I'm sure the quality is not the absolute best. But, for like 17 dollars, I ordered these macro filters for my 30 mm f/1.4 prime lens on my D40 (idea from Allie Hoopes, check out her blog for tons of fabulous tutorials and ideas) and now I can shoot this close:
with the same light and bright, short depth of field, fabulous lens. This is without any cropping. Also, without any cropping, this is as close as I could get before with the same lens:
Pretty cool eh? Oh and these are like the yummiest sugar cookies ever, recipe from friend, Tabitha, who threw that little Halloween party in my photos. Hers look like pumpkins, or some other cute holiday object with colorful frosting, lots prettier than mine. But mine made me just as fat and happy. The secret (at least that makes them SOOO good to me) almond extract in the frosting. Yum. Maybe I'll have to post the recipe next time. outa time!