I learned how to turn on macro on my mini camera and it worked! It wasn’t difficult, but for some reason the option to turn it on wasn’t showing as available for a while. Yesterday it was working so I took some shots. But I have a question for you. I usually enhance all my photos because I feel that the camera washes things out. But in the case of flower macros, the photo looks good without enhancement and is pretty true-to-life. So do you think I should enhance them?

Orange flower unenhanced
Orange flower unenhanced
Orange flower enhanced
Orange flower enhanced

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5 thoughts on “A flower macro shot, give-away, and 20 questions

  1. Thank you so much for the feedback. I agree… the soil is funky in the enhanced one and the natural look of the flower is pretty enough on its own. I am hoping to ease away from all the enhancements and get better at the actual photo-taking.


  2. Nia, I do both and if you look at your photos as art then it doesn’t hurt to create something more with them. I usually mention if I have enhanced a pic. Congrats on finding macro. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Laurie!!!

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  3. Well I have missed the other thing, but I like the macro shots. I don’t know if you should play with me, my advice would to play with them, see what they look like and then decide if they are better untouched or manipulated. Your Call.


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