Christmas Comes Early for Bug Lovers

Posted by David Ozanich — 10 Dec 2010

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Here are some cool bug photos (and some red-eyed tree frogs thrown in for good measure) for your Friday afternoon enjoyment courtesy the Daily Mail. Igor Siwanowicz is a biochemist and photographer. He captures these vermin portraits in his Munich, Germany studio.

Apart from the standard challenges presented by close up and macro photography in the form of camera shake, operating with a limited depth of field and ensuring enough light is available, Igor must also contend with is the temperament of his subjects.


'Animals are very unpredictable and uncooperative, and there is almost no way to force them into collaboration,' he said.

'One can use tricks though - moths and butterflies are very docile freshly after hatching.   'Most otherwise fidgety insects can be approached early in the morning, when the temperature is low and their metabolism hasn't kicked in yet.' 

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More photos of insects and whatnot at the Mail.

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