Truly, I love this lens. It's the Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 2.8. You wouldn't imagine the fun I have with this lens. Yes, you can photograph a person with it. But if you have an hour to play outside with it, that's where it shines (for me).
A few caveats....
I'm not particularly talented at macro photography and if I were more serious with it, I might use a different lens. But I like lenses that are versatile, and this fits that category. I don't use a tripod to steady the camera -- I tried that recently and found myself tripping over the legs to get the closeup shot. Shooting outdoors, though, if there is the slightest breeze, the photo is lost. I often hold my breath to shoot.
I take these shots because they take my breath away. The miracle of the detail.
For instance, the lovely purple coneflower. It is an easy to grow wildflower. It seems optimistic to me, despite how its petals drop down.
I shot the coneflower three ways, all with the 105. There's the standard view in a garden, there's the closer up, and then there's the hold-my-breath closeup.
My love of the lens is that it allows me to see things I don't see with my eyes. Maybe a tiny insect within the flower, maybe pollen, or maybe just a cool view of the anther and filament (or whatever else those parts are). Amazing stuff.
Nikon D810 | ISO 200 1/1000 f3.0 [auto focus]
Nikon D810 | ISO 200 1/1250 f3.3 [manual focus]
Nikon D810 | ISO 200 1/1250 f4.8 [manual focus]