Popular Photography has an article about Swedish photographer, John Hallmén. Many parents panic when children come home with head lice. Insect photographers think, “Photo Shoot!” Hallmén used the opportunity to take the photo posted here.
Like many photographers, Hallmén uses a series of images at different focal planes stitched together with stacking software. The head lice photo is a composite from a 146 image stack. Stacking has revolutionized insect photography creating a wonderful combination of detail and depth of field.