List/Grid Tag Archives: Insects

Stunning Macro Portraits of Bees

Did you know that bees are not always black and yellow? There are actually so many shapes, sizes and colors around  us, which we don’t pay attantion to, as most of them don’t sting. Sam Droege, the head of the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program in Maryland, USA, and other researchers spent almost 10 years capturing high quality macro photographs of North America’s 4,000 different bee species. “When we started looking at these pictures, I just wanted to gaze at these shots for long periods of time. I had seen these insects for many years, but the level of detail was incredible. The… Read more »

Insects Made of Junk by Edouard Martinet

French artist Edouard Martinet creates increadible insect sculptures out of found objects such as car, bicycle parts, clocks, old spoons and so on. Hard to believe that these tender detailed creatures used to be dwellers on the junk yard. Martinet does not solder or weld parts, he screws the sculptures together. Each piece takes him around one month and the artist usually works on few at the same time. If interested in this breathtaking masterpieces, Martinet has a new exhibition at Sladmore Contemporary in London, UK November 27 through January 31, 2014. Pay a visit if passing nearby.

Picture of the Day: A Bug on A Red Background

A Damselfly Resting on a Slender Stem of a Grass photographed by Singapore-based photographer Joel Forte of Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines)

Morning Dew on Insects by David Chambon

Photographer David Chambon shows off his master skills of macro photography through this phenomenal series of images featuring various insects on leaves covered in morning dew droplets. For more of his work, check out his 500px and Flickr profiles.

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