Technique: I used a syringe to place some artificial nectar on these flowers so the critters would have a reason to let me get close. I set the camera to expose for the natural light in the background and had the flash set to E-TTL mode and let the camera expose the subject with it.
Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F11, 1/125, ISO 200) + a Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens with 25mm of extension + a diffused MT-24EX (flash head "A" set as the key and "B" as the fill, with the key on a Kaiser flash shoes. +1/3 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.