I was also hoping to get some practice in with my camera. I wanted to play with the macro settings on the camera and see what they could do for me. I know I'm going to have to jump into full manual mode if I want to have super awesome shots but I'm not there yet. For now, I'm still getting used to the camera and all it can do it. I haven't even managed to plow through the whole manual yet (I'm about halfway there.)
But, despite my shortcomings as a photographer, I got a few shots that I liked.
I've always loved grape hyacinths.
I had never seen hyacinths this color before.
I can't remember the name of this one but I love it.
The 1/4 of me that is Dutch adores all the pretty red tulips.
That last one isn't a macro shot, of course, but I liked it so much it's now my desktop. When I wake up in the morning and it's 17 degrees outside and it struggles all day just to hit 40 degrees, that picture filled with bright spring color makes me happy.