It has been a real rough beginning of the year weather wise. The snow is finally gone and now the beginnings of spring are here. The grass is getting greener and with each day a different flower is blooming. I Love using my 50mm macro lens to capture super close ups of the blooms. In most cases I use available light, but occasionally I will whip out the flash. Depending on sizes of gardens, I can shoot them in just a couple of hours, but then again, it all depends on the light.