Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alcor

Real snowflake macro photo: Alcor, small star-like snow crystal with short and broad arms and flower-like inner pattern, sparkling on dark background
Snowflake photo: Alcor (1600 x 1200)

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica), RedBubble.com.
Licenses for commercial use - at Shutterstock.com, 500px.com.



This is small snowflake: lesser than 2 millimeters from tip to tip. Despite small size and simple shape, this is beautiful and interesting crystal: it's inner part with curvy lines remind flower, but outer rim with six broad hexagons looks very different.

7 identical RAW photos, taken as fast series, was aligned and averaged to boost signal/noise ratio of final picture. Background: dark gray woolen fabric, diffused light of cloudy sky, Canon Powershot A650is with additional optics Helios 44M-5 (mounted reversely in front of built-in lens as additional magnifier). March 2013, Moscow, Russia.

Here you'll find another interesting specimen, which i've captured at same day - Vega, much bigger snow crystal with surprisingly simple shape and structure:

Snowflake image: Vega, large split plate snow crystal with unusually simple shape and inner structure, glowing on dark cyan textured background

If you want to see more snowflakes, you can browse through all snowflake pictures.
Here you'll find snowflake photo wallpapers in numerous resolutions and screen proportions, up to Ultra HD 4K.
And here is article about snowflake macro photography.

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