of 20 inches or 50 cm away to focus on the subject. Practice a bit with focus and judging distance. Macro mode for really close up stuff and make sure you are almost two feet away if you are not in macro mode.

06-06-2011, 10:48 PM
Hi Iguanasan,
Thanks for the info - will keep trying and pay more attention to my distance!
Thanks MA too.