Real Snowflake - Ice Crown New
Photograph - Macro Photograph
This is large snowflake: 5 millimeters from tip to tip or even bigger. I like shape of this crystal, with its elegant hexagonal structure, and especially unusual pattern in the center: it reminds coat of arms with shield and spears.
I was lucky with light, when captured this snow crystal, but shooting angle was not optimal.
10 identical RAW photos, taken as fast series, was aligned and averaged to boost SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) of this picture. Background: black woolen fabric, diffused light from gray cloudy sky, external optics Helios 44M-5 used as additional magnifier; January 2013, Moscow.
This is newer version with better post-processing, which i've done in 2017.
Closeup snowflake pictures available for home decor, interior design and gifts as: stretched canvas prints, metal, acrylic, wood and framed prints, posters, greeting cards and spiral notebooks, phone cases for Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, portable battery chargers, throw pillows, duvet covers and fleece blankets, shower curtains, bath and hand towels, coffee mugs, weekender tote bags, yoga mats, carry-all pouches, round beach towels and beach sheets, tank tops, men's and women's slim fit, v-neck, long sleeve, baseball and junior t-shirts.
My collection includes over 100 macro photos of real snowflakes, and constantly grows. Just click my name (above left), and you'll see all images of snow crystals.
October 2nd, 2017
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