These flora pics were taken from around my yard with the 70-300mm Olympus 4.0-5.6. I was not using macro mode. I was not using a tripod. Most were from about 3 feet from the subject. I actually like them better then what I could do with the 14-42mm in the macro modes. These were the first serious shooting I have done with this lens and I am liking it so far!! Stan