Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The beauty of imperfection

Real snowflake macro photo: The beauty of imperfection, large stellar dendrite snow crystal with asymmetrical arms, but amazing central pattern, glowing on dark blue wool background
Snowflake photo: The beauty of imperfection (2096 x 1572)

This is large snowflake of stellar dendrite type, 5 or 6 millimeters from tip to tip. It have one reduced branch, but gorgeous pattern in the center:

Snowflake macro photo: The beauty of imperfection, pattern in the center of snow crystal
Crop of snowflake center in full size

7 identical RAW photos, taken as quick series, was aligned and averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Background: black woolen fabric, diffused light of gray winter sky, external optics Helios 44, March 2013, Moscow, Russia.

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Here is another snowflake with amazing pattern in the center - Ice crown:

Snowflake picture: Ice crown, snow crystal with broad arms and unusual pattern in the center, resembling coat of arms, glowing on dark blue background

And here you'll find much smaller, star-shaped crystal that i've captured same day - Alcor - with interesting contrast between flower-like inner structure, with curvy lines, and straight lines of outer hexagonal part:

Snowflake photo: Alcor, small star-shaped snow crystal with amazing flower-like inner pattern

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.