I Spy…Tiny Ones
[This post was originally on my other blog, Deep in the Heart of Textiles, as part of a photography challenge. It seems to belong better over here. It was originally posted on May 28, 2015.]
Beautiful tiny creatures I found around the farm on a walk in May.
These were all taken with a Canon Powershot SX60HS.
I’m impressed that you know the names of almost all these little critters.
It takes me so long to figure out the name of each one. Lately I have been using iNaturalist and it gives suggestions as to species, and then other (knowledgeable) people help you identify it too. It is so much quicker! And then I check in all my guidebooks to make sure the ID is right.
Great macros 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the names as well. I use a PowerShot as well but mines the next model a SX70HS
That is probably a newer model than mine. I went back to a Panasonic Lumix for my most recent camera, but I am not sure which one gives me sharper images. Brian, have you ever had the problem of all your pictures just turning out darker and darker as time goes by? I have my white balance set on automatic, but it seems like after a few years each camera just gives me darker pictures and I have to fix them in Photoshop. I have heard their sensors wear out, but I haven’t been able to find out on the internet. Do you happen to know if that is true?
I have never had that problem. I have had three PowerShot SX40?, a SX60 and now a SX70. The 60 started making noises using the telephoto so I got a new model at the time, the SX70, before it broke down completely.
Maybe there’s a Canon forum where there are others who may have experienced the same problem. Sorry I couldn’t help more.
OK, thanks! I just thought you might know.
My current camera is having some zoom troubles too — it may be time to start researching for a new one. 🙂