Recently I purchased a Nikon 200mm Macro lens. I’ve been wanting this lens for quite some time and finally found a bargain and made the purchase. The overall function of the lens and the minimum focusing distances are a just a matter of practice. Several weeks ago I went to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and decided it was a great opportunity to try out the 200mm lens. Taking the entire picture of an object is something that photographers can do quite easily but isolating a small portion and maintaining the interest is something I strive for. On my trip to Longwood Gardens , I decided to try “less is more” and achieved some very interesting results. This is a photo of a portion of an orchid where I just wanted to capture the elegance of the curve.