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By SteveMackay  
Composite of a deceased Horseflies head from two angles (it is probably a 'Cleg fly'?, please let me know), hundreds of shots focus stacked in Helicon Focus, the background is a black tube, macro lens + reversed 50mm lens, electronic release, work bench, focus rail, artificial lighting, soldering clamp, plamps, bits of tin foil and white paper as reflectors and diffusors, masking tape etc etc ....and a bottle of beer to calm the nervesTongue thanks for looking, cheersSmile

Tags: Macro Close-up and macro Horsefly Macro nature insects

Voters: ericfaragh, newbe2, Saastad and 40 more

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Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
30 May 2019 7:41PM
Great work!
30 May 2019 8:06PM
Great details.

KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 182 England
30 May 2019 8:06PM
They look like Cleg flies to me! Nasty critters, but your photo has brought out the beauty in their eyes!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.5k 51 England
30 May 2019 8:50PM
Classy macro work Steve - good to see you doing this type of image again. Brilliant.
BydoR9 10 43 United Kingdom
30 May 2019 9:40PM
Utterly stunning Steve! GrinGrinGrinGrin
30 May 2019 11:18PM
Excellently done Steve, detail one could never imagine. Pam
DaveNewbury 3 5 3 England
31 May 2019 12:19AM
Cracking macro Steve,
31 May 2019 3:04AM
Great result. Your effort was worth it.
clicknimagine Plus
11 832 104 India
31 May 2019 11:43AM
Great capture...
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
31 May 2019 2:13PM
Mind blowing quality Steve. A wonderful shot.
barrywebb 14 44 7 United Kingdom
31 May 2019 9:19PM
Great result from all that work!
1 Jun 2019 1:25PM
Many thanks all for your much appreciated comments and user awards, it means a lot!Smile
alfpics Plus
19 374 4 England
3 Jun 2019 9:28AM
Excellent - which beer was it?TongueWink
Techno 12 6.1k 8 England
3 Jun 2019 10:01AM
I remember being bitten by one whilst on holiday in Austria, thankfully unaware of the demonic appearance otherwise hospitalization would have been certain LolWinkWinkWinkWink.........Superb piece of macro photography, worth all the effort...
SWMahy 13 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2019 6:32PM
Top notch work - and I appreciate how fiddly this kind of thing is! It's really clean and crisp and the eyes are amazing.
The light is really nice, as is the black background. (I've really struggled to keep my blacks black after running through Zerene).
3 Jun 2019 8:05PM
Many thanks everyone for comments and your user awards, it's so appreciated!......and a huge thanks for Editor's choice, i'm chuffed!!!!
TornadoTys 6 201 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2019 2:34PM
A lot of effort has produced an amazing image.
Very well done

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