Macro shooting

Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs of insects, flowers, snow, and frost. Among his most impressive shots are photographs of individual snowflakes that have fallen upon the ground and are in the process of melting away. The shots are so detailed and so perfectly framed that you might suspect them of being computer-generated fabrications.

They’re not though. The images were all captured using a Nikon D80 or Nikon D90 DSLR and a 60mm or 90mm macro lens.

Read more at http://petapixel.com/2012/1ImageMaImageImageImage2/07/ethereal-macro-photos-of-snowflakes-in-the-moments-before-they-disappear/#ttEyC8h2KG7ck4IH.99
 
I thought the detail he could get in the snowflakes was amazing and the fact that his camera isnt that much better then ours inspired me to thinking that pictures like this are possible to take ourselves.
 
Rkoletar
 
 
 
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