Amazing photos capture insects covered in dewdrops that look like beautiful jewels

These astonishing close-up photographs capturing the intricate details of different insects covered in dewdrops make the bugs look like beautiful jewels.

Professional macro photographer Alexander Mett, 38, spent hours searching for tiny bugs in nature reserves and forests to capture on his camera in Herbstein, Germany.

He will often head out early in the morning as most of the insects ‘can’t move because of the cold and in times like this these pictures are created’.

Mr Mett, who has been a photographer for eight years, said humid weather helps to form the dewdrops on these insects which include dragonflies, horseflies, robberflies and wasps.

He said: ‘It makes me very happy when I manage to capture pictures like these, because I know how much work is in every single picture.

‘The dew drops act like a magnifying glass, which makes the details of the insects even more visible.’

Alexander Mett, 38, captured these beautiful photographs of different insects covered in dewdrops in Herbstein, Germany. Pictured: a green stink bug

Alexander Mett, 38, captured these beautiful photographs of different insects covered in dewdrops in Herbstein, Germany. Pictured: a green stink bug 

The professional macro photographer spent hours searching for tiny bugs in nature reserves. Pictured: a twin-lobed deer fly

The professional macro photographer spent hours searching for tiny bugs in nature reserves. Pictured: a twin-lobed deer fly

Mr Mett, who has been a photographer for eight years, said humid weather helps to form the dewdrops on these insects. Pictured: a damselfly

Mr Mett, who has been a photographer for eight years, said humid weather helps to form the dewdrops on these insects. Pictured: a damselfly 

He will often head out early in the morning as most of the insects'can't move because of the cold and in times like this these pictures are created'. Pictured: a robber fly

He will often head out early in the morning as most of the insects ‘can’t move because of the cold and in times like this these pictures are created’. Pictured: a robber fly

She said:'The dew drops act like a magnifying glass, which makes the details of the insects even more visible.' Pictured: a horsefly

She said: ‘The dew drops act like a magnifying glass, which makes the details of the insects even more visible.’ Pictured: a horsefly

Alexander took spent hours capturing around seven hundred pictures in order to get these perfect images. Pictured: a dragonfly

Alexander took spent hours capturing around seven hundred pictures in order to get these perfect images. Pictured: a dragonfly

The detailed picture show a number of different insects measuring around one to two centimetres long. Pictured: a green stink bug

The detailed picture show a number of different insects measuring around one to two centimetres long. Pictured: a green stink bug 

Mr Mett does not use a tripod, meaning the pictures take a great deal of concentration and time. Pictured: a horsefly

Mr Mett does not use a tripod, meaning the pictures take a great deal of concentration and time. Pictured: a horsefly

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