Sunday, September 1, 2013

Ice rainbow 2

Ice rainbow 2, real snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

Another rainbow snowflake from january 2013. In center of this crystal can be seen colored areas, caused by thin film optical interference effect. 9 RAWs averaged. Looks better in original resolution (1600 x 1200 pixels).

This is cropped central region of the crystal after averaging, with 500% magnification and without any additional processing (no sharpening, color altering or any contrast curves):

Ice rainbow 2, central region of snowflake macro photo by Alexey Kljatov

Check out this wonderful crocheted snowflake, based on this crystal, made by Snowcatcher!

Crocheted snowflake Ice rainbow 2 - made by Snowcatcher

That day i also captured some more nice crystals:

Snowflake picture: The core - clear transparent snow crystal with short and broad arms, glowing on dark cyan textured backgroundReal snowflake: large star plate snow crystal with unusual central pattern, resembling coat of arms, glowing on dark gray 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.