About half way through the month I ordered a reversal ring and Nikon mount adapters to cover the exposed back side of the lens while using the reversal ring. I won’t lie, the reverse technique is difficult for someone with shaky hands–no vibration reduction, little to no ability to subtly focus on the most aesthetic part of the subject without moving my whole body, which leads to over compensation. It has been fun, however, to see what macro is capable of. Less fun was collecting chiggers, because apparently crouching on the edge (but still on top of) the road or sidewalk means those nymphs are going to find a cozy spot to bite. This past month I have also been less camera shy and included myself to varying degrees.
Half way month-wise! …and half way today day wise!