Behold the jewel-like beauty of dew-covered insects photographed close-up

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The iridescent eyes of the damselfly and the shimmering body of the wasp are magnified in Ondrej Pakan's macro photos, capturing the fragile moments when insects bodies are covered in refractive raindrops, transforming these ordinary bugs into jeweled works of art.

Pakan actually waits in the rain so that he can capture his subjects moments after a downpour, catching them at their wettest. The results are often dramatic and surprisingly beautiful.

[Telegraph via Metafilter]