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I took a few interesting shots of my friend's iris back in June of 1998. Here's one of them.

These two are from my cousin's yard in Ohio, back on a rainy day in 1998.  She reports that her dog later destroyed the bushes ... Yes, I have a macro lens, and yes, it was used for the some series. No, it wasn't used for the all of them(!). If I'm not able to get very close to the subject, I pull a trick which I'd read (in some book which I'll mention here when I remember which one it was). I put a 1.4x teleconverter, a thin extension tube, a 2x teleconverter, and a 70-200 zoom together.  This gives me good macro ratios and a long working distance! Another thing to do would be to use a closeup lens, but I haven't tried this yet.

I'm not sure why I like the following picture, but it isn't the only version of this object I like, just the one I've scanned.

Some friends and I visited the Phoenix Zoo in May, and I took a lot of photos. Here are a few which I've scanned:

While trimming my palm trees, I discovered a baby chick in a nest (pics coming), and then took a few shots of the fruit:

While in Sedona, Arizona, in June 2000, sightseeing with a friend, we came across this dragonfly which modeled for us for 15-20 minutes or more.

  - Ron