A handy camera captures amazing macro photos of snowflakes

Many people think that to take professional quality macro shots, it is necessary to have professional quality equipment. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov has proved what is needed. Using a simple combination of screws, duct tape, panels, and cheap camera parts, he created a home platform capable of capturing awesome snapshots of snowflakes with incredible detail.

Her collection offers a glimpse into the amazing shapes of flakes that our natural vision could never see. The surprising thing about flakes is that no one is alike. Their extraordinary diversity comes from the many small changes in temperature and humidity they experience when they freeze to the ground. Their symmetry is hexagonal because the crystalline structure of the ice is also hexagonal. All these many factors come together to create beautiful shapes that are almost always unique.

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