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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesnaps View Post
    Is the shot handheld?if so 1/42sec is to slow for a sharp image.Motion blur seems to be an issue.Try taking a pic with the camera on the table and use the wide angle setting rather than telephoto,moving the fly into focus rather than the camera.Make sure the camera is set to single AF not continuous.Worth a go.
    Have you read through the thread? I think we have established there is a problem with the focus of the camera in macro mode...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Have you read through the thread? I think we have established there is a problem with the focus of the camera in macro mode...
    There is a clique on here who talk to outsiders like they are dirt. Lay off lads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abacus180 View Post
    There is a clique on here who talk to outsiders like they are dirt. Lay off lads.
    Apologies - no offence intended - it was a genuine question, as I wondered if you had maybe read the first post and then posted your response. Be fair - there is plenty of that goes on on the forum

    By post 23 I think we had pretty much ascertained it is a focusing issue with the camera.

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    2 things I see from the limited exif data, your white balance is set to manual, unless your camera can take raw pics then your not going to be able to adjust the WB very much so your best bet would be to leave it on Auto and let the camera work it out. most p+s cameras I've used were pretty useless on manual WB, the Auto WB was usually the best bet.

    I think it's a combination of poor light, too close to the fly, AV220 in macro mode Focusing distance (from front of lens) is Wide : Approx. 10cm - 70cm / 3.9in.- 2.3ft.
    Try to forget Macro and just take a ordinary photo, you will be quite surprised. For proper Macro work your talking hundreds for proper macro lens and decent camera, a point and shoot is never going to get anywhere near it.

    You choice of background colour does not do you any favours. Check this site Click Here you can see at a glance which background colour makes your fly stand out depending on fly colouring of course.

    Also, try changing you metering mode from Pattern to Center Weighted or Spot (if camera supports it), Understanding metering modes better still use the natural light coming in from a window, move the vice if needed.

    The camera is 14 mp so try moving back a little until it is properly in focus, then take the shot. at 14 mp you can afford to zoom into it a bit without losing too much quality then crop to size you want using editing software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auldreekie View Post
    2 things I see... ...editing software.
    And the old trout spots the fly coming into his window and he rises to take it... and yet... there is something about it that doesn't seem quite right... maybe a wavy line projecting off it? Just as he is about to take it into his mouth he thinks better of it and he drops back down to his station above the gravel. There will be another fly coming down soon enough...

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    Hi

    Ever though of getting a little tripod. You can then have a small aperture if you want it all in focus. With my dslr i find for some things if im not using tripod and light means handheld needs a slow shutter speed, such as a 1,42 (fast but slow enough for camera shake) in yours i cant focus well, as the little movements from my unsteady hands must change the focus place slightly and send the camera looking. If its on a tripod i find it works fine. Also i use the 2 sec timer to get rid of camera shake.

    Theres a good article here Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras

    Pie

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