Something about this one is a little creepy. Maybe it seems a little bizarre due to the mouthparts kind of resembling a smile.
I found this little male was hanging out on a car antennae. As an experiment I reversed an old 1960's Pentax Takumar M42 screw mount 50mm f/1.4 prime to the bellows. I stopped it down to f/16 and took a few photos of this guy expecting the lens not to be that sharp at such an extreme aperture. But when I checked the lcd screen, I was surprised by the clarity. No other lens I own is nearly this sharp at f/16, I may have to use it more often.
This image was focus stacked from 3 photos to get the whole head in focus.
A few more things worth pointing out that I am pleased with:
1. I somehow avoided blowing the highlights, especially on the face. It took a few photos to find the right flash angle as to not blow out the face of this guy, which was a little difficult considering it was white and shiny. So I ended up just underexposing a little bit. (It's always better to underexpose, because you can always brighten, but you can't always darken overexposed exposures.) In addition, I used the "Shadow/Highlight" adjustment in Photoshop do balance things out a little bit, which proved pretty useful. Some credit may be due to my flash diffuser design which is approximately 7-8 inches wide and seems to really spread out the light over a large area, thereby avoiding any harsh, concentrated light.
2. I'm starting to feel a little more comfortable with using the sky as a backdrop when there is no nearby foliage to provide a background. Sometimes it takes some fooling around to get the exposure right, but it's worth trying so you don't get a black background. It obviously isn't necessary or a monumental benefit to the photo, but since this guy was willing to stick around for several photos, it was worth trying to get some attractive photos of him.