Photo of the Day: 27 March 2010

Photo: Daily Mail PHOTO OF THE DAY 27 MARCH 2010 This was taken by physiotherapist Miroslaw Swietek at around 3am in the forest next to...

Photo: Daily Mail


PHOTO OF THE DAY
27 MARCH 2010


This was taken by physiotherapist Miroslaw Swietek at around 3am in the forest next to his home.

Using a torch, the 37-year-old amateur photographer hunts out the motionless bugs in the darkness before setting up his camera and flash just millimetres from them.

Mr Swietek said:
"I took up photography as a relaxing hobby two and a half years ago and I particularly like taking pictures of insects and lizards. I photograph them in their natural environment in the forest next to my village. They all are covered in dew because I go to the forest in the morning at around 3am. At 3am to 4am insects are sleepy and taking photos of them is easy, but it is very difficult to find them. You must be very fast taking the photos because the dew quickly disappears."

Although insects do not 'sleep' in the same sense as humans, they enter a state of torpor where they are virtually immobile and much less sensitive to external stimuli.

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  1. Incredible photograph. Color combination found in nature are by far the most striking.

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