focusing closeups

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    The problem is that you're probably too close to the flower for the lens you're using.
     
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    Somewhere in your manual in should tell you what the minimum focusing distance is for your camera. If you get any closer than that, you're not going to get a sharp picture. Ideally, find that distance and move back an inch or so.

    If you can't find it in your manual, do a trial and error with a piece of newspaper, moving the camera back and forth, and determining at what distance the camera will no longer focus.
     
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    This is a minimum focusing distance issue, you are too close for that camera.
     
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    I don't own that camera, but try using the macro setting. This will help when trying to focus on something up close.

    Found this on a review site "The PowerShot's macro setting performs well, capturing a small minimum area of 0.86 x 0.65 inches (21.9 x 16.4 millimeters). Detail is strong and resolution is high. Note, however, that Macro focuses only at the wide angle end of the zoom range, requiring you to move the lens very close to the subject and consequently blocking much of the available light. The flash, not surprisingly, doesn't throttle down well, so plan on using external lighting for your closest macro shots with the A710." http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A710/A710A4.HTM
     

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