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Canon
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Canon EOS Kiss X2
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1/200 second
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200
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Apr 17, 2010, 9:06:31 PM
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1mm Jelly bean by AimishBoy 1mm Jelly bean by AimishBoy
A sweet sweet 1mm Aphid (Plant lice) prepares to feed on a sap of phloem vessels in a plant using it's Stylets (that long sucking thingi ;)

The technique is more or less the same in each one,
I use
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 1-2mm so they can fit into the extremely shallow DOF (and they are extremely cute!)
the average magnification with this combination is around 3:1, This photo is with two full sets of extension tubes and the magnification is about 6.5:1


www.Aimishboy.com/super-macro.html
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candylipss Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors.
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catelee2u May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!!
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prettyflour Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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MaddLouise Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I featured this stunning photo here: [link]
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:iconglitsk:
it looks like glass i like it so much with that colours
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mplonsky Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good.
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:iconaimishboy:
Thanks Mark!
btw i have stumbled your site long ago when I just started. great site and great works! :)
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:iconmplonsky:
mplonsky Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. You have done a great job perfecting your technique. I know all too well how hard it is to photograph critters that are only 1mm in size.
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:iconarwenarts:
:wow: Awesome macro! :clap:
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