So, I have been shooting flowers and close- ups with a 300mm lens forever. This month in Popular Photography they have an article on shooting flowers my way. I'm glad that they are letting photographers know about this technique, but I wish I would have let you (my readers) know about it first. Anyway, try it out. Get your long lens (200mm or 300mm) out and find a good flower and focus. Use f/4 or f/5.6 and you will get some nice photos. here are a few that I have taken using a long lens. Enjoy!