The 30 DayMacro Challenge is proving to be, well, challenging. But fun I assure you. I still don't "get" how my macro setting works exactly, except it always wants the flash, which I then disable because I hate flash. So what the challenge has done thus far, besides make me long for a proper macro lens.... which will be down the road a piece, is to keep working at it, because there are others in the group who use the same camera as I do, who acomplish what I wish I could. That is what is so great about these challenges, they help you to learn by doing.