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Old 12-11-2009, 03:51 PM
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Every time that I take a picture of a fly that I tied it comes out blurry, bad color, washed out, dark, etc. I use the "macro" setting.
A search shed no light (no pun intended) on my question.

Can a decent picture of a fly be taken with a point and shoot camera? Any tricks to it?
By decent I mean that can clearly be posted on the forum.
Mine is a little Sony point and shoot (DSP).
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Hi Jimmie,

It does have a lot to do with your camera. If your camera has a Macro setting you still have to make sure that you are not closer than the lens can focus. If you have a manual focus setting that makes it a lot easier.

Your problem is probably your depth of field. You need to stop down the lens to F8 or even F11. This gives you a much better depth of field. This will require a slower shutter speed so you need to be on a tripod. Or at least set the camera on something. You should also use your timed shutter release so you don't jar the camera as you click the picture. Good light is important and especially with a slower shutter speed.

So it takes some experimenting and a little practice.

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I have a point and shoot, best pics are when you zoom all the way out I have found. Try not to use flash and just use a lamp for light, also use the view finder if it has one. Hope this helps
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Thanks guys. Just pulled out the camera manual. Looks like my camera will do what each of you have recommend so I'm going to try everything you said. Appreciate the help.
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In the general fly tying section there is a recent thread called photographing flies. That may help you some also.
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