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Snowflake macro: ice dust | by Olga Sytina & Alexey Kljatov
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Snowflake macro: ice dust

This is smallest ice crystals i've ever photographed. I think, bigger of them not large than 0,2 mm.

 

The story: in december 2012 in Moscow was a really cold week, without any snowflalls, clear skies day and night. While waiting for snow, i leave my glass plate outdoors, hoping to catch some flakes, if they fall at night. One morning i found it covered by ice dust, without any flakes visible by naked eye. As in this photo, i picked good looking crystals from whole frame and drag them in one compact group. You can see original shots (straight out of camera jpeg's) from this morning in comments.

 

Prints: Artist website | RedBubble.com

 

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Taken on December 24, 2012