This is macro photo of real snowflake: large stellar dendrite with big hexagonal center and ornate arms with side branches.
This photograph was taken in March 2013. Background behind these snow crystals is dark gray woolen fabric; only natural light is used (diffused light from dim cloudy sky).
8 identical RAW photos was taken as fast series and averaged to boost SNR (signal/noise ratio) of final picture.
Closeup snowflake pictures available for home decor, interior design and gifts as: stretched canvas prints, metal, acrylic, wood and framed prints, posters, greeting cards, phone cases for Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, tote bags, t-shirts, carry-all pouches, coffee mugs, throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, beach towels and portable battery chargers.
My collection includes over 100 macro photos of real snowflakes, and constantly grows. Just click my name (above left), and you'll see all images of snow crystals.