Published by Bug Girl.
I set up the studio for another try at shooting ants.
Camera and lens: Canon Xti (manual mode f8, 1/200. ISO 100) + Tamron 2x teleconverter + extension tubes (25mm and 37mm) + Canon 100mm macro lens. Magnification is between 2.8 and 3.3 times life size.
Lighting: MR-14 EX set to a 4:1 ratio and -1/3 FEC. I set the MR-14's ratio control for a third channel and setup a 430EX flash with a Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer that had a gold reflector insert (to make the light "warm"). I set the 430EX to -2/3 FEC via the MR-14 and positioned it so that the bouncer was directly over the "studio".