More in the “how close can you go” series in my garden.
This photo was taken with my Nikon D70 SLR with a 105mm macor lens and a 6X set of Kenko extension tubes. Obviously, I can go pretty close with high resolution – although there’s a very narrow plane of what can be captured this way.
Interestingly, a much less expensive setup of a non-SLR digital camera – like my Canon Powershot (or comparable) – produces really good macro shots with much less trouble than an SLR. So don’t despair of macro photography if you don’t have fancy equipment! (But do experiment with the effects of stopping the camera down as far as it will go to maximiuze depth of field.)