I created this for cbman, so we can help him with his photo skills.
This was a long lens, at around f5.6 or f6.7. Note the background out of focus
This was probably with a 28-80 f2.8, shot wide open
This was with a 50mm and an extension tube, to allow for closer focus. Shot at f1.8.
I don't recall the shutter speed for any of the images, but it was probably close to the lowest I can safely hand-hold and maintain sharpness.