I have been wanting a telescopic lens and a macro lens forever and considering the expense of lenses I didn't think I would have either anytime in the future. I came across a Tamron lens that actually incorporates both and as it was a not too expensive option I decided to give it a go. Now you have to be a little gentle on the critiquing of these photos as they are some of the very first photos I have taken using the lens. There may be a little shaking with excitement, a little impatience to actually set it properly for the light and a little randomness in the subject matter. Having spent most of the day shopping in Albury, then coming home and doing a couple of hours housework probably didn't help the concentration either but I didn't want to and couldn't wait to try it out tomorrow. The insects are taken with the telephoto lens and the fungi with macro.