Perhaps borrow/rent/steal a 2x TC for the 50-140, that'll get you close with only a slight loss in quality. Might be worth a try.
Thanks for the link.. yes , those type of photos are the goal.
Seems like with any other type of photography, half is the skill of photography (exposure/lighting) and the other half is presentation/composition
Yep, 100%. Some left over 'mess' of ingredients can work wonders along with some complimentary colours. Easy on paper this photo thing
Organising our first 'official' photo walk in Ireland for next month. Forgot to take the lead shot today as I was just playing catchup all day. Took this one on my induction hob at home with one small LED panel. Had drawn out the shot about half burying a load of Fuji lenses and cameras in beans in the cooling tray of a coffee roasting machine but time fell short so this will have to do.