Outstanding Insect and Spider Photographs :: Digital Photo Secrets

Outstanding Insect and Spider Photographs

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Don't fear them--photograph them! Bugs and spiders make fascinating subjects for any macro photographer. Once you've got a few great shots of these amazing little creatures in your portfolio, you may never go back to photographing inanimate subjects. Taking photos of spiders and insects gives you a close-up look at a world you might otherwise never see, and that can be a little addictive.


[ Top image Leaf Sweeper by Flickr user Finiky]

  • Canon EOS 600D
  • 200
  • f/11.0
  • 0.167 sec (1/6)
  • 100 mm

Kupu Gajah, Ngengat (Moth) by Flickr user anwarsiak***sibuk***

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 400
  • f/4.0
  • 0.006 sec (1/160)
  • 180 mm

Papilio machaon by Flickr user giuseppedr


~ Bee Vibrant ~ by Flickr user ViaMoi


  • Canon EOS 50D
  • 400
  • f/8.0
  • 0.017 sec (1/60)
  • 70 mm

Wonderful day by Flickr user -clicking-

  • Nikon D200
  • 100
  • f/2.8
  • 0.017 sec (1/60)
  • 105 mm

Wasp by Flickr user Rundstedt B. Rovillos


Gomitas Yummys? by Flickr user Guslight



Portrait of a beetle by Flickr user Atlapix


  • Nikon D200
  • 100
  • f/2.8
  • 0.013 sec (1/80)
  • 105 mm

Jumping Spider by Flickr user Rundstedt B. Rovillos

  • Olympus E-410
  • 100
  • f/0.0
  • 3.2
  • 0 mm

Do spiders have compound eyes?? by Flickr user Professor Tanzil Tafheem f/0

  • Nikon D200
  • 100
  • f/5.6
  • 0.01 sec (1/100)
  • 50 mm

Myrmarachne plataleoides (ant mimic jumping spider) by Flickr user Rundstedt B. Rovillos

  • Nikon D200
  • 100
  • f/5.6
  • 0.013 sec (1/80)
  • 50 mm

jumping spider by Flickr user Rundstedt B. Rovillos

  • Nikon D200
  • 100
  • f/2.8
  • 0.01 sec (1/100)
  • 105 mm

Stinky bug by Flickr user Rundstedt B. Rovillos

  • Nikon D90
  • f/18.0
  • 0.005 sec (1/200)
  • 90 mm

Outdoorgraphy™: My Fair Lady by Flickr user Sir Mart Outdoorgraphy™


    "All Right Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready For My Close-Up" by Flickr user Dixie Native

    • Canon EOS 550D
    • 800
    • f/0.0
    • 0.5
    • 0 mm

    :: Micromundo :: by Flickr user :: Riky ::

    • Nikon D800E
    • 1600
    • f/25.0
    • 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    • 90 mm

    ...hello!... by Flickr user zio paperino


    Damselfly Closeup by Flickr user karthik Nature photography



    Praying Mantis - How Do I Look? by Flickr user Cass n Dan


    • Nikon D300
    • 160
    • f/7.1
    • 0.013 sec (1/80)
    • 105 mm

    Pray, Do Tell by Flickr user Parabola-Pop

    • Nikon D40X
    • 100
    • 0.005 sec (1/200)

    Tender care (Halictid Bee) by Flickr user Budzlife


    Mayfly Portrait by Flickr user mplonsky


    • Sony DSC-W55
    • 100
    • f/2.8
    • 0.008 sec (1/125)
    • 6.3 mm

    Leo, the Dande Lion King by Flickr user kittymax


    2.8 Giraffe Weevil 棕長頸捲葉象鼻蟲 Paratrachelophorus nodicornis (female)... s.i.d.e ... by Flickr user liewwk - www.liewwkphoto.com



      Not Laquered :D by Flickr user juttaschnecke

      • Nikon D200
      • 100
      • f/2.8
      • 0.008 sec (1/125)
      • 105 mm

      Pentatomidae Stink bugs & Shield bugs by Flickr user Rundstedt B. Rovillos

      • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
      • 1000
      • f/11.0
      • 0.01 sec (1/100)
      • 100 mm

      Diagnostic Functions Within Parameters Repeats the Harlequin by Flickr user WilliamBullimore

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      David Peterson is the creator of Digital Photo Secrets, and the Photography Dash and loves teaching photography to fellow photographers all around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @dphotosecrets or on Google+.