Backyard Fantasy Zone
In my opinion, using the macro mode on a decent camera is so easy that I consider it almost cheating (like black and white photography - transforming horrible photos into artwork in one easy step). Just about any picture shot close up in macro mode will look anywhere from interesting to outlandishly eyepopping. I guess it is because it provides a different point of view - and of course it looks cool to see the subject in focus and the background out of focus (depth of field). So in that spirit, you could say I cheated today. Most all of these pictures are magnificent macro mode manifestations. I should do it more often, because I think they are some of my best pictures. Yet if this is all I do, I don't feel like an accomplished photographer (not that I am). It's too easy!