I took these photos on a recent trip to the West Coast. These were taken at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco and The Berkeley Botanical Garden.
I love the details in the photos. The details are something your camera phone cannot get because of the phone's tiny sensor. So don't give up on your point-and-shoot yet...
To get these kinds of shots, just make sure that you are shooting at the "Macro Mode" of the camera. Also, make sure you are not zoomed in, otherwise, the minimum focusing distance will increase; if you are zoomed out all the way, then the minimum focusing distance for the G15 is just 0.4 of an inch!
So you see, you don't really need a macro lens to make macro photography. All you need is the Canon Powershot G15 and your imagination! (Though with a macro lens, you can get a lot closer to your subjects...)
So get yours here!
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