I'm not much of a photographer, but do my best for shots of flowers, butterflies and birds. I just got my camera in March this year and haven't had time to learn to use it with the exception of the auto mode which has been great (and easy). Generally just too busy during the outdoor season to learn more, and although I was taking indoor photos for practice, it is very different.
The butterflies in my garden this year are just great, seems like many more than usual and different ones. There are some very small ones, like an inch or less that I want to photograph, but they are very quick and flitty when getting close. Since I don't know much about these kinds of cameras and all the settings, what I was wondering is if there 1) is any way to use the zoom and the macro feature at the same time? I've found to keep these butterflies from flying away, I have to remain a distance, like I just can't have my camera on top of them. It doesn't appear to work when I use the zoom and macro as it goes fuzzy. Also, I really don't know much about the settings. Like for these butterflies, 2) do I use Portrait setting? I thought it would be nice to use the Sports setting with the macro, but it didn't seem to let me do that either.
Any suggestions/help you might offer is appreciated. Thanks. (I did happen to get one decent shot.)