I have learnt some good stuff today. 1. There is some merit in autofocus macro lenses (and I don't have one). 2. Even a 50mm 2x crop lens (100mm effective) focal length isn't long enough. 3. I am great at fuzzy macro shots (but somehow I don't think that's quite right). 4. Unlike pre-dawn seascapes, you generally don't get wet, drown or freeze to death taking macro shots. I thought I would still share my collection of shots with you even though I know I have a long way to go with this sort of stuff. Pansy by peterb666, on Flickr Purple Pansy by peterb666, on Flickr Bee on Daisy by peterb666, on Flickr Cherry Blossom by peterb666, on Flickr Not sure about that last one, whether the subtle hues work (kinda looks olde worlde), or whether I sould tart it up a bit. May do that and see how it looks. The colour is actually fairly accurate (I think). All of these shots were taken with an Olympus E-P1 and Olympus OM 50mm f/3.5 macro lens. A mixture of hand-held and tripod stuff.