Bee with the Laowa 100mm macro/weird artifact

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Bee with the Laowa 100mm macro/weird artifact

hi,
as I posted in a previous thread, I’ve recently started to get more into shooting bugs, and thanks to some tips from people in this forum, I’ve purchased the Laowa 100 mm 2X macro.

I have been having a blast with it over the past few weeks, and I wanted to share a little sample. I’d be happy to know what you think of this shot.
It was taken at F/8, and lit with an hot shoe mounted speedlight, using an homemade light diffuser. I have made small adjustments in Affinity Photo and cropped it.

Also I’d be curious to know whether anyone can tell me what could have possibly caused the rainbow colored reflection on the upper part of the bee's eye, as I don’t think I have seen such a thing before. It is also visible in the raw file.

Comment & critique:
Please provide me constructive critique and criticism.
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