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    I found this really difficult as the snow kept melting and sliding down the window. This would have been ok except I was using a macro lens and 3 extension tubes and a time delay on the camera.
    It doesn't take that long to lose a snowflake....... :o(
    I believe there are more on the way though. ;o)

    I tried this before and this is marginally better as there is actually a snowflake. Next time I might get it right.

    Scavenger hunt item #34 - Snowflake

    Studyjunkie, Weeping-Willow Photography, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Studyjunkie 74 months ago | reply

      well I am very impressed as I have spent a long time today in the garden trying to get a shot of one of these for the SH and none came out even close to as good as this. I will have to try again tomorrow.

    2. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Rachael but this is why I'm not satisfied with it.

      www.flickr.com/photos/lynnette_henderson/3206738919/

      It is the most wonderful snowflake and something to aspire to. ;o)

    3. Marion Stanton 74 months ago | reply

      This is incredible! Well done.

    4. Gnomehome2008 74 months ago | reply

      I think the beauty of the individual flake is highlighted by the cluster to the right. Well done.

    5. anna.creedon 74 months ago | reply

      I think you are being to hard on yourself. I too had a go with the extension tubes and snowflakes today - but they just kept melting too quickly! This is gorgeous, such amazing structures.. look forward to seeing more of the same from you! Well done.

    6. Studyjunkie 74 months ago | reply

      I too think you''re being too hard on yourself - it was waaay below freezing when that other, undoubtedly talented, photographer took her shots. Here the temp just wasn't low enough to make the darned/beautiful things linger long enough for fiddling about with tripods and focus and all that other stuff.

    7. Nikonsnapper 74 months ago | reply

      I agree with Anna, its very well done. I have just bought the D700 and I am finding it very hard to do things with it that I found easy with the D80. What extension tubes do you have Diana?

    8. Slickclic 74 months ago | reply

      Very impressive , my eye was drawn to the large snowflake, its beautiful, you should be really proud of this shot :-)

    9. Marlowpics/ Anna 74 months ago | reply

      This is lovely!! I was trying the same thing this evening - not easy!! I love how the main snowflake stands out against that dark background!

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      Seen in a discussion of the group "Project 366-1 - Jan 1st 2009" (?)

    10. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Marion, Gnome and marlowpics/ Anna, I appreciate your comments

    11. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Anna & Rachael for your comments, I am, as usual, being far too picky about my picture and you have given my confidence a huge boost. I admit that the whole time I was shooting I was hoping for a big drop in temperature so that the flakes wouldn't melt so quickly as I was aware that Lynnette's were taken in freezing temps.

    12. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Nikonsnapper, I went from a d100 to the 700 and I think they are quite similar. I have Kenko DG tubes and they maintain the contacts with the lens so you have all the metering and AF, though I always focus manually, especially with macro.

    13. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Linda

    14. gramola2three 74 months ago | reply

      I think this is gorgeous - well done

    15. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Becky

    16. guernseyliz14 74 months ago | reply

      beautiful pic- I tried but with less success than you!

    17. Weeping-Willow Photography 74 months ago | reply

      Don't be hard on yourself this is pretty damn good. I was trying to get a good snowflake shot yesterday, but I don't have a DSLR or a macro lens, so this is much better than mine.

      Well done :)

    18. dizzyanna 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks Liz

      Thanks Siobhan, I just had a look at yours and they're great, in fact I'm just popping over to your photosteam to comment. ;o)

    19. devonpaul 74 months ago | reply

      Very impressed...im still recovering after being stuck in snow 4 7 hours at haldon hill!

    20. ...Matt Pringle... 74 months ago | reply

      This is stunning, such wonderful detail and great composition. Excellent work.

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