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Micro/Macro Photography

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Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear. 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. You can enjoy many more of Osokin’s impressive photographs (16 pages worth, at the moment) over on his LensArt.ru website. Andrew Osokin Photography [LensArt via The Curious Brain via Colossal] Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Osokin and used with permission. 2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners. Nikon has just announced the winners of its annual Small World Photomicrography competition, and as you can see from these stunning photographs, bigger isn't always better. Show Full Text The competition is in its 42nd year and this year over 2000 people from 70 countries entered.

For those that don't know, photomicrography is the practise of taking a photograph through a microscope or similar magnifying device in order to capture the intricate details of things invisible to the human eye. From the proboscis of a butterfly and the foot of a beetle to espresso coffee crystals, the pictures below give us a whole new way of looking at world. The categories are divided into winners, honorable mentions, and images of distinction, and you can find the full list on the Nikon Small World website. More info: Nikon Small World (h/t: demilked) 20 Lovely Macro Photographs By Magdalena Wasiczek  "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. " ~ Rabindranath Tagore Photography by Magda Nikx Wasiczek.