Colour Explosion: 38 Photos of Insects on Flowers

When you're lucky enough to see an insect settle on a flower when you're out shooting, it presents you with a great opportunity for a very interesting and colourful photograph. From past experience here on Light Stalking, it's also likely to be a very popular photograph among those you show. We never get sick of macro bugs (and we even have some tips on photographing insects) so today we thought we would share a few that happened to land on flowers.

Flor concorrida / Rush hourphoto © 2009 Adriano Aurelio Araujo | more info (via: Wylio)

scums:heal the worldphoto © 2008 Lali Masriera | more info (via: Wylio)

Ladybird on Dahlia- Best viewed largephoto © 2007 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)

//Ѿ\\photo © 2009 Olivier | more info (via: Wylio)

Two heads are better than one.photo © 2008 Kris Bradley | more info (via: Wylio)

bigtonguephoto © 2007 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)

Sippin the Nectarphoto © 2007 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)

Wasp on Sedum Flowerphoto © 2007 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)

the wings-become-windows butterfly.photo © 2007 Eddy Van 3000 | more info (via: Wylio)

Native Beephoto © 2006 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)

Avispa, Wasp.photo © 2008 Vicente Villamón | more info (via: Wylio)

Ladybug Fly Away Homephoto © 2007 Paul Sapiano | more info (via: Wylio)

Green on orangephoto © 2007 Louise Docker | more info (via: Wylio)

Straight swift Parnara badaphoto © 2008 Ajith U | more info (via: Wylio)

Grumpyphoto © 2006 Jeff Kubina | more info (via: Wylio)

As busy as a bee....photo © 2008 Keven Law | more info (via: Wylio)

Hoverfly Sucking Nectarphoto © 2008 Sabrina | more info (via: Wylio)

D like Dragonfly :)photo © 2009 Chris Bartnik | more info (via: Wylio)

Green Bugphoto © 2006 Randen Pederson | more info (via: Wylio)

Sweat bee on coral vine flowerphoto © 2008 Jim McCulloch | more info (via: Wylio)

King of the world!! Ok maybe flower!photo © 2007 Paul Sapiano | more info (via: Wylio)

Ladybug Dont Fly Away Home Thenphoto © 2007 Paul Sapiano | more info (via: Wylio)

The Bug and the Deep Blue Seaphoto © 2010 Robin | more info (via: Wylio)

White Spiderphoto © 2009 Edwin Dalorzo | more info (via: Wylio)

266e3 up close--snack timephoto © 2010 Jenny Pansing | more info (via: Wylio)

Little Caretakersphoto © 2007 David'n'Sheila | more info (via: Wylio)

The secret of the Rose (EXPLORE)photo © 2009 Angel Visha | more info (via: Wylio)

tiny flyphoto © 2010 Vincent Lock | more info (via: Wylio)

uhm...where could I land down there...photo © 2009 Andrea | more info (via: Wylio)

Citronphoto © 2008 Thomas Bresson | more info (via: Wylio)

GNN_1334photo © 2009 Claudio Gennari | more info (via: Wylio)

Insectephoto © 2009 Thomas Bresson | more info (via: Wylio)

Hoverfly on a pink flower 1photo © 2006 tanakawho | more info (via: Wylio)

dressed of a shiny greenphoto © 2009 Andrea | more info (via: Wylio)

IMGP3266.JPGphoto © 2006 S. H. | more info (via: Wylio)

Damselflyphoto © 2009 Umberto Salvagnin | more info (via: Wylio)

Bee Conephoto © 2006 Randen Pederson | more info (via: Wylio)

Damselfly on a dead flowerphoto © 2009 Umberto Salvagnin | more info (via: Wylio)


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  • Pam says:

    Very cool pictures … I especially like the butterfly(?) with clear wings!

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  • digimist says:

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/digimist/5811840047/[/img] Insects are not easy 🙂 great images with perfect DOF

  • digimist says:

    [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/5811840047_ca118d17c7.jpg[/img]

  • I love these kind of photos…I would love to try more macro with bugs myself…

  • hommy says:

    I like all these pictures.All of them are very interesting and fantastic.

  • Wow! These are great! It is a whole new world!

  • Insects photos are fascinating by opening a window to another dimension of our universe. Here are some insects portraits that I found simply awsome http://www.photographymojo.com/2010/09/cirque-du-freak-the-incredible-insects-portraits-gallery/

  • Loving them

    [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2513/5824184018_7673f95de1.jpg[/img]

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  • [img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4302173989_e348f44984.jpg[/img]

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  • Barbara says:

    Amazing photos, great post!
    [img]http://img.wylio.com/flickr/3894/417/403110707[/img]

  • Joy Davies says:

    Stunning pictures, may one download them for free, rgds, Joy

  • [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_cicanese_photography/7428590614/[/img]

  • elviricadj says:

    These images are stunning! 🙂 Here is one of mine 🙂 [img]http://www.lightstalking.com/wp-content/uploads/album/13698/DSCN1356-500×375.jpg[/img]

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