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Beautiful Insect Macro Photography From Francesco Bagnato

 Most people tend to cringe and flee when approached by insects, but self-taught photographer Francesco Bagnato has had a fascination for the creepy-crawlies since he was a child. His younger days on the playground were spent following bugs around and carefully observing their movements, their shapes, and their colors. Despite our perception of insects as bland dull creatures, they come in a myriad of stunning colors, peppered with beautiful gradients, miniature rainbows, and even neon flashes.

Inspired by these ever-evolving beauties in the ground, Bagnato put together a series entitled Entomology, a macro-photography collection of a wide variety of insects against a plain background, which brings out the full range of vibrant colors sported by these creatures. Just take a look at some of these gorgeous photographs from the collection.  

 

1. Polybothris Sumptuosa Gemma (Purple Madagascar Beetle)

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Polybothris Sumptuosa Gemma (Purple Madagascar Beetle)

 

2. Cyphogastra Calepyga (Shiny Green Jewel Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Cyphogastra Calepyga (Shiny Green Jewel Beetle)

 

3. Cyrtrotrachelus Buqueti (Giant Bamboo Weevil) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Cyrtrotrachelus Buqueti (Giant Bamboo Weevil)

 

4. Polybothris Sumptuosa (Wood Boring Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Polybothris Sumptuosa (Wood Boring Beetle)

 

5. Theodosia Rodorigezi (Scarab Beetle)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Theodosia Rodorigezi (Scarab Beetle)

 

6. Chrysochroa Fulgens (Metallic Wood Boring Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Chrysochroa Fulgens (Metallic Wood Boring Beetle)

 

7. Megaloxantha Bicolor (Giant Jewel Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Megaloxantha Bicolor (Giant Jewel Beetle)

 

8. Omocerus Casta (Tortoise Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Omocerus Casta (Tortoise Beetle)

 

9. Chrysididae, Chrysis Sp.(Cuckoo Wasp) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Chrysididae, Chrysis Sp.(Cuckoo Wasp)

 

10. Diactor Bilineatus (Flag-Footed Bug) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Diactor Bilineatus (Flag-Footed Bug)

 

11. Urania Ripheus (Sunset Moth) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Urania Ripheus (Sunset Moth)

 

12. Pachnoda Tridentata (Flower Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Pachnoda Tridentata (Flower Beetle)

 

13. Aprophata Eximia (Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Aprophata Eximia (Dead-nettle Leaf Beetle)

 

14. Eupholus Schoenherri (Papuan Green Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Eupholus Schoenherri (Papuan Green Beetle)

 

15. Creobroter Gemmatus (Jeweled Flower Mantis)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Creobroter Gemmatus (Jeweled Flower Mantis)

 

16. Chrysochroa Fulminans Nishiyamai (Jewel Beetle)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Chrysochroa Fulminans Nishiyamai (Jewel Beetle)

 

17. Sternocera Asie (Giant Jewel Beetle) 

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Sternocera Asie (Giant Jewel Beetle)

 

18. Stephanorrhina Guttata (Spotted Flower Beetle)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Stephanorrhina Guttata (Spotted Flower Beetle)

 

19. Rhomborrhina Resplendens (Dead-Leaf Mantis)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Rhomborrhina Resplendens (Dead-Leaf Mantis)

 

20. Oxysternon Spiniferum (Dung Beetle)  

Macro-Photography of insects, bugs, as part of the photo series Entomology, by photographer Francesco Bagnato, Oxysternon Spiniferum (Dung Beetle)


(Source: Francesco Bagnato)  

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