First attempt at macro photography

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I'm new to photography and even newer to macro photography. I just got a Nikon D60 a little while ago. I got a reverse ring and a Quantaray E Series 28mm 1:2.8 lens off of ebay for a couple bucks. This is my try at this so any and all suggestion would be great.

1/200
f16
SB400 flash w/ mini softbox

A pair of tiny gnats mating.
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I tried shooting it wide open (2.8) but all i got was bright white shots. Any way to avoid this? As stated before I'm really new to this so sorry I'm asking alot of questions. It was getting dark fast so i didn't get a chance to mess with it to much.
 
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I think I figured out my problem. I checked my ISO settings and it was set to Hi1 which im not sure what that setting is. I changed it to 200. I shot a few pics at 1/200 F4 ISO 200 and flash at 1/2 power. I found a common house fly on my wood fence and took some shots. They came out really good in my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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