Friday, September 27, 2013

Cloud wheel

Snowflake macro photo: Cloud wheel, tiny hexagonal plate snow crystal with unusual pattern, glittering on smooth gradient background
Snowflake photo: Cloud wheel

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Another snowflake of my favorite type - simple hexagonal plates. I like unusual pattern near it's edges. This snowflake was slightly bigger than 1 millimeter in diameter - this is typical size for hexagonal plates. 8 identical RAW photos was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Snowflake was captured on large glass sheet with LED back light, using additional lens Helios 44M-5, in january 2013, Moscow.

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.