Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Oak leaves or feathers?

Snowflake macro photo: Oak leaves or feathers, small hexagonal plate snow crystal with wonderful internal pattern, captured on glass surface with LED back light
Snowflake photo: Oak leaves or feathers? (800 x 600)

This tiny hexagonal plate snowflake, not bigger than 1 millimeter, is one of my all-time favorites. It have amazing internal pattern, which reminds similar type: sectored plate snowflakes like Winter fortress, though in this case these six dividers do not affect edge of snowflake, and it keeps shape of perfect hexagon.

7 identical RAW photos was averaged to raise signal-to-noise ratio of this image. Snow crystal was captured on glass background with LED back light, using lens Helios 44M-5 as additional magnifier, in january 2013, in Moscow, Russia.

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.