Some tachinid head close-ups

Here are a few of my latest stacks showing some nice tachinid head close-ups. Most were all taken using the Nikkor EL 50mm f2.8 lens reversed on bellows 🙂

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Allophorocera ferruginea (male, x2.3)

Beskia aelops (x3.5, French Guiana)

Billaea kolomyetzi (male, x2.3)

Bithia demotica (male, x2.3)

Bithia demotica (male, x2.3)

Borgmeiermyia sp (male, x4 – using a Schneider Componon 35mm f5.6)

Chrysocosmius aurata (male, x4 – using a Schneider Componon 35mm f4)

Chrysotachina sp. (x3.5, French Guiana)

Gymnocheta viridis (female, x4 – using a Schneider Componon 35mm f5.6)

Linnaemya vulpina (male, x3.7 – using a Schneider Componon 35mm f4 at 75mm)

Pelecotheca (Cryptocladocera) (male, x3.7 – using a Schneider Componon 35mm f4 at 75mm)

Phyllomya volvulus (male, x3)

Prosena siberita (female, x3)

Telothyria sp. (male, French Guiana, x4 – using a Schneider Componon 35mm f5.6)

First “real” stacks

Today I test-drove my first proper stacking system:

Canon EOS 1000D (actually a Canon-refurbished Rebel/Xs) Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di lens cheapo adjustable Yongnuo YN560 Chinese flash cheapo Chinese Fotomate macro rail a plastic cup, some foam & one of those sticky rubber mats that they sell to stop rugs moving on laminate flooring.

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