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Canon
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Canon PowerShot A650 IS
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1/5 second
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44 mm
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80
Date Taken
Mar 25, 2013, 9:43:20 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Shine by ChaoticMind75 Shine by ChaoticMind75
Medium size snowflake, around 4 mm. 8 serial shots averaged to boost signal-to-noise ratio. Background: dark woolen fabric, natural light (clouded sky), external optics Helios 44M-5, march 2013, Moscow.

This snowflake as wallpaper: chaoticmind75.blogspot.com/p/w…

More snowflakes in set snowflakes and snow crystals.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.
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Given 2013-12-06
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Photographer
it looks like some futuristic hi-tec,brilliant shot.
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:iconsyinthetic:
syinthetic Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
just wow
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:iconnumb1:
numb1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
A lovely photo, how do you get the macro so close?
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. I describet this here: chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013…
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numb1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
that is soooo cool!!!! The fact that you used an old Zenit lens makes it so much better, I'm about to try out my dad's old Zenit camera
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WintersRead Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Photographer
This is beautiful. The focus is stunning, and the color/contrast as well. :D
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wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for your interest! Here is proof that this is real snowflake:

"before and after" table for compare, source shots can be opened in full 12 mp resolution:

chaoticmind75.blogspot.ru/2013…

unprocessed source shot of this snowflake. It have much worse quality because this is only one jpeg from serie of identical shots,
and final result made from averaged stack of RAWs with custom sharpening and noise removing:

www.flickr.com/photos/10973745…
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:iconallnightnoise:
allnightnoise Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is amazing!! So cool!
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:iconbeta368:
BETA368 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
There's no way that's an actual snowflake...
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:icon4cahnexe:
4cahnexe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
whut why not?
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wrong.
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:iconohsh:
ohsh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not? 
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:iconbeta368:
BETA368 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Too symmetrical...
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:icon4cahnexe:
4cahnexe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
think you shod google up fractals
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:iconohsh:
ohsh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think that's actually how to determine whether or not a snowflake is real. 
It looks totally real, and beautiful as well. I don't think something like this could be faked. 
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I LOVE snowflake photos! These are such beautiful works of art by Nature, and so so fleeting, it's amazing when you are able to catch one like this. Congrats on the DD, very well deserved!
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hikaru123qq Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, that is amazing! I never knew snowflakes were this beautiful.
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:iconmyopiowl:
MyopiOwl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Beautiful. How many possible snowflake shapes are there?
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There is nice page about snowflake type classifications (not all possible types, only these, that can be seen more or less frequently):

www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/sn…
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MyopiOwl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Wow, thanks! Deep mysteries & beauty in something as common as water. 
Somehow it reminds me of the Mandelbrot set, just transposed to the physical realm.
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shinedust Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I have seen a lot of your snowflakes in groupings on tumblr, I'm glad I know the source now! I love these images, I've been going to tumblr to look at them when I feel a little down (it hasn't snowed here yet and I'm starting to think it's going to be a green Christmas) and the pictures always make me smile. The detail and beauty in a single snowflake...it's amazing. Thank you for the photographs, they are amazing. :heart:
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:iconcosplayfan001:
cosplayfan001 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Such a beautiful and magical picture. Love it! :D
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:iconpurgatorydecrepitsun:
PurgatoryDecrepitsun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's real?! How? That is so cool. Major props. Definitely the best daily deviation I have seen.
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what an incredible feat of photography!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The amazing fractal beauty of a snowflake. Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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:iconnatmonkey:
Natmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness, this is amazing.
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:iconkatleidoscopic:
katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a real snowflake?!  It's so beautiful and detailed; you took an amazing shot of it!  :D
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
=O Robo-snowflake! =D
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Your snowflake photos are much better than the ones I've gotten. D: (...it's snowing outside now, but I don't really feel like going outside and trying to get pictures...)

Hmm... you ever see really fuzzy white snowflakes? I've seen that kind of snow at least twice, but didn't have my camera available during them. Those types of snowflakes would probably be interesting to see up close.

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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yes, with warm weather, snowflakes often covered by rime. It may looks as ice bubbles covered surface of snowflake, and sometimes that rime so strong that snowflake resembles white pillow and completely opaque.
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. I tried looking up rime, and I found this online. www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/sn… That's probably what I've seen before. ^_^
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xxNightWing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Photographer
Oh! I saw some of these pictures on a website a few weeks ago and it inspired me to try a few snowflake shots of my own. They obviously didn't look anything like this, but it was still fun.
These are just really mesmerizing...
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! My first snowflake shots was really terrible, but it was 5 winters ago.
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:iconxxnightwing:
xxNightWing Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Photographer
All takes practice, I suppose (:
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Clowcardruler Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wait so this is a real snowflake 0.0
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, real. :)
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Clowcardruler Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! So amazing, and your photography skills are phenomenal :D 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconaspiredwriter:
AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
gorgeous! oh my!
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:iconfisheypixels:
fisheypixels Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
It looks like some sort of dwemer artifact from The Elder Scrolls games.

Great shot though!!
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks!
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:iconmizzmint:
mizzmint Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on receiving a DD! Heart
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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:iconreichel12:
ReicheL12 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Are you the author of these photos??? I saw on the internet a few days ago and loved!!!!
Congratulations, are incredible, amazing and perfect
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yes, these snowflake shots become very pupolar recently.
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:iconreichel12:
ReicheL12 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome!!! Obviously, are so beautiful ^^
Nature be can wonderful
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Beautiful photo of natural perfection!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconfurrymind13:
Furrymind13 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, that's an actual photo?
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