Not just any vine. It's basically a poison oak tree. For scale, that huge knot of branches hanging off that oak looking tree in the foreground? That's about six feet of the ground.
Someone asked what the last image was...out of focus green LED lamp. Actually, the same lamp that made that last textured bit of lighting.
as for my Macro rig...it's a cheep set of extension rings and, for that image my 50mm f1.4