Background and lighting are the tricky things that separate the A1 macro shot from the ordinary A grade shots. It is so easy to be excited by what the equipment CAN take you that you forget to make the shots beautiful as well. The last 2 tricks are particularly good - wish there were more around. Must go and look at your portfolio :). Quick question if I may, the flash reflection in the bottom frog is tiny and they vary in the others. What flash, diffuser and setting do you typically use - my hunch would be the strength is very carefully balanced to let in background colours?
JesperMP: Quotes from Ricoh statement:
"Now Ricoh aims to establish a _consumer_ business."Does not sound good for K5 and 645D.
"Ricoh takes it as an indispensable initiative to obtain the _small_ and_lightweight_ interchangeable lens camera technology, lens technology and sales channels held by the Pentax Imaging Systems Division [...]"Sound as they really like the Q.
Obviously Ricoh/Pentax cannot continue to maintain so many diverse products:645D and lenses, Kr+K5 and lenses, Q and lenses, GRX and "lenses", GRD, and consumer P&S cameras. What will be axedl ? Will there be a new APS-C mirror-less ?
This is misunderstood I believe. Ricoh has a large B2B business element whereas 645d, K5 is B2C.