Snowflake photo: Web (1024 x 768)
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This is small snowflake (lesser than 2 millimeters from tip to tip) of hexagonal plate type. This "spider web" pattern with star in the center looks nice, though these two elements is not rare for snow crystals - i've seen many variants of them.
8 identical RAW photos was taken as short series, aligned and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Background: dark grey woolen fabric, natural light from cloudy sky, external optics Helios 44M-5, january 2013, Moscow.
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