Thursday, November 6, 2014

Silver foil

Snowflake macro photo: Silver foil, real snow crystal with broad arms and interesting frozen bubbles of rime in random points of relief surface, sparkling on pale grey background
Snowflake photo: Silver foil

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This is another snowflake from wonderful snowfall of January 16, 2014. This medium size crystal, as well as many others from that day, have interesting frozen bubbles of rime on it's surface. Overall amount of these bubbles is low, but almost every bubble have something like "impact crater" around it (like ring waves in the pond from thrown stone).

This snowflake was captured on large sheet of glass with LED back lighting, using Canon Powershot A650is with additional lens Helios 44, reversely mounted in front of camera optics, for better magnification. 8 identical RAW photos, captured as quick series, was averaged for better SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) of this image.

This snowflake also available as full HD wallpaper:

Snowflake photo wallpaper: Silver foil, resolution up to 2560 x 1920 pixels, standard and widescreen, 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9, free download

Here is another snowflake from same wonderful snowfall of 16th january, Cold metal:

Closeup snowflake image: Cold metal, real snow crystal with glossy surface, broad arms and amazing central hexagon with relief details, glittering on brown-blue gradient background in cold light

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