The macro lens was only about $100.00, which is relatively cheap in my book. It is a simple lens that screws on top of my zoom lens. So far, I really like the results. The above picture has two bugs mating. I feel like I have intruded on such a private moment with the creatures. Look away if you must.
I kept walking around and found a red bud. Not sure what kind of flower it will be. I liked the red and focused on that portion. The result was rather nice, at least, I think so.
This picture, too, had the reflection of the sun. Everything in the background is blurred out except the flower. I think this is really cool, as we used to say in the 60's.
A golden flower. I really like how the middle of the flower has great detail. Since purchasing the lenses, I have had my head stuck in bushes with bees swarming all around and was very close to bugs that I would have rather not been within 20 feet of. Sometimes, a girl must be do some silly things to get a good shot.
This is me, taken yesterday by my brother's girlfriend. She did a good job.