The weather has been totally overcast and rainy for the past few days and the sea has been grey and dull. I've never shot "macro" before, so this afternoon after the sky lightened and was like a huge softbox, I decided to try it out. The wind was blowing a bit, so some of the images are not pin sharp - but I was STUNNED how close I could get to the flowers - I guess around 6-7cm away! These are NOT OOC jpegs - I've done some work in PS CS6..... I'm sure there are better lenses for true macro work, but for a little used "bonus" feature, I'm very chuffed.