Macro has turned me into a child once again. It makes me look underneath every leaf, examine the weeds and grass beneath my feet and it has turned me into a bug hunter once again. As a child I used to scour the vegetation for interesting insects, seal them in bottles and collect them. Today I gaze through the leaves with the intention of capturing them only on an image in the camera.
While macro has opened up an infinite number of possibilities in my little garden, it has also turned out to be an exhausting branch of photography, testing patience to its upper limits. Breaking a sweat while trying to photograph minute objects is becoming the norm for me.
So far I've only a few shots to share. I'm sure they don't do justice to this little-known macro lens, described by users as being remarkably crisp while producing buttery-smooth bokeh. I can only hope to improve. Meanwhile, hope you enjoy the following photos, and hope to hear from you!
All photos shot in RAW and converted to JPEG with Canon's DPP. Lots of dust spots have yet to be removed. Cropping was not attempted.