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Studio stack: Cuckoo wasp | by johnhallmen
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Studio stack: Cuckoo wasp

A species in the difficult Chrysis ignita group.

Size: 7-8 mm

 

Posting this from my hotel room one day before the opening of my biggest exhibition yet at ABECITA Museum of Modern Art in Borås, Sweden. This image is one of 62 large format prints (averaging at above 100cm).

 

This particular image is also featured in my most recent book "Livet som minimonster" ("Life as a mini-monster") – a children's book focusing on the fascinating life cycles of insects and spiders (see comment section).

 

Stacked from 178 exposures in Zerene Stacker.

 

Sony NEX-7, Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 10/0.28, 170mm tube-lens ("morfanon"), Nikon PB-6 bellows, Cognisys StackShot.

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Uploaded on May 20, 2015