What a joy a macro lens is! And, to think, I have just today discovered it. Last May, when my DH insisted I should have a new camera to take to the AHS National Convention, I purchased three lenses (also). The one I have used since buying it has been an all purpose general 30mm lens. I also bought the macro used above and a zoom lens (with image stabilizer).
I don't know why I haven't used the others. I suspect I was a bit afraid of them and thought I needed to learn a bunch of stuff (which I surely do). However, I couldn't capture the snowdrop with the 30mm and so, on a whim, got out the macro. Who knew the auto focus function also works with it! Whoopee! Now, I'm wondering why I didn't use this in Houston!
I can hardly wait for some of my special snowdrops to bloom! What fun it will be to see them so perfectly up close!
Just for fun, I trained the macro on some self-seeded Johnny Jump Ups (violas)....as an aside, about time I have some of these! After years of planting them, at last, they are returning. It looks like a packet of seeds was spilled in one area...lots of little plants....anyway, they are a bit weather worn, but here they are:
Finally, I noticed some of the hellebores are starting to bloom. I actually had to back up to take this picture (what a lot I have to learn):