By Raleigh-Elizabeth.

I have to confess: I’ve always been turned off by bugs and other creepy-crawlies. With a few notable exceptions — like aesthetically pleasing colorful butterflies, blue-winged dragonflies, and the occasional bumblebee — I have always taken the presence of bugs as my cue to head straight in the other direction where things were pretty, instead.

In a new series of macro photographs, David Chambon shows just how wrong I’ve been. These magical close-ups of insects covered in rain drops and dew have me mesmerized. It’s as though they’ve bedazzled themselves for a fancy party that we might just call morning!

P.S. — What’s the last not-so-pretty thing you saw that surprised you with its beauty upon closer inspection?