Japanese photographer Miki Asai is passionate about capturing the magical beauty of small things rarely witnessed by the naked eye that are nonetheless fundamentally important parts of nature. She uses her Canon EOS Kiss X5 (EOS Rebel T3i) to photograph water drops, flowers, and small creatures.
“I am always surprised when I look through the camera’s viewfinder to see things normally unseen,” she writes. “Through a macro lens, I am trying to show the beautiful world of the small.” When asked by 500px about her advice to those newly interested in macro photography, she said: “I learned that when it comes to living things – if you want to achieve the shot that’s in your head – patience is really the only way.”
These magnificent photographs of the macro world puts our own world into perspective – next to the eternal cosmos, we humans are just little ants scurrying around on a rock we call Earth.