Quite frankly, I was so interested in getting a good telephoto lens, I essentially overlooked the macro features of the Tamron 70-300 Telephoto/Macro lens. On my almost daily walk around the yard, I discovered a small (less than an inch body length) green tree frog resting on the leaf of a lily. Finally, the “macro” of the lens came to mind.
It took a few minutes to determine how to switch to macro mode, and it was immediately obvious that I would need a tripod. to steady the lens/camera combination.
The little green tree frog was my first subject. The first photo is maximum magnification by the camera and lens. The second is a cropped version of the photo to look at the detail captured by the lens.
Next to the lily, there is a bed of pink and blue Vinca that attracts many small butterflies. One of the butterflies posed cooperatively for me as I adjusted the camera and tripod for its portrait.
Again there are two photos as above.The first is the full image captured by the camera, while the second has been cropped for composition and increased detail.
I have been wanting to experiment with macro photography, and while this is not a traditional macro lens, it is giving me some functional macro capability.
If anyone recognizes the butterfly, please leave a comment.