Cédric Bloch's picture

Predator's Eyes

I found this Hornet in the garden and took it inside for a quick photoshoot. First I had to let it cool down in the fridge so that it wouldn't fly away or sting me. All in all i've used 6 Images @ f/11 (focusstacking) to get everything in Focus.
The Background is actually a fly (flyfishing) with a lot of holographic Flash in it. For the lighting I mainly used a ringflash and a additional speedlight to light the Background and the upper part of the hornet's face.

Canon 6D
65mm · f/11.0 · 1/50s · ISO 640
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Larry Lens's picture

nothing short of spectacular work, a level of quality that all macro shooters should aspire to!!

Cédric Bloch's picture

thank you very much Larry! It took me at least 3 years to get to this Level of Macro Photography!

Brian Rodgers Jr.'s picture

Absolutely awesome bro!

Cédric Bloch's picture

Thanks man! Really appreciate that!

Christopher Lane's picture

Excellent work :) Thankyou for sharing

Cédric Bloch's picture

Thank you for the kind words! ;)

ohnOMon Photo's picture

You nailed it Cedric!! Stunning Shot FoSHO!!

Cédric Bloch's picture

Thank you very much! :)

Conroy Williamson's picture

love this shot. colors and shapes of lights are amazing.

Cédric Bloch's picture

Thank you very much! I'm glad to hear something from you! Love your macro work! ;)

Deleted Account's picture

The detail of this photo is insane. I I want the full image so i can zoom and look at all the detail. LOL. Seriously GREAT PHOTO!!!!

Cédric Bloch's picture

Thank you Joshua! Haha I know what you mean. :)

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Markus Hameister's picture

Awesome! 😁