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Canon
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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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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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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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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
:D
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Crystellia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
yep x3
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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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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you! :)
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AJPastor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured! [link]
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Luca5LuvBB Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
how you get the color???
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AimishBoy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
this is the color of the flower - [link]
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Luca5LuvBB Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
ah....so beautiful!!!!
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