I have been considering buying a macro lens for my DSLR camera. But, like all big purchases, I tend to wait and research before taking action. My first step of the decision was to buy a simple $2.99 app for my iPhone5. The Camera+ app, which was recommended by Lens and Pens by Sally months ago, has a nice macro function. So, I thought I would give it a try finally.
Last weekend, I was playing with my phone and taking pictures in my yard for last week’s Nature theme. While doing this, my dad pointed out a little snail hanging out on the Christmas tree stand sitting on my deck. Of course, I had to start a camera phone photo shoot! I fumbled through the application’s features and took a number of photographs. I even found a colorful mushroom and relocated the snail there. It took some time for the snail to appreciate its geographical change, but eventually it came out of its shell and started to show itself again. Frankly, I was pretty surprised that it went about its business as I was all up in its space with my phone, lol.
I was thrilled with the results though. For a camera phone and a macro application, I am impressed with the picture quality. Step one of macro research was indeed a success. I would definitely have fun with an actual macro lens on my DSLR camera.
Check out Sally’s Macro post this week (and links to others in the challenge) here.
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