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Beautiful Macro Photographs of Insects and Flower Refractions in Dew Drops

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Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza has spent the past ten years perfecting his particular brand of macro photography. Specifically, Panizza has nailed down the niche of capturing macro photographs of flowers as refracted in minuscule drops of dew, oftentimes on insects.

Panizza’s portfolio is vast, boasting an impeccable amount of these — and other — macro photographs. For these unique macro shots, Panizza says he uses a Nikon D7100 at roughly 40mm, with most shots captured in the two second shutter range. As with most macro photography, Panizza focus-stacks the images in post to capture a more acceptable depth of field.

In speaking with the Daily Mail about his photographs, he said the most difficult aspect is finding the perfect refraction

“You have to find the perfect position with the right angulation and the perfect distance from the lens and the subject.” he told the paper. “For the drops of dew, it’s better to take pictures of the smallest ones as these are the perfect spheres.”

Below are a few of our favorite images from Panizza’s portfolio:

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To see more of his Panizza’s work, head on over to his website by clicking here.


Image credits: Photographs by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza and used with permission

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