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Snowflake by ChaoticMind75 Snowflake by ChaoticMind75
It made from 3 similar shots, focus stacked at object and averaged (summed) at background for better signal/noise ratio, then both layers combined with mask.

February 2011. Background: dark gray woolen fabric.

More snowflakes in set snowflakes and snow crystals on flickr.
Also i wrote small article about my shooting technique.
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:iconstariva:
Stariva Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
a snowflake in a snowflake in a snowflake
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:icontyrovogel:
tyrovogel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015

The little girl had grown so much

She is not little

Not a girl

A woman, she’s center of attention

Of men who want her

Men who don’t

And everybody thinks they know

What’s right for her

And what is wrong

Her selflessness is naked

Like drain pipes in the snow

She radiated warmth

For everyone who wanted

Until the snow

Had melted

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Kellyeliza Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous :)
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:iconloki7z:
Loki7z Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautiful
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:iconkami-yuuhi:
Kami-Yuuhi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
This one is really nice :3
Great job :)
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:iconcreeate97:
Creeate97 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its amazing how almost perfectly symmetrical snowflakes are :) these photos are just simply beautiful
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:iconelisapi:
Elisapi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOD THESE ARE SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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:iconcaseybunday:
caseybunday Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Look at the center. It's an imperial snowflake :o
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:icongreystork:
GreyStork Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Very cool shot, revealing the 3-dimensionality of the crystal.
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:iconmaggiepie95:
maggiepie95 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
O wow. This is stunning. :)
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:iconkeenansblue:
keenansblue Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Outstanding, just outstanding.
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:icondagaizm:
DAGAIZM Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
wow,this one is with relief
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:iconkarmanata:
karmanata Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Wonder-full imagery & magical imagination
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:iconultrasoundguy2003:
ultrasoundguy2003 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Dude your famous . Your pics just made the news today in Detroit Michigan USA. Go you. I pray that this catches on for you
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:iconepsilonkleiner0:
epsilonkleiner0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I already faved this picture earlier, but I needed to come back and tell you, how incredibly awesome it is :la:
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Never ceases to amazes me what snow looks like up close so uniform and perfect, I would have thought they were made by machines. Fantastic close up shots, great lighting and backdrop. Thank you very much for sharing all of these wonderful photos!
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MidnightTiger8140 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the angle you took this photo at. It gives a nice sense of the 3D shape of the snowflake.
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Dan-Skobeloff-Morty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student General Artist
nice
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:iconbootsyblue:
BootsyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg is that real? Like a real snow flake?!?!
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, this is real snowflake, and all others too. :)
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:iconbootsyblue:
BootsyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe it. I am lost for words - so beautiful!
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:iconluizgabriel963:
luizgabriel963 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful
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:icondarkassassin069:
DarkAssassin069 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Stunning capture, this looks like it was designed not randomly formed!!
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:iconlunasteltheotaku:
LunastelTheOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This Is Gorgeous!
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:icontenshineko01:
Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconshugs:
Shugs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Stunning!
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:iconfjavier1:
FJavier1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!
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:iconeyeblackout:
eyeblackout Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
سبحان الله
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:iconbaritz89:
baritz89 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Oooh my.... this is very very impresive!!! Absolutly perfect!
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:iconwaste-and-tragedy:
waste-and-tragedy Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is utterly stunning. As a fractal explorer I am always looking to nature to see the same sort of thing...and I know it's there. This proves it. Mathematical beauty.
Wonderful work. Thank you. :)
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AiniRahma Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
featured here [link]
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Tupunoor Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Beautiful :clap:
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:iconkrissey:
Krissey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're beautiful picture is featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconnitendofan92:
NitendoFan92 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
It perfect gemoetric form may be explained by this phenomen
[link]
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
The masterpiece of God. :heart:
The art of yours :)
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:no:
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xpsuedoxangelx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY!!!
I love snowflakes... It amazes me that they can be so simple, or so complex and elegant!
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MyEpicIdeas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Isn't it amazing how snowflakes naturally shape themselves like this?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
It's not rocket science, it's chemistry and understanding molecular structure.
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MyEpicIdeas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no shit sherlock.
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gotta-love-furries Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Yeah. Like they were designed to do it... a snowflake on its own gives the theory of evolution a run for its money. :)
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
No. Incorrect.
It's chemistry and molecular structure.
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gotta-love-furries Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
But answer me this: how did that structure come about? You'd honestly have be believe that it just made itself up?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
The structure is not made up nor did the molecules decide to 'make itself up'.
It's nothing more then LEGOs, the pieces fit certain ways in certain conditions.
Temperature, humidity, and wind speeds all affect the formation of the crystals. It's not a secret or rocket science, it's basic organic chemistry.

The only time gods are invoked is when people who do not understand anything need something explained.

[link]
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gotta-love-furries Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
How do you explain how the universe came into existance in the first place? What made the 'big bang'?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
You make a classic mistake.

You assume that because there is not definitive evidence or a working theoretical model that covers the topic that somehow means there is a god of your choice behind the scenes.

Don't you understand, every time you do that your god gets a little smaller with every advancement in human knowledge? It's a losing strategy.

The universe as we know it came into existence with the Big Bang. That is when time and space were created.
If you were informed, you would know there are several competing models
attempting to solve the riddle.

But until Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and a full understanding of the Higgs Boson are documented the task is not going to be completed.
Add to that gravity waves need to be proven or dispelled.

On top of all of that quantum mechanics and general relativity are still not unified.

That knowledge combined with observable data in the universe will help determine if the universe is cyclical, one expanse that never ends, doomed to cold death or a great tear, the result of white holes from other universes, part of a multiverse, or a computer simulation.

Simpletons and zealots seek to insert their deity of choice into the areas of science that are still not fully understood. Those people lose ground all the time.
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gotta-love-furries Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Loose ground all the time? [link] I take exception to you calling all those who have a religion simpletons and zealots. Some of the greatest minds in history had a belief in a creator, including Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

And as for the Big Bang, I doubt you can give a scientific reason for why it happened in the first place. When it comes down to it, me believing in an omnipresent creator that created the world we live in is no more illogical than you believing in an event that has no scientific backing as to why it happened. Do you see?
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pauli-johannes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow, these are so beautiful!
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crazy-micka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How the fuck can water be so magnificent???
it defently looks like the mayas build them D:
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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god built them haha
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Canon PowerShot A650 IS
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Feb 10, 2011, 9:59:13 AM
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