No recipe this time, I just wanted to share some photos:) I was playing around with my macro lens and got some cool results!
With a macro lens, if you want a super close-up photo, you don't need to open up your aperture all the way to get that creamy blur (bokeh) in the background. The object is so close to the lens that the amount in focus (depth of field) is very small, even at smaller apertures.
And you can move back and use it as a regular lens, too ;)
If you want to get closeups but don't have a SLR with a macro lens, try using your camera's macro setting. It should have an icon like this: Just check your camera's manual to see how close you can get :)