Photo credit - Miroslaw Swietek

Photo credit – Miroslaw Swietek

This could almost count as a cloud-of-the-day post, since dew is a meteorolgical phenomenon. But let’s not get dewy-eyed about that. Instead, let’s get dewy-eyed about dewy-eyed insects.

Miroslaw Swietek took a serious interest in photography when he was thirty-five, and within a couple of years this talented amateur was producing photographic artwork to challenge the professionals. He captures these images by going out into the forest between 3AM and 4AM, to catch his subjects when they are immobilized by the cold. Then he sets up his macro lens within centimeters of them and brings us these beautiful portraits.

I strongly advise you to follow these links to two of Miroslaw Swietek’s online repositories, where you will find many more high resolution photos. Caution: may contain spiders.-)


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Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.
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3 Responses to Dewy-eyed

  1. emmylgant says:

    Fantastic! Truly magical… the reality beyond what is perceived makes me wonder.
    Thank you for finding and sharing this Jim.

    • arjaybe says:

      I know what you mean. It never occurred to me that insects would be covered with dew, even though it’s obvious in retrospect. I wonder what that dragonfly sees through those droplets while it’s stuck there, unable to move.


      • emmylgant says:

        May be a sprite or… It is hypnotized by hundreds of rainbows entwined, threading leftover and forgotten dreams… i am getting carried away….:-) There is a poem in there somewhere!

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