Amazingly Detailed Macro Portraits of Bugs

These macro photographs by Israel-based 26-year-old Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein are so close, you can actually count the little tiny hairs and whiskers on each bug’s body (if you wanted to!). There is a sharp clarity to the extremely detailed portraits, providing viewers with an intimate window into the personality of each little creature.

The artist says all of the bugs are alive when he photographs them, and when he is done, he lets them fly away. Exactly how that works is a mystery – seems pretty tough! – but Reinshtein certainly has the speed and skill to capture each perfect moment. He is so quick, oftentimes he is even able to document a single drop of water balancing precariously atop a bug’s head.

In addition to his creative bug work, the artist also works in advertising, with an extensive collection of jewelry, fashion, and product photography in his portfolio. If you like this style of photography, you may enjoy this collection of photographers who Reveal the Details of a Tiny Macro World, this series of Underwater Corals, and these Perfectly Circular Patterns of Macro Oil Spills.

Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein’s website
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Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

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