Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This was one of the first photos I'd taken with my Nikon D40. I wish the photo had been more sharp, especially the bee. If someone can tell me what I did wrong, I'd love to learn.


kml said...

hi Deb,

Action is harder to capture and keep the sharpness or focus of than something not moving is. With a DSLR, the higher the shutter speed, the quicker it stops the action without blurriness. The thing is though, you loose your depth of field (lower f-stop), which means the flower might be nice and crisp, but the bee isn't. Lots of light, a high shutter speed, and a mid-range f-stop should do the trick. Of course, you cannot use the "auto" mode on the camera - manual is best. Good luck and have fun!!


Theresa said...

I run into the same problem with my camera. What I found is that low light really upsets the camera's ability to focus. It looks like you have more than enough light, high ISO and a wide aperature, so why it didn't come out clear is probably shutter speed like Kathy said.

A lot of it has to do with how far away you have the camera away from the subject. If you were really close, and didn't use macro mode, this is what will happen. I've had better luck staying a bit farther away and zooming in, which gives nice depth of field effects.

Believe it or not, I started having focusing problems when my batteries got low too. That seems to goof a lot of things up.


The color in this is beautiful. Just beautiful. I love these pictures!