Chrysolina fastuosa Thorax 1 kleinLast summer I took pictures of this beautiful beetle - also known as "dead-nettle leaf beetle" (Chrysolina fastuosa), but it took until February to complete it. The pictures requires white background to avoid colour reflections on the beetle's surface. 

Technical details:
Nikon 850 with APO Componon macro system
3 stacks with 1064 pictures in total
Illuminated with a semi-transparent mirror in a light box with a Schott Forstec DCR II cold light lit.