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Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes

By dpreview staff on Dec 2, 2013 at 08:01 GMT
Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes
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Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes

Moscow-based photographer Alexey Kljatov is a keen macro photographer, and for the past couple of years he's been producing closeup shots of snowflakes. More recently he decided to boost the magnification of his camera - a Canon PowerShot A650 - by attaching a reverse-mounted Helios 58mm F2 lens. His inexpensive homemade rig delivers extraordinary magnification, revealing an incredible amount of detail in the intricate crystals of ice. 

Via: Bored Panda, Source: Alexey Kljatov

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BIOEP
By BIOEP (4 months ago)

BRAVO Alexey - Just amazing images with some home ingenuity and common / old items. Way cheaper than a Electron Microscope. Thank you for sharing. Chris

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Debankur Mukherjee
By Debankur Mukherjee (4 months ago)

Excellent job.......

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royston42
By royston42 (4 months ago)

Are you sure these are snowflakes, and not just close ups of plastic items? They seem to "perfectly formed" to me, but then, I was ever a cynic.

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leno
By leno (4 months ago)

Snowflakes are perfectly formed as are all cystals

11 upvotes
Felts
By Felts (4 months ago)

Awesome images, clever boy...

1 upvote
Rosember
By Rosember (4 months ago)

There you go. Amazing work. Thanks for pointing out!

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Neloy Sinha
By Neloy Sinha (4 months ago)

A simple way to do magnificent things.There is minimum fuss, or call for expensive gadgets but outstanding result. We are happy to know that in this Xmas some of us will be inspired to do the same in the backyard garden to capture ice crystals. A very inspiring artical.

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washyshots
By washyshots (4 months ago)

As previously mentioned these stunning shots prove once and for all that the latest ‘all singing and dancing’ are simply not needed in order to capture effective still of our environment.

Thans DP Review.

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Emil Oisang
By Emil Oisang (4 months ago)

Very impressive!

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Xentinus
By Xentinus (4 months ago)

Damn good!

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babalu
By babalu (4 months ago)

Simple, and yet astounding quality ! Preserves the general impression of shape while going into great detail. A lesson in self-organizing natural processes...
and beautiful .

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Resom
By Resom (4 months ago)

Alexey Kljatov pictures on his website are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this!

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Der Steppenwolf
By Der Steppenwolf (4 months ago)

Just goes to show that one does not have to have latest and gratest to produce something amazing. Great job and beatuifull images.

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hiZis
By hiZis (4 months ago)

It's Heleos 44mm, not 50. The glass with one of the most beautiful bokeh.

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gefrorenezeit
By gefrorenezeit (4 months ago)

Beautiful fractals. ;)

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KoosG
By KoosG (4 months ago)

Wow! That's brilliant! I'm amazing by the symetric shapes of the snowflakes!

7 upvotes
dtra
By dtra (4 months ago)

Stunning, so much detail.

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fti
By fti (4 months ago)

Amazing

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