I am a little confused about the results I get using the macro mode on my Canon T3. I currently do not own a macro lens. I've been experimenting anyway, using the macro mode and my 55mm-250mm telephoto.
I've seen true macro photography, and I do not get remotely close to the results with a telephoto lens. I even took a couple of exposures in macro mode, and then in auto mode; I can't seem to tell much of a difference.
My question is, when using the macro mode, do I actually need to be using a macro lens? I'm wondering why the mode is even included on the camera if you can't get telling results with any other lens type while in macro mode. I'm posting one of the exposures just so you can see my results---f/5.6, 1/400, ISO 200, 225mm