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Chapter 7: Slide 2 of 9

Close Up Image

This image will help the scientist verify the species type

Use the back of a clipboard or some other object as a solid background

If your close up shot is less than ~40cm from the item you should use the camera's macro mode (usually a flower symbol) but this may differ on different camera models.

Note: In macro mode, frame your subject and press the shutter halfway to let the camera focus. Continue pressing the shutter button to take the picture. Take 2-3 close up images and record the file names on your collection datasheet. Later, when you are at your computer, you will choose the best one to upload to the database

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