John and (some) gear.
This is my macro setup for hand-hunting bees and other small mobile critters. I use a tripod and remote trigger for slower bugs, and a completely different lens setup for birds.
Canon EOS 7D camera with battery grip and wrist strap.
EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro lens
MT-24EX Macro "Twin Lite" (the flash mounted on the lens) with external battery pack for quick flash recycle.
My wife Nicole took the shot with her camera. This might as well be my new bionic arm, it's practically attached to me at all times.
Personal Quote: I'm waxing thoughtful, so leave me alone. Something fantastic is bound to come to me soon.