I almost forgot I had a macro lens. I'm not a macro specialist by any means, but I have seen some very excellent work, technically flawless, even if the subject matter wasn't my taste. You can see a range of techniques online that include reversing lenses and securing them with gaffer tape to home made macro lighting setups that do a great job. Hats off to the ingenuity of some very creative photographers. There's not much that hasn't been explored out there in the world of photography whether in methodology or subject matter. A designer friend of mine was mentioning the work of a German photographer from early last century. - Karl Blossfeldt. He put together his own camera and took photos that showed the natural patterns inherent in the structure of plants. Seen larger than life, macro shots impart something extra to objects often found around us that are mostly overlooked in our daily routines (isn't that what photography is about anyway?). Well despite being a blowy sort of day, not the best for macro shots where a still subject is usually required, I took the macro (Zeiss 120mm Planar on the Nikon D800) with a couple of extension tubes around the property where I'm staying. Below are a couple of colour and B&W images.