Ethereal Insect Photographs Will Cure Your Phobia of Bugs

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Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling created images so fantastic, it feels like you're peering into another world. A world populated with helpful praying mantises and ants ready to lend a helping hand.

The photographer utilized the Bokeh photography technique to achieve the ethereal quality of the macro-photos. The bokeh technique emphasizes the aesthetic quality of out of focus areas and how those blurred areas render light. The highlights in those blurred areas usually produce a halo of light.

According to Colossal, Lee picked up the camera for the first time three years ago. Imagine how incredible her photographs will be after six years. [Lee Peiling via Colossal]

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We came across this in the garden and got a few pics of it using a bellows setup:[www.rainydaymagazine.com]

It is a tomato hornworm...a rather voracious eater. It managed to devour a good chunk of the plant in an afternoon.

The bellows setup gave a lot of flexibility regarding focus. The only down side was that everything had to be done old school (manually). Good thing we trained on film.