I could point out all of the flaws in these pictures, but I don't care! They make me SMILE! :)
Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments on my ladybug picture! They made my day! I happened to get lucky on that one! I walked outside to get a picture of my weeds (rolling eyes), and I happened to find that little guy. At first he wouldn't stay still, but I finally caught him when he reached the top of that blade of grass and then he flew away. LOL! The boys and I are actually going to be raising some lady bugs soon so I am sure there will be more pictures of lady bugs.
Here is the macro filter that I bought. Too bad they aren't selling it right now. I only paid about $8 for it and I LOVE it! Maybe you can find something similar.