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    I think he'd settled on my camera bag when I took this (he spent a lot of time hanging onto my softboxes too - grr). I placed one softbox very close above and behind, and one on the side slightly further away. I dropped a tiny LED torch inside to give me some light to focus by.

    The lens was set to 5x, so with the teleconverter this must have been about 7x magnification.

    Canon 30D
    ST-E2 remote flash trigger
    Two 430EX with two Lumiquest softboxes
    MP-E65mm
    Canon 1.4x teleconverter
    Home-made lens hood
    f/16, 1/250 sec

    mmmee, ketutita, Patrick Ciebilski, and 93 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. s*ong 79 months ago | reply


      Post 1, Nominate 4 Mega Shots

    2. Jordan Lye 79 months ago | reply

      unbelievable, super close, must learn from you a lot


      Post 1, Nominate 4 Mega Shots

    3. Victor Oliveira 79 months ago | reply

      Great close up! Fave, fave favee!

    4. Daniel-CR 79 months ago | reply

      ha ha this one is SO scary !!

      This is an Awesome Bug!

      Creepy Crawler Award!
      From Awesome Bugs Group!

    5. oly--E3 79 months ago | reply

      Wow, espectacular macro,

    6. BluAlien 79 months ago | reply


      Awesome Capture! Your bug is invited to Beautiful Bugs!

    7. williamcho 79 months ago | reply

      The eyes are terrific in sharpness. Congrats!

      Seen In Beautiful Bugs!

    8. Pater JPM 77 months ago | reply

      wow. This looks like something out of a horror movie. The eye detail is what made me stop and look.
      pax

    9. systolediastole 73 months ago | reply

      That is really amazing.

    10. © ↑↓→ suηata ←↓↑ ΨΨΨ 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ANIMAL EDEN, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Nature's Great 66 months ago | reply

      Somehow "amazing" seems weak. I just don't have the words.

    12. langejaap LJ 66 months ago | reply

      woow, great image. well done

    13. sirhowardlee 61 months ago | reply

      What a great close-up!

    14. meletver 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PHYSIS ***ADMIN INVITE ONLY*** -post1/comment2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. flipperJB 28 months ago | reply

      Just stunning.

    16. belthelem 24 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!

      You are invited to add your photo to IMAGICLAND / Invite Only - 50+ Faves

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