The kit lens could only get me so close. Kit lens on Saliva 'Ultra Violet':
Several message boards said the macro 30mm was a good value. Macro lens on Salvia 'Ultra Violet':
I didn't know the top "lip" of that salvia is all fuzzy-wuzzy:
I tried the new lens briefly in the hot afternoon on the tiniest flowers I could find, then scurried back indoors, out of the sun.
I must learn to adjust the aperture setting to get the right effects.
I did not realize emerging Gaillardia flowers had bronzy edges on the sepals:
The macro lens makes the fig appear to be wearing a veil, like the veil on the hat of a 1940's noir fatale:
More practice required. I'll be working on it!