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A Real Snowflake under a Caltech scientist's specially designed photo microscope. Photo by snowflake expert Kenneth G. Libbrecht
Starlight | Alexey Kljatov | As fascinating as macro photography is, most of us think we can’t do it because it requires specialized equipment. Alexey, however, is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere -he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up pictures of snowflakes out of old camera parts, boards, screws and tape. His pictures give us an enchanting close-up view of snowflakes that we could never hope for without specialized equipment.