Overall I'm pretty disappointed with these. I won't be taking them to any photo communities or posting any of these on Photosig. On the bright side, I'm excited because it means I get to do them again.
This wasn't as cool as I thought it would be. The blue in the flame is not easy to see, and I want to change that. You can't see the wick well enough either. I think I may try this again, not so close up, and with some light on the wick. Focus is a bit off as well.
Macro shots are hard with SLR cameras. DOF is nonexistent. Plus I didn't even have the whole fly in my frame. Oh well - this is my first shot, and it gives you an idea what lens reversal is capable of. This little guy was sitting on one of the rocks surrounding the fire pit where Tandra and I went camping a week and a half ago. I kept getting closer and he just hung out. I think he liked the warmth. This was the weekend when I shot up the first half of my roll of professional tungsten balanced slide film trying to be Troy Paiva. I don't have those yet because, well, the other half of the roll is still in my camera. I'll be getting that one developed to slides and also to CD so that I don't have to dick with scanning slides or scanning prints with my crappy scanner.
Again with the lack of DOF. Anyway, this Brown Recluse spider was at my parents house in the garage. It was about an inch across, including legs. Brown Recluses are one of the most poisonous spiders in North America. I know a guy who had a bite from one - the scar looks like a burn scar and takes up most of the underside of his arm from elbow to armpit.
Stick of incense. Can't see enough smoke. I'm thinking of doing this one again, not nearly so zoomed in, and so you can see the smoke better.
This is the only one of this set that turned out precisely like I wanted it to. I'm pretty happy with this. This was an afterthought after I tried to capture the elusive "water drop falling into a bowl of water and creating ripples" shot, at which I was sadly unsuccessful. This is the edge of a stainless steel mixing bowl, and I used some color filter - 85B, maybe? I don't remember. Light is from a 500w halogen utility light sitting on a stack of cardboard boxes off to the left about 90 degrees.