Saturday, March 7, 2015

Steering wheel

Snowflake photo: Steering wheel, real snow crystal with unusual long and straight arms without branches, and ring of thin icy petals around center
Snowflake photo: Steering wheel (1880 x 1410)

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This is medium size (3 millimeters in diameter or slightly more) and quite unusual snowflake, with its long, straight arms without any branches and ring of very thin and clean icy "petals" around center. I have not remember any similar crystal from 8 winters of snowflake photography.

7 serial shots was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio. Background: dark woolen fabric, natural light (cloudy sky), external optics Helios 44M-5, January 2015, Moscow.

This snowflake also available as Ultra HD wallpaper:

Snowflake photo wallpaper: Steering wheel, resolution up to Ultra HD 4K 3840 x 2160, aspect ratios 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9, free download

In December 2016 i photographed similar snowflake - The shard:

Snowflake macro photo: real snow crystal with unusual structure, narrow straight arms and large hexagonal center, formed by six broad sectors with beautiful inner patterns

If you want to see more snowflakes, you can browse through all snowflake pictures.
And here is article about snowflake macro photography.