Miroslaw Swietek & His Dew-Covered Insects

I’m not that great at macro photography, but of the ones I have taken with my aging Canon G6, I’m very keen on this one – the gold beetle. Amateur photographer Mirosław Świętek is anything but amateur when it comes to snapping close-up shots.

Between the wee hours of 3am and 4am, Mirosław takes a trip to the forest near his village of Jaroszow, Poland, and photographs slumbering insects covered in the early morning dew. Whilst the insects are in a state of torpor, which is insect’s equivalent of sleep, he using a torch to seek them out and then sets up his camera and flash right next to them. The results are nothing less than spectacular. See a selection of our favourites after the jump.

See more of Mirosław’s amazing shots on his photo.net profile.

[via Daily Mail]

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2 Responses to “Miroslaw Swietek & His Dew-Covered Insects”

  1. easy April 1, 2010 at 11:07 am #

    holy crap! those are some serious shots… especially the first one.

    bet he’s got wicked lense to get those shots.

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