Here's a closeup of a white pine bud shot with my new macro lens. Holding up the actual bud against my monitor screen, this shot comes out about five times actual size.
I used to shoot macro back in the seventies and all this new digital technology sure eases the process. But, nothing come without cost. It's been an evening of learning how to use CF card readers and installing drivers until finally finding a level of compatibility for RAW files with Photoshop Elements 5.0 and the Canon 50d.
Now I can spend more time on efficient workflows and smoothing out my macro techniques. But for tonight, I'll quit while I'm ahead!