Sugar Plum Snowflake

Never has there been more perfect snow for capturing snowflake portraits.

  • Kristaa||| 8y

    Wonderful! =)
  • Tess 8y

    what lens and setting did you use for this?
  • Julie Falk 8y

    Scroll back up to see my explanation.
  • V | ! | s | h 7y

    It is like in a fairy tale....I never thought I would see such an ideal snow flake in real....wow!!!
  • Jason Rogers 7y

    Thanks for sharing this under the creative commons licence, I used you picture in my photo. I hope you dont' mind.
    I great photo - just what I was looking for :-)
    Day 621 / 365 - Cold hands
    Thanks

    Jason
  • Maša 7y

    wow, this is soooo perfect
  • Synapped 7y

    Wowow -- that's phenomenal! Never dreamed they could be captured. Well done!
  • Beverly Millson (aka Bettina Tizzy) 6y

    Holy MOLY!
  • Richard Scheve 6y

    Great job!!
  • The Notebook Ghurl 6y

    I've heard that you can capture snowflakes in superglue.
    I've been wondering if this istrue.

    I've never seen a real snowflake like this, and I've only played in snow twice...
    So it is true then...that each and every one of them are different?
    How'd you get down to this microscopic level???

    It's simply, amazing.
  • Julie Falk 6y

    No, you couldn't capture snowflakes in superglue. They would melt immediately.
    I haven't seen two that are alike, but really, that's just an old idea based on the enormous variety of ways six crystalline arms can form.
    This is not microscopic. It is easily seen witht the human eye. It is unusual for a flake to get this big - conditions have to be perfect, but this one is about 4 or 5 mm in width.
  • Phillies26SS 6y

    this is very beautiful Nice shot :)
  • Beverly S. 6y

    fantastic - really beautiful and so clear
  • Katie-Rose 6y

    Beautiful!
  • Margret Leopoldsdottir 5y

    Fantastic photo
  • Maure Briggs-Carrington 5y

    Wow !!!!!
  • martisimas 4y

    I ran across your image while searching through the Creative Commons pool, and used it in one of my projects. Thank you very much!
    Feline Flurries (original photo by John Coleman)
  • Darlene 4y

    Another beauty! Awesome macros!
  • Alexey Kljatov 9mo

    Beautiful crystal!
  • Lisa Pearlman 5mo

    Amazing!! How do you get such a clear close-up of a snowflake?!
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Taken on December 4, 2005
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