I have been working over the past couple of months to build a kit that will get me into the extreme macrophotography range, and think I might have something. My eventual objective is to be able to make images of live predatory mites on leaves under natural conditions. This was shot with a Nikon D80, a Nikon 105 mm lens with an old Nikon 35-70mm zoom reverse mounted on the front. The 105 was at minimum focus distance and, for this shot, an effective f57. The zoom was at 70 mm zoom, and was stopped down one, so I guess f5.6 and infinity focus. I used two Nikon SB 700 flashes, mounted on either side of the lens, with the light filtered through inverted styrofoam coffee cups. I processed the image in Lightroom, did some sharpening then finished sharpening in Photoshop with a high pass filter and a linear light overlay. I cropped this by about 10%, as there was a bit of vignetting (but nothing I can't live with). I would really appreciate thoughts on equipment, technique, etc. In case you are wondering why I used the 35-70 mm zoom, its probably the worst lens Nikon has ever made, and I am willing to risk the rear element in testing.