Well, finally had some time today to try out my newly acquired Olympus E510 and the 35mm f3.5 macro lens that arrived today (got used on eBay).
That's a straight 100% of the picture, tripod-based with natural lighting, resized to 1024x768 from the native 10MP.
Man, this is gonna be fun. Exposure was f22 for the depth of field. Gotta build myself a lightbox for this one. Focuses down to around 14cm from the location of the sensor, which works out to be around 5 cm from the front of the lens. This one hasn't had any sharpening, post-processing or anything like that, just straight-forward out of the box and damn, this is gonna be fun...
PS: the chatons are gold, as is the minute wheel...