Incredible snowflakes pictured up close...captured by a £200 camera

PUBLISHED: 12:14 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:06 23 October 2015

Picture of a large snowflake, 5-6mm, entitled The Beauty of Imperfection. Picture: Alexey Kljatov

Picture of a large snowflake, 5-6mm, entitled The Beauty of Imperfection. Picture: Alexey Kljatov

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A Russian photographer whose studio is the balcony of his house has captured loads of stunning close-ups of snowflakes in all their beautiful variety. His camera? A rudimentary amateur digital one.

The set-up Alexey uses to take his spectacular shots. Picture: Alexey KljatovThe set-up Alexey uses to take his spectacular shots. Picture: Alexey Kljatov

Alexey Kljatov, aka ChaoticMind, uses a Canon Powershot A650 with a 44M-5 Helios lens (above) to get his shots, proving you don’t need to be a rich professional to take some fantastic pics.

Read more about his methods on his blog or check out the images in our picture gallery - they pretty much speak for themselves.