Macro Photography II – 70 Beautiful Photos of Insects

Insect photography is challenging under the best circumstances. Think about it: you’re taking photos of something that is likely smaller than your little finger (and at largest is still probably smaller than your hand), has no reason to cooperate, and likely views you as a predator or is oblivious to your presence entirely. And even if you’re taking photos of dead insects, it still takes a lot of skill (and a good macro lens) to get the right focus and lighting.

The photographers who managed to snap the photos below all deserve some serious respect. They’ve managed to capture the beauty and complexity of some of the most beautiful specimens in the insect world. Look at their coloring, their structure, the way their bodies are segmented and let them inspire your designs. Whether you simply borrow a color scheme or go for something a bit more obvious, insects can serve as a wonderful source of artistic inspiration, one that is often overlooked.

Here are more photography related entries you might be interested:

Full list after jump.

Insect by FockLove

Insect by PauliusC

Insect Series 3 by Grugster

Insect 08 by Josgoh

Insect by Phaedrus-42

Insect vs Spider by Afri

Insect by TheRedGirl

The Insect by VerzaubertRocken

Leaf Insect Shot 2 by Jakwak

Unidentified Insect by Gerald Yuvallos

Insect. by Drvall

Insect On Wood by Rockinxrebecca

Green Insect by Abank

Insect by Fuegomujer

Insect 01 by Josgoh

Insects With Attitude by MJIphotos

Insect by Diganta Talukdar

Spotted Cucumber Beetle by Wolfpix

Metallic Green Insect by Srini G

Insect Macro by Publicenergy

Death To A Dragonfly by Greekchickie

Dragonfly_Z19789 by Ennor

Dragonfly by CW Ye

Nasty Insect by Geaannunziata

Green Insect by Jaszczura

Insect Eye To Eye by Saddogeyes

Insect 7 by Mewlo

Insect. by ZWincik

Insect 03 by Harry-Schoemaker

Spiny Leaf Insect by Duskmoth

Macro – Dead Insect by Noitu-lover

Cricket Macro by Martin_Heigan

Insect Macro by Salendron

Insect 33 by Josgoh

Hylotrupes Bajulus by Selley

Tiny Red Cricket by Garion

Insect Macros_021 by Josedeluna

Insect Macro by Aidiwz

Shy Hopper by James Jordan

Dead Insect by Baton101

Insect Photo 3 – Set 3 by Blookz

Insect by Mega-Ale

Rays Of Dawn by Ageofloss

Mr. Insect by MrStuart

He Can Fly by Viand

Bottle Fly On Red Flower by Erica_Marshall

Hawker Dragonfly Macro by Mushi_king

Fly Extreme Macro by Martin Heigan

Blue Fly in Flight by David Reece

Blending In by Kibondo

Bee by DoeLay

Resting Insect by Pusakal1402

Third Insect by Owczak

Dragonfly by HVargas

Dragonfly. by Le-Voyageur

Dragonfly by Jaydehawk

Red Dragonfly by Sh0ggy

The Hanging Dragonfly by SubterfugeMalaises

Dragonfly by Indja-art

Halloween Pennant Dragonfly by Motleypixel

Cinnabar Moth (Tyria Jacobaeae) by Nutmeg66

Columbia Silk Moth by Furryscaly

Male Golden Birdwing Butterfly Bangkok by Travlinman43

Grey Dagger Caterpillar (Acronicta Psi) by Nutmeg66

Saddleback Caterpillar by Cotinis

Cuckoo Wasp (Chrysididae) Pollinating Euphorbia Flowers by Martin_Heigan

Yellow-faced Bumble Bee – Bombus Vosnesenskii by Maxi Millipede

Transparent Butterfly by Thefost

Copper Butterfly by Reini68

Butterfly In Hand by DigiDragon

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