Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
The wasp was dead yes. Found it dying in my garden the other day. It had been in some battle I guess for it's stinger was still fully extended (I plan to take some shots of this as well btw).
I had it mounted on a small tripod then, like so .....
Used a second tripod to hold the camera and bellows, and a third was used for the flash.
Thanks so much for showing the ingenious set-up. Very much looking forward to seeing the shots of the sting