Fuzzy little rosemary

Rosemary: first true leaves

Hmmm, so that’s what tiny rosemary seedlings REALLY look like with their first true leaves. I’m experimenting with the new camera. On macro, it’s practically a microscope. I can focus as close as 1 cm (less than half an inch) away. That’s a little tough to manage, but with 12 megapixels of resolution, I can focus from a more reasonable 6 inches away and then ZOOM IN in the image editing program. Rosemary gets a whole new look compared to the old camera. What a cool tiny farming tool, if you need pictures…

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3 Responses to “Fuzzy little rosemary”

  1. Deborah says:

    I’ve been looking jealously at your close up photos, they are amazing. What camera is it?

  2. Melinda says:

    Cute! How long did it take to germinate your rosemary, by the way? We planted some seeds a couple years ago that took about 6 months to germinate! But they all did, and they’re happy plants now…

  3. Mike (tfb) says:

    Deborah: It’s a Canon G9. Had it for a few days. So far, it’s amazing. I did a fair bit of research, looking specifically for a camera for the field. Compact and solid are both important. This is a pretty unique camera from the hundreds or thousands of models out there, a point-and-shoot with the construction and features of a higher-end DSLR. At $500, a little pricey for snapshots, but it always pays to get quality garden tools!

    Melinda: You’re patient! These guys started coming up in around 10 days… They seem to do pretty well if they get buried a little too deep, they make their way up any old time. That’s what usually delays them here, dunno what held yours up!

  4. Deborah says:

    Thanks Mike,

    It’s a want rather than a need at the moment. I have a DSLR the Canon 350D (Rebel I think in the States) Old now but a good starter camera for me. Blog photos are using a tiny Olympus µ 4M that I won in a competition.

    I am just so envious of the macro and it’s got a good depth of field too – time to lust I think. Maybe if I come in under budget at the end of the year!!!

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