I still long for a dedicated macro, but I'm finding that with practice (and enough light) the Lensbaby macro filters do a fairly decent job. And this photo celebrates finally being finished with the Souvenir Foto School Alphabet challenge. If you're interested you can view the whole set from A to Z here. I'm not totally in love with all of the photos, sometimes the quality was not so high as other times, but in general I feel that it was worth doing and I learned some new photographic techniques, specifically how to use the stuff I already own to do some macro work. And I'm pleased at the level of detail I was able to obtain in this one shot.