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The Marvel of a Snowflake
The Marvel of a Snowflake
paul58


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Location: Upsala, Ontario, Canada
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: F/8.9
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/51 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

I've been trying for several weeks to get some good macro shots of snowflakes. This is one of my better ones so far, shot right after a dusting of fresh fluffy snow. Shot in macro mode with my three closeup filters (+1, +2, &+4) stacked on each other, and still given a pretty good cropping during post processing.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.4203
Avg (commenters): 8.4091
Avg (participants): 6.4472
Avg (non-participants): 6.3987
Views since voting: 3952
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 276
Comments: 24
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/28/2005 10:36:13 AM
This is just amazing! I never would have believed it was possible to get such detail in a single snowflake. Congratulations on a top 20 finish.
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12/28/2005 08:58:30 AM
A very nice entry for this challenge. Congratulations on your 12th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:41:01 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 02:23:31 PM
One heck of a macro
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12/27/2005 12:54:37 PM
Beautiful. Focus could be a tad crisper. But still a great shot.
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12/27/2005 12:48:59 AM
Love this image and hope it in the top ten, it has my vote...............
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12/27/2005 12:12:37 AM
Thought provoking!
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12/25/2005 09:08:36 PM
wow i really love this shot, the slight blue cast that is has the wintery feel and the composition are all delightfully working with eachother
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12/24/2005 02:29:36 PM
Definitely one of the winners. Great Job.
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12/24/2005 08:11:27 AM
too good!
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12/23/2005 02:44:59 PM
Nice Capture!!
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12/23/2005 10:38:06 AM
Hey, I tried do do this two weeks a go and failed miserably. Congratulations on this technical achievement. I'll be interested to see how you did this. 8.
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12/23/2005 03:01:39 AM
I always keep coming back to this one. I gave you a 10. Who wouldn't? It's stunning and incredibly delicate not to mention probably hard to photograph.
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12/22/2005 06:58:18 PM
This shot it is my favorite! Great job!
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12/22/2005 04:51:56 PM
yikes - this is sure to score high for its awesome macro POWER!@!! great shot!
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12/22/2005 02:23:01 PM
I love this! Nature at its best.
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12/22/2005 09:32:31 AM
Incredible. I feel like it's going to melt if I breathe too hard! Well composed, and a good use of the border. One of my favorites from this very large pool of pictures!
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12/21/2005 08:04:23 PM
7 - Oh. Difficult capture. Criticism; having seen how hard these are to do, but the potential in these types of shots (camera/lens dependent of course), have to say I would like to see this even sharper, but you've likely done very well with what you were able to do. Not sure on the frame, think it detracts from the delicacy. The foreground 'shallow DOF' is good, but perhaps a variation may have helped enhance the snowflake, but again, depends what you had to work with and I presume this is cropped as tight as you could without starting to lose quality. Perhaps a rotate, not sure. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2005-12-28 20:43:21.
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12/21/2005 06:19:44 PM
Beautiful and well done.
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12/21/2005 06:02:46 PM
Wonderful shot! This should do well. I would have preferred more of the bottom right/white corner to have been cropped out. Very cool though!
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12/21/2005 04:38:08 PM
I really like the way the shallow DOF has allowed the foreground and background to blur into a yin yang and into this is thrust the beauty of the snowflake detail. Perfect composition . 10!
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12/21/2005 12:03:36 PM
Nice crystals of water. 9
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12/21/2005 11:50:39 AM
great ideas. Wish you had got more crisp better angle though!
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12/21/2005 02:07:09 AM
this looks a little dark to me but I like it, nonetheless
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