Hung out with out of town relatives on Sunday and we went to a plant shop and… We came back with a pot of Narcissus (and a bag of potting soil).

I’m generally not a person with green thumb unfortunately. (Shhh don’t let the plant hear it!) But as it bloomed in the warmth of our home and released a light fragrance, I hope I can keep this plant around as long as possible ^^;

I decided to muck around a bit with the LX3’s manual focus with this newly acquired subject :P

Unfortunately there’s not enough lighting so it’s not as sharp where I’d like here

Realised one of the stalk has a double bud :D

Tried to manually focus on the text on the chocolate lol

This plant is of the mini variety so I think it would make a nice doll-scale compliment :)

Brings a splash of colour to the cold, rainy and grey winter :P Focused on the heart of the plant here…

Oh yes it’s still supposed to be winter but it seems that the spring flowers are confused into budding and blooming this year ^^;

Focusing on the 2nd lower bud…

Will have to remember not to over-water the plant :P

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13 Responses to LX3 manual focus

  1. FatB says:

    Not too bad. Manual focus is pretty hard to get right with the little joystick.

    I prefer to let it auto focus by aiming certain areas, but then change shutter speed and ISO in the M setting.

  2. i-pup (Jun) says:

    Trying taking the pic of the Narcissus with your dollfie daughter ^^
    It will look nice with it

  3. chun says:

    I find the display difficult to view — hard to see what’s sharp enough or not esp when the subject has very similar colour and is often very shaky in that view ^^; otherwise it’s interesting to mess with :3

  4. chun says:

    will need some good light to do that :3 but yes will do that eventually ^^

  5. i-pup (Jun) says:

    cant wait to see ^^

  6. Kairu says:

    I love the first photo. I might have to play with that a bit with my camera sometime.

  7. Ex14 says:

    Did you have to take the picture multiple times? @_@ I prefer letting my camera do the focusing lol, esp since mine is not a DSLR *sweat*

    O and if the plant needs to be within a temp of 20-10 does it mean u gonna have to leave it in an aircon room all day @_@ that will be like anice hefty sum in ur power bill @_@””

  8. chun says:

    ^o^ yes! Play with it! It’s fun to discover new things about our equipment :D

  9. chun says:

    I find that sometimes the LX3 doesn’t focus well when I put to auto focus in lower light :P
    I don’t live in SG at the moment, it’s winter here so colder = suitable for the plant ^^;

  10. kmyk says:

    how do you know the difference between daffodils and narcissuses ? they look the same to me. My boyfriend was commenting the other day about how there were flowers blooming on the trees and how odd it was….

  11. AS says:

    The flower is very pretty and I hope that it lasts long too ^^. That chocolate is one of my favorites :9.

  12. chun says:

    they’re probably the same thing? LOL and yes it is weird, the plants are very confused by the occassional warm weather :O

  13. chun says:

    I’m not very good with plants ^^; some of the first flowers which bloomed is already drying up (wah!)

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