Can You Identify These 18 Everyday Objects Photographed Up Close?

Look around you and the world seems pretty familiar – but if you look close enough, things can start to look pretty alien. For the recent project Amazing Worlds Within Our World, multi-talented artist Pyanek created a series of macro photos that explore everyday objects up close, revealing their minute details while obscuring what makes them so recognizable.

These Close-Up Bug Eyes Will Trip You Out

Get close to a bug… then get closer. Indonesian photographer Yudy Sauw is capturing some of the most incredible macro shots we’ve seen, giving us an eye-to-compound-eye view of lots of insects and revealing the often beautiful details of their viewing apparatus. In some images the insects are covered in tiny water droplets, magnifying and mirroring the shape of their eyes, in others the iridescent eyes stare back at us with striking symmetry.

Hidden Life: Tiny Surprises Captured Through a Macro Lens

Japanese photographer Miki Asai captures a world often hidden from the naked eye. Using her Canon EOS Kiss X5 camera with a Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 macro USM lens, she finds the simple beauty found in a raindrop, an ant or a snail. It all began when she was testing out her lens in the serenity of her own garden. She explained to 500px:

Abstract Explosions in the Sky: Fireworks Shot with a Macro Lens

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You know what they say about photographers – it’s not the equipment you have, it’s how you use it… or something like that. Nick Pacione has been using a macro lens to photograph something you’d really hope to be far, far away: fireworks. He captured the 4th of July show in his home Dallas Texas, creating images that often look more like a psychedelic acid trip or big bundles of balloons than explosions in the sky.

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Look Into My Eyes: Incredibly Close-Up Animal Cornea

We covered Suren Manvelyan’s up close photographs of human eyes in the past, and now he’s begun an exciting new series based on the theme. His new macro photographs of animal eyes show a striking diversity in color and texture, leading the viewer to wonder at the way other creatures see and perceive the world around us. See more of this artists equally diverse work on behance.net.