View Full Version : SD500 flower closeups

03-30-2005, 09:02 AM
After a lot of reading, I decided to buy the SD500. This is my first camera and I have to say I really really like it. It pretty much goes wherever I go now. Here are a few photos taken in my backyard using the macro mode. They are all uncropped and untouched in Photoshop except for resizing them for the web. Let me know what you think.


03-30-2005, 10:10 AM

I don't think that the link is working correctly.

Sarah Joyce

03-30-2005, 01:24 PM
Hmm...very sorry you are having problems accessing the link. It works for me. Any ideas? That site is an art forum that also has a photography section. I posted the photos on there.


03-30-2005, 01:36 PM
The link works but all I see is a message thread with a couple posts but no pictures are showing up. You sure we don't have to be members to see the photos?

03-30-2005, 02:56 PM
Gah...I forgot about that. Yes you do have to be members to view images uploaded to that site. I'll see what I can do about finding a host for my pictures.

03-30-2005, 07:14 PM
Gah...I forgot about that. Yes you do have to be members to view images uploaded to that site. I'll see what I can do about finding a host for my pictures.In the mean time, you could just attach them here...we need more SD500 examples to stem the tide of misinformation being directed at this camera...Thanks! :)

03-30-2005, 07:51 PM
ok...lets see if this works.

03-30-2005, 07:52 PM

The last one is a rather inquisitive monkey... :)

03-30-2005, 07:56 PM

Very nice macro shots. The first, second, and fourth ones are ok, but the third has a cluttered compostion, and there is a plant in the bottom that is also confusing. Funny monkey too!

Andrew S

03-30-2005, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the reply. Any help/tips/info on taking macro shots would be great. This is the first camera I have ever owned...so I dont know much about taking photos. C+C is always welcome. :)


By the way...at the time I took these photos, I didnt realize that you could turn off AiAF. Some of the pictures appeared a bit out of focus becuse it was on.

Bald Eagle
03-30-2005, 08:03 PM
like the Macros. Very good colors as well.

03-30-2005, 08:19 PM
I like the close up shots as well. I took a photo of a monkey with my new digicam too... :D

03-30-2005, 08:30 PM
Haha...yeah, I liked the monkey. Glad you guys can finally see the pictures.

On another note...what do you think of Image Event for hosting pictures? Has anyone used it much? At only $25 a year, that seems like a fairly good deal for 1500 pictures and unlimited bandwidth. I am going to France and Italy in May and plan on taking a bunch of pictures. I am looking for a decent site to host them for family and friends when I get back. Any suggestions?

Thanks again for the replys


03-30-2005, 10:05 PM
Thanks for posting! I'm glad you discovered turning off the AIAF. This "feature" seems to be getting a lot of those new to the Canon auto-focusing system in trouble. Now you have to go out and take more pictures! :)

My favorite of the lot is IMG 0322.jpg

Great start!

03-31-2005, 05:12 AM
Thanks for the comment. I am slowely figuring out the different options. The camera is very fun to play around with. I do wish it had some sort of manual focus though. It would make macro shots easier. I guess that among other things defeats the purpose of a small P+S camera. Maybe I'll have to buy a DSLR next. :)

Hope to post more pictures soon.


04-03-2005, 07:32 PM
Here are a few new pictures from work today. I love carrying my SD500 around in my pocket. Never know when you might get a cool shot. The picture of the truck was from a wreck. The guy was drunk, on drugs, and actually ran off just as we got there. The police chased him down though and put him in handcuffs, so we never transported him to the hospital. The pictures are uncropped and pretty much straight from the camera except for resizing. If you want to see a few more of the original full size photos, feel free to check this site out.


I'm still figuring this camera out. I wish I knew what shutter speed it was going to use every time. It seems to change even though I have it in manual mode. Anyone wanna give me some help on this?