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11/27/2013

Extraordinary Macro Photography Creates STUNNING Images Of Snow Flakes. The Details Are Absolutely Remarkable!

This has to be one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time. A Russian photographer named Alexey Kljatov created a rig to capture amazingly detailed images of snow flakes. What makes this even more amazing is that he made the equipment using old camera parts, some boards, screws and simple tape. Alexey even gives us a schematic on how to do it ourselves!

 

 

Simple scheme of optical add-on for super-macro shooting

 

 

The images captured give depth into the words... "no two snow flakes are alike". Notice the character that each of these snow flakes takes on.

 

 

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

 

 

Ice rainbow

 

 

Snow Queen's capacitors

 

 

Alien's data disk

 

 

Slight asymmetry

 

 

Capped Column

 

 

Chrome

 

 

Asymmetriad

 

 

Ice crown

 

 

Web

 

 

Jewel

 

 

Constellation

 

 

Morning star

 

 

Satellites

 

 

Liquid star

 

 

Melting snowflake

 

 

Snowflake

 

 

It is rare that I come across something that just blows me away, but these images from Alexey Kljatov are just remarkable! The detail of each individual snow flake is extraordinary and you get to see how different temperatures create different style flakes. To study this in a book is one thing, but to see it in our atmosphere occurring is totally another. Just WOW!

 

 

 

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I'm just not sure taking a photo of a single snowflake is possible. They are great photos but I would have to question the validity of exactly what they are pictures of.

Renee, the shapes are structures are very clearly real from what is predicted in meteorology. I am not sure what there is to question?

Truly amazing!! Just out of this world! They say a picture is worth a thousand words well these are beyond that.

Angela, I agree. I am just blown away by!!!

This is just simply amazing and beautiful, They look like little works of art. I don't believe I've ever seen anything like it, Thanks for sharing!

deniece, I am glad you enjoyed the blog. :)

It is beautiful I wish our eyes could see what his photography has captured, then I might actually wish it would snow. I have always heard that no 2 snowflakes are the same but wow. Thank you for sharing natures art.

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Wow, the details of the snowflakes are amazing. Nice job

Great pictures and it is possible to photograph a single flake Renee. This took a lot of time. Thanks Marc.

AND PEOPLE SAY GOD ISNT REAL !!!

These are truly amazing photographs! A new Wilson Bentley. By the way, I always thought snowflakes had six points. Can you explain why some of them don't? Thanks for sharing; they're beautiful!

Kay

Wow, these pictures are so detailed! Hey Marc, you should write up a blog one day to show what the worlds largest snowflake ever recorded was.

thats why i love snow flakes, all God creations are perfect and beautiful, only some of it are abused.

anges, it is all about the temperature they form in. Different temps for different structures. You can actually get pentagonal columns created wild optics in the atmosphere!

Israel, hmmm, I could look into it.

God's creations are truly breathtaking.

I was a borderline agnostic, however the symmetry and perfection of these flakes is changing my thinking. Thank you!

The Gospil according to snowflakes. Beautiful.

Beautiful!

Wow!!! I'm watching snowstorms in the mountains of Montana, Keeping me from driving the mountain passes. Could anyone count God's output of snowflakes today? Much less imagine the images. Thank you for reminding us of His creativity and Daily Blessings.

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