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    Latest pen.

    Had to try a hornets nest cast. Here's the second try. This is a pen for my niece.
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    That is too cool. The pics are a little fuzzy, but I can still see the honeycomb structure. Great job.
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    Cool pen and blank looks awesome.
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    That is cool !!
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    I apologize for the rotten photo's. They are a hurried embarrassment from a guy who used to run a dark room and has shot many 1000's of photos.

    I wish I had a few extra $ to sink into a digital SLR. I get by with the Canon Powershot S3 but it is kind of sucky on close-up photo's It kind of drives me nuts because I used to do a lot of close-up photography and I hate not being able to get what I want.

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    Neat looking blank for the pen!
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    Looks great, How many stingers did you have to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Downes View Post
    I apologize for the rotten photo's...I get by with the Canon Powershot S3 but it is kind of sucky on close-up photo's...
    No apologies necessary for the pics. Have you tried taking the photo from farther away then cropping the shot? Your camera might pull a better focus from a couple or three feet away, then you could use the graphic editor of your choice to crop it as if you took a close-up.
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    [QUOTE=Paul Downes;212167]I apologize for the rotten photo's. They are a hurried embarrassment from a guy who used to run a dark room and has shot many 1000's of photos.

    I wish I had a few extra $ to sink into a digital SLR.
    I get by with the Canon Powershot S3 but it is kind of sucky on close-up photo's It kind of drives me nuts because I used to do a lot of close-up photography and I hate not being able to get what I want.
    Hi Paul; The S3 has both Macro (focusing from 10 - 50 cm, 4" - 20") and Super-Macro (focusing from 0 to 10cm, 0" - 4").

    I shoot my pens with the S5 on either Macro or Super, and get what I feel are very good shots.
    No real need for a DSLR. You've got a good camera there.

    Here's my latest Macro shot on the S5.


    Not meaning to hijack your thread. Just showing what the S5 does on Macro. I'm certain the S3 will do the same.
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    Hey Mack, Thanks for the reminder. I have used the macro setting a few times but have been underwhelmed with the focusing. I guess I better dig the manual up and see if I've missed something. I do need to figure this out because I have a lot of photo's to shoot for my website. I kind of miss the old SLR focusing ability. Digital focusing is different in that the photos are often sharper than what you see "through the lens" (viewfinder or screen). It cuts both ways, you can't always tell if a photo is in focus with many digital cameras.

    It's hard for me to change after so many years using manual cameras and being able to control exposure and focus with hardly a thought,

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