Early this morning it was still on the hot side. I took my D2H outside armed with the 35mm f2 AIS lens. After using this camera for about 8 months I have learned some of its peculiarities. For instance, in bright sunlight I get the best exposures when I underexpose by 1/3 stop while in shadow areas or interiors my best exposures come when overexposing between 1/3 to 1/2 stop. This cuts down on noise considerably. I saw that our hibiscus plant was full of flowers and I photographed one of them. During editing I cropped to my taste and this was the result. I should say that the file had a soft Gaussian blur applied. I rarely photograph without a tripod. This time I had to because I ordered an L-bracket for the camera but it has not arrived yet. I do recommend a tripod especially for macro photography. Well, it seems Frank as if I am following your steps with the 35mm f2! William Rodriguez Miami, Florida.