Photo taken in June, middle Germany
Learning by doing.
My macros finally start to look nice. While f2.8 is a nice aperture for horse photography at 100-200mm and a distance around 40m to get a sharp object and a pretty background blur, it's WAY too short for a small distance of 15cm. With f2.8 on 15cm distance, the sharp area is maybe one mm! Not enough to capture an insect of about 4 cm length...
After hundreds of macros with very small depth of focus I used a smaller aperture of f6 to f10. Surprise! The whole damselfly in a nice, sharp appearance and background still beautifully blurred!
Nevertheless, there's still so much to improve!
Canon EOS 7D and 100mm 2.8 Macro Lens, handheld shot with natural light.