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Anne

Karen - I think your flower photography is really excellent - I very much enjoy your botanical posts. May I ask what camera you use?

Nan

The blues this time of year are so, so wonderful.

Cornflower

It's a Canon Power Shot G10, Anne, but I'm ashamed to say that though it can undoubtedly do lots of fancy things, I use it on only the most basic settings! Its 200 page manual was incomprehensible to me as I don't know the first thing about photography.

Dark Puss

Karen: I doubt very much if the manual was incomprehensible, just not in the slightest engaging!

Anne: Successful photography is primarily ,exclusively perhaps outside record/scientific applications, due to the vision and experience of the photographer and not the equipment. I've used a lot of fancy kit over the last 30 years (SLR in both 35mm and 6cmx6cm format as well as 5"x4" technical) and both film and digital sensors. I've also built my own simple pinhole cameras which are completely at the other end of the technical complexity scale. People take good photographs not equipment.

Dark Puss

See my comment to Cornflower re equipment.

Dark Puss

I smiled at your PS. The visual cortex is the largest system in the human brain so I could argue that my mind is more occupied with your iris pictures than with any book you might recommend me to read.

Cornflower

Does that mean I should give up trying to write about books and just take and publish pictures of flowers instead? It would be much less work!

Dark Puss

I don't know about "less work". Having worked on a number of occasions with a professional natural history photographer I have the strong impression that photography of flowering plants is pretty demanding.

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