• This texture is heavenly! - kelsey.kinnamon
  • Usually I aim the focus just in front of this point, focusing exactly here does not work well as the eyes remain out of DOF. a little in front of it and the eyes are included, with some importante face structures.
  • This was a humid leaf, the wasp was thirsty if possible I avoid using honey or sugar, works great for keeping the subject steady but kill some sense of motion present in the scene.
  • This wasp was sick, the difficulties to cleanup the silk and the fact is with little motion allowing a picture is proof of this.
  • These reflections are from the flash, is interesting to observe how the light behave different, depending of the subject surface. This photo is pure flash exposed, there isn't natural light in the scene.
  • The ball joints in the antenna are cool to look at, is possible to confirm this reading carefully the comments, but are not a main target of the photos, could distract to focus in more important aspects, I prefer to consider this part and added bonus when present in the photo.
  • Mature lemon in background
  • Another mature lemon, the difference in color is due to sphere format of them and little differences in color in the surface of each one, I prefer to use natural things to compose the background instead of coloured paper cards who turn the background too flat.
  • wooow ! - Yasser Al-Ali

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A good thing in the cold end of autumn are the solitary wasps paralysed by the cold, much friendlier for photos and not organised in dangerous groups. The background are mature lemons.

this photo is with Canon MP-E @ 2.5x and f/9

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  1. Wesapiens/natura 43 months ago | reply

    Fantastic image !

  2. JR's Gallery 42 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture

  3. maria_agueda 42 months ago | reply

    Fantástica ¡¡¡

  4. معضاد 41 months ago | reply


    superb capture

    that's really grate from your setup , congrats

  5. sambasupernova 40 months ago | reply

    wow nice work!!!

  6. atderrick 40 months ago | reply

    wonderful shot gustavo........:)

  7. GuillermoHdz 39 months ago | reply

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  8. laplume1228 38 months ago | reply

    What a shot I love it

  9. Yasser Al-Ali 38 months ago | reply

    magnificent !!

  10. a└3 X 35 months ago | reply

    excellent macro work

  11. Wassim Samara 34 months ago | reply

    it looks like a Lamborghini! :)

  12. jack_246 31 months ago | reply

    WOW, great shot !

  13. Maneef Photography 31 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !!
    Would like to see your photos on www.twiching.com too !!
    thank you !

  14. Shooter74100 22 months ago | reply

    amazing shoot !!!!

  15. auvergne_photo 22 months ago | reply

    O_O whouaaa! Congrats guy !

  16. Mantis-photography 16 months ago | reply

    This photo is amazing
    Male mantisI would like to invite you to the
    Scientific photographers group www.flickr.com/groups/2389467@N23/

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