That focusing rail is the Novoflex XL. I have all Arca-swiss type stuff, but I figured their heavier duty rail would be best, though I had to add a mount to the bottom and clamp to the top. The D2X isn't light. I have tried it for super close stuff and it is great. A wee bit of binding if it isn't level, but still smooth enough.
I agree that I botched the mutliple flowers. I should have had that second flower much much closer. I was thinking I wanted distance. As you might encounter lights at night. But it almost looks like I slapped it in there in PS instead.
Wow! I thought the first one was outstanding and then you produce these too! I like them even more...probably for the same reasons as Frank, Gale, etc...no competition from other subjects. Your lighting technique produces gorgeous imagery. I look forward to more... :biggrin: