Hi Guys, Thanks to my other thread on close up filters (diopters?) I was able to partially break into the world of macro photography. I shot some pics in my backyard and was hoping for some critique on my first attempt at anything like this. Here is the link (notice: 2 pages) One thing I noticed was that lighting the subject was quite hard. Many of my attempts came out way overexposed while some came out really dark. I decided I would have to use my flash and came up with a simple diffuser out of some materials laying around: (crappy iPhone pic) Anyway, it was definitely a rewarding experience and I will absolutely do more of it. (By the way, they were all shot on my D50 with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens, Quantaray diopter, and my Nikon SB-400) Thanks!