I dug through my old film SLR bag and found a set of magnifying lenses that fit my new camera! I can get right on top of the flowers now - I think this may work! The true test will be when I try to capture my beads, but for now I think I can play with this and have some fun. Happy happy. Now, off to see how to solve a moldy rose bush problem... oh, and yes it turns out my flower IS a peony! Check out this fabulous peony blog for more.