Since being out on the patch this summer I have been struggling with macro photography of insects and plants with my compact camera so it was time to bite the bullet and get a new one. For once, I actually did some research and decided to stick with Panasonic as a make but go for an updated model.
After a few near misses with Ebay auctions, I finally managed to get a Panasonic DMC-TZ9 for a decent price.
I haven't had time to have much of a play yet as I have only had it a week but I am pleased with the early results.
Male orange swift
Female orange swift