This Hornet was found dead in the living room one morning - its wings are 25mm (1-inch) long!! Too big to go under the microscope - this image was taken using a Canon 100mm macro lens and manually focusing through the subject. 18-frames later, stacked using Helicon Focus and this is the result. Aren't even the tiniest creatures on this planet amazingly complex when you can see them in detail?
Nexstar 11 GPS, 2 x Sky 90, M25C, MaximDL, Photshop CS3, Noel Carboni's Photoshop actions, 7 foot Pulsar fibreglass dome, Canon 40D, 100mm macro lens, 28-200mm zoom lens, 17-55mm f#2.8 zoom lens, 100-400mm zoom lens, 1.4x converter, 2x converter.