Thanks BB, yes, it from a tree. In this case one about 70 feet high in my backyard. The gumnut is about less than 1/2 inch in size. The colours have been ehnanced slightly as it was a dull day so a little HDR magic was used to bring out the detail.That is an amazing looking "gumnut" It looks as though it's made of metal that is still hot from being forged - is this really from a tree, Peter? Beautiful wild colors and fantastic detail!
I don't own this camera anymore, because the lenses (at least the 35mm) had some quality issues. But the files this sensor produces are the best I have ever seen from any camera I own or have owned. At base ISO the files are cleaner than the files of the D90. I have to be careful not to speculate too much, because I had this camera only for such a short time, but my impression is, that at higher ISO the D5100 is about one stop better than the D90. The handling is very good and I loved the screen for macro.How are you finding the D5100. It seems like a ripper of a camera and the LCD would be great for macros.
I want to use what I already have for a while instead of buying new but flawed gear. This and the E-P1 are the best digital cameras I have, because it's the only digital camera I have which allows me to use interchangeable lenses. Unfortunately the noise of the E-PL1 at ISO 200 is about the same as the noise of the Nikon at ISO 800, which kills many details. There are more problems (dynamic range) and it is far from a perfect camera, but it is light, versatile and it works fairly well.I'm noticing your E-PL1 a lot lately.