Nubster, nice soft depth of field with that shot. Personally I feel that a mostly-desaturated color photo would have been more fitting, but I do think that the B&W does make the eyes stand out.
Here's a nice shot from yesterday in my neighbors' backyard. I'm taking care of their dog for a few days and they have quite a few bird feeders in their yard; this cardinal was about 20" away in a tree from where I was lying on the ground.
Taken with: Nikon D7000, 55-300mm Nikkor VRII
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
Wow what a great shot. Macro shots can make almost anything look good. The colors are great the celerity it superb. The only thing that's keeping me from saying that's a perfect shot is my eye is drawn towards the left side of the picture. Other then that great shot.
Here's a picture of one of my bromeliads I took the other day. It's shot with a crappy cannon powershot.
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Ok, I have been looking and tamron has a lot of 60mm and 90mm lens going for $350 and $400. How good are the macro shots (if anyone can share a photo)? I'm just a bit nervous of spending the money and not getting what I'm expecting.