Bug’s eye view: Amazing close-up photos of insects
These close up photographs show the intricate details of a bug’s life in all its glory.
Hungarian IT specialist Attila Födemesi traveled through his country’s forests, meadows, and sometimes his own garden to find his mini models in their various poses.
The 36-year-old, from Pecel, near Budapest, was inspired to take up macro-photography three years ago after watching videos on YouTube.
He began with a simple camera, but over time he has perfected both his technique and his equipment.
Attila said: “For good macro photos you need patience and an interest nature.
“The most difficult thing is the exactly adjusting the focus, as only a small part of the picture is sharp. Using a hand held machine is a major challenge.”
Despite the challenges, Attila finds the experience very rewarding.
He said: “It’s amazing to watch these creatures close up, especially as no two images are ever the same.
Despite many people being creeped out by creepy-crawlies, Attila loves all insects he comes across, as well as spiders!
He said: “I really like how nature created these insect with such minute details.
“My favourites are the jumping spiders. They are very funny little spiders. They keep on the move and only stay still for seconds.
“Sometimes I stop taking photos just to watch them jump from leaf to leaf.”