Friday I purchased a macro lens. Got a good deal (I think) from Rockbrook Camera (discounted price and hefty rebate). Have been looking at Macro lenses for shooting flowers. New lens is Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro 1:1. Photo taken hand-held. I can see that using my tripod will help for macro shots.
Looking forward to getting out to shoot some flowers to check out the lens more. Note: The color is not vivid as the tree is covered with road dust.
Canon EOS Rebel T1i f/5.6 at 1/500 sec ISO 100 60.0 mm Processed from RAW with Photoshop Elements 9.