I love macro. I think this has already been discussed.
I also love bugs and creepy crawlies, so that is where I direct my macro attentions.
Here are the macro (and bird) pictures from the road trip.
A bug near Mount Sunday
Buzzy bees at Lake Clearwater
Paradise ducks on Lake Wakatipu
Seagulls fishing on Lake Wakatipu
A butterfly near Te Anau, on the way to Milford Sound
It was a very obliging butterfly
I love that this photo looks like a painting
A scaup on the Mirror Lakes, on the way to Milford Sounds
Fuzzy ducklings on the Mirror Lakes
An inquisitive rock wren at Mirror Lakes
Even flies are beautiful in macro (taken in the parking lot at the Chasm)
A cicada at the Chasm, on the way to Milford Sound
An inchworm, Milford Sound
A bee in the torch flower, Moeraki
A ladybug on an apricot, near Christchurch