I got a new camera. Its an Olympus SLR E420. Not leading edge, but certainly beyond my photographic talents and a step up from point and click digital cameras. Having said that, I got bored reading the instruction manual, and decided to do some point and click close-ups.
What I've learned is:
I still have a lot to learn about photography
macro photography can give great detail - which can be quite unforgiving to basic paint jobs
Be warned, some of the pictures below are very close-up for 28mm.