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Ice Bokeh

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We have a heavy frost in our neck of the Florida woods this morning. My equipment is not really capable of shooting under the low-light conditions under which I photographed these frost crystals, so these are not as tack sharp as they could be, but I think they make great abstracts and the boke is pretty damn neat! Enjoy! :)

 

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Frost and ice in Florida? Yes! We have many winter days with temps (F) in the 20s. Hard freezes and frost is not uncommon. One year it was so cold that the giant wild pythons in the Everglades were freezing to death, and it even got to freezing temps in the Keys! The saving grace is that it might be 30F when you wake up, but then later in the day it will warm to 60F! And we have a pretty decent amount of sunshine most of the time.

 

These are micro shots of ice crystals from the frost on various bits of vegetation in my yard. I have to shoot them early in the morning because even the heat from my breath will start them to melting, and even if the temp is 30F, when the sun hits the yard the frost vanishes in minutes so I have to move fast.

 

The Nature Spirits have provided me with some delicious abstracts and personal appearances in these micro shots...read the descriptions I’ve written and view the notes I’ve placed on some of the photos, and then view them at their largest sizes available and you’ll be amazed, too!

 

View more of these intriguing shots I feel like I’ve received as a gift in my set titled “Jack Frost:”

 

www.flickr.com/photos/motorpsiclist/sets/72157628880414761/

 

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Taken on January 15, 2012