In between the rain and hail I managed a few more shots. All taken at or above life size with a Canon Xti + 100mm macro lens. Some images with extensions tubes. MR-14 ring flash set to a 4:1 ratio (sometimes the primary light source, and sometimes just for fill). Hand held with a modified Novoflex Chest Pod -tripods are too slow for my macro subjects
Hoverfly on a Daisy at 1.4x life size:
The Lesser of Two Weevils (image at life size)
Now for the bees. The first two images are at life size, and for the last shot I added both tubes (37mm total) so it's at 1.6x life size. I still need to work on the lighting -not simple when shooting under partly cloudy skies...
Bonus round: Spot the beetle...
Keep in mind that I never crop my images. C&C always welcome!
More images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalantech/