Amazing Nature

By Jamie Smith

Snapping something spectacular can be tricky in the wet but these stunning photos are an exception to the rule.

Amateur macro-photographer, František Dulík, 35, from Slovakia works as a technical engineer for medical devices when he is not capturing insects.

Frantisek Dulik/Caters News 

 

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News 

To get these unique photos of the bright and alien-looking mini beasts, František will get up at 3am to spend five hours out with his camera over sunrise.

František said: “Most of them I took near fishpond, nearby Markusovce village, where I usually go early morning on Sundays.

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News –

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News 

“Most of insects is easiest to see very early in the morning, when ambient temperature is very low, insect mobility is limited and insect is covered by dew.

“Fishpond nearby Markušovce is rich for lot of species of insect. I don’t need to walk

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News 

far away to find another damselfly or dragonfly as I have all the species on one place

“I use natural and artificial backgrounds but I prefer it to be natural background in autumn with the colours putting the finishing touch to beautiful pictures.

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News 

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News 

“My favourite photo is the Ladybird covered by dew which took a lot of work but was worth it for the awards I’ve received.

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News –

“I am just an amateur macro-photographer and projects and plans are for professionals so all I’m doing ist photographing what I love – nature and  especially insects.

“Now I am using special macro lens Canon MP-E 65/2.8 with macro flash MT-24EX.”

Pic by Frantisek Dulik/Caters News