Don't really have any have any true macro capability - can we say lens lust setting in already - so I'm trying out what I have for now for close-ups. The first one was taken with my 70-200VR + 1.7 TC at f8. Not very good bokeh. I think this particular shot would have been better without the TC. From my playing around, the bokeh gets better as the lens is opened up. The other two are a couple from my garden using the Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AIS. I really like this lens, but I still need a bit of play time with it. Feel free to critique. That's how I learn.