I thought that macro was a bloody waste of time - take a camera - take it close to the flower, a bee, or some stupid insect that dumb enough to give you an opportunity and press the trigger. I thought that it is so bloody simple that inspite of carrying a macro lens in my kit with Canon for a decade I did not even try to click a single snap.
Lord Almighty - how wrong could I have been. Today I dusted the macro lens, put it on D850 and I was already an expert walking with head held high. A couple of hours later I am shattered, handheld? just forget it, with the depth of field as shallow as it is - took a couple of hundred snaps and not even one bee or butterfly was anywhere near what I dreamed of - so here is one with that bee missing - of a flower that decided to stay still for more than a second and not sway.
...finding a new respect of people posting macros.
Nikon D850, 105mm Macro, f/3.5, 1/500, ISO 100. No flash