Tribute and Muchas Gracias!!!!
I've had so much help here and inspiration; it's hard to include everyone in one post. Some of these people have "coached" me on what to do; others I have just admired your work and strive to take pics as well as you.
I'll start with the one who gently "nudged" me to look outside the box. Here's to you, John 2 3 4 5
I admired these and longed to do one, but didn't know how. dennisjb and Colbb are my inspiration and guide here.
To StevenWolf for inspiration on b/w and wood texture.
Y'all know I've been struggling with my moon shots; poor ol' Wilk has coached until he's probably thrown his hands up in defeat! I AM still trying....
Lastly on this post, I want to acknowledge Jimmy Neutron, the macro king!
I thank everyone on this site for helping me to achieve what I have so far; I'm not where I wanna be, but I'm closer than I was. THANK YOU, and I hope y'all enjoy!