Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The shard

Real snowflake macro photo: The shard, medium size snow crystal with unusual shape: long, straight and narrow arms, and beautiful hexagonal center, formed by six icy sectors with elegant inner pattern
Snowflake photo: The shard

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This is my first processed snowflake from past winter. I photograph this snow crystal in November 2016 and, when saw magnified on camera screen, like it instantly. Although this snowflake have simple and not interesting arms, it's large center looks really nice. It looks like solid hexagon, but if you look closely, you'll see that it formed by six broad "petals" with beautiful inner pattern:

Large hexagonal center of real snowflake at high magnification, formed by six broad and thin icy segments with amazing inner patterns. Transparent snowflake glittering on dark gray background in diffused light of cloudy sky
Snowflake center in full size

This crystal remind me similar one, which i've captured in January 2015 - Steering wheel:

Closeup picture of snowflake: real snow crystal with unusual structure, six simple, straight arms, big and complex central hexagon and ring on transparent icy petals around center, glowing on dark gray background

Also, i combined these two snow crystals into one picture:

Picture of snowflakes: two snow crystals with unusual structure - straight, narrow arms and large hexagonal centers, formed by six broad sections with elegant inner patterns, glittering on dark gray woolen background in cold light
Snowflake photo: When winters meets

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Here you'll find another snowflake from November 2016 - Hyperion:

Real snowflake macro photo: big stellar dendrite snow crystal with complex ornate shape, fine hexagonal symmetry, long elegant arms and glossy, relief surface

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.