All the images below were taken using a Canon Powershot A480 set to either macro or super macro mode. I enabled CHDK simply so I could get RAW files to fiddle with during post processing. I manually set the ISO and let the camera choose the shutter speed. Metering was evaluative.
Because the white flower and the (blown out) sky I dialed up exposure compensation so the flower wouldn't end up slightly underexposed.
|1/200", f/3, ISO 80, +2/3 EV, 6.6mm (equiv 37mm)|
The following isn't the same flower as the one above although it's from the same shrub. Shooting from the side I knew I wouldn't be able to get most of it in focus. In fact only the edges of the petals closest to the camera are sharp.
|1/560", f/3, ISO 100, 6.6mm (equiv 37mm)|
I believe this is practically a weed. But a macro shot of the mundane gives it oomph and the attention these tiny flowers deserves
|1/180", f/3, ISO 80, 6.6mm (equiv 37mm)|
I love the loooong curving stamens of these flowers. And the reds are overpowering. It's almost shouting to insects and birds: "Come over here!"
|1/75", f/3, ISO 80, 6.6mm (equiv 37mm)|