By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo

A COLOURBLIND photographer is using his deficiency to snap beautiful photos of insects and nature that are invisible to the human eye

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A high-speed photograph of dripping water onto an aluminum bowl

Utlising homemade equipment, Noah Fram-Schwartz from Connecticut, USA captures microscopic images of butterfly wings, leaves, water and snowflakes.

Noah spent two years building his equipment

Noah, 20, said: “Being colourblind gives me an advantage - I’m able to spot insects that others may not notice.

“My first experience with photography was at 13 - I became increasingly interested in macro photography.

A high magnification shot of a butterfly wing

"I learned that I could construct a makeshift macro lens by simply reversing a short prime lens in front of a long telephoto lens and from there my passion for macro took off.

A magnified shot of a male jumping spider's eyes

“I’ve always been interested in both art and science and for me macro photography is the perfect combination of the two.

“It brings light to a whole new world that is often overlooked and sometimes even entirely invisible to the human eye.”

A male carpenter bee stares into the camera lens

Some of Noah’s images include close up shots of butterfly’s wings, a robber fly’s eye, and high magnification of a bamboo leaf.

A magnified photo of the human eye

Noah said: “I try to capture images that are aesthetically pleasing while at the same time scientifically captivating.

A magnified picture of the black specs of an ant's eye

“While I photograph many insects, I also shoot water, snowflakes, and really any part of nature that looks fascinating in front of the lens.”

The equipment that Noah uses to capture these stunning photos cannot be bought and are home-built.

A magnified photo of a Robber Fly's eye shot

He said: “I spent two years matching my own parts and piecing together over sixty individual acquired components from eBay and local junk yards.

“At high magnifications the depth of field - the amount of area in focus - becomes razor thin.”

Another photo shows the close up of an ant’s eye.

A close up view of a butterfly's wing

Noah said: “This image helps reveal that what appears as tiny black specks to the naked eye are in fact immaculate geometric structures.

A magnified image of a bamboo leaf

“In a fast-paced world in which we live it’s easy to lose sight of the immense beauty that surrounds us.

“While nature’s most spectacular wonders are often thought to be far away mystical jungles or foggy snow-capped mountains, some of the most beautiful and intriguing sights are in our own backyards.”