Macro and close-up photography not only gives photographers the chance to capture amazing shots of small wildlife, but it also gives them the chance to capture a popular photography subject in a way that's different to the norm.
Various macro lenses are available but two popular choices from Tamron are the legendary 90mm macro
and AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO 1:2
lens. Take a look at the review section
on Totally Tamron to see how these and other Tamron lenses perform.
When shooting macro work, consider using a tripod to minimise shake and your camera's self-timer or a remote release are useful tools as they stop you having to touch the camera once you're set up and ready to take the shot. Reflectors are useful for bouncing light into fungi shots and a polarising filter will ensure the colours captured are the same, if not better than the real thing.
More tips on shooting macro photography can be found over on ePHOTOzine
but to give you some ideas on what kinds of imagery can be achieved, have a look at these five macro / close-up shots all of which have been taken on Tamron lenses.