Incredible pictures of insects close up. See butterflies, dragonflies, bugs and more in this stunning macro photography picture gallery.

common blue butterfly

Common Blue. Kinnegar, Northern Ireland

take off

Take off. A very energetic green-veined white butterfly at Glenarm Castle Estate, Northern Ireland

head-on

Head on – insect. Conlig, Northern Ireland

green fly

Metallic green fly at Balloo Wetlands, Bangor, Northern Ireland.

green tiger beetle

Very handsome iridescent green tiger beetle at Bloody Bridge, Northern Ireland

grasshopper

Grasshopper on driftwood at Killard Point nature reserve, Northern Ireland

sunbathing

Sunbathing. Insect near Kiltonga, Newtownards, Northern Ireland

bee and the solider

A bumble bee and a soldier beetle at Killard Point nature reserve, Northern Ireland

four spot dragon fly

Four spot. Dragonfly at the Lead Mines. Conlig, Northern Ireland

harvestman

Harvestman. Newtownards, Northern Ireland

green shield bug

Green shield bug. Northern Ireland

The Photographer

J Clark“Hello, my name’s Jonathan Clark and, until recently, I was an IT analyst/programmer in a large aerospace company.

“Photography has been part of my life from a very early age when my parents bought me my first Kodak Instamatic 126 but since being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it’s become a life-saver.

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“It is a hobby, which is endlessly rewarding without requiring a great deal of energy or travel.

“My 7DayShop kitbag consists mostly of memory cards and batteries but also the recent addition of your excellent Travel-Pro Tripod; a very clever device!”

The photographer is based in Northern Ireland, and for these photos used a Canon EOS 350D or EOS 70D with various focal lenses.

You can more of his amazing macrophotography and other types of pictures on his flickr account just by clicking here.

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