It was merely by accident that Japanese photographer Miki Asai stumbled into the world of macro photography, as she started taking photos right in her garden. “As I was looking through the viewfinder, I noticed there were beautiful raindrops and a tiny ant walking through the frame,” she told 500px during an interview. “I might not have even seen it if I wasn’t using a macro lens. So I thought to myself–how can I shoot these things more beautifully?”
Asai, who’s based in Hokkaido, Japan, said that it was all about patience and passion when it comes to taking photos of living things. “I’ve been asked by others how I control ants, but humans shouldn’t be able to control them. You’ve got to use a tripod, an appropriate shutter speed and depth of field, then rely on your own passion and patience.” And what passion and patience she truly has to be able to capture these magical and fantastical photos, wouldn’t you agree?
FYI, Miki is using a Canon EOS Kiss X5 and a Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 macro USM lens. To view more of her enchanting and enthralling images, do check out her 500px account.
Source: via 500px