As a follow-on to my variable-aperture question from a few days ago I'd like to ask for someone to take a picture like Imre suggested, because I don't have enough experience with flash to get a good result. I thought I'd write up the type of result I'd like to see, and ask the community to take a few pictures for me. Since it would probably take a bit of time and effort (and equipment and experience) to set up, I was going to offer a couple bounties to reward/encourage answers.
I don't recall seeing any questions like this. If it goes well, it would open the door for questions like, "I took this picture with (extension tubes, my 50/1.8, a 200mm lens), can someone take the same picture with a more expensive (real macro lens, 50/1.4, super telephoto lens) and post the result so I can compare them?" which could be either really interesting, or really annoying.
Is this okay, or is it moving the site in a direction that people don't want to go?