Friday, July 15, 2016


Snowflake macro photo: Sunflower, unusual snow crystal with large, flat and empty central hexagon, relief outer rim and short arms with ridges, sparkling on bright blue-grey gradient background
Snowflake photo: Sunflower

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica),,
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Interior with snowflake print, haning on wall: real snow crystal with big, flat and empty central hexagon, relief outer rim and six arms with ridges

This is very interesting snowflake: with big and flat central hexagon (almost without any features), relief outer rim and arms with many ridges - quite unusual combination. This is medium size snow crystal, just 3 millimeters from tip to tip; but that large and empty center was easily noticeable even with naked eye, and it instantly attract my attention. This snowflake remind me sunflower: with short, broad icy "petals" and inner "lines of seeds".

8 identical RAW photos, taken as quick series, was averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio of this picture. Snowflake was captured on glass background with LED back light, with additional lens Helios 44M-5, in Moscow, Russia.

And this is version in alternate colors:

Snowflake image: Sunflower golden, real snow crystal with big and flat center and six relief arms with ridges, glittering on smooth blue-yellow background
Snowflake photo: Sunflower golden

Prints available at Artist website (mirrors at Pixels and FineArtAmerica),
Licenses for commercial use - at

This crystal also available as Ultra HD wallpaper:

Snowflake wallpaper: Sunflower, resolution up to Ultra HD 4K, standard and widescreen, 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9, free download

I already processed two more snowflakes from same amazing snowfall of January 3, 2016: Winter fortress and Serenity:

Closeup snowflake photo: Winter fortress, small sectored plate snow crystal with complex relief surface, divided by rows to six sectors, sparkling on gray-blue gradient backgroundSnowflake image: Serenity - large hexagonal plate crystal with high tech look and feel, glittering on pale blue gradient background

And here is another snowflake from previous winter: Dusty mirror - it slightly remind me new one: this crystal also have big and flat central hexagon, where only visible feature is pattern of tiny dots, relief outer rim and short arms with nice details:

Closeup snowflake picture: Dusty mirror, real snow crystal with turtle-like shape and dense ring pattern with hundreds of tiny dots around center

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.