Friday, May 22, 2009

Introducing Chance


This is Chance, our male lab mix. He's just a month or two older than Coal and this is the first decent photo I've ever gotten of him! They both hate(d) getting their pictures taken and I probably got this one of Chance because I was ready for him when he came around the corner of the house. I also got it because this camera doesn't have the lag time that my old camera has so I snapped the picture and actually got it before he turned away. Don't pay any attention to his poor nose - this is the result of his last run-in with a skunk when he scraped his nose in the grass to rid himself of the spray. Unfortunately, it will sort of scab over but just doesn't seem to heal. I've tried numerous things including some ointment from the vet but nothing seems to work. I'm putting some Wounded Warrior on it now and hope that will do the trick. You have to be so careful since he'll lick it off but the WW is supposed to be ok even if they lick it. I just wish there was some way to get him to leave any medicine on long enough to do any good! I don't think I can bandage his nose!

Teresa from Blueberries, Art and Life had asked me abo
ut macro shots with the new camera. I had to go read the manual to find out about them but I'm pleased to say that this camera has both macro and super macro capabilities. I'm still figuring out the difference but I did take a couple of macro/super macro shots this morning and the feature works very well as you can see below. This is a macro shot. The super macro was a little blurry so I'm not posting it but I think that's operator error and not the fault of the camera!

One thing I found also is that there's an "aquarium" setting. I don't have an aquarium but I've tried to take pictures of various ones with my old camera and they were so blurry as to be unusable. So, I'm eager to find an aquarium and try this setting.

There are a lot of features to this camera that I may never use but it's nice to know they're there. Who knows, I may eventually figure them all out!


readingsully2 said...

Great shots, Jan.

Teresa said...

Well, do tell Chance "Hello" or, "Woof, woof"!

Yes, your camera definitely takes macro shots! Lucky you! I've been longing for a good camera with superior zoom/macro capabilities and it certainly looks like your camera has them. I'm sure you'll soon have all the new features easily mastered... you may even be the next Ansel Adams!

Thanks for the info. :-)

"JeanneG" said...

Lovely photo of your baby. Sorry about Coal. It is so hard to lose a baby of any kind. We too get so close to our babies. I too am getting used to a new camera. Mine only has 7x zoom. It gets some amazing macro photos tho. I haven't been able to use the super macro either as mine also turned out blurry. I guess as a last resort...I should read the book.

Christine said...

Chance is looking like a sweet ol doggie. ;o )

Jan said...

Thanks to all of you for stopping by. Chance is a love and only a couple of months older than Coalie. It will be devastating to lose him as he has been with us the longest and has so firmly bonded with me.

Teresa, Ansel Adams I'm definitely not!

Jeanne, I think a 7x to 10x zoom combined with the very high resolution of these new cameras is really enough. I've read that anything over 8MP is kind of a waste as the human eye can't distinguish any difference beyond that. However,if you want to enlarge very much, more MP are a bonus. And thanks for saying your super macro pics were blurry too - makes me feel a bit better! lol I think we'll both figure it out soon though. Hope you'll show us your photos when you do!

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Jan, I am getting caught up on my blog reading and I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I wish I had some sort of remedy for a grieving heart. Chance looks like a real sweetheart and I am sure he is getting extra hugs these days. Take care of yourself.

Glad to see that you are enjoying your camera!