"New" iPhone Camera Shots

 Until now the photos on this blog (and all the A to Z photos, including those coming up next week) have either been taken with a digital camera (the first few years of the blog) or an iPhone (5c).  Yes, I have been using a 5c until Thursday!  It actually took pretty good photos.  But...  not as good as now!  And I only upgraded to an 8 (within my budget, and it upgraded to the latest iOS version).  "New" to me, as it is pre-owned, the current version of saying something's "used."  The camera is SO much better!  Even I can see the quality has improved, if my photographic abilities haven't.  

I took a load of test photos.  Oh!  My 5c had such a small amount of storage I literally had to delete photos after getting them onto the computer.  Sometimes I had to delete texts, or a single game I might have left installed.  I got the 256GB this time!  

So, enjoy some random garden photos.  I think this first one is a good example of how much better the camera is than before.

cerinthe (honeywort)

ladybug on onion chive stem

ladybug in sick Pluot bark crack

pluot deciding to fruit regardless of my neglect (I didn't prune or spray)

Welsh onion flower opening

purple tansy

blue-eyed grass

I haven't gotten a chance to try zooming in on far off things, say, birds in a tree.

The video quality is visibly much better as Mickey was happy to demonstrate!

I won't be testing, or at least sharing any testing, of the selfie camera!

The camera is the most used function on my phone.  More than the phone by far.  I have actually made some different Albums and am able to save photos on my phone (the old one had very little storage), like everyone else!
 

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  1. My comments keep disappearing, I'll give it one more try. The phot quality of your new phone is amazing and video quality looks great too. Hope you are having a nice Sunday. :)

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    1. Success on this comment! I am having a nice Sunday, thank you. It's cold again though, after warm spring weather. Bad for the plants.

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  2. I have a 7 and have never taken a decent close up. I am to blame because I have never read the first thing about how to take a good iPhone picture. Your pictures are very nice! I can't believe we haven't gotten any rain. Again.

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    1. You spoke too soon! I couldn't believe it was HAILING! Mickey is licking everything out back. The deck, the leaves, the puddles, the fence. You'd think he'd never seen rain, but he was born in October, so unless he was kept indoors, he had to have. I was offered a 6, but they aren't getting upgrades, and then I was going to get a 7, but splurged a bit. The 8 is new enough to upgrade to the newest operating system, so I can get the apps I've been denied!

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  3. Love your closeups! Yes, I'm impressed and waiting to see how the zoom experiment works out. Now that I'm trying to get into birding some, the zoom function has taken on new importance. I don't sketch, so taking pictures has helped me ID a couple of birds - but more pictures are just blurs. And, I miss taking good macros.

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    1. I wonder if you wouldn't do best with an actual camera with a zoom lens?

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  4. I kept my last phone for about 4 years, until it wouldn't update to the new iOS. It's fun to have the new tech, isn't it?

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    1. It's fun to see all the things I find new! I wonder when I'll stop pressing the now non-existent button on the top? I hate the feel of the not-a-button home "button." If feels squeaky to me, like somethings loose, the way it vibrates just a bit. I can download games and apps I had to stop using!

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