This week's LEM photo challenge theme is Macro. I chose a pine cone as my subject. I would LOVE to have a macro lens or even extension tubes but I don't. I recently read about creating a macro with the 50mm lens. I removed the lens from the body and flipped it around holding it as tight and steady as possible against the body. Of course you have to focus manually and it's nearly impossible to not have some camera shake. Not ideal but it was something different. Here are two photos of the macro pine cone. Both are SOOC. The first is my official entry but I wanted to share the second photo too.