|Hi Nicky, and thanks for your note.
To get that close, I used the MP-E65 lens which gives you a macro shot from 1x to 5x.
While that wasp was hovering around my food, I simply laid my cam in one spot on the table, and waited for the right moment to take my snaps.
If you add some cropping you will get the head that fills the whole frame.
As for spiders :P I'll be posting a spider shot in the coming days that I also took with that lens, and I am sure you will like it :)