After my brief flirtation with fame and macro Mat offered to bring home his work macro lens for me to play with. He also brought an extension tube to make it even more macro-y (a technical term I swear!) I started out this morning trying take photos of our 3 resuced-from-the-garden Monarch butterfly chrysalises on the window sill but that was a dud because I just couldn't hold the camera still enough. I tell you what, if you want to feel reeeeeally old and shaky just try and use a macro without a tripod. Lesson #1. Then I tried outside and managed one of a post on our deck - mainly because it was really wide and where the zone of focus was didn't matter so much!
Then I moved on to a scented geranium in our backyard and that was more successful but still difficult! I don't know if it was the colour of the flower or the camera or the lens or what but getting the stamen in focus was incredibly hard. I'm sure *I* wasn't a factor at all :P The leaves were also kind of fun. I like how the photos come out looking sort of abstract.
When I pulled these into Photoshop they looked incredibly saturated which was neat so I left them untouched (the leaf has been cropped a bit) but that's all disappeared now that they're on Flickr. But you can see the details a bit better so it's not all bad!