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Beautiful snowflake micro-photography done with shoddy camera

Setup includes: a board, a screw, tape, a piece of glass, and the lens from an old Russian camera. (Image: Alexey Kljatov)

Setup includes: a board, a screw, tape, a piece of glass, and the lens from an old Russian camera. (Image: Alexey Kljatov)


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Saturday, November 30, 2013, 8:01 -

If the pictures below are any indication, then Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov can call himself the king of D.I.Y. micro-photography. 

With the help of a macro add-on to his camera, the photographer was able to capture the delicate and detailed world of snowflakes, in a way one has never seen before. 

"I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background," said Kljatov on a blog post describing his technique.

Proving that no two snowflakes are alike, here's a look at some of the more stand-out shots:

The core
Starlight
The beauty of imperfection
Neon
Silverware
Cloud wheel (print version)
Snow flower (print version)
Oak leaves or feathers? (print version)
Almost triangle (print version)
Snowflake n.1937057371046175 (print version)
Blueprint

Soure: Flickr

Alexey Kljatov's Blog

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