Japanese photographer Miki Asai gives us a glimpse of the world of ants as she captures with her macro lens ants and their interactions with nature.

Miki Asai takes pictures in her own garden and shows the world the beauty of the miniature world.


“As I was looking through the viewfinder, I noticed there were beautiful raindrops and a tiny ant walking through the frame,” Asai told 500px. “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?’ ”

She also said that she “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.” She went on: “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.”

Asai lives in Hokkaido, Japan, and uses a Canon EOS Kiss X5 and the Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 macro USM lens.

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