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2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before. 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.

2016 Nikon Macro Photo Contest Winners Show The World Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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.

20 Lovely Macro Photographs By Magdalena Wasiczek 

" ~ Rabindranath Tagore. Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear. Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography.

Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear

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. 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. Caren Alpert - Radish. High Speed Splash Photography. High Speed Photography is great fun when combined with water, as you scroll through the photographs you’ll see how much creativity can be had with only a few simple requirements and understandings.

High Speed Splash Photography

High speed photography was the first photographic interest of mine, and created a basis for my desire to be more creative with my photography! I hope you find this of interest and drive you to learn more, which is easily done by clicking any photograph – this will bring you to all of the photographer’s work. The New Way by Cymaii If you’d like to know more about this technique or want more inspiration please follow the links: Martin Waugh Liquid Sculptures Water Splash Inspiration How to photograph Water Splashes Video Tutorial: Martin Waugh on Time Warp: Thank you to all the photographers that allow their photographs to be freely shared!

All Photographs shown here are © Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike! Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Microscopic Images of Alcoholic Drinks. All of these impressive photos of alcoholic beverages under a microscope uncover the elements that make up some of our preferred tipples.

Microscopic Images of Alcoholic Drinks

Similar to photos of snowflakes, each and every beverage is unique, while observed below when zoomed about 1, 000 times under a high tech lab microscope. Created by United States company Bevshots, these are available as artworks for potential buyers which recognize the concealed beauty of alcoholic beverages. Catching the small elements that define most popular drinks such as vodka, pina colada and Chablis.

"What you can see in the magnified pictures are the crystalised carbohydrates that have become sugars and glucose, " described Lester Hutt, 35, the founder of Bevshots. He describes, "Each image was created by using a pipette of each particular drink and squeezing a drop onto a slide. Vodka and tonic Whiskey Vodka Tequila Sake Pina Colada Martini Dry Martini Champagne Red wine German Pilsner inevitable Coca Cola. 20 Most Amazing Microscope Shots.

These microscope pictures are taken from the book ‘ Microcosmos’, created by Brandon Brill .

20 Most Amazing Microscope Shots

This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye. 01 – A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip 02 – The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip 03 – Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin. Macro Photography. Inspiration by Bill Jones 34inShare I love the amazing details you can find in these shots.

Macro Photography

When we want to we can find a whole other world, the world of the small. Its a very alien looking world to say the least but a beautiful one at that. We would love for you to share your macro photography with our flickr group. Jimmy Hoffman Igor Siwanowicz Mikesi Robert Seber Alliec2007 Maculatus CathS Stavros Markopoulos Justin Dotson Peet13 Steve Wall Yavuz Sariyildiz.


  1. lifeh2o Nov 9 2012
    We should have a seperate pearl from microscopic photography. I am making one and adding some of yours in it.