I took a long walk at lunctime today. I walked down to Tivoliudden and walked up to the top of the little hill there, where I had a nice view over Brunnsviken. Then I walked back down again and followed the water back toward Kraus Grav and back home. Along the way, I met another photographer who was taking photos using a very similar set of equipment to mine. He got some great photos at the edge of the lake, where birds were occasionally alighting.
I'm beginning to get the hang of macrophotography, but I'm also realizing that it's a lot more work than I thought. Getting the right shot requires planning and patience. I found that capturing snowflakes is especially difficult. The autofocus is almost useless because of the low contrast, and sideways shots often require a very tight aperture in order to have sufficient depth-of-field. Today I got the best results when I used my tripod, so I'll probably be lugging that thing around with me a lot more in the future.
The light during today's walk was quite inconsistent, but I managed to get a few good shots when the sun shone through gaps in the clouds.