Advice on plant photos

Adriana Hernandez
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:25:06 PDT
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On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM Jane McGary <>

> I would appreciate some advice on how to photograph plants with a
> recently purchased small camera, a Nikon Coolpix S9700. I got it so I
> wouldn't have to carry my heavy digital SLR on casual outings, but
> attempts so far have resulted only in horribly overexposed images. It
> doesn't come with a manual -- there are only online resources from which
> I can't seem to extract the information I need. Does anyone have this
> model of camera and know how to get a good image of a small plant
> outdoors? I don't mean a true macro close-up, just a clear image of
> something say 10 cm in diameter.
> Some years ago I had an early Coolpix model and the main problem I had
> with it was that the auto focus tried to focus on the background instead
> of a small flower in the foreground. I eventually mastered it, though. I
> really prefer the manual focus on the SLR but the lens is heavy.
> Thanks,
> Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA
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*Adriana I. Hernandez*

*Ph.D. student* *Specht Lab <>* *| School
of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University*
*UC Santa Barbara 11' | Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine
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