27 Amazing Macro Snowflake Images Shot with a DIY Camera Set Up

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These amazing Snowflake images by photographer Alexey Kljatov have caught our eye in the last week.

By Alexey Kljatov

What particularly impressed us at dPS HQ was the way Alexey shoots the images using a system that is literally taped together components. He uses a Canon A650 (a point and shoot released back in 2007) with old 2nd hand Helios lens from an old Russian made camera.

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It’s quite remarkable that something so cobbled together takes such beautiful images but it illustrates just what can be achieved when you put your mind to it! Learn more about his method here.

Here are some more of his Snow Flake Images.

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  • 4ChanApologist

    These are really stunning, goes to show that having the latest and greatest gear isn’t everything!

  • Alen Lukovac

    Amazing shots! Here are my similar efforts I tried with a 5MP Konica compact and a lens element taped on it taken last winter 🙂

    http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/65987231.jpg

    http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/65986858.jpg

    I can’t wait for some real snow to fall.

  • Star Nguyen

    amazing macro ?

  • Barry E Warren

    I guess there is beauty in snow…if you look at it threw the camera. Amazing Shots

  • Mike

    Amazing images, and truly astonishing that such an improvised device can take such sharp images. The ever so different snow flake has its constants; water, that always crystallizes hexagonally.

  • Leif Sikorski

    True, and that people should think about what their goal is. It’s one of the situations where it’s pretty smart to use a camera with a smaller sensor.

  • aram avraham

    Wonderful and amazing images, I believe that those images is taken under miriscope

  • lena

    those CANNOT be snowflakes. they look like smth from startrek o-O wt~ =))
    but yeah, amazing what one can achieve with a taped camera… /looking at my point and shoot in a new light… hmmm

  • Joey Webb

    Obviously not real, come on people…

  • QuahogStewie

    Go to his blog at http://chaoticmind75.blogspot.ca/2013/08/my-technique-for-snowflakes-shooting.html and you’ll see how he does it. Not everybody is as pathetic as you.

  • PhotoDen

    Obviously you are not into photography?

  • PhotODen

    Why did it go here? My reply was supposed to be for Joey Webb. My apology Barry

  • PhotoDen

    Obviously you’re not into photography.

  • BazzaBoy

    WoW! If nothing else in the world bowled me over, this surely did.

  • Lazza357 .

    Just to clarify, they are not snowflakes but snow crystals, of which a snowflake is made from thousands.
    these images are wonderful and to think they form naturally is astounding.
    Another fact is that no two are the same (so they say)

  • lena

    note taken. i was amazed that one could photograph in such detail something so, so small @-@

  • lena

    link much appreciated.
    would be nice if we all refrained from insulting others, though.
    be jolly ^^;

  • Allan

    Let’s be jolly…Christmas is over folks, we’re back to the real world. Joey is an idiot, these photos are fantastic!

    Scrooge

  • emma

    :0

  • Mark M

    And all snow flakes have 6 sides.

  • These are beautiful, but as he admits on his website, heavily cropped. Are there any tips for taking higher-resolution snowflake photos that would be suitable for print? Thanks!

  • Lincoln Roth

    thoroughly amazing, awesome in the truest sense of the word…..

  • Ems Ramsay

    amazing i love all of them

  • Cindy

    They are beautiful, but where are the instructions on how to achieve them?

  • TammyS

    Really???

  • Carlos

    this one us 12… 6×2. Nature rules.

  • Tadeusz Ku?

    SonyEricsson k800i + DVDplayer lens 😉

  • Tadeusz Ku?

    SonyEricsson k800i + DVDplayer lens

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