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Either I or my camera or both were having a bad day. One time when I turned on the camera, it insisted on taking Raw-mode photos, another time it was TIFF's, and another time it was set for Shutter-priority at one-half second, leading to a bunch of all-white photos. All this could have been me, since the camera has a bunch of mode-changing buttons just where I like to support it with my left hand. But then the auto-focus, usually fool-proof at least in daylight, was refusing to focus on Dutchman's Breeches. The camera was in macro mode, and the focus-confirmation correctly identified the closest object, and yet the focusing was correct for the far-away background. Switching to a fully-charged battery seemingly solved that problem. Then the Auto-White-Balance seems to have decided that the Godwit, in daylight, was really lit by Mercury-vapour lighting or some such. This could not have been me, since the sequence of button-presses to make such a change is far from simple and involves buttons other than those accident-prone left-hand ones. And besides the camera faithfully records the settings used as part of each picture, and they were my customary ones. The auto-white-balance has been annoying in the past, since it tends to be wrong about indoor lighting, assuming flourescent when really incandescent (e.g. my black cat looking like a redhead). I may need to turn this feature off, telling it to treat all light as sunlight, in order to get predictable behaviour.
Some photos are for a CBC-Radio contest, the Wildflower Scavenger Hunt; see winnipeg.cbc.ca/features/wildflower .