One subject I really enjoy shooting using a macro lens is flora and fauna. This can include anything from vegetables (kale or asparagus in this case) to bugs (I only shoot dead ones on a window sill). Luckily (or not so luckily if you hate the cold) I live in an area that has no shortage of snow in the winter. So I played with the texture of snow on some green kale. The textures you can pick up using a macro lens are amazing. Another great place to find texture is by laying a subject (in this case asparagus) on a wood surface. I made sure to use a small enough aperture (f/8) to get a good area of the image in focus.

 

Brittany Bostrom, kale, snow, green, macro, winter, flora

 

Brittany Bostrom, kale, snow, macro, winter, flora

 

Brittany Bostrom, macro, bug, window, sill, flora

 

Brittany Bostrom, macro, bug, window, sill, fauna

 

Here are a few tips and examples that have helped me. (Notice the flora and fauna images?)