A wasp's eye seen VERY close up

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You might recall that I have a tame queen wasp - she's presently hibernating and can be photographed at will !
Like many, I'm stuck at home and I have been playing with lenses. This was taken with a 35mm Takumar reversed onto the front of a 200mm Takumar and it produced a surprise.
We generally perceive insect compound eyes as a matrix of hexagonal cells, perhaps with a lens over the mouth of each? This doesn't appear to be so. The hexagons are an illusion born out of a matrix of cylindrical pits - which appear to be open and uncovered by anything. I presume there is a single nerve ending at the bottom of each of them. (The original is twice this size and a lot easier to see).
24/03/2020 - 00:01davidwozhere
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Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 11:30
And made an indelible impression with his marvellous macro

You owe it the owner of the eye to copyright this image. After all, you wouldn't want her to miss out on potential royalties


Link Posted 25/03/2020 - 08:56
She may be tame but you've certainly been stung by the Macro bug

Another great piece of macro work David.
Verging, I would suggest, on the 'Micro' ?

Best regards
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