Incredible close-up photography reveals the usually unseen beauty and vibrant colours of the insect world
- Donald Jusa used the concept of macro photography to capture images
- Was only 3 centimeters away in order to shoot the amazing detail
- Each shot required the insects to be totally still
- Mr Jusa is a geologist at an Indonesian coal mining company
- The part-time photographer found the insects near his office
By Katy Winter
Stunning wildlife photos have captured the secret lives of insects in incredible detail.
These colourful insects look more like models than small creatures as they pose for the camera in a set of extreme close ups.
The insects aren’t shy as they stand still to allow the photographer to capture their intricate detail.
Photographer Donald Jusa from Bandung, Indonesia, had used the concept of macro photography to capture this set unique pictures.
The 32-year-old said: ‘I used a focus stacking technique for goal of getting detail and depth of focus that I wanted.
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‘The insects had to be completely silent and steady so that the photographs could be considered successful.
‘In order to capture these colourful insects so close up I was just three centimetres away.’
Mr Jusa, a geologist at an Indonesian coal mining company, found the insects near his office.
He added: ‘All of the macro photographs were taken in my simple mini studio at my work.
‘I was lucky to find all of these unique insects in the forest where I work.
‘But I only knew a few insects before I got involved in macro photography.
‘I have set myself a goal to learn more about other species of insects that exist on this planet.
‘I researched the insects in the photographs on the internet and some of my friends know more about them so they would teach me.
‘This is what motivated me to pursue insects macro photography because on this planet a lot of the insects are very unique and colourful.’