"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." - DaVinci
I recently came across Levon Biss' collection of insect photographs. Each photo is a composite of multiple high res photos taken at different angles with professional lighting. The colorations and gradients of the insect surfaces are incredibly detailed.
It reminded me of DaVinci's drawings of human anatomy and his scientific approach to the study of light on surfaces. Davinci would be one of the first people to accurately depict human anatomy in drawings.
I know butterflies look good from afar. They find their way to lower back and butt tattoos, but im just as impressed with a Beetle up close.
Here is the link http://microsculpture.net/