Eyecatchers: Ondrej Pakan’s Dew-Covered Insects

I LOVE macrophotography, for all the vivid detail of a subject it can provide, for the contrast with the blurry background, and because I’m becoming more and more farsighted as I get older. (Check out the macro work of a dear friend of Fish & Bicycles: Helen’s Photomania Blog)

But I have to admit, I experienced very mixed feelings when viewing Ondrej Pakan‘s series of dew-covered insects (via treehugger and The Telegraph)

On one hand, the compositions, details, colors, and dew drops are absolutely stunning.

On the other hand, I can’t look at these images without having the terrifying notion that these creatures could one day mutate to giant proportions and kill me.

And so I offer up this selection of Pakan’s work, so that I might not be so alone with my terror. (Be sure to click the images to make these critters larger and scarier!)

8 thoughts on “Eyecatchers: Ondrej Pakan’s Dew-Covered Insects

    1. The quality really blows my mind. I wish I had the patience to learn how to use a high-quality DSLR and the patience to carry it around with me.

      I try to get good-quality photos for my Photoblog with my iPhone, but they will never, ever come close to these.

  1. Gosh thank you for the mention F&B… I’ve just spent a very happy few minutes looking at Pakan’s website.. AWESOME photographs.. he is using a serious lens to get photos of insects so close.. I am envious in the extreme !

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