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1mm Gazelle by AimishBoy 1mm Gazelle by AimishBoy
A tiny 1mm(0.4 Inch) Aphid (Plant lice) leaping through the pink savanna (a Pink powder puff flower).

The technique-
I use a Canon 450D with a combination of:
Full set of Extension tubes
Canon F2.8 100mm Macro lens
Reversed mounted Canon 1.8 50mm
(in that order)

I shoot inside a light box with one flash in order to flood the box with light, the extreme magnification with the flash and colorful flowers/backgrounds gives a very vivid result.

shutter is set to around 1/200
Aperture on the 100mm lens is on F14 - (as a balance between a grater DOF (around 1mm) and still keeping it sharp (diffraction with this combination is very enhanced)
the 50mm lens focus is set to infinity, and the aperture is open wide.
focusing is done by moving the camera backward and forward, and the magnification is set by the focus ring on the 100mm lens.

I prefer shooting Aphids since they are pretty still and don't move that much or that fast, plus, since they are about 1-3mm so they can fit into the extremely shallow DOF (and they are extremely cute!)
the average magnification with this combination is around 3:1.

And Thank you very much for all the comments, faves and features!!! (:

www.AimishBoy.com/Super-Macro.html
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:iconcrystellia:
Crystellia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I'm WALKING ON STAMENS OOOOO OOOO I'M WALKING ON STAMENS OOOO OO AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD?! XD
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
:D
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:iconcrystellia:
Crystellia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
yep x3
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:iconlemon405:
Lemon405 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning colour contrast! Thanks for sharing how you accomplished this amazing work of art, by the way; I'm left wonder about all the little moments I don't see because I'm not close enough. =)
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

[link]
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconajpastor:
AJPastor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured! [link]
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:iconluca5luvbb:
Luca5LuvBB Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
how you get the color???
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
this is the color of the flower - [link]
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:iconluca5luvbb:
Luca5LuvBB Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
ah....so beautiful!!!!
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yaelperez Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
נדב די לשים תמונות יפות אולי תשים קצת תמונות מכוערות מתחילת דרכך כצלם זה לא הולך ככה...
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
שלא תבכי..
(:
[link]

בזמנו הייתי בטוח שהן פשוט נהדרות!
:D
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yaelperez Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ענק.
אבל צילמת את אלה סתם בקטע של סנפשוטז.
עדיין לא נכנסת לזה ברצינות לא?
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
כן..
זה לפני שידעתי מה זה צמצם וכל השטויות..
(:
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benas1971 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
nice
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
That is ridiculously beautiful. I don't usually +fav bug shots but this is too incredible.
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:iconfeepinc:
feepinc Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Beautiful colours and shot.
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Amatuer-Pics-By-Me Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
:D I have been doing this also, with the same 2 lenses (Nikon), however I don't have any tubes yet. I am getting (hopefully will be here today) a 2x teleconverter I hope to try with this combination. I am very impressed with the colors and sharpness you obtained here! Wonderful job!!! :clap: I hope to be able to achieve something similar eventually!
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Amatuer-Pics-By-Me Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
:D I have been doing this also, with the same 2 lenses (Nikon), however I don't have any tubes yet. I am getting (hopefully will be here today) a 2x teleconverter I hope to try with this combination. I am very impressed with the colors and sharpness you obtained here! Wonderful job!!! :clap: I hope to be able to achieve something similar eventually!
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Bliss89 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
wow, the colors are amazing!
great work with the DOF
:+fav:
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:iconwisteareia:
Wisteareia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Amazing..I am blown away! :)
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
noo...
Now I have Wisteareia parts splattered all over my screen... ):
10X ;)
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:iconwisteareia:
Wisteareia Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
lol! Oops ;)
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:iconwithallyourheart:
Withallyourheart Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Beautiful!!
:clap:
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   General Artist
Wow, I love the colors. It's a truly alien world to us at that scale :)
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:iconmeeka-lakota:
Meeka-Lakota Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That is beautiful!!!!!!!
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LaughingStockStables Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Your photos are all very nice.
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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OomEezoom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I feel I could eat this colours ^^
Great capture
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ArtzIGOR Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing post
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:iconarwenarts:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Your photography has been featured here: [link]

:clap: :love:
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:iconaimishboy:
AimishBoy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
thanks! (:
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bellatrix18 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here [link] :D

Please, fave the article so you can get more exposure!
:rose:
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here in my journal! :heart:
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carmeleon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Photographer
Amazing details and DOF![link]
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:iconeinatsu:
Einatsu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
very beautiful!
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libellule64wazka Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
wow! beautiful photo... :clap:
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:iconmzna:
mzna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Wonderful
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:iconloliat:
Loliat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
superb :+favlove:
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:iconaraxne:
araXne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
amazing!!
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:iconmindimon:
Mindimon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
whoaaaaaaaa soo close
i like it :)
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infractuslucis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow *-* this is awesome!! I love it.
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Elaness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
what a nice and cute guy =D
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delta-ex Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
My God this is amaziiiinnnnggg how hard did you have to work to get a shot this close and this crisp???!!!
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Vivirmivida Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Watching you as of now.....AMAZING work!
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pikku-ish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely amazing :faint:
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hiddendelights Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Just. Wow.
:heart:
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Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. :)
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Martzart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Nice shot,
Have you tried a macro belows before ?
I was watching a cheap macro tutorial on cheesycam, its an extendable system on
rails like extension tubes only the extension is adjustable via a rail.
I was thinking of checking one out --> [link]

I own the 100mm f2.8 macro and tried holding the 50mm 1.8 wide open backwards onto the end for some test shots..
Needed a ton of light.
I definately will need to pick up a focusing rail and a tripod as well ,dof is too shallow to make hand held much fun.
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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
10X (:
I hadn't tried belows (although I know of them and was recommended using them before, I imagine the result will be pretty much the same, the extension tubes (8$) can used in various combinations to get the magnification you need (although it's not convenient as the bellow..

about the light and rail,
I shoot inside a light box and use books and a towel to stabilize the camera ([link])
,but if you shoot outside I imaging a rail will be more necessary, and flash is a must anyway, especially when you add the extension tubes/bellows..
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Aperture
F/inf
Focal Length
0 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Apr 30, 2010, 7:32:16 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0x20100115 [20100115.m.998 2010/01/15:02:00:00 cutoff; m branch]) Windows
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