When we stumbled on the photography of a Flickr user Opo Terser (alias, Thomas Shahan) we were frankly gobsmacked. This is among the most incredible macro photography we have ever seen and goes to show what specialization can do for a photographer. Thomas has graciously allowed us to host this collection at Light Stalking for our readers to enjoy!
Face of a Southern Yellowjacket Queen
Damsel Fly Head – (Argia vivida)
Eyes of an Adult Female Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider
Robber Fly – (Holcocephala fusca)
Crane Fly – (Tipula)
Black Soldier Fly Head – (Hermetia illucens)
Male Praying Mantis Head – (Stagmomantis carolina?)
Walking Stick Head – (Phasmatodea)
Brown/Tan Damselfly Face
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Eyes of a Female Rabid Wolf Spider (Rabidosa rabida)
Head of a Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
Tiger Crane Fly Head (Nephrotoma ferruginea)
Male Striped Horse Fly (Tabanus lineola)
Katydid Nymph Head – (Scudderia)
Blue Damsel Fly Face – (Zygoptera)
Skipper with Proboscis – (Hesperiidae)
We think these are incredible. We hope you do too. If you would like to see more of Thomas’ photos, don’t forget to check out his Flickr Photo Stream. You can also read a great interview with him where he divulges a few of his tricks and ideas on macro photography of insects and bugs. And don’t forget to check out his own website about vintage guitars!