I’ve had this little Canon PowerShot SD850 IS for a little over a year now. I bought this little camera with a particular purpose in mind. I wanted to have a camera with me at all times, especially when I was out for a walk; something lightweight, something so that if I happened upon an interesting critter I would be able to document it. I have an eye for interesting critters, particularly insects, and I’m always catching something that I wish I was able to get on film. I was tired of missing the shot so to speak. This little camera is perfect for that, but something is definitely lost in quality when you are dealing with these little lenses, especially if what you want to take a picture of is particularly small… like a bug. Up until now I have been zooming in with the digital zoom in order to get the shot, while all along this little camera had a macro setting! Once I realized this, I went out with it in mind to try it out. These photos are the result of that.
At this point I figured I got enough shots and I went for a tea. On my way back, however, I was thinking of looking for a crab spider that I had spotted a day or two earlier… BEFORE I knew my camera had a macro setting. So I headed down to the park again. I didn’t find the crab spider, but I did make a new friend.
And that’s how I learned that my camera had a macro setting!