I suppose I was lucky. Usually, I forget everything almost immediately, but since I took these very last yesterday and didn’t get around to processing them until now, they were waiting for me. There are two: one from my OMD EM5 (original) with a 60mm Olympus macro lens. I got lucky — or maybe we all did — because I was trying out my mini tripod.
So my answer is that the mini tripod with flexible legs is a very useful tool, but spend a few more dollars and get a better one than I bought. This one might fine for using with an iPhone or other phone, but even my smallest Olympus OMD with a minimal lens was very wobbly. It did help keep the camera steady if I added just a finger to keep the camera from flopping forward.
I could see where it would be very useful for tabletop shooting, especially if you get a remote shutter for it. This one, though doesn’t have a head with a long enough screw to hold a real camera. Maybe a little pocket camera would work. Owen thinks it would work with his Olympus tough camera which is very small and light. And doesn’t mind falling off the tripod.
The other was from when I was randomly taking pictures of the Duke at his favorite window.
If I were using this or one of the other two nearly identical shots, all I’d want to do is minimal cropping and straightening on the right. Otherwise, it’s a picture I’ve taken so many times I can pretty much take them in my sleep.
That’s it for April. Today — the first of May — it is warm and sunny. Suddenly the woods are full of fuzzy pink leaves on the maples. Even the oaks are looking ready to make new leaves.
Maybe winter is finally over. Welcome spring!