I would like to say that, at this point, I have more camera lenses than common sense and that the learning curve for all of this is just about ready to push me over the edge... and I'm a pretty calm person.
This is what happens when you use manual settings on these new lenses...
and you don't know what your doing.
The online photography forum "pros" tell me that using manual is the only way to go... that I need to learn to use the manual settings on my camera to be a "photographer" and not just a weekend picture taker. So I persist.
This is manual...
Later on I asked Cutter for some help.
This is Cutter.
In this one the eyes are fine but the nose is out of focus.
This one is a perfect corgi butt shot.
Here we had a clear and focused head
Depth of field is extremely small when focusing on close objects so finding the focus can be difficult.
This one, below, is the best one yet.
I love seeing the world thorough a camera lens and seeing something that is so small that the eye might overlook it. This "macro" photography is more exciting than chocolate candy and that's one of the most exciting things I know... especially if it's See's.
All of the above photos were all "close up" shots, not true macro, which is extreme close up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.This last one is pretty close to being "macro" but I cropped it, so it really wasn't life size. I'm getting nearer to the subjects every day.
I will keep practicing and one of these days this will all fall into place... or focus, for me.
Then I will look back and laugh. I hope...