|Dennis M 1064
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I went and grabbed a couple shots to contribute to the thread also.
Here's my D200 with a stack of ProOptic tubes behind the Sigma 105mm. The flash is a SB-400 with some "fun foam" and a recycled Altoids tin for a diffuser. I cut the front and back out so I can open the front of the tin and change the diffuser material in a couple seconds. Functionally it's good but I still need to find a diffuser material I'm happy with, for now is a coffee filter
Not that there isn't a thousand choices, here is another one for you. I used to have a large sheet of whithe 'RipStop' material I bought off a roll (bolt?) from a discount fabric store in L.A. I would make a tent over my subject, like a softbox in bright sun. You could get a "swatch" of it, likely for free and try it out. It is really durable and makes some nice light.
You could also look at an old army surplus store. See if you could find some real parachute material. You could either rig a tent, or just put a piece over your flash rig. That may make for some nice light as well. We used a section of parachute and made a smoker tent during a land survival exercise in the Navy. Smoked fish, smoked frog and smoked snake is pretty good after a few days of eating palmetto shoots!