Interesting Photo of the Day: Dew Covered Dragonfly

The stunning image below, taken by David Chambon, has been making its rounds on the Internet because of its sheer beauty. Using a macro lens to allow for a very close up image, Chambon was lucky enough to photograph the dragonfly, which is usually a very jittery insect:

Part of David Chambon’s series of dew-covered insects. (Via Imgur. Click for larger size.)

The weight of the water is enough to immobilize the bug. That’s presumably how the photographer was able to get in close enough to snap this image.

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2 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Dew Covered Dragonfly”

  1. Jill says:

    Absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  2. russell says:

    If you have the right conditions these are fairly easy to photograph. You need spring/summer + near a watercourse (where insects abound + there is a humid micro-climate) + where the night time temperature drops to below freezing (typically an alpine area) + a still morning. The insects basically freeze overnight so you have about an hour in the morning to find + photograph them before they thaw out. Because they are basically frozen insects on a stick you can get close and even break the stick they are on and move them to a more favorable position. Depending on what you want – as they thaw you can get them covered with ice crystals, or as the crystals melt, dew droplets.

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