Experimenting with "Poor Mans Macro" technique of achieving macro magnification without the macro lens. I used my 50mm f/1.4 and the XTs Kit lens to get these shots off... Here's a more in depth explanation...
The circle effect in some of these shots is me pulling the secondary lens away from the main lens to get the object in focus. Other shots its me shutting the aperture of the main lens down to 2.8 or smaller and you would literally see the effect of the aperture stopping down. Its awesome.
Now the pictures... (This is out of a pool of 22 that I had shot)...