This is a photo of a bee on a black-eyed Susan at Fool on the Hill Farm. I held the camera phone as close as possible to the flowers, while trying to keep them in focus; about 6 inches away. The first attempts showed that the camera phone was too close, and the image was out of focus. The BlackBerry allows you to zoom in on stored photos. I used this feature and was able to tell that the first photos were not sharp. The color rendition of the lens is very good.
( John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)