No, in case you were wondering, it is not alive. This is a still life shot. Τhis is one of my all time favourite shots. There is nothing like the feeling of watching this image rolling out of the staker, and then viewing it at 100% in photoshop. I had never before seen any photo like this one, and I had no idea of what they looked like up that close with that level of sharpness.
This is one of my bigger focus stacks, about 100 shots. I did go overboard a little bit, as I wanted ot make absolutely sure I didn’t have any gaps in the stack. Fifty shots probably would have done just as well. It took FOREVER to put together in photoshop, but it was worth it once it was done!
Ι believe this is Chrysomya megacephala, but I would really appreciate it if someone could confirm.
D7000, 105mm micro with a 50mm prime reverse mounted on the face. Magnification somewhere between 3:1 and 5:1. ISO 100, 1/250th, f/16. Two flash units were used (SB-700 and SB-26), one on either side.
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Taken in my room, northern victoria.