Image: Ondrej Pakan
When’s the last time you gaped in awe at the beauty of a common housefly? We’re guessing the answer to that would be ‘never’. Yet photographer Ondrej Pakan manages to make us do just that with his macro shots of insects covered in dew – enhancing the allure of some of the insects, or making those we might consider ugly suddenly dazzling to the eye. It’s like beauty and the beast all rolled into one.
The little fly here certainly has its bling on. We’re not sure if we could call it lovely, exactly – it still has those rather nasty looking hairs – but it certainly is captivating. We wonder how it sees with all those water drops on its compound eyes? With light refracting through the droplets, we’re imagining a kaleidoscope of color.