My First Attempt On Macro Shot Photos

I have always liked photography, in a way. The thought of holding a bulky camera and gears that weighs a tonne is “orgasmic” a wonderful feeling. I remember the process of choosing my first digital camera a few years ago. I had two camera choices — Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 and Panasonic DMC-FZ3. There was another model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 (if I’m not mistaken) which felt a lot more “natural” in my hand but the price tag was a drawback. It is almost RM1,000 more expensive than the other two.

My dad recommended me the FX7 because it’s smaller and easier to carry around. However, the thought of a 12 times optical zoom and “big” (sort of more professional looking) camera, was just too hard to resist. I ended up purchasing the FZ3.

I have to admit there were times when I regretted and thought that I should have gone for the smaller, slimmer FX7 instead. For instance, during my convocation where most of my friends carried their cameras in their trousers or shirt pockets while I couldn’t bring mine along. Carrying my FZ3 under my “robe” might look like I had an AK-47 hidden beneath it. However, I still love my FZ3. It is my “first love”, isn’t it?

Below are 2 photos I took in my “mini-garden” yesterday evening. It was in the evening, and it just started to rain. Therefore the lighting isn’t enough. My camera must be 3 years old or so. The air was cloudy. Blah-blah-blah. OKOK, those are just excuses for my amateur looking “macro shots”.

Big red flower

I resized the photos without any editing. The flower above is quite nice. Look at the background on the right and you will see how it grows from a tiny “dot” to a big flower on the left.

Tiny white flower

This one looks like “seeds”. When the flower “blooms”, it is tiny and white.

So, how can I improve? Is there still hope in me? This is the first time I am posting my photos. So be gentle when you comment. Or else… :evil: Hahhaha.


9 thoughts on “My First Attempt On Macro Shot Photos

  1. TenthOfMarch says:

    @Mossie`Ol Chin
    Hahhaa. Sure or not? Give serious feedback la. I was just joking about the “Or else…” part. There’s so much to learn, I don’t even know where to start.

    I’ll take a look at your bro’s photoblog. Sending you my msn soon.

    @Freethinker
    Oppsss…ahhahaha. No-lah. Just once in a blue moon kind of thing. Don’t worry, I have another post coming right up. That’s about TECHNOLOGY! Hahahahha. That post should be useful (hopefully) to *almost* everyone.

  2. TenthOfMarch says:

    @mooiness
    I am completely “blank” about photography. I’ll have to google to find out what “depth” means in photography. Hahahha.

    You caught me on the tripod. I didn’t use one because the only tripod I have is a 4 inch “mini-tripod”. I was half squatting when I was taking the photos. My body was moving back and forth like I was drunk or something. I was lucky to get that shot anyway. LOL.

    @Bat
    I would have happily buy one if a dSLR doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Any kind hearted person willing to donate some $$$$? Hahaha.

  3. TenthOfMarch says:

    @dm
    Yeah, I guess practice makes perfect. I’ll just need to make an effort to practice and maybe do some research on tips and techniques for taking good macro shots. Thanks.

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