I like it when other people post pictures of their setup for technical shots, so I thought I'd do the same. This is what it took to take this picture.
It still has some problems. For instance, my tripod isn't steady enough- apparently it can actually keep microscopic vibrations that show up at high magnification for several seconds. In fact, the floor of my house isn't steady enough- I was just about holding my breath when I pushed my cable release. I really need a flash. Or two. Also, it seems this lens has a bad habit of blowing dust onto my camera's sensor when it telescopes in. Now I need a camera with a self-cleaning sensor, too. Maybe next month.