It actually does a pretty decent job with macro photos. And I had a good laugh about a couple of the comments from my last post. Truth be told, I am having more fun with the box the monopod came in than the monopod itself!! I carried the contraption all over the desert this weekend... totally filled a 4 GB memory card with photos of old desert homestead cabins on other old stuff, which is where TtV photography really shines! I got some great shots...I'll post some in the near future.